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Sailors plead guilty to Okinawa rape

Feb 27, 2013

Sailors plead guilty to Okinawa rape

Two U.S. sailors pleaded guilty Tuesday to raping and injuring a woman in her 20s in Okinawa last October. A lawyer for Petty Officer 3rd Class Skyler Dozierwalker, 23, from Fort Worth Naval Air Base in Texas, told the Naha District Court that he ...

Currency veteran offers BOJ credibility on reflation

Feb 27, 2013

Currency veteran offers BOJ credibility on reflation

by John Brinsley

The Bank of Japan may pack a bigger punch under Haruhiko Kuroda, an opponent of deflation who ran the nation’s currency policy and then built an international reputation leading the Asian Development Bank. Finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters Monday that Kuroda, Prime Minister ...

Shanghai tries out all-boys classes as girls leap forward

Feb 27, 2013

Shanghai tries out all-boys classes as girls leap forward

Teenage boys in a Shanghai school are on the front line of teaching reform after the world’s top-scoring education system introduced male-only classes over worries they are lagging behind girls. Rows of white-shirted boys are put through their paces as they are called up ...

Ex-top U.S. doctor Koop dies at 96

Feb 27, 2013

Ex-top U.S. doctor Koop dies at 96

C. Everett Koop, the former surgeon general of the United States who started the government’s public discussion of AIDS during the administration of Ronald Reagan, died Monday at his home in Hanover, New Hampshire. He was 96. A spokeswoman for the C. Everett Koop ...

Top currency official eyed for ADB presidency

Feb 27, 2013

Top currency official eyed for ADB presidency

The administration is considering Vice Finance Minister for International Affairs Takehiko Nakao, the nation’s top currency official, as a candidate to lead the Asian Development Bank under the assumption that current ADB head Haruhiko Kuroda becomes the next Bank of Japan governor, Finance Minister ...

New Kabukiza theater, tower completed in Tokyo

Feb 27, 2013

New Kabukiza theater, tower completed in Tokyo

A ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the new Kabukiza theater and an adjacent office building called Kabukiza Tower in the Higashiginza district of central Tokyo. Those present at the event on the top floor of the 29-story Kabukiza Tower included ...

Feb 27, 2013

Stuck in a rut: why can't the U.S. move forward?

by Ted Rall

“Your dearest wish is for our state structure and ideological system never to change, to remain as they are for centuries. But history is not like that. Every system either finds away to develop or else collapses.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote that in 1974, in ...

| Feb 27, 2013

Wearable tech will see, follow us everywhere

by Dominic Rushe

Apple has already transformed two industries — music and computing. Now, as the company reportedly attempts the redefinition of the watch — one of man’s oldest pieces of technology — the next phase of the techno revolution is moving into clear view: Welcome to ...

Ito lifts Tigers past Japan

| Feb 27, 2013

Ito lifts Tigers past Japan

Following its only big-scoring game so far, manager Koji Yamamoto’s Japan lineup will face more scrutiny after being stymied by the Hanshin Tigers 1-0 in a World Baseball Classic tuneup game on Tuesday at Kyocera Dome. Hanshin drew first blood in the bottom of ...