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41 articles published/printed


Heavy snow kills eight in Hokkaido

Mar 04, 2013

Heavy snow kills eight in Hokkaido

Eight people died amid heavy snowfall in Hokkaido over the weekend, including a woman and her three children trapped in their car, police reported. Kazuyo Miyashita, 40, her son, Daiki, 11, and her two daughters, Misa, 17, and Sayo, 14, have died of carbon ...

Politicians hit lethal U.S. aid for new Egypt

| Mar 04, 2013

Politicians hit lethal U.S. aid for new Egypt

Concerned about Egypt’s political instability and the U.S. budget crunch, a growing number of American lawmakers are challenging the wisdom of providing $1.3 billion a year in military aid to Cairo, arguing that the policy is overdue for a wholesale review. Lawmakers say that ...

Film accuses Sri Lanka of war crimes

Mar 04, 2013

Film accuses Sri Lanka of war crimes

The Sri Lankan military committed numerous war crimes during the final months of the country’s 26-year-long civil war, according to a documentary aired for the first time Friday, amid vigorous protests from Colombo. However, in an interview published Saturday, President Mahinda Rajapaksa firmly denied ...

Too high to drive? Pot-legal Colorado mulls blood-level limits

Mar 04, 2013

Too high to drive? Pot-legal Colorado mulls blood-level limits

When is someone too stoned to drive? The answer, it turns out, has been anything but simple in Colorado, which last fall became one of the first states in the United States to legalize marijuana. Prosecutors and some lawmakers have long pushed for laws ...

Mar 04, 2013

Tourism in Japan and the world

Japan remains an untapped tourist destination, although it saw international tourism revenue rise 37 percent in 2012, higher than most nations.

Mar 04, 2013

Fever from the fields

At least five people in Japan have died of severe fever from thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), a virus infection said to be transmitted by ticks.

Werner, Jets salvage series split against Cinq Reves

Mar 04, 2013

Werner, Jets salvage series split against Cinq Reves

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Standing at the free-throw line, Chiba Jets big man Joe Werner appeared relaxed and confident during Sunday’s game against the host Tokyo Cinq Reves. After all, it’s a familiar place for him to be. Werner has attempted 209 free throws in the season’s first ...

Kipruto wins Lake Biwa Marathon

Mar 04, 2013

Kipruto wins Lake Biwa Marathon

Kenya’s Vincent Kipruto emerged victorious in a shoulder-to-shoulder battle against Tariku Jufar of Ethiopia in the last 200 meters to win the Lake Biwa Marathon on Sunday. Kipruto, running alone with Jufar after Japan-based Kenyan James Mwangi slowed down in the last 2 km, ...

Cleo lifts Reysol to opening win

Mar 04, 2013

Cleo lifts Reysol to opening win

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Aspiring fisherman Cleo is quickly turning out to be something of a catch for Kashiwa Reysol. The newly signed Brazilian forward followed up his midweek Asian Champions League heroics with a double as Reysol kicked off their J. League campaign with a 3-1 thumping ...