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Former Sony chief Stringer plans to retire in June

Mar 10, 2013

Former Sony chief Stringer plans to retire in June

Howard Stringer, chairman of Sony Corp.’s board, has announced he will retire after a shareholders’ meeting in June. “A new world is opening up for me,” Stringer said Friday in a speech in New York, adding he plans to spend his retirement on education- ...

N.Y. al-Qaida trial courts controversy

Mar 10, 2013

N.Y. al-Qaida trial courts controversy

With the surprise Friday appearance in a New York courtroom of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, the U.S. justice system’s way of handling of terrorism cases again landed in the court of public opinion. Until now, alleged al-Qaida figures have been more likely to be ...

Millionth Syrian refugee thinks of lost husband

Mar 10, 2013

Millionth Syrian refugee thinks of lost husband

Bushra, whose house was destroyed and who had to sell her jewelry to flee war-ravaged Syria to Lebanon, has become the millionth U.N. refugee. She and her little boy and girl now live with her in-laws and relatives in a 20-sq.-meter house in a ...

Mar 10, 2013

Courts send the Diet a message

The Tokyo High Court on March 6 ruled that the apportionment for the Dec. 16 Lower House election was unconstitutional because of the extent of the disparity in single-seat constituency vote values between depopulated rural areas and populated urban ones. Although the lawsuit was ...

Mar 10, 2013

Resuscitating Japan's fishing culture

The efforts by young fishermen engaged on fish culturing on the Uwa Sea, west of Ehime Prefecture, may offer an example of a new direction that Japan’s fishing industry should take in making itself vibrant. In 2009, the Ehime Prefectural Government started a system ...

Will robots end up creating jobs or end them?

Mar 10, 2013

Will robots end up creating jobs or end them?

by Cecilia Kang

At Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a management robot is learning to run a factory and give orders to artificial coworkers, and a BakeBot robot is reading recipes, whipping together butter, sugar and flour and putting the cookie mix in the oven. At the University ...

Mar 10, 2013

A survey of 20th-century thinking

by Christopher Bray

THINKING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, by Tony Judt with Timothy Snyder. Penguin, 2013, 432 pp. $18 (paperback) Fame came too late for Tony Judt. He was 57 in 2005 when he published his history of Europe after 1945, “Postwar,” the book that sealed his reputation ...

An economist's guide to romance

Mar 10, 2013

An economist's guide to romance

by Tim Lewis

THE ROMANTIC ECONOMIST, by William Nicolson. Short Books, 2013, 304 pp., £12 (hardcover) Right at the end of “The Romantic Economist” — nonspoiler alert! — the author William Nicolson starts referring in the third person to “William Nicolson,” the protagonist of the pages. It ...

Sharapova blows away Schiavone

Mar 10, 2013

Sharapova blows away Schiavone

Maria Sharapova didn’t need too much time out in the chilly wind at Indian Wells on Friday, sweeping into the third round with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Francesca Schiavone. The second-seeded Russian dropped her first service game as they traded breaks in the ...