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Mar 17, 2013

Lay judges to stay off prolonged cases

Lay judges will be excluded from handling complex cases requiring “very long” deliberations to spare them from such onerous burdens, based on a policy draft issued by a Justice Ministry panel. The panel made the recommendation Friday in light of the Aum Shinrikyo trials ...

Furusawa tapped to become Japan's top financial diplomat

Mar 17, 2013

Furusawa tapped to become Japan's top financial diplomat

The head of the Finance Ministry’s Financial Bureau, Mitsuhiro Furusawa, has been tapped to succeed Takehiko Nakao as vice minister for international affairs, sources said Saturday. The 57-year-old Furusawa’s appointment as the country’s top financial diplomat, responsible for arranging currency interventions and preparing international ...

Mar 17, 2013

82% of university students find jobs

Some 81.7 percent of university students graduating this month had received job offers as of Feb. 1, up 1.2 percentage points from the year before, a government survey showed. The figure rose for the second straight year but remained below the 85 to 90 ...

South's foreign minister tells Abe to square up to past

Mar 17, 2013

South's foreign minister tells Abe to square up to past

New South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung Se has urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to “correctly” face up to historical issues stemming from Japan’s colonization of the Korean Peninsula. “I would like the leader of the Japanese government to grasp historical matters correctly and ...

World records no joke to frustrated Pakistanis

Mar 17, 2013

World records no joke to frustrated Pakistanis

One young contender created the world’s largest sequin mosaic using 325,000 of the sparkly discs. Two other youths achieved 123 consecutive badminton passes in one minute. And 1,450 participants broke the record for the most people arm wrestling. Such are the skills that Guinness ...

China's foreign policy shift?

Mar 17, 2013

China's foreign policy shift?

China is expected to appoint two men to its top foreign policy positions who have devoted their careers to Beijing’s relations with the United States and Japan, reflecting in part the rising tensions with both countries, according to former diplomats and foreign policy experts. ...

Farm produce tariffs may be lowered: Ishiba

Mar 17, 2013

Farm produce tariffs may be lowered: Ishiba

Japan’s tariffs on key agricultural products may be lowered as a result of entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba hinted Saturday. Speaking on a TV program a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Japan will join the ...

U.S. drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty: U.N.

Mar 17, 2013

U.S. drone strikes violate Pakistan's sovereignty: U.N.

CIA drone strikes on targets in Pakistan violate its national sovereignty and have resulted in far more civilian casualties than the U.S. government has recognized, a special U.N. human rights envoy has reported after a secret investigation. Ben Emmerson, the U.N. special rapporteur on ...

Mar 17, 2013

New pope faces challenging times

It is hoped that Pope Francis will be successful in restoring and strengthening trust in the Catholic Church by squarely addressing problems plaguing it.

Mar 17, 2013

Rough seas ahead for Japan

The prime minister should not entertain the delusion that membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership will automatically strengthen Japan's economy.

'Slumdog' star Pinto aspired to be wedding planner

Mar 17, 2013

'Slumdog' star Pinto aspired to be wedding planner

Indian actress Freida Pinto, who starred in the Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire,” said on Friday that she would have become a wedding planner if she hadn’t found success in show business. Pinto, who is a former model, said “my only passion was acting” but had ...

Mar 17, 2013

Wigan keen to extend Miyaichi's stay

Roberto Mancini is hoping to keep on-loan Japan winger Ryo Miyaichi at Wigan for another season, despite an injury-plagued campaign. Miyaichi has made just seven appearances since making the move from parent club Arsenal at the beginning of this campaign. And the 20-year-old’s season ...

Golden Kings edge Jets in thriller

Mar 17, 2013

Golden Kings edge Jets in thriller

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In professional team sports, these are among the chief characteristics of championship teams: confidence, swagger and a diversified cast of proven playmakers. Season after season, the Ryukyu Golden Kings, Okinawa’s ultra-successful basketball team, have delivered master class after master class in the aforementioned traits. ...