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28 articles published/printed


Traders gear up for U.S. shale gas

Apr 01, 2013

Traders gear up for U.S. shale gas

Japan’s top trading firms are stepping up preparations to import shale gas from the United States, a move expected to ease skyrocketing procurement costs for liquefied natural gas driven by Tokyo’s verbal bludgeoning of the yen. Lower LNG costs will help curb electricity rates ...

Historian seeks to have Jefferson speak for himself

Apr 01, 2013

Historian seeks to have Jefferson speak for himself

by Michael Laris

Thomas Jefferson died 186 years ago. But J. Jefferson Looney still wants the nation’s third president to speak for himself. The Monticello historian has spent more than a quarter-century deciphering, annotating and publishing thousands of Jefferson’s letters precisely as they were written, including eccentric ...

North Korea tensions near boiling point

Apr 01, 2013

North Korea tensions near boiling point

Soaring tensions on the Korean Peninsula have seen dire North Korean threats met with an unusually assertive U.S. response that analysts warn could take a familiar game into dangerous territory. By publicly highlighting its recent deployment of nuclear-capable B-52 and stealth bombers over South ...

Apr 01, 2013

Bolster cyber-attack defenses

Japan's public and private sectors must heighten their awareness of the danger from cyber-attacks and cyber-espionage and take protective steps.

Tigers rookie Fujinami makes history but loses debut

Apr 01, 2013

Tigers rookie Fujinami makes history but loses debut

Hanshin Tigers right-hander Shintaro Fujinami made his first pro start on Sunday just three games into the season, setting a record for rookies drafted out of high school. Fujinami, the Tigers’ first-round draft pick last autumn out of Osaka Toin High School, allowed two ...