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Fukushima tank springs major leak

Apr 07, 2013

Fukushima tank springs major leak

Around 120 tons of contaminated water with 710 billion becquerels of radioactivity probably leaked into the ground under the Fukushima No. 1 power plant, Tepco says.

Meat-eating Aichi plant new species

Apr 07, 2013

Meat-eating Aichi plant new species

A carnivorous plant found only in Aichi Prefecture has been confirmed as a new species, a researcher at Aichi University of Education announced Saturday. The pitcher plant with purple-red flowers was initially believed to be a variant of the white-flowered Drosera indica, designated as ...

Assad warns of Mideast 'domino effect'

Apr 07, 2013

Assad warns of Mideast 'domino effect'

In his sharpest warning yet about the potential fallout of his country’s civil war on neighboring states, Syrian President Bashar Assad warned the fall of his regime or the breakup of Syria would unleash a “domino effect” fueling Middle East instability for years to ...

Boeing 787 flight tests new battery system

Apr 07, 2013

Boeing 787 flight tests new battery system

Boeing Co. has conducted the final test flight of its 787 Dreamliner to demonstrate the safety of troubled aircraft’s new battery system, as part of a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certification exam. “Today’s flight marks the final certification test for the new battery system, ...

| Apr 07, 2013

Men cry discrimination as women's status rises

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Japan, it seems, is forever discriminating against someone. Women, ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, lifestyle minorities, the disabled, part-time workers — all have made claims against a state and a national psychology that define acceptability very narrowly relative to most other developed societies. Who in ...

Onodera, Nakaima discuss U.S. base plan

Apr 07, 2013

Onodera, Nakaima discuss U.S. base plan

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera sought support Saturday from Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima for a plan to return a number of U.S. military facilities in the prefecture to Japanese control. “I believe the plan will contribute to further developing Okinawa,” Onodera told Nakaima in Naha, ...

Apr 07, 2013

Money that's twice as easy

The Bank of Japan, under its new governor, doubles down on monetary easing with a policy boldly aimed at a 2 percent inflation target in two years.

Apr 07, 2013

Kabuki gets a new home

Kabukiza Theater reopens in a new building, the fourth since the 1889 original, at Tokyo Ginza's landmark site. Living treasure Sakata Tojuro dances.

A portrait of the poet as a child

Apr 07, 2013

A portrait of the poet as a child

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This remarkable book is an autobiography of childhood, written by the poet Mutsuo Takahashi (born 1937) when he was 32, and issued in 1970, although its separate chapters had appeared as a series of essays in a magazine the year before.

Grampus secures draw against Reysol

Apr 07, 2013

Grampus secures draw against Reysol

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Keiji Tamada denied Kashiwa Reysol an unlikely win after playing the entire second half with 10 men as Nagoya Grampus came back to rescue a 3-3 draw in the J.League on Saturday. Reysol’s Ryoichi Kurisawa picked up his second booking in first-half injury time ...

High honor for Nagashima, Matsui

Apr 07, 2013

High honor for Nagashima, Matsui

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Shigeo Nagashima and Hideki Matsui both had legendary careers with the Yomiuri Giants, the latter also excelling in the major leagues after leaving the Giants. Now their accomplishments are being officially recognized with the People's Honor Award.