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Kuroda defends his major policy shakeup

Apr 11, 2013

Kuroda defends his major policy shakeup

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The impact of the dramatic monetary policies adopted last week by the Bank of Japan was “within expectations,” but the bank will keep a close watch on markets, BOJ Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda said Wednesday. Speaking during a joint interview with The Japan Times and ...

Fight looms for rival Syria rebel factions

| Apr 11, 2013

Fight looms for rival Syria rebel factions

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As this remote corner of northeastern Syria fast slides out of government control, many Syrians are bracing for what they fear will be another war, between the relatively moderate fighters who first took up arms against the government and the Islamist extremists who emerged ...

Can North Korea, U.S. escape cycle of crises?

| Apr 11, 2013

Can North Korea, U.S. escape cycle of crises?

With tensions on the Korean Peninsula soaring to include threats of nuclear war, frustration is mounting at what U.S. policy experts see as the failure of all efforts to rein in North Korea. Decades of threats have waxed and waned despite myriad attempts to ...

Honda tests fuel cell to power home

Apr 11, 2013

Honda tests fuel cell to power home

Honda Motor Co. on Tuesday began testing a system to supply electricity to single-family homes from fuel-cell vehicles. Honda will continue testing the system, designed to examine how much power such a system could provide, by supplying electricity to a single-family house once a ...

Sharp to develop organic EL panel production tech

Apr 11, 2013

Sharp to develop organic EL panel production tech

Sharp Corp. is planning to develop technology for commercial mass production of organic electroluminescence panels for next-generation televisions by March 2016. The struggling electronics manufacturer intends to take advantage of earnings from the technology to help turn around its finances, industry sources said Tuesday. ...

Apr 11, 2013

Amnesty condemns Japan for resuming death penalty in 2012

Human rights group Amnesty International slammed Japan on Wednesday for resuming the use of capital punishment last year after a 20-month gap between executions. The previous, Democratic Party of Japan-led government resumed the use of capital punishment in March 2012, executing 10 people since ...

Queen to attend Thatcher funeral

Apr 11, 2013

Queen to attend Thatcher funeral

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will lead mourners at the April 17 funeral of Margaret Thatcher, the first time the monarch will have attended the ceremony of one of her former prime ministers since Winston Churchill died in 1965.

Apr 11, 2013

Uphill battle for arms treaty

The U.N.-adopted Arms Trade Treaty faces a bleak prospect of being ratified by the three countries that account for 60 percent of weapons exports.

Idiosyncrasies of the Kano school explored in Kyoto

Apr 11, 2013

Idiosyncrasies of the Kano school explored in Kyoto

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Kano Masanobu (1434-1530) founded the Chinese-art influenced painting school that bears his family name and flourished in different forms through to the Meiji Era (1868-1912). A familiar tale is that as it became the dominant hierarchical painting academy of political and military patronage, it ...

Muza Kawasaki marks grand return

Apr 11, 2013

Muza Kawasaki marks grand return

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Tokyo Symphony Orchestra has returned to its home at Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall. The orchestra was homeless for two years after the hall in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, was severely damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011. On the afternoon of ...

Fighters bounce back, blank Eagles

Apr 11, 2013

Fighters bounce back, blank Eagles

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The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters didn’t put up much of a fight against the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles’ ace in the first game of their series. Reigning Pacific League MVP Mitsuo Yoshikawa was only too happy to help his team return the favor in ...

Fujikawa delivers in first appearance as Cubs closer

Apr 11, 2013

Fujikawa delivers in first appearance as Cubs closer

Kyuji Fujikawa marked his Wrigley Field debut with his second save in the Chicago Cubs’ 6-3 win against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday. In his first appearance since being named the Cubs’ new closer on Sunday, Fujikawa fanned the first batter he faced in ...