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Eternal reminder: Teen erects tsunami monument

Apr 24, 2013

Eternal reminder: Teen erects tsunami monument

Yusaku Yoshida, a 16-year-old high school student in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, has put up a wooden monument on a hill in the town on March 11 so the memory will forever remain of the tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region exactly two years ago. ...

Sequestration-linked furloughs spur U.S. airport mayhem

Apr 24, 2013

Sequestration-linked furloughs spur U.S. airport mayhem

After months of inside-the-Beltway drama, the impact of sequestration cutbacks moved to center stage America on Monday as the aviation system was slowed by the furlough of 1,500 air traffic controllers. With about 10 percent of the controllers who direct 23,000 planes a day ...

Apr 24, 2013

LDP plans expansion of JET program

by Ayako Mie

The number of teachers hired for the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program would be doubled in three years under a proposal drafted by the Liberal Democratic Party to boost Japan’s global competitiveness and nurture international talent. According to the draft of a midterm report ...

Eight Chinese vessels enter Senkaku area

Apr 24, 2013

Eight Chinese vessels enter Senkaku area

Eight Chinese maritime surveillance vessels entered Japanese territorial waters Tuesday around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, the Japan Coast Guard said. China’s State Oceanic Administration said the vessels were there to monitor the activity of a flotilla of boats reportedly carrying ...

Reality show seeks one-way travelers for Mars mission

Apr 24, 2013

Reality show seeks one-way travelers for Mars mission

Are you crazy enough to sign up for a one-way trip to Mars? Applications are now being accepted by the makers of a Dutch reality show that says it will deliver the first humans to the red planet in 10 years. The main requirements ...

Apr 24, 2013

Lower House passes vote disparity bill

by Ayako Mie

The Lower House passed a bill Tuesday that would cut five of its 300 districts amid mounting pressure to rectify vote-value disparities that have plagued national elections. Most recently, the December general election has been ruled unconstitutional by several high courts due to disparities ...

Apr 24, 2013

Fast Retailing to unify wages worldwide

As part of its efforts to recruit skilled workers and expand its global business by offering higher wages, the operator of the Uniqlo clothing chain will unify its payment system for its employees and executives worldwide.

Boston bombing suspect charged

Apr 24, 2013

Boston bombing suspect charged

The two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon appear to have been motivated by a radical brand of Islam but do not seem connected to any Muslim terrorist groups, U.S. officials say after interrogating and charging Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with crimes that could bring ...

Apr 24, 2013

Worrying defense spending trends

The 0.5 percent decline in military spending worldwide in 2012 was the first real drop since 1998. But a closer look at the numbers leaves little reason to cheer.

Lions' Makita tosses eight-hit shutout

Apr 24, 2013

Lions' Makita tosses eight-hit shutout

Kazuhisa Makita, the Seibu’s submarine right-hander, scattered eight hits over the distance for his first shutout of the season as the Pacific League-leading Lions beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 8-0 on Tuesday night. The Lions took the lead on a fourth-inning sacrifice fly by ...