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Student's Tohoku trek lays ground for new park

Apr 30, 2013

Student's Tohoku trek lays ground for new park

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A Waseda University student has hiked about 400 km through Tohoku as part of a field survey to choose a path for a new national park to be established by rebuilding areas damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. “I wanted to help ...

Apr 30, 2013

Fukuoka next on Minamata exhibition tour

A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization will hold an exhibition in the city of Fukuoka in May focusing on Minamata disease. The event from May 15 to 17 will display samples of mercury-contaminated sludge from Minamata Bay in Kagoshima Prefecture and examples of the victims’ damaged ...

China becoming 'world's renewable energy leader'

Apr 30, 2013

China becoming 'world's renewable energy leader'

China is rapidly assuming a global leadership role on climate change alongside the U.S., a new study said Monday, but it warned greenhouse gas emissions worldwide continue to rise strongly. The report by the independent Australian-based Climate Commission, “The Critical Decade: International Action on ...

Apr 30, 2013

Jackson's last tour promoter sued for billions

In a trial over Michael Jackson’s 2009 death, lawyers for the pop star’s mother will launch their case Monday for massive compensation from the promoter of his last doomed tour. Opening statements at the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles will pit Katherine Jackson ...

Pakistan's late Bhutto still leads her party in campaign

Apr 30, 2013

Pakistan's late Bhutto still leads her party in campaign

The most popular politician in Pakistan’s largest party won’t be staging any rallies or participating in debates as May’s historic national election nears. The reason: She’s dead. Yet Benazir Bhutto, assassinated more than five years ago, is still the standard bearer of the Pakistan ...

English bubblies challenge rivals

Apr 30, 2013

English bubblies challenge rivals

Blessed with soil similar to France’s Champagne region, vineyards in England nevertheless produced decades of low-grade goop that caused nary a Frenchman to tremble. But a Great British fizz boom is under way, with winemakers crediting climate change for the warmer weather that has ...

Apr 30, 2013

Overseas land transport by SDF

The Abe Cabinet's endorsement of a bill to let the Self-Defense Forces use land vehicles to make emergency rescues overseas smacks of a desire to expand SDF activities abroad.

Apr 30, 2013

Stressful hearings for lay judges

The case of the woman lay judge in her 60s who suffered a stress disorder after viewing a photo of a horrific crime scene underscores the weak psychological support for lay judges.