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41 articles published/printed


North Koreans' hand-over 'dismays' U.N.

Jun 02, 2013

North Koreans' hand-over 'dismays' U.N.

The United Nations and the United States on Friday took Laos and China to task for forcing nine young asylum seekers back to North Korea, warning that the countries were flouting international commitments.

Prototype eyewear brings wraparound manipulable 3-D Net

Jun 02, 2013

Prototype eyewear brings wraparound manipulable 3-D Net

While Google prepares to release eyewear that provides a window to the Web, a startup on the edge of its campus is readying glasses that overlay the Internet on the world in 3-D. Atheer Labs on Thursday provided the first public look at prototype ...

Belgian, Ugandan win Noguchi prize

Jun 02, 2013

Belgian, Ugandan win Noguchi prize

by Tomohiro Osaki

Two doctors from Belgium and Uganda were awarded the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize on Saturday at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development for their great strides in helping the world combat deadly infectious diseases. Peter Piot, 64, the Belgian director of the London ...

Survey finds many Indian smokers unfazed by health risks

Jun 02, 2013

Survey finds many Indian smokers unfazed by health risks

Over three-quarters of smokers surveyed in India believe that cigarette smoking does not have health consequences, according to the results of a survey by an insurance company released Friday. The results of the survey by ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co., the country’s largest private ...

Jun 02, 2013

Database for female executives

The government wrongly assumes that creating a database of successful women for companies searching for executives will somehow benefit all female workers.

Jun 02, 2013

A true press hero

Those of us lucky enough to live in countries with press freedom owe much to Mika Yamamoto, posthumously awarded the 2013 World Press Freedom Hero Award.

Searching for Mount Fuji

Jun 02, 2013

Searching for Mount Fuji

by Winifred Bird

Japan is full of good place names. Who can resist Utsukushigahara (Beautiful Field) in Nagano Prefecture, Ginza (Golden Seat) in Tokyo or the sad irony of Fukushima — Isle of Good Fortune?

Taking anime too seriously

Jun 02, 2013

Taking anime too seriously

by Michael Hoffman

"Why study anime?" the author of this study of anime asks himself. Good question, thinks the reader. Why indeed "study" a pop art whose appeal is less to thought than to mass, unreflecting, spontaneous enjoyment?

Cahill says Australia to play physical

Jun 02, 2013

Cahill says Australia to play physical

by Andrew Mckirdy

Australia midfielder Tim Cahill has warned Japan to expect a bruising physical encounter in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier if the Socceroos find themselves needing a goal to keep their hopes of reaching Brazil alive. Australia heads into the match at Saitama Stadium out of ...

Nippon Ham's Otani earns first NPB victory

Jun 02, 2013

Nippon Ham's Otani earns first NPB victory

A three-home run salvo helped lift Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters rookie Shohei Otani (1-0) to his first career victory, a 7-3 win over the Chunichi Dragons on Saturday afternoon. The 18-year-old right-hander allowed Chunichi three runs on four hits, two walks and a hit ...