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65 articles published/printed


Panel calls for more corporate nurseries

Jun 06, 2013

Panel calls for more corporate nurseries

The Regulatory Reform Council proposed Wednesday that more companies and incorporated nonprofit organizations be publicly certified to run nursery schools to end the need for waiting lists for day care. In proposals submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the government council called for fair ...

Lay judges get a peek at prison life

Jun 06, 2013

Lay judges get a peek at prison life

by Setsuko Kamiya

When lay judges hand down a prison term, many focus on the merits of the case itself and not about the life behind bars that awaits the guilty. One group of citizens who served as lay judges in criminal trials, however, took a tour ...

Bicycle helmet covers look like, serve as normal hats

Jun 06, 2013

Bicycle helmet covers look like, serve as normal hats

Hatlike helmets for bicyclists designed by Nippon Parade, a producer of orchestra uniforms, and a job-placement group for senior citizens have been generating interest from both old and young riders alike since their release in October, according to the company. The Tokyo Foundation for ...

Hashimoto is Horie's kind of guy

Jun 06, 2013

Hashimoto is Horie's kind of guy

by Tomohiro Osaki

Takafumi Horie, 40, the recently paroled founder of Internet firm Livedoor Co., said Wednesday he wants embattled Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto to become prime minister one day, citing his “ability to challenge” and “alter the status quo” of politics. Arrested in 2006 and later ...

Bourbon makers look to cash in on Japan's whiskey boom

Jun 06, 2013

Bourbon makers look to cash in on Japan's whiskey boom

by Ben Dooley

Japan is high on American whiskey, and Kentucky’s bourbon distillers are racing to the country, hoping to sell consumers on the merits of the iconic, corn-sweetened U.S. spirit. Greg Davis, master distiller at high-end bourbon producer Maker’s Mark Distillery Inc., a subsidiary of Beam ...

Porn app for Google Glass faces development hurdles

Jun 06, 2013

Porn app for Google Glass faces development hurdles

The makers of a porn app for Google’s Internet-linked eyewear were modifying the software Tuesday in response to a move by the company to keep sex off the new devices. Google evidently updated its Glass developer rules over the weekend, ahead of the release ...

Jun 06, 2013

EU imposes import duties on Chinese solar panels

The European Commission on Tuesday imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese solar panels, defying German-led opposition and dire warnings from Beijing the move could spark a trade war. “Today, the European Commission has decided unanimously to impose (punitive) tariffs” on Chinese solar panels, ...

EU to impose duties on Chinese solar panels

Jun 06, 2013

EU to impose duties on Chinese solar panels

The European Commission on Tuesday imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese solar panels, defying German-led opposition and dire warnings from Beijing the move could spark a trade war. “Today, the European Commission has decided unanimously to impose (punitive) tariffs” on Chinese solar panels, ...

Jun 06, 2013

'Shock and awe' of another kind

Maybe it's just something in the air this time of year that prompts reruns of Igor Stravinsky's century-old, riotous ballet "The Rite of Spring.

Get intimate with Ryota Aoki's work and discover its secrets

Jun 06, 2013

Get intimate with Ryota Aoki's work and discover its secrets

by Matthew Larking

Known mostly for producing exquisite white ceramic ware, Ryota Aoki has about-turned for his current exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto. The overwhelming shift is to black wares: think practical, utilitarian tableware such as plates, cups, pitchers and vases. Inundated with orders, particularly from ...

| Jun 06, 2013

Been down so long, it looks like up

by Steve McClure

I’ve been to a lot of music-industry conferences over the years, and for the past decade I’ve listened to the same old song: How can the recording industry fight online piracy, which it blames for plunging music sales? So at this year’s Music Matters ...

Zaccheroni relieved after deciding against Honda switch

Jun 06, 2013

Zaccheroni relieved after deciding against Honda switch

by Andrew Mckirdy

National team manager Alberto Zaccheroni admits he was thinking about substituting Keisuke Honda shortly before the star forward booked Japan’s ticket to the 2014 World Cup with a 91st-minute penalty in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Australia. Japan became the first team to reach next ...