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39 articles published/printed


Fukushima kids' thyroids screened

Jun 09, 2013

Fukushima kids' thyroids screened

by Tomohiro Osaki

Forty-four children living in areas of Fukushima Prefecture subject to high levels of radiation were screened for thyroid cancer Saturday in Tokyo, highlighting widespread health fears following the 2011 nuclear meltdowns crisis.

U.S. scientists find true 'Lizard King'

Jun 09, 2013

U.S. scientists find true 'Lizard King'

Jim Morrison famously wrote in the poem “Celebration of the Lizard” that he was “the Lizard King,” a name that stuck. So when a paleontologist who happens to be a Doors fan came across a fossil of a giant lizard, one of the largest ...

Jun 09, 2013

Secret U.S. directive plans for cyberwar

President Barack Obama calls on national security leaders to develop destructive cyberwarfare capabilities that could be triggered with "little or no warning" against global adversaries.

Jun 09, 2013

Data-mining claims denied

The top executives of Google, Facebook and other Silicon Valley firms fiercely deny giving intelligence officials broad access to data about their users.

Jun 09, 2013

Rally against nuclear power

The government doesn't appear to pay attention either to Tokyo's antinuclear rallies or to the daily problems with the cleanup of the Fukushima disaster.

Jun 09, 2013

Anniversary of Tiananmen incident

As the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen incident passed on June 4, the Chinese leadership under Mr. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, who became President of the People’s Republic of China just in March, remained silent. There was no ...

Japan's Gutai artists celebrated like never before

Jun 09, 2013

Japan's Gutai artists celebrated like never before

by Bronwyn Mahoney

“Do what no one has done before,” was the rallying cry that Jiro Yoshihara, founder of the postwar Japanese art group the Gutai Art Association, demanded of his fellow members. A work by one of the group’s important painters, Kazuo Shiraga, fulfilled the edict ...

Darvish impressing experts with his strikeout ability

Jun 09, 2013

Darvish impressing experts with his strikeout ability

by Jason Coskrey

If you watch the home broadcast for one of Yu Darvish’s starts for the Texas Rangers, you will, at some point, hear play-by-play man Steve Busby exhorting, “got him swinging,” after Darvish fans a batter. You’ll hear it a lot, too. After fanning seven ...

Baggio impressed by Japan's progress

Jun 09, 2013

Baggio impressed by Japan's progress

by Andrew Mckirdy

Italian soccer legend Roberto Baggio has paid tribute to the strides Japan has made under manager Alberto Zaccheroni, but the former FIFA World Player of the Year has warned his compatriot not to expect an easy ride at this month’s Confederations Cup. Japan became ...

Tigers' Nomi extends winning streak to five

Jun 09, 2013

Tigers' Nomi extends winning streak to five

Takahiro Arai hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the fourth inning, Atsushi Nomi went the distance on one-run ball, and the Hanshin Tigers held on for a 3-1 win over the Pacific League-leading Chiba Lotte Marines in interleague play on Saturday afternoon. The Tigers ...