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34 articles published/printed


Support for Cabinet tumbles below 60%

Jun 17, 2013

Support for Cabinet tumbles below 60%

Public support for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sagged 2.8 points in June to 57.4 percent — the first time it has dipped below 60 percent since January, just after he took office, a survey says. The Cabinet’s polling numbers have now ...

U.S. intelligence in bed with business

Jun 17, 2013

U.S. intelligence in bed with business

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Thousands of technology, finance and manufacturing companies are working closely with U.S. national security agencies, providing sensitive information and in return receiving benefits that include access to classified intelligence, four people familiar with the process said. These programs, whose participants are known as trusted ...

Support grows for Snowden in Hong Kong

Jun 17, 2013

Support grows for Snowden in Hong Kong

Political pressure is growing in Hong Kong for its government to protect Edward Snowden, who has said he will remain in the city and allow its people to “decide his fate.” Yet Snowden is depending on a place that isn’t in control of even ...

Jun 17, 2013

The dark side of Abenomics

The dark side of Abenomics is rearing its head as stock prices show erratic fluctuations. Institutional investors have made profits, but not ordinary citizens.

Thoughts of rice and Japanese men

| Jun 17, 2013

Thoughts of rice and Japanese men

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If you’re like me or the men in my life, you probably broke down and wept for joy on June 4, when Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda scored the goal that bagged Japan’s slot in the FIFA World Cup next year. At such sports events, ...

China to hold local leaders responsible for air quality

Jun 17, 2013

China to hold local leaders responsible for air quality

China has pledged to hold local government leaders responsible for improving air quality, officials say, after heavy smog nationwide earlier this year stoked social discontent. The State Council of the People’s Republic of China, the equivalent of its Cabinet, announced the move along with ...

Utsumi dominates as Giants beat Hawks

Jun 17, 2013

Utsumi dominates as Giants beat Hawks

Tetsuya Utsumi pitched his first complete game of the season, Hayato Sakamoto went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and the Yomiuri Giants walloped the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 11-3 in the two teams’ last interleague game on Sunday afternoon. Utsumi (5-3) yielded three runs, two of ...

Yoshida, Icho triumph at invitational wrestling meet

Jun 17, 2013

Yoshida, Icho triumph at invitational wrestling meet

Saori Yoshida, who between the Olympics and the world championships has won 13 consecutive gold medals in the women’s 55-kg division, triumphed at the All-Japan Invitational Championships on Sunday. On the second and final day of competition at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Yoshida won her ...