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Tohoku boat found in Sea of Japan

Aug 05, 2013

Tohoku boat found in Sea of Japan

A fishing boat from tsunami-ravaged Kesennuma is found on the other side of Honshu in the Sea of Japan after apparently circulating across the Pacific and back.

Rallies dent business in Koreatown

Aug 05, 2013

Rallies dent business in Koreatown

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Ultranationalist rallies targeted at residents and businesses in the capital’s Koreatown district have cast a dark shadow over the once-thriving area. Sales at a Korean restaurant in the area, just east of Shin-Okubo Station on the JR Yamanote Line, have already been halved, said ...

Fast-rising magma may warn of major eruptions

Aug 05, 2013

Fast-rising magma may warn of major eruptions

A subterranean “highway from hell” enables some volcanoes to erupt at high speed, a discovery that also throws up options for predicting the peril, according to a study published in the current issue of Nature. Volcanoes disgorge molten rock generated within the mantle, the ...

India decries raid on Afghan offices

Aug 05, 2013

India decries raid on Afghan offices

India strongly condemned a deadly suicide bomb assault on its consulate in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Saturday, vowing the raid will not stop it from helping rebuild the war-torn nation. Suicide bombers detonated an explosives-packed car, killing nine civilians, including seven children, ...

Aug 05, 2013

Kanebo and consumer protection

Whatever economic losses that Kanebo Cosmetics incurs as it recalls skin-whitening products from throughout Asia, they don’t make up for customers' suffering.

Aug 05, 2013

Judo federation forfeits respect

The failure of the scandal-ridden All-Japan Judo Federation to dismiss its chairman underscores its unwillingness to take the prompt action needed to reform itself.

Europe's urban rivers regain life after neglect

Aug 05, 2013

Europe's urban rivers regain life after neglect

Beaches in Paris and Warsaw, a bucolic cycle in Madrid: Capitals around Europe are slowly transforming their riverbanks from noisy, polluted thoroughfares to green, leisurely havens. Keen to boost their image, environmental credentials and their economy, authorities in many cities are giving rivers pride ...

Tigers rookie Fujinami holds off Giants

Aug 05, 2013

Tigers rookie Fujinami holds off Giants

In a matchup of rookie All-Star starting pitchers, Hanshin Tigers teenager Shintaro Fujinami worked six innings to earn the victory in Sunday’s 7-0 win over the Yomiuri Giants. The 19-year-old Fujinami improved to 7-4. He allowed six hits and a walk, while striking out ...