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Shin Shin had a phantom pregnancy: Ueno panda experts

Aug 06, 2013

Shin Shin had a phantom pregnancy: Ueno panda experts

Specialists at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo have concluded that giant panda Shin Shin, 8, experienced a phantom pregnancy, the zoo said Monday. According to the zoo, Shin Shin is back to normal after showing signs of pregnancy, including a lack of appetite and reduced activity, ...

Price of wheat to rise for third time under Abe

Aug 06, 2013

Price of wheat to rise for third time under Abe

Wheat prices are poised to increase for the third time in a year, adding to inflation as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic stimulus weakens the yen and boosts costs. Foreign wheat sold by the government to flour millers will probably rise about 5 percent ...

| Aug 06, 2013

U.S.-style class action? Unlikely for Tepco suits

by Tomohiro Osaki

About 1,700 people from various prefectures filed four separate lawsuits against Tokyo Electric Power Co. and the government last March 11, exactly two years after the start of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. The crisis, which is a long way from ending, has devastated local ...

Oliver Stone visits Hiroshima to kick off war site tour

Aug 06, 2013

Oliver Stone visits Hiroshima to kick off war site tour

U.S. film director Oliver Stone went to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on Sunday ahead of the 68th anniversary Tuesday of the atomic bombing. “I feel bad today, like I’m walking dead, when I see . . . the skeleton, the bones, the rags, ...

Koreans honor A-bomb victims in Hiroshima ceremony

Aug 06, 2013

Koreans honor A-bomb victims in Hiroshima ceremony

A memorial service for Korean victims of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 was held Monday, with the South Korean consul general calling for improved ties between the two countries. More than 20,000 people from what is now South Korea are estimated ...

Rudd faces battle as campaign starts

Aug 06, 2013

Rudd faces battle as campaign starts

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Monday launched the first day of Australia’s election campaign with a raft of funding pledges as a poll showed support slumping and the Murdoch press urged voters to “kick this mob out.” Rudd on Sunday named Sept. 7 as ...

Aug 06, 2013

Mr. Bo Xilai, indicted at last

The trial of Chinese politician Bo Xilai is not just about misdeeds. It will show the world how serious China's new leadership is about tackling Communist Party corruption.

Easy furniture and all things green

| Aug 06, 2013

Easy furniture and all things green

by Jean Snow

Rearranging furniture with the flip of a coin Not all office workspaces are created equal — we can’t all have those luxury designer, expansive spaces. But small offices still need to deal with fluctuations in staff and changes in layout, no matter how minor. ...

Ando warns media to back off

Aug 06, 2013

Ando warns media to back off

Two-time former world figure skating champion Miki Ando, who gave birth to a baby girl in April, has asked the media to respect her privacy as she continues her preparations to return to competition for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Appearing at her first ...

Aug 06, 2013

Miyaichi hid broken rib from club

Arsenal’s Japan midfielder Ryo Miyaichi will be sidelined for two weeks with a broken rib that he hid from the club, manager Arsene Wenger said on Sunday. Wenger said the 20-year-old Miyaichi suffered the injury during Arsenal’s 3-1 victory at Nagoya Grampus on July ...