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Aug 23, 2013

Fishing off Fukushima suspended for indefinite period

A fisheries co-op in Soma Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, said Thursday it will end its trial catch at the end of this month, signaling an indefinite halt to all local fishing operations off the prefecture because of the constant flow of highly radioactive water from ...

Tariffs figure large for Amari at TPP talks in Brunei

Aug 23, 2013

Tariffs figure large for Amari at TPP talks in Brunei

Twelve Pacific Rim countries begin the 19th round of negotiations in Brunei for creating a regional free trade pact, with Japan engaging in full-fledged talks on tariffs and other issues for the first time after joining last month.

Don't curb 'Barefoot Gen': Matsue principals

Aug 23, 2013

Don't curb 'Barefoot Gen': Matsue principals

After the Matsue board of education caused a stir last week by restricting student access to an iconic manga about the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and other wartime cruelties, it said Thursday that 44 of 49 school principals polled in the city ...

Cloud-seeding brings rain to Tama

Aug 23, 2013

Cloud-seeding brings rain to Tama

For the first time in 12 years, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government attempts on a trial basis to artificially produce rain to cope with lower-than-average water levels in a Tama River reservoir.

Manning given 35 years for leaks

Aug 23, 2013

Manning given 35 years for leaks

U.S. soldier Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

Aug 23, 2013

Subsidized fertility treatments

The health ministry will introduce an age limit for couples who receive subsidies for fertility treatments. From fiscal 2016, the woman must not be older than 42.

Aug 23, 2013

Plugging international tax loopholes

An international effort has started to prevent multinational corporations from avoiding their fair share of taxes in the respective countries where they do business.

Director Igarashi says quake memories still fresh

Aug 23, 2013

Director Igarashi says quake memories still fresh

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The Japan Times sat down with the artistic director of the Aichi Triennale, the architecture critic and historian Taro Igarashi. The theme of the triennale is “Awakening — Where are we standing? — Earth, Memory and Resurrection.” Why? I was conscious that the triennale ...

British actress Eve makes her mark on 'Star Trek'

Aug 23, 2013

British actress Eve makes her mark on 'Star Trek'

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There must be a Union Jack stowed somewhere aboard the Starship Enterprise: The British influence on “Star Trek Into Darkness” is pretty thick. There is of course hot new man about town Benedict Cumberbatch (or “Batchi-san” to his Japanese fans) as genetically engineered evildoer ...

'Natsu no Owari (The End of Summer)'

Aug 23, 2013

'Natsu no Owari (The End of Summer)'

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First published in 1963, Jakucho Setouchi’s “Natsu no Owari (The End of Summer)” was the “Fifty Shades of Grey” of its day: a best-selling novel written by a woman that viewed the unconventional love life of its 38-year-old heroine with the sort of matter-of-factness ...

Maebashi Ikuei captures Koshien title

Aug 23, 2013

Maebashi Ikuei captures Koshien title

Tournament debutant Maebashi Ikuei of Gunma Prefecture defeated Miyazaki’s Nobeoka Gakuen 4-3 in the final to win the National High School Baseball Championship Thursday. Second-year Maebashi right-hander Kona Takahashi, who had yet to allow a run in the tournament and had gone the distance ...