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Searchers comb Kenya mall for dead

Sep 26, 2013

Searchers comb Kenya mall for dead

Kenyan troops and rescue workers scour the wreckage of a Nairobi shopping mall for bodies and booby traps after a four-day siege by Islamist gunmen.

Big battery eyed as green energy cure

Sep 26, 2013

Big battery eyed as green energy cure

Japan will build the world’s largest storage battery system in Hokkaido as early as this autumn in a bid to rectify fluctuations in the electricity produced by renewable energy sources. The project is aimed at promoting renewable energy by addressing a key defect — ...

Trial fishing resumes off Fukushima after radiation tests

Sep 26, 2013

Trial fishing resumes off Fukushima after radiation tests

Local fishermen in Fukushima Prefecture on Wednesday restarted operations suspended late last month after heavy amounts of contaminated water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant was found leaking into the ocean. A fleet of 20 fishing boats set off at around 2 a.m. ...

Can ambitious Chinese effort rival Hollywood's movie clout?

| Sep 26, 2013

Can ambitious Chinese effort rival Hollywood's movie clout?

An ambitious studio complex built by China’s richest man will be a major boost for the country’s film industry, but experts say it needs more than sprawling grounds to rival Hollywood. Global A-listers Nicole Kidman, Leonardo DiCaprio and Catherine Zeta-Jones showed up for the ...

Translator channels poet Miyazawa

Sep 26, 2013

Translator channels poet Miyazawa

by Scott Dixon

When author and translator Roger Pulvers first arrived in Japan in 1967, he could not read or write the language and asked a friend to recommend “the most beautiful Japanese” literature. “(The friend) said, well, that’s Miyazawa Kenji,” Pulvers explained, recalling his struggles as ...

Cruz, party tangle over U.S. shutdown

Sep 26, 2013

Cruz, party tangle over U.S. shutdown

by Paul Kane

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz escalated his conflict with fellow Republicans Tuesday when he stepped up his attacks on President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, complicating House GOP efforts to pass a funding bill that would avert a government shutdown next week. Launching a ...

Canada agrees to begin exporting shale gas to Japan

Sep 26, 2013

Canada agrees to begin exporting shale gas to Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed Tuesday that Canada will begin exporting shale gas to Japan, making it the second country after the U.S. to provide the nation with the natural gas. During the summit talks in Ottawa, Abe ...

Sep 26, 2013

Drop antidemocratic secrecy bill

A proposed bill aimed at protecting state secrets that the government deems vital to national security would strongly limit people's access to relevant information.

Sep 26, 2013

Preparing for Paralympics

Tokyo's hosting of the Paralympics, besides the Olympics, in 2020 hopefully will raise people's interest in and support for sporting events performed by disabled people.

Finnair's CEO on Japan

| Sep 26, 2013

Finnair's CEO on Japan

Finnair held a press conference at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo on Sept. 24 to introduce Pekka Vauramo, who became the company’s new president and CEO in June. Founded in 1923, Finnair is the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland and one of the ...

Seiji Ozawa ends summer on high note

Sep 26, 2013

Seiji Ozawa ends summer on high note

by Chiho Iuchi

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe reportedly once said “God is in the details.” Conductor Seiji Ozawa would literally agree. He meets The Japan Times at a cafe he frequents in Tokyo’s Seijo district.

Kansetsu Hashimoto's Chinese rebellion

Sep 26, 2013

Kansetsu Hashimoto's Chinese rebellion

by Matthew Larking

From the end of the Edo Period (1603-1867), Japanese art began to shift its fundamental cultural orientation from China to Europe. Kansetsu Hashimoto, however, (1883-1945) initially abjured, and this had much to do with his upbringing Born in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, his father was ...

Carp reach first Climax Series

Sep 26, 2013

Carp reach first Climax Series

The Hiroshima Carp will head to their first Climax Series after beating the Chunichi Dragons 2-0 Wednesday. Bryan Bullington (11-9) pitched seven shutout innings to lead the Carp to victory, which secured Hiroshima a top-three finish in the Central League. Brad Eldred went 3-for-3 ...

Hakuho tops Myogiryu

Sep 26, 2013

Hakuho tops Myogiryu

Yokozuna Hakuho propped himself back on the winning track with a strong win over sekiwake Myogiryu, staying in the lead through 11 days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday. Hakuho was tripped up by sekiwake Goeido a day earlier to taste defeat ...