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More restaurants tied to food fraud

| Oct 31, 2013

More restaurants tied to food fraud

Following Hankyu Hanshin Hotels Co.'s admission that dozens of its restaurants misrepresented the food on their menus, "revelations" have emerged that several other eateries around the nation are doing the same thing.

Another study report on Novartis drug found inappropriate

Oct 31, 2013

Another study report on Novartis drug found inappropriate

Shiga University of Medical Science on Thursday became the third Japanese institution to conclude that a clinical study report on Novartis Pharma K.K.’s Diovan blood pressure-lowering drug contained doubtful data and was inappropriate. A Novartis Pharma employee’s participation in the clinical study on the ...

Nazi Gestapo chief buried in Jewish cemetery: report

Oct 31, 2013

Nazi Gestapo chief buried in Jewish cemetery: report

The head of Hitler’s Gestapo secret police and one of the organizers of the Holocaust, Heinrich Mueller, was buried in a Jewish cemetery in Berlin in 1945, a German newspaper reported Thursday. For 68 years, the fate of “Gestapo-Mueller” has been unclear, but Bild, ...

Chinese boy, 10, jumps to death 'on teacher's order'

Oct 31, 2013

Chinese boy, 10, jumps to death 'on teacher's order'

A 10-year-old Chinese boy jumped 30 floors to his death after failing to write a self-criticism letter demanded by his teacher, state media reported Thursday. The fifth-grader had been ordered to write a 1,000-character apology by his teacher for talking in class, China National ...

All Syria chemical weapons placed under seal: watchdog

Oct 31, 2013

All Syria chemical weapons placed under seal: watchdog

International inspectors have placed Syria’s entire declared stock of over 1,000 tons of chemical weapons and agents under tamper-proof seal, the world’s chemical watchdog said Thursday. “All stocks of chemical weapons and agents have been placed under seals that are impossible to break,” Organization ...

Oct 31, 2013

Glory days fade from memory at Japan's ailing electronics firms

Japan’s top electronics firms on Thursday reported mixed earnings, with Sony slashing its full-year profit outlook while hard-hit Panasonic turned in strong earnings and boosted its annual forecast. The firms have undergone painful restructuring to stem years of losses as they struggle to keep ...

All Black legends Carter, McCaw to face Japan

Oct 31, 2013

All Black legends Carter, McCaw to face Japan

Richie McCaw will lead New Zealand when it takes on Japan on Saturday, head coach Steve Hansen announced Thursday — although the most capped All Black in history will be playing at No. 8 rather than in his more accustomed No. 7 jersey. McCaw, ...

Festival/Tokyo pushes a return to storytelling

Oct 31, 2013

Festival/Tokyo pushes a return to storytelling

by Nobuko Tanaka

In 2009, when Festival/Tokyo took over from the annual Tokyo International Arts Festival, it burst forth with the slogan “Towards a New Real” and the resolve to stamp the city’s name on the global arts map. Back then the aim was to refresh the ...

The blessing and the curse of being Steve Jobs

Oct 31, 2013

The blessing and the curse of being Steve Jobs

by Kaori Shoji

Filmmaker Joshua Michael Stern has the distinction of directing “Jobs,” the first big-budget movie biopic on one of the world’s most important entrepreneurs: Steve Jobs. The film was bound to come under extreme scrutiny from avid Apple fans, of whom there are many, and ...

'Jobs'

Oct 31, 2013

'Jobs'

by Kaori Shoji

The centerpiece of “Jobs” isn’t really Steve Jobs but the portrayal of Steve Jobs by Ashton Kutcher — whose fame heretofore had rested largely on the fact that he was married to Demi Moore. Who would have thought the guy who oozes Hollywood charm ...