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64 articles published/printed


Nov 27, 2013

Man contracts HIV via donor blood

A man in his 60s contracted HIV after receiving blood donated by an infected man that slipped through safety checks by the Japan Red Cross Society, the health ministry and the Red Cross reveal.

China plays long game with new air defense zone

| Nov 27, 2013

China plays long game with new air defense zone

China’s new air defense identification zone in the East China Sea further asserts its territorial claims over disputed islands but isn’t expected to immediately spark confrontations with foreign aircraft. Yet the move fits a pattern of putting teeth behind China’s claims and could potentially ...

Employment rate among women rises to record 63%

Nov 27, 2013

Employment rate among women rises to record 63%

A record high 63 percent of women aged between 15 and 64 held jobs in September, up 2 percentage points from a year earlier, according to a labor force survey by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry. The rise reflects a growing number of ...

Okayama uniqueness in its jeans?

Nov 27, 2013

Okayama uniqueness in its jeans?

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As the birthplace of Japanese jeans, Okayama Prefecture is more passionate than other areas in demonstrating the cross-generational appeal of denim. In what organizers say is a first for Japan, local governments, labor unions and groups in Okayama have joined hands to create an ...

Quotas for bluefin catches left unchanged

Nov 27, 2013

Quotas for bluefin catches left unchanged

Members of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas heeded calls by environmental groups and left bluefin tuna catch quotas in the Atlantic unchanged, while rejecting proposals to impose the first quotas for some shark species. The commission, which is known as ...

Japan's airlines to obey contentious China ADIZ rules

Nov 27, 2013

Japan's airlines to obey contentious China ADIZ rules

Japanese airlines said Tuesday they will follow rules set by China when it declared an air defense identification zone over the East China Sea, even as Tokyo said they should ignore them since the ADIZ covers Japan-controlled territory and overlaps Japan’s zone. All Nippon ...

Tymoshenko begins hunger strike

Nov 27, 2013

Tymoshenko begins hunger strike

Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko went on a hunger strike Tuesday in solidarity with thousands of pro-European protesters outraged with the former Soviet state’s shock decision to scrap a key EU pact. The fiery co-leader of the 2004 pro-Western Orange Revolution made her ...

Newtown school massacre report: Motive a mystery; killer acted alone

Nov 27, 2013

Newtown school massacre report: Motive a mystery; killer acted alone

A state investigation of last year's elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, concluded that the shooter acted alone and had "significant mental health issues," but investigators were unable to determine conclusively a motive for the attack or why he targeted the school.

Effect of recreational pot on ski biz remains hazy

Nov 27, 2013

Effect of recreational pot on ski biz remains hazy

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Colorado’s ski resorts are taking the offensive in ensuring the multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry isn’t hurt by recreational marijuana stores that are set to open at about the same time many families begin planning their winter vacations. For some skiers and snowboarders, hitting the slopes with ...

Nov 27, 2013

What's Twitter's real value?

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A national economy is an unimaginably complex system. And yet we compress all its complexity into a single measure, and then focus obsessively on that. If you want a metaphor for this, think of King Kong spending most of his time staring at a ...

Tanaka, Balentien earn MVP honors

Nov 27, 2013

Tanaka, Balentien earn MVP honors

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Masahiro Tanaka pitched his way into the record books. Wladimir Balentien slugged his way there. The history-making pair crossed paths only once this year — Tanaka got Balentien to fly out in the first inning of Game 1 of the All-Star Series — but ...

Kap, 49ers pound Redskins

Nov 27, 2013

Kap, 49ers pound Redskins

Colin Kaepernick looked left, scrambled right, then found Anquan Boldin open in the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown. Quarterback and receiver raced toward each other for a celebratory chest-bump, proving to all that the San Francisco 49ers offense is alive and well. “We ...

Kings put away Canucks in OT

Nov 27, 2013

Kings put away Canucks in OT

Anze Kopitar scored 48 seconds into overtime, finishing off the Los Angeles Kings’ come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night. Kopitar took a feed from Slava Voynov and beat goalie Roberto Luongo with a shot into the top corner to send ...

Ginobili, balanced Spurs pummel Pelicans, improve to 13-1

Nov 27, 2013

Ginobili, balanced Spurs pummel Pelicans, improve to 13-1

Manu Ginobili had 16 points to lead seven players in double figures and the San Antonio Spurs beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-93 on Monday night for their 11th straight victory. Tony Parker had 14 points and seven assists, Tiago Splitter added 11 points ...