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55 articles published/printed


Dec 24, 2013

Japan to supply ammo to ROK peacekeepers in South Sudan

The government decided Monday to supply ammunition to U.N. peacekeepers in South Sudan, paving the way for Japan to provide such supplies to foreign or U.N. military forces for the first time. Japan will provide 10,000 bullets without charge, most likely to South Korean ...

Dec 24, 2013

Most oppose using force to aid ally: poll

More than half of the public opposes revising the government’s interpretation of the Constitution just for the sake of engaging in collective self-defense, a survey says. According to a weekend telephone survey on the issue of collective defense, or aiding an ally that comes ...

Thai protesters step up campaign to disrupt elections

Dec 24, 2013

Thai protesters step up campaign to disrupt elections

Thai opposition protesters on Monday stepped up their campaign to disrupt upcoming elections, trying to block candidate registrations as part of efforts to banish Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her family from politics. The main opposition Democrat Party, which has not won an elected ...

Automated driving tech comes to the fore

| Dec 24, 2013

Automated driving tech comes to the fore

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In November, a prospective customer was at the wheel of Mazda Motor Corp.’s new sport utility vehicle during a demonstration in Fukaya, Saitama Prefecture. With a sales rep in the passenger seat, the 38-year-old man drove the car toward a urethane mat hanging 7 ...

U.S. ICBMs: a 'relic' force in much distress

Dec 24, 2013

U.S. ICBMs: a 'relic' force in much distress

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The hundreds of nuclear missiles that have stood ready for war for decades in underground silos dotted around remote stretches of America — silent and unseen, packed with almost unimaginable destructive power — are a force that is now in distress, if not in ...

Wi-Fi device relays force in real time

Dec 24, 2013

Wi-Fi device relays force in real time

A Keio University researcher has unveiled an invention that instantly and wirelessly transmits force between two devices, in a development that could allow physical therapists to treat patients remotely. Kouhei Ohnishi said his “force transceiver” permits two-way communication in real time that precisely relates ...

Apple reaches deal to bring iPhone to China Mobile

Dec 24, 2013

Apple reaches deal to bring iPhone to China Mobile

Apple says it has reached a deal to bring the iPhone to China Mobile, the world’s biggest phone carrier. The deal ends a lengthy courtship and could boost sales of the iPhone in China. The iPhone, once hugely popular in China, has been eclipsed ...

Dec 24, 2013

Do international rules apply only to weaker countries?

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China's Nov. 23 declaration of an air defense identification zone extending to territories it does not control and America's Dec. 12 arrest, strip-search and handcuffing of a New York-based Indian woman diplomat epitomize these powers' unilateralist tendencies, demonstrating that universal conformity to a rules-based ...

Dec 24, 2013

Federal Reserve's taper begins

Although last week's long-awaited decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve Board to begin tapering off its bond-buying program proved to be a surprise, it was still the right move.

Dec 24, 2013

Iran should stop human rights abuses

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The election of Hassan Rouhani as Iran's president seemed to signal a dramatic change in policies, but amid an overseas image of moderation, serious human rights abuses continue in Iran over protests from human rights groups in and outside the country.

From Mikimoto's pearls to ones of publicity wisdom

Dec 24, 2013

From Mikimoto's pearls to ones of publicity wisdom

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Having invented a method for creating cultured pearls in 1893, Meiji Era entrepreneur Kokichi Mikimoto set about selling them to the world. Apparently not one for understatement, he once announced he hoped to “adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls.” ...

Betfair Hollywood Park shuts gates for good

Dec 24, 2013

Betfair Hollywood Park shuts gates for good

Fans crowded into Betfair Hollywood Park for the last time Sunday. The track closed for good after the day’s 11 races, ending 75 years of racing that featured such thoroughbred stars as Seabiscuit, Triple Crown winners Citation, Seattle Slew and Affirmed, and Zenyatta. The ...

White takes third in Sochi qualifier

Dec 24, 2013

White takes third in Sochi qualifier

Shaun White is used to winning everything. On Sunday, he was ecstatic with third place. Strange as it sounds, the world’s best snowboarder insisted that was the case after he finished in the bronze-medal position at the U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle contest, a key ...

Clippers edge T-Wolves

Dec 24, 2013

Clippers edge T-Wolves

The situation looked bleak at best for the coach Doc Rivers’ Clippers — down by four points with 18 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Then a couple of defensive stops, a huge turnover by Minnesota’s Kevin Martin, and two clutch baskets by Jamal ...

Harding vs. Kerrigan left lasting impact

Dec 24, 2013

Harding vs. Kerrigan left lasting impact

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Tonya and Nancy. Mention those names to figure skating fans, or even to those with little interest in the sport, and there’s an immediate response of recognition. “Ah, the whack on the knee.” “Oh yeah, the ‘Why me? Why me?’ cries.” “Sure, the scandal.” ...

Manning breaks NFL mark for single-season TD passes

Dec 24, 2013

Manning breaks NFL mark for single-season TD passes

Peyton Manning had to prepare for a 2-point conversion and couldn’t celebrate when he set the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season in 2004. On Sunday, when Denver’s quarterback regained the record against the Houston Texans, he was able to soak in ...

Kings rookie Jones off to unprecedented start

Dec 24, 2013

Kings rookie Jones off to unprecedented start

Martin Jones seems a bit worried that this isn’t really happening to him. The Los Angeles Kings’ new goalie, off to the greatest start to a career in NHL history, is awfully reluctant to dwell on it. Jones realizes success could float away just ...