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75 articles published/printed


Feb 26, 2014

Fukushima kids' cancer risk raised

The lifetime risk of developing cancer has risen slightly among 1-year-old girls in an area affected by the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, according to a study published by a U.S. science journal.

Suit against tsunami-hit bank fails

Feb 26, 2014

Suit against tsunami-hit bank fails

The Sendai District Court ruled Tuesday against the plaintiffs in a damages suit brought by relatives of three bank employees killed by the huge tsunami generated by the March 11, 2011, earthquake. The relatives were seeking about ¥235 million from 77 Bank, a regional ...

Kyushu farmers join forces for Hong Kong fair

Feb 26, 2014

Kyushu farmers join forces for Hong Kong fair

Producers of agricultural and fishery goods in the seven prefectures of Kyushu on Wednesday and Thursday are jointly holding their first export promotion event in Hong Kong to promote a regional brand in place of lesser known local names for their wide-ranging commodities. About ...

Sony ups smartphone lineup with Xperia Z2

Feb 26, 2014

Sony ups smartphone lineup with Xperia Z2

Sony Corp., seeking to counter a slowdown in its smartphone business, introduced a top-end Xperia phone and a cheaper model in a bid to take a share in a market that has become increasingly crowded. The Xperia Z2 combines 4K high-definition video recording, built-in ...

Moscow court hands prison terms to seven anti-Putin demonstrators

Feb 26, 2014

Moscow court hands prison terms to seven anti-Putin demonstrators

A Russian court on Monday handed down prison sentences of up to four years to seven protesters demonstrating against the rule of President Vladimir Putin, including a 22-year-old student who investigators said threw an “unidentified yellow object of spherical shape” at a line of ...

Feb 26, 2014

Time to shutter Monju

The long-stalled project to commercialize fast-breeder reactor technology has been kept alive by the Abe administration in its plan for the nation's new basic energy policy.

Quattro's Yuichi Ushioda hits the sea for a solo album

Feb 26, 2014

Quattro's Yuichi Ushioda hits the sea for a solo album

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“The philosopher Shunsuke Tsurumi said in an interview that, when you see something like a rainbow and feel moved by it, that moment is eternity,” singer-songwriter Yuichi Ushioda tells me at the 3rd Stone Cafe in Tokyo’s Shimokitazawa area. “I want to be able ...

Jesus Weekend will keep your family pet from a pit of despair

Feb 26, 2014

Jesus Weekend will keep your family pet from a pit of despair

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“Animals don’t commit suicide, but this song is so sad that even animals would want to kill themselves.” Seira Nishigami, vocalist, guitarist and synth player from Osaka-based lo-fi indie trio Jesus Weekend, is trying to explain the feeling behind her group’s evocatively titled “Animal ...

After25 seeks music ties for Tokyo, Berlin

Feb 26, 2014

After25 seeks music ties for Tokyo, Berlin

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From Vincent Van Gogh’s ukiyo-e inspired paintings to novelist Natsume Soseki’s period of studies in the United Kingdom, Tokyo has long cultivated intercity relations with the likes of Paris and London through the mediums of art and literature. However, when it comes to linking ...

Olympic stars return to Japan from Sochi

Feb 26, 2014

Olympic stars return to Japan from Sochi

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Men’s figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu has already put his triumph at the Sochi Olympics behind him and while he’s already looking ahead to the upcoming world championships, he isn’t looking far enough into the future to consider the possibility of adding a ...

Darvish in good mood after intrasquad outing

Feb 26, 2014

Darvish in good mood after intrasquad outing

Yu Darvish felt a little awkward facing hitters in a game-like situation for the first time this spring. The Texas Rangers’ ace threw 13 pitches in his scheduled inning Monday during the team’s first intrasquad game of spring training, and what mattered most is ...

Mavs beat Knicks on buzzer-beater

Feb 26, 2014

Mavs beat Knicks on buzzer-beater

Dirk Nowitzki called it “probably the ugliest game-winner I ever shot,” and this is how he described it. “Basically it hit the board, every part of the rim, hit Jerry West over there (the logo on the backboard), came back over and it was ...