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Hakamada has first appearance as reprieve pends

Apr 15, 2014

Hakamada has first appearance as reprieve pends

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Apparently perplexed but yet thrilled to find himself in the spotlight, Iwao Hakamada, formerly the world’s longest-serving death-row inmate, appeared for the first time in public Monday since being hospitalized after his release. Supporters cheered Hakamada at an event in Tokyo to raise his ...

Tetrapod

| Apr 15, 2014

Tetrapod

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Dear Alice, I have always wondered about the curious cement structures you see up and down the coast of Japan, the ones that look like the toy jacks I played with as a child, except that they’re massive in size. I assume they are ...

Mom, son die after hit by police car

Apr 15, 2014

Mom, son die after hit by police car

A woman and her 5-year-old son were killed when their vehicle was hit by a police car at an intersection in Tanba, Hyogo Prefecture, on Sunday. The woman, 34, was identified as Tamba resident Asami Yura. Her two sons — Kanta, 5, and Yuzen, ...

Apr 15, 2014

Internet raises misconduct risk

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The road to glory for a scientific pioneer leads to temptations to plagiarize background info and must pass through a panel of "referees" who may be inclined to judge a research paper by the name of the author rather than its contents.

Apr 15, 2014

More disclosure needed at Riken

The besieged doctor of "STAP," Haruko Obokata, has come out swinging in defense of her papers on pluripotent cells, which appeared in the journal Nature, but her attempt to justify her research seems naive, leaving many questions unanswered.

Hagino's grand ambition on display during nationals

Apr 15, 2014

Hagino's grand ambition on display during nationals

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While some veterans have shown signs of decline, several young Japanese swimmers have shown they have the potential to raise their level higher. Multi-event swimmer Kosuke Hagino is inarguably one of the youngsters who will lead the nation’s sport for years to come. At ...

Pacers hold on to top spot in East

Apr 15, 2014

Pacers hold on to top spot in East

The Pacers were back to being themselves Sunday. They made shots. They defended hard for 48 minutes. Lance Stephenson regained his swagger and, yes, the reeling Pacers even looked like a playoff-ready team. David West made three free throws in the final 15 seconds ...

Yankees beat rival Red Sox

Apr 15, 2014

Yankees beat rival Red Sox

With a little help from the replay room, Carlos Beltran and the banged-up Yankees did just enough to hold off Boston. Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing, and New York beat the Red Sox 3-2 Sunday night with ...

Murata to face Nerio in fourth pro fight

Apr 15, 2014

Murata to face Nerio in fourth pro fight

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Middleweight boxer Ryota Murata will take on Mexico’s Jesus Angel Nerio on May 22 in his fourth professional bout, his promotional team announced Monday. It will be a special event for Murata, who has gone 3-0 since turning pro last summer, because he returns ...

Watson reclaims Masters title

Apr 15, 2014

Watson reclaims Masters title

Bubba Watson’s second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago. The only daring shot Watson hit was one he really didn’t need. The wild swing in momentum came on the front nine, not the back nine of Augusta ...