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64 articles published/printed


Apr 22, 2014

China ship seizure hikes redress fears

China’s seizure over the weekend of a containership owned by shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K Lines for its failure to respond to a wartime compensation order related to a contractual dispute has raised concerns in Japan that further assets may be confiscated if more rulings ...

Obokata beefs up defense with new papers

Apr 22, 2014

Obokata beefs up defense with new papers

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Embattled stem cell researcher Haruko Obokata submitted additional documents to the state-backed Riken Institute on Sunday to back up her denials of alleged misconduct in her research methods, and called for more time to prepare evidence, her lawyer said Monday. The documents, emailed to ...

Chinese police begin carrying guns on patrols

Apr 22, 2014

Chinese police begin carrying guns on patrols

A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost in police firepower following a deadly mass knifing blamed on Xinjiang separatists. Ordinary police in China generally don’t carry ...

Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles sought both control, escape

Apr 22, 2014

Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles sought both control, escape

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In June 2011, when customers of now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox agitated for proof that the Tokyo-based firm was still solvent after a hacking attack, CEO Mark Karpeles turned to the comedy science fiction novel “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”. During an online ...

Philippine petroglyphs threatened

Apr 22, 2014

Philippine petroglyphs threatened

On a small rock wall a short drive from Manila, enigmatic carvings that are believed to date back 5,000 years are in danger of disappearing before their mysteries can be solved. The 127 engravings of people, animals and geometric shapes are the nation’s oldest ...

Eight hurt after bus jumps barrier

Apr 22, 2014

Eight hurt after bus jumps barrier

A sightseeing bus with no passengers crashed through the center divider of an expressway in Aichi Prefecture on Sunday and rumbled about 200 meters through opposing traffic, hitting nine vehicles and injuring eight people, police said.

Apr 22, 2014

Abe turns back clock on education

The Diet has begun deliberations on a bill that would give local government heads greater leeway to intervene in education as well as reverse some features of postwar education reform.

Apr 22, 2014

A need for special nursing homes

The number of elderly people suffering from senile dementia and other conditions that require critical nursing care is rising, yet Japan faces a serious shortage of facilities that can provide such care.

Apr 22, 2014

Beyond good and evil in Ukraine

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The U.S. fools no one with its high-minded condemnations of Russan President Vladimir Putin's designs on Ukraine when its own sense of international political morality is also defined by cold calculations of national interest.

Wizards stage late comeback

Apr 22, 2014

Wizards stage late comeback

Nene started thinking about how it would all unfold in the middle of the night. No way could he have scripted it any better than this. Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to ...

Granderson lifts Mets over Braves

Apr 22, 2014

Granderson lifts Mets over Braves

It took all afternoon before Curtis Granderson finally generated some goodwill at Citi Field. The slumping Mets newcomer hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and New York outlasted the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep. “It felt really ...

Liverpool turns focus to Chelsea showdown

Apr 22, 2014

Liverpool turns focus to Chelsea showdown

Brendan Rodgers is confident his Liverpool players possess the necessary ingredients to get the better of title rival Chelsea when the two teams meet at Anfield this weekend. Liverpool will go into that game five points ahead of Jose Mourinho’s side following its 3-2 ...

Boxer Carter passes away

Apr 22, 2014

Boxer Carter passes away

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from ...

Wawrinka beats Federer to win first Masters title in Monaco

Apr 22, 2014

Wawrinka beats Federer to win first Masters title in Monaco

Stanislas Wawrinka showed that his first Grand Slam title wasn’t a fluke, upstaging his more illustrious countryman to add a maiden Masters trophy in Monte Carlo on Sunday. Wawrinka came from a set down to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 in the ...