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85 articles published/printed


Apr 29, 2014

Train lines to be reinforced by '17

Japan hopes to reinforce railways in areas threatened by strong earthquakes by fiscal 2017, according to a draft disaster preparedness plan obtained by Kyodo News on Monday. Efforts to make railways more quake-resistant are part of a nationwide plan filled with numerical targets for ...

Apr 29, 2014

Governing China's 'dream'

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This year's China Development Forum in Beijing revealed the clearest vision yet of how China's leaders intend to deliver the "Chinese Dream" of improving people's livelihoods, constructing a better society and strengthening the military.

Apr 29, 2014

Stressing over test scores

The education ministry's new policy of letting municipal boards of education release the results of nationwide achievement tests for individual public schools risks distorting the approach to education in Japan.

Apr 29, 2014

Plug political funding loopholes

The fact that a question even exists on whether Your Party former chief Yoshimi Watanabe broke the law when he personally borrowed ¥800 million from a cosmetics company chairman ahead of elections points to the inadequacy of current laws on political funding transparency.

Kyoto photography show pushes the frame

Apr 29, 2014

Kyoto photography show pushes the frame

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Mars has landed in Japan and is best viewed from a beanbag in the annex of The Museum of Kyoto. “Mars, a Photographic exploration” is the worthy headline event at this year’s Kyotographie International Photography Festival, which brings together remarkable photos of the red ...

Yankees edge Angels

Apr 29, 2014

Yankees edge Angels

The Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka struggled with his command on Sunday night but still held the high-scoring Los Angeles Angels to two earned runs in 6⅓ innings as New York came from behind to win 3-2 at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka, who entered the game with ...

Blackhawks oust Blues with win

Apr 29, 2014

Blackhawks oust Blues with win

First, it was Jonathan Toews on a power play, and then Patrick Sharp got loose on a breakaway. Andrew Shaw tipped one home, and it was all over. One dazzling stretch for the Chicago Blackhawks put an end to their tight first-round series against ...

Warriors rout controversy-stricken Clippers to even series

Apr 29, 2014

Warriors rout controversy-stricken Clippers to even series

The Los Angeles Clippers made a silent protest against owner Donald Sterling before Game 4 of their Western Conference playoff series against Golden State. The Warriors made a different kind of statement during the game. And just like that, a series pulled into a ...

Struggles common for H.S. hurlers

Apr 29, 2014

Struggles common for H.S. hurlers

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Five teams chose left-hander Yuki Matsui in the first round of the 2013 draft. When it was time for the lottery for his rights, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles sent president Yozo Tachibana — manager Senichi Hoshino said he was saving his luck for ...

Nishikori wins Barcelona Open

Apr 29, 2014

Nishikori wins Barcelona Open

Kei Nishikori beat Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo 6-2, 6-2 to win the Barcelona Open on Sunday for his first career title on clay. Giraldo started well with an early break but an argument with the chair umpire about a line call seemed to rattle the ...