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Walkman W to debut for swimmers

/ Jan 25, 2013

Walkman W to debut for swimmers

Sony Corp. has announced it will release Feb. 16 a new Walkman W series headset with enhanced waterproof capabilities that will enable swimmers to listen to music. The NWD-W273 weighs about 29 grams and is expected to retail for around ¥10,000, according to Sony. The latest ...

Jan 24, 2013

25% emissions cut goal to be pared

Japan will rethink its international pledge to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020 from 1990 levels, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Thursday, indicating the nation may have to lower its goal. Suga told a news conference that Tokyo will set ...

/ Jan 24, 2013

PC shipments hit record high in '12

Shipments of personal computers in the domestic market last year rose 3.7 percent from 2011 to a record high 11.274 million units on brisk demand from individual and corporate users, an industry group reported. The volume was up for the third consecutive year, marking the ...

/ Jan 24, 2013

BayStars acquire former Brewer Morgan

The Yokohama BayStars said Thursday they have reached an agreement to sign free agent outfielder Nyjer Morgan, who played with the Milwaukee Brewers last season. The 32-year-old Morgan is to join the Yokohama club on a one-year deal worth ¥150 million plus incentives. He will ...

Undefeated yokozuna Harumafuji inches closer to title

/ Jan 24, 2013

Undefeated yokozuna Harumafuji inches closer to title

Harumafuji took apart Kotoshogiku and closed in on his third championship title in four meets Thursday as chief rival and fellow Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho crashed to a second loss at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Harumafuji watched Bulgarian ozeki Kotooshu (7-5) topple Hakuho in ...

Jan 24, 2013

India rape panel calls for drastic reforms

The judicial panel set up in the wake of national protests following the gang rape of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi submitted its report Wednesday, castigating politicians, police and the army for failing to protect women and children and calling ...

Jan 24, 2013

Faults may void Tepco's Niigata plant

Some of the faults running under the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa atomic plant, the world's biggest nuclear power complex, could be considered active under the new regulator's safety standards.