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Skymark eyes ways to finance A380 purchases

/ Nov 12, 2013

Skymark eyes ways to finance A380 purchases

Skymark Airlines Inc., the only Japanese carrier to order Airbus SAS A380s, is considering several options to raise funds as the budget airline lacks cash to pay for the superjumbos. Sale-and-lease back of the aircraft and using finance from the European Credit Agency are among ...

Nov 12, 2013

Panel endorses adding moral education to curriculum

An education ministry panel recommended Monday that moral education, widely taught as an extracurricular activity, be included in the official curriculum of public elementary and junior high schools. The panel's draft report proposes students be taught using state-authorized textbooks compiled by private-sector publishers. The panel plans ...

Namie evacuees bag food trophy

Nov 12, 2013

Namie evacuees bag food trophy

Fried noodles served up by nuclear evacuees of the town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, won first prize in this year's low-price popular food contest B-1 Grand Prix held in the city of Toyokawa, Aichi Prefecture, over the weekend. The Namie team, whose members had to ...

Floating wind farm debuts off Fukushima

Nov 12, 2013

Floating wind farm debuts off Fukushima

The first wind turbine in an experimental project by the University of Tokyo and 10 companies started generating electricity Monday off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture. The turbine, equipped with 80-meter-long blades, floats on the sea some 20 km off the town of Naraha. It ...

Nov 12, 2013

Koizumi's nuclear power questions

Any energy policy by the Abe administration that fails to squarely answer the thorny questions posed by former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi will not have credibility.

Nov 12, 2013

Discredited theory grips EU

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Last week the notorious "troika" representing the three major lenders to severely indebted European Union nations — officials from the International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and the European Central Bank — once again descended upon Athens to consider new Greek proposals for dealing ...

Never too early to start your Christmas shopping

Nov 12, 2013

Never too early to start your Christmas shopping

To help you get in the right frame of mind, our writers offer a few ideas for gifts that, actually, they wouldn't mind getting themselves. For everyone Christmas may not be an official holiday in Japan, but you can still bring plenty of festive cheer ...

United legend Charlton on mission to help J-Village

/ Nov 12, 2013

United legend Charlton on mission to help J-Village

Bobby Charlton woke up to the bright news on Monday in Japan that his Manchester United had beaten Arsenal to close the gap on the Premier League leaders. But after paying a visit to the J-Village — which the England legend himself named more than ...

Nov 12, 2013

Japan unveils new, lighter uniforms

Japan midfielder Yasuhito Endo is hoping struggling Japan can make a winning start in its new ultra-light home kit unveiled Monday ahead of the Asian champions' trip to Europe for World Cup warmups against the Netherlands and Belgium. In the traditional all-blue colors but this ...

/ Nov 12, 2013

Eagles skipper Hoshino wins Shoriki Award

Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles manager Senichi Hoshino was voted unanimously Monday the winner of the Matsutaro Shoriki Award after guiding the Pacific League club to its first Japan Series title in its ninth year as a franchise. The five-man committee, including world home run king ...

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

/ Nov 12, 2013

Hakuho, Harumafuji cruise on second day

Hakuho took Aminishiki to school with a clinical win and Harumafuji dispensed with Myogiryu as the yokozuna rivals won their second straight bouts at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. In the day's penultimate bout, Hakuho, who is aiming for his 28th career win, ...