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For David Jeffries's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

NUMMI's idled thousands feel betrayed by auto duo

Business Apr 13, 2010

NUMMI's idled thousands feel betrayed by auto duo

FREMONT, Calif. — Workers have expressed grave disappointment in General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. after the closure of their joint venture in California left 4,700 without jobs. In operation for 25 years, New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. churned out its last Toyota Corolla ...

Hanford cleanup chief has Nagasaki roots

National Aug 10, 2009

Hanford cleanup chief has Nagasaki roots

HANFORD, Wash. (Kyodo) For Shirley Olinger, managing the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear site — where the plutonium was generated for the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945 — is personal. Nagasaki is her mother's hometown. Established in 1943, the government-run Hanford Nuclear Reservation is ...

Exhibition links Japan protests and activist movements in U.S.

National Jan 15, 2009

Exhibition links Japan protests and activist movements in U.S.

NEW YORK — People chaining themselves to trees, students rallying against the Vietnam War and protesters against globalization are among the many images of activists in the United States. An exhibit held in New York, however, pointed out such ideas have equally firm roots in ...

Sitdown 'rakugo' yuk fest in N.Y.

National Oct 8, 2008

Sitdown 'rakugo' yuk fest in N.Y.

NEW YORK — The gestures were subtle, the words controlled and the comedian delivered his punch lines while seated on a cushion. But Katsura Kaishi, the traditional "rakugo" performer from Osaka, had New Yorkers laughing like any standup comic as he finished off his ...