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2014

JAPAN / Politics
Nov 14, 2014
DPJ, Ishin no To reject alliance over possible snap election
The Ishin no To (Japan Innovation Party) and the Democratic Party of Japan will not form a broad cooperation agreement in the event that a Lower House election is held next month, as both parties continue to jostle for position and stake out their territory.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 11, 2014
Despite denial, don't be surprised if Abe calls snap election
The possibility that the prime minister will dissolve the Lower House is gaining credence, especially if he decides not to raise the consumption tax again.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 8, 2014
Republican courting of Asian voters paid off
Voting exit polls Tuesday night indicate that the Republican Party may be making some headway with Asian-Americans, the fastest-growing minority group in the U.S.
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Oct 30, 2014
Funding scandals prompt veiled LDP threat to call snap election
Feeling the heat, Prime Minister Abe tells the opposition to stop revealing his Cabinet's fundraising violations and threatens to call a snap election over the 'obstruction.'
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Oct 8, 2014
Japan women place eighth at gymnastics worlds
Japan finished eighth in the women's team final at the 2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Wednesday as the United States won the gold medal for the second time in succession.
EDITORIALS
Sep 27, 2014
Earth on track for hottest year
2014 could turn out to be the hottest year on Earth since weather record-keeping began, yet getting countries to act together in reducing carbon emissions remains a hard sell.
EDITORIALS
Aug 11, 2014
Next, conversation monitoring
The National Police Agency's white paper for 2014 stresses the need for police to consider conversation monitoring — as distinguished from 'ordinary' communications interception — as a new means of investigation.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / BJ-LEAGUE NOTEBOOK
Aug 7, 2014
Aomori warns foreign players about fraudulent agents
Despite having a collection of 80-plus import players for all recent seasons and the fact that 30 foreign-born head coaches, including one (Howie Landa) who never coached in the preseason or regular season, have been hired since the league's first game was played in 2005, there's no information on the bj-league website in English.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jul 31, 2014
Star Neymar eager to shine in upcoming season
Brazil and Barcelona star Neymar insists he has almost recovered from the injury that ended his World Cup dream, and is raring to go for the new club season.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jul 25, 2014
Nishimura doesn't dwell on World Cup controversy
World Cup referee Yuichi Nishimura has shrugged off the controversy that surrounded his decision to award Brazil a penalty in the tournament's opening game, but admitted that being a referee is no easy task.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Jul 19, 2014
Eldred, Carp like their chances in CL
One can only imagine what went through Hiroshima Carp manager Kenjiro Nomura's mind in the Central League dugout when Brad Eldred went down after fouling a ball off his foot in the seventh inning of the 2014 All-Star Series opener on Saturday at Seibu Dome.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jul 18, 2014
Abductee probe stirs thoughts of snap poll
As Tokyo presses North Korea for information on the fate of Japanese citizens abducted decades ago, speculation is simmering that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could use a possible breakthrough on the emotive issue to call a snap election.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jul 10, 2014
Argentina advances to final with dramatic shootout win
Argentina's Sergio Romero launched himself left and right to save two penalties in a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands on Wednesday that sealed the South Americans' first World Cup final appearance in 24 years.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jul 6, 2014
Substitute Krul living dream after helping send Dutch into World Cup semifinals
After one of the shortest and most sensational World Cup debuts, goalkeeper Tim Krul described his shootout heroics as "a dream come true" as the Netherlands advanced past Costa Rica 4-3 on penalties on Saturday to book a semifinal appointment with Argentina.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jul 6, 2014
Dutch beat Costa Rica in shootout to advance at World Cup
Substitute goalkeeper Tim Krul emerged an unlikely hero with two saves in the shootout on Saturday as the Netherlands overcame Costa Rica 4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw to set up a meeting with Argentina in the semifinals of the World Cup.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jul 5, 2014
Neymar ruled out of World Cup with back injury
Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the World Cup after fracturing a vertebra in his back in the closing stages of the 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia on Friday in a major blow to the host nation.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jul 3, 2014
FIFA committee says Japan undone by low confidence, stamina in Brazil
Japan's 2014 World Cup campaign was undone by a lack of confidence and physical game, as well as a bona fide striker who can take chances, FIFA's technical committee said on Wednesday.
SOCCER / World cup
Jul 1, 2014
Santos remarks spark anger in Greece
Outgoing Greece coach Fernando Santos has angered sections of the local media and soccer figures by claiming that some of his players were more interested in personal success than following instructions.
Japan Times
SOCCER / World cup
Jul 1, 2014
Germany prevails against Algeria in extra-time battle
Germany had to battle all the way into extra time to beat Algeria 2-1 in their World Cup second-round clash on Monday, crushing the North Africans' dream of revenge and setting up a quarterfinal duel against fellow former champion France.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / A TASTE OF HOME
Jul 1, 2014
Gunma's 'Brazil Town' offers a carnival of cuisine
This month A Taste of Home is taking a field trip to Oizumi, Gunma Prefecture. Oizumi, an otherwise ordinary town, is home to roughly 4,000 Brazilians — about one-tenth of the local population. Most of them work in nearby factories (Subaru is a big one). But some of them are working to make life a little more comfortable for their compatriots, by running restaurants and shops that sell Brazilian food. Alighting at Nishi-Koizumi Station, I was there for the food.

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