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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Aug 7, 2013
Can Amazon's Bezos save the newspaper business?
Amazon.com founder Jeffrey Bezos' purchase of The Washington Post promises not just an ownership change for the 135-year-old institution but a potential transformation of the fusty mechanics of the newspaper business.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Aug 6, 2013
Grahams shepherded Post through tumultuous eight decades
It began with a bankruptcy sale in 1933, when a Republican businessman and presidential confidant reinvented himself as a newspaper publisher in the nation's capital. It ended with an announcement that his descendants had sold the newspaper to an Internet wizard who lives in the Washington on the other side of the country.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Aug 5, 2013
Ailing vets point to Vietnam-era transport planes
Nearly three dozen rugged C-123 transport planes formed the backbone of the U.S. military's campaign to spray Agent Orange over jungles hiding enemy soldiers during the Vietnam War. And many of the troops who served in the conflict have been compensated for diseases associated with their exposure to the toxic defoliant.
ASIA PACIFIC / Society / FOCUS
Jul 31, 2013
China grapples with understanding spate of random violence
A spate of deadly knife attacks and other apparently random acts of violence in the past few days has rattled the Chinese government.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Jul 29, 2013
Egypt insurgency takes root in Sinai
More than three weeks after the military coup that ousted Egypt's first democratically elected — and Islamist — president from power, the roots of a violent insurgency are burrowing fast into the sands of the Sinai Peninsula.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 26, 2013
Japan's entry seen giving TPP talks weight, dynamics
Japan's entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade negotiations has significantly boosted the economic scale of the envisioned pact, but it has also brought new complexity to the multilateral talks that have been strongly influenced by the world's leading economy, the United States.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society / FOCUS
Jul 22, 2013
Pope Francis starts first trip abroad on wave of hope
On the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, the Rev. Stefano Nastasi threw the ecclesiastic equivalent of a Hail Mary pass.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Jul 22, 2013
Pentagon shifts drone army to new hot spots worldwide
The steel-gray U.S. Air Force Predator drone plunged from the sky, shattering on mountainous terrain near the Iraq-Turkey border. For Kurdish guerrillas hiding nearby, it was an unexpected gift from the propaganda gods.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 22, 2013
Restructuring wizard sets sights on Detroit
The man who has become the face of Detroit's historic bankruptcy planned to spend his weekend at home in Chevy Chase, Maryland, corralling the ferns that are overgrowing their planters and threatening his garden. Or maybe taking his two young children to the pool.
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jul 22, 2013
Pyongyang's ties to Havana deep, ship bust shows
When law enforcement agents boarded a rusty, aging North Korean freighter making a rare journey down the Panama Canal last week, they had been tipped off that they would find narcotics, Panamanian officials said.
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jul 21, 2013
Indians fight to exercise new rights
Three years ago, a group of parents in a remote tribal hamlet in India handed local officials a petition demanding a new school. Their children had to walk nearly 3 km through farmland, forest and creeks to reach the closest public school, although, they argued, the country's new Right to Education law entitled them to something closer.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 20, 2013
Detroit renews urban policy debate
A national urban policy would not have saved Detroit, but the city's bankruptcy filing Thursday was a vivid reminder of how the problems of America's cities have long ceased to be a focal point of the political debate in presidential campaigns or on Capitol Hill.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 19, 2013
Does U.S. agency's new office represent the workplace of the future?
The U.S. agency that manages nearly 35 million sq. meters of federal office space is moving back to its newly renovated headquarters in central Washington, where its employees are finding that their personal real estate footprint has been radically altered.
WORLD / FOCUS
Jul 18, 2013
Germans direct NSA ire at Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel grew up in a society where the government kept a Big Brother eye on its citizens. Now, critics say, she has assented to similar practices — this time coming from the U.S., not East Germany's fearsome secret police.
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Jul 15, 2013
Internet industry is wary of plan to expand domains
A plan to dramatically expand the number of possible Web addresses could cause widespread disruption to Internet operations, some industry officials say.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Jul 15, 2013
Zimmerman verdict unlikely to end Martin saga
It's over. But it's not really done.
WORLD / FOCUS
Jul 14, 2013
Media outlets rethink news embargo ethics
It's said that the news never stops. But often, its timing is stage-managed.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 14, 2013
Manila keeps eye on Beijing in South China Sea
The Philippines is keeping vigilant in light of China's "clear intent" to beef up its military presence in the South China Sea, particularly in a shoal located inside the Philippines' 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone, according to classified Philippine government papers seen by Kyodo News.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jul 10, 2013
Did Korean culture contribute to Asiana crash in San Francisco?
A comment Monday by the head of the National Transportation Safety Board sounded reasonable to the average ear, but for aviation crash experts there was an immediate connection to a remarkable 1999 crash of a Boeing 747 just after takeoff from London.
WORLD / FOCUS
Jul 10, 2013
Quebec train disaster sparks rail vs. pipeline debate
The railroad put the small lakeside town of Lac-Megantic on the map. And over the weekend, the railroad wiped part of the town off the map.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on