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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 15, 2015
Japan lobbied for Taiwan to keep U.N. seat in 1971: declassified documents
The central government lobbied in support of Taiwan's bid to keep its seat at the United Nations ahead of the 1971 General Assembly, at which China became a member, according to Japanese diplomatic documents declassified on Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 15, 2015
U.S. stored chemical arms in Okinawa to deter N. Korea: documents
The U.S. government told Japan in 1970 it was storing chemical arms in Okinawa out of the belief that North Korea possessed similar weapons, according to declassified Japanese diplomatic documents released Thursday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 15, 2015
U.S. pressed Sato to soften 1965 Okinawa speech, praise troops' role
Japan lobbied for Taiwan to keep its United Nations seat before the 1971 session in which China became a member, declassified documents show.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Sep 8, 2014
Hokkaido woman chases wacky world records to promote region
Ayako Maura is collecting world records, not of an athletic kind but of a quirky sort, in an attempt to inject pizzazz into her area.
WORLD
Aug 28, 2014
Shaun the sheep, when shorn, may turn out to be world's woolliest
Two Australian farmers may have found the world's woolliest sheep, whose estimated 25-kg (55-pound) coat, if confirmed, could shatter the world record, currently held by New Zealand.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 20, 2014
Japanese recognized as world's oldest man by Guinness World Records
A 111-year-old Japanese was recognized as the world's oldest man by Guinness World Records on Wednesday, following the death in June of a Polish-born New Yorker.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Aug 12, 2014
Review: File-Under Records 12th Anniversary Party at Huck Finn
Mere seconds after Melt-Banana started into its set, I get kicked in the face and am left with a busted nose. Still, I enjoyed the show.
WORLD
Jul 29, 2014
U.S. senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection
A new Senate proposal to curb the government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as too weak.
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2014
Japan sought Taiwan's silence on Senkakus when U.N. seat row flared in '71
Japan told Taiwan to pipe down on its claims to the Senkaku Islands in exchange for support on keeping its U.N. seat in 1971, declassified documents show.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 24, 2014
Foreign Ministry concluded Emperor did not need passport for first overseas trip in '71
Diplomatic records declassified on Thursday indicate that the Foreign Ministry concluded in 1971 that no passport would be needed for the Emperor should he decide to go abroad.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 23, 2014
Heat wave sweeps Japan; many areas log hottest day of summer
Temperatures soared across the country on Wednesday with highs for this summer recorded in many areas, the weather agency said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 18, 2014
Photographer sets record by flying with 156 airlines
Charlie Furusho, a Japanese aviation photographer, has been recognized by Guinness World Records for taking flights operated by 156 different airlines.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 18, 2014
Britain's richest wealthier than ever, study finds
Britain's wealthiest people are richer than they have ever been, with a combined fortune of £518.9 billion ($874 billion) — equivalent to a third of the nation's gross domestic product, according to an annual study.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 10, 2014
New York City man named world's oldest at 111
The world's oldest living man is a 111-year-old scholar of the occult who calls New York City his home.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 9, 2014
Who's your daddy? Argentine beast crowned 'Godzilla' of dinosaurs
Scientists have unveiled estimates of body weight for an astounding 426 dinosaur species using a formula based on the thickness of their leg bones, crowning the long-necked Argentinosaurus as the all-time heavyweight champ.
CULTURE / Music / STRANGE BOUTIQUE
Apr 29, 2014
Music curators deserve credit for keeping local scenes alive
The term "cultural curator" is one that tends to provoke reactions ranging from sneers to rage. It really is a horrible term in some ways, with problematic embedded associations.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 27, 2014
How low can you go? Cuvier's beaked whale the champ of deep-sea diving
If there were a gold medal for cetacean diving, it undoubtedly would go to the Cuvier's beaked whale. Scientists said Wednesday they have tracked these medium-size whales off the coast of California using satellite-linked tags as the creatures dove down nearly 3 km (1.9 miles) and spent two hours and...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 18, 2014
Geskia, Cuushe team up on impressive Neon Cloud side project
Neon Cloud was a mysterious entity when it first surfaced a little more than two years ago, but with the release of its second EP some of that mystery is starting to clear.
EDITORIALS
Feb 3, 2014
Continue pension investigation
It is inexcusable that the government plans to wrap up the seven-year effort to identify as many as 51 million records of pension premium payments when more than 20 million pension records are still unidentified.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Nov 23, 2013
Eagles ace Tanaka recognized by Guinness World Records
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles right-hander Masahiro Tanaka received a certificate of recognition Saturday by Guinness World Records for his record-breaking season.

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