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Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Mar 1, 2014
Yanukovych son's biz empire probed
On a street in ousted President Viktor Yanukovych's political stronghold, Donetsk, stands the imposing headquarters of the Mako Group, a Ukrainian conglomerate spanning banking to construction.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2014
Remarks on Asada misconstrued, Mori says
Former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori said Friday his remarks about figure skater Mao Asada, who placed a disappointing sixth in the women's singles competition at the Sochi Games, were taken out of context.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2014
NHK chief 'asked senior management to quit' on first day in office
NHK President Katsuto Momii asked members of the public broadcaster's executive board to give him their letters of resignation on his first day in the position last month — an apparent show of authority in personnel appointments — NHK sources said Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 9, 2014
Sex and single-mindedness: The Wendy Deng story
When Rupert Murdoch sat before a British House of Commons select committee in July 2011, Wendi Deng appeared the very picture of a supportive spouse. Dressed in a pink Chanel jacket and black pencil skirt, she poured the then 80-year-old's water for him, lovingly stroked his back and quietly reminded...
JAPAN
Jan 21, 2014
JR Hokkaido punishes 75 employees over track data falsification
Hokkaido Railway Co. on Tuesday announced punitive measures for 75 employees over the failure to fix track defects and falsification of track maintenance data.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 21, 2014
Korean credit card firms under fire as 20M user details are swiped
South Korea's biggest theft of personal information on credit card holders prompted dozens of top executives at financial firms, including KB Financial Group Inc., to offer their resignations this week as a regulatory probe widened.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 13, 2014
Once veiled, French affairs feed tabloids
On Friday morning, I woke up as my usual French self. Then, from under the duvet, I reached for my smartphone and learned from Twitter that the French edition of Closer magazine had published pictures purportedly revealing an affair between President Francois Hollande and actress Julie Gayet. There had...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 5, 2014
Museum refuses to bat an eyelash with controversial new acquisitions
The Victoria and Albert Museum has tossed a grenade into the debate on the ethics of cheap fashion with two controversial acquisitions. The museum wants to add a pair of Katy Perry false eyelashes to its collection, along with some jeans sold by cut-rate clothing retailer, Primark, and made in the Rana...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Dec 22, 2013
Champion of women's rights reportedly underpaid nanny
A week after the arrest and strip-search of an Indian diplomat in New York caused a international firestorm, new details are emerging about the woman at the center of the controversy, a seemingly contradictory figure who advocated for women's rights in public but is accused of underpaying and overworking...
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 22, 2013
Danish PM's 'selfie' snapshot of her credibility crisis
When Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt took a "selfie" on her smartphone on Dec. 14 — like millions of people do every day — she doubtless had little idea of the commotion that would ensue. In the photograph, taken at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the most admired political...
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 22, 2013
Ghana's electronic graveyard gives, takes
The orange flesh of a papaya is like an oval gash in the landscape at Agbogbloshie, Ghana's vast dumping site for electronic waste, where everything is smeared and stained with mucky hues of brown and sooty black.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Dec 19, 2013
Strip search puts strain on India-U.S. ties
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his regret to India over the arrest and strip search of a consular official in New York as he sought to calm a row over the incident Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 7, 2013
Ozawa top fund raiser in 2012
Ichiro Ozawa of the minor opposition force Seikatsu no To (People's Life Party) raised more political funds than any other Diet member in 2012, reclaiming the top spot.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Dec 1, 2013
Farrow courts controversy with paternity musings
For a while, Mia Farrow was a genuine housewife. In a life of bright lights and dark, dark shadows, this must surely count as one of the most unusual periods of them all: a moment of apparent stability and respectability in the late 70s and early 80s. During this time, she picked up her twin sons Matthew...
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 1, 2013
Azerbaijan's elite wooing British lawmakers
It operates from an exclusive Mayfair address and throws lavish parties for politicians of all parties. Ostensibly an independent trade body, The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) regularly takes members of Parliament, members of the European Parliament and British government officials on trips to the...
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 14, 2013
Secret Service alleged abuse is investigated
A call from a hotel reporting that a Secret Service agent was trying to force his way into a woman's room has set in motion an internal investigation and sent tremors through an agency that is still trying to restore its elite reputation.
WORLD
Nov 13, 2013
New fraud probe nets U.S. Navy officials
Federal authorities are investigating three senior navy intelligence officials as part of a probe into an alleged contracting scheme that charged the military $1.6 million for homemade firearms silencers that cost only $8,000 to make, court records show.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 20, 2013
U.S. Navy rocked by bribery scandal
The U.S. Navy is rocked by a bribery scandal reaching high into the officer corps over prostitutes, cash and other kickbacks in return for insider information.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Oct 19, 2013
U.S. helped asylum-seeker Wang tell Beijing about Bo in 2012: Clinton
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has disclosed new information about the United States' role in a major 2012 diplomatic incident in which a Chinese official sought asylum at a U.S. consulate but was turned away. The incident — which helped trigger the downfall of prominent Communist...
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 13, 2013
Medal of Honor seen as vindication for war hero
Four years after he survived a brutal firefight in a remote Afghanistan valley that claimed the lives of five Americans, retired U.S. Army Capt. William Swenson will be hailed as a hero at the White House on Tuesday.

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