Mar 27, 2012

Today's top news: Hon Hai firms to acquire top Sharp stake

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Hon Hai firms to acquire top Sharp stake
Sharp will sell its new shares to Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry and its three group firms to help boost profitability in the fierce global display rivalry, making the Taiwanese group collectively the largest Sharp shareholder with a stake of about 10 percent.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120328a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
AIJ head's Diet apology skips how cash vanished
The president of scandal-hit AIJ Investment, Kazuhiko Asakawa, admits in the Diet that he had covered losses in corporate pension funds and promised false returns to lure clients.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Noda draws on Fukushima lesson
Japan will boost measures to fight nuclear terrorism by drawing on the lessons learned from the Fukushima crisis, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announces at the global nuclear summit in Seoul.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328a2.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tepco to delay rate hike by a year for some customers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Cabinet firm: Friday OK for tax hike bill
MASAMI ITO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Diet poised to pass stopgap budget
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Cultist who hid Aum fugitive gets 14 months
SETSUKO KAMIYA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tanaka ratchets up SDF missile shield standby
NATSUKO FUKUE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Kansai politicians want new safety regime before Oi reactor restart
ERIC JOHNSTON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
It's confirmed -- pandas at Ueno Zoo have mated
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
SDF rapped for monitoring activists
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Biometric immigration tests urged
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Otsuka wins Pen/Faulkner prize
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
No. 2 reactor's interior radiation jumps to as high as 72.9 sieverts per hour
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328b4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Ryuichi Sakamoto planning antinuclear music festival for July
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328b5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Magnitude 6.4 quake rocks Iwate, Miyagi
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328b6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Japanese-Americans continue to grapple with mixed legacy
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Woman has been providing prosthetics in Rwanda since 1996
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Neko to run for Cambodia in games
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120328f3.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Shareholders to tell Tepco to build thermal plant
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120328a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
TSE to end TOKYO AIM joint venture with London Stock Exchange
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120328a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
NEC union agrees to 4% wage cut
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120328a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Narita added to Sri Lanka open skies
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120328a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Smartphone shipments to rise 55%
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120328a6.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Sega bags all Phoenix Resort shares
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120328a7.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
MHI gets Finland reactor study deal
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120328a8.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Panasonic to hike machinery output
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120328a9.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Analysts: 'Tankan' rebound to cap stimulus
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120328n1.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Rein in investment advising firms
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120328a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Challenges for electronics makers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120328a2.html

[OPINION]
Choosing sides once again in Europe
HAROLD MEYERSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120328a1.html

[OPINION]
Brace for the mass customization revolution
SANJEEV SANYAL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120328a2.html

[OPINION]
The symmetry of slaughter
GWYNNE DYER
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120328gd.html

[OPINION]
The inexorable march of creative destruction
GEORGE WILL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120328gw.html

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FEATURES
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[COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY NEWS]
Japan gets new Android gadgets
RICK MARTIN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nc20120328ga.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Mariners include Kawasaki on roster for opener
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120328a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Iwakuma struggles in loss to Giants
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120328a2.html

[SOCCER]
Rooney fires Man United past Fulham, into PL lead
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120328a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Parcells denies link to Saints
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120328a1.html

[GOLF]
Golf legend Palmer out of hospital
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120328a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Red Wings blast Blue Jackets, clinch 21st straight playoff berth
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120328a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Knicks win with Lin, Stoudemire out
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120328a1.html

[SPORTS]
Trainer Baffert suffers heart attack
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120328a1.html

[SPORTS]
Japan cruises at table tennis worlds
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120328a2.html

[SPORTS]
Durant, Love friends from way back
PETER VECSEY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120328pv.html


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