Nov 19, 2011

Today's top news: Apparent twister kills three on remote isle

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Apparent twister kills three on remote isle
Three people are killed on a remote southern island by an apparent tornado that destroyed a house in the town of Tokunoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111120a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
23 prefectures reluctant to help Tohoku dispose of disaster debris
More than half of the prefectures polled by the Environment Ministry do not plan to accept quake and tsunami debris from disaster-stricken Tohoku.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111120a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Taiwan plane brings tourists back to Fukushima
A TransAsia Airways chartered flight with 180 tourists onboard lands at Fukushima airport, the first international flight to arrive since March 11, giving the region's badly-hit tourism industry a much needed lift.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111120a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Article 9 group calls for end to nuclear power
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111120a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
From the sky, tsunami areas cleaner but barren
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111120a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
DPJ may exclude foreign members from voting for party chief
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111120a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Dave Spector gets NPA hotline thanks
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111120a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
'K' group wins supercomputer prize
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111120a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
KANSAI: Who & What
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111120k1.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Teachers leaving jobs
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20111120a1.html

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FEATURES
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[BOOKS]
'1Q84': What I write about when I write about writing
STEVE FINBOW
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fb20111120a1.html

[BOOKS]
Beauty and purpose in design
STEPHEN MANSFIELD
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fb20111120a2.html

[MEDIA]
Nico Nico Douga, Warner launch video on demand service
KAZUAKI NAGATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fd20111120a1.html

[MEDIA]
Is Aum's guru finally headed for the gallows?
MARK SCHREIBER
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fd20111120bj.html

[MEDIA]
Factories floundering in Thailand; textile master Junichi Arai; CM of the week: Epson
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fd20111120cs.html

[MEDIA]
The B-class-food boom reveals true Japanese cuisine
PHILIP BRASOR
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fd20111120pb.html

[ENVIRONMENT]
Sarobetsu's a stopover to count on for wonders
MARK BRAZIL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fe20111120mb.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Train-shame death, anti-Comintern pact signed, Tokyo "paralyzed," Japan and U.S. to halt yen rise against dollar
EDAN CORKILL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111120ec.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
A lost gem found confirms who was the father of Japanese filmmaking
ROGER PULVERS
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111120rp.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Smiles return to Tohoku as the circus comes to town
ERIKO ARITA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111120x1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Paradoxes pervade gender issues' public face in Japan
JACKIE HOFFART
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111120x2.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
French researchers seek raison d'etre of <I>hikikomori</I>
TOMOKO OTAKE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111120x3.html

[TRAVEL]
Memories of Mount Takao
SKYE HOHMANN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fv20111120a1.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Red Sox eye Valentine
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111120a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Dragons edge Hawks; series tied 3-3
JASON COSKREY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111120j1.html

[BASEBALL]
BayStars continue burgeoning baseball tradition in Yokohama
WAYNE GRACZYK
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111120wg.html

[SOCCER]
Honda returns in defeat for CSKA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20111120a1.html

[SOCCER]
MLS chief lauds Beckham's impact
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20111120a2.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Packers' Nelson shatters stereotypes about white receivers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20111120a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Paterno has lung cancer, son says
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20111120a2.html

[GOLF]
U.S. in control Down Under
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20111120a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Enroth makes good as Sabres beat 'Canes
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20111120a1.html

[J.LEAGUE SOCCER]
Grampus climb into first place after dramatic triumph
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sj20111120a1.html

[J.LEAGUE SOCCER]
FC Tokyo headed back to top flight
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sj20111120a2.html

[BASKETBALL]
Ex-UCLA, NBA star Hazzard dies
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20111120a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Lowly Five Arrows fall to 0-11
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20111120b1.html

[SPORTS]
Steyn hits back for South Africa
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111120a1.html

[SPORTS]
Murakami fourth after short program at Trophee Bompard
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111120f1.html

[SUMO]
Hakuho, Kotoshogiku still atop leaderboard
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20111120b1.html

[TENNIS]
Federer sets sights on another record in London
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20111120a1.html


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