Nov 22, 2011

Today's top news: Daio ex-chief admits breach

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Daio ex-chief admits breach
Prosecutors arrest former Daio Paper Chairman Mototaka Ikawa in connection with his massive borrowings from group companies, alleging he caused \3.2 billion in damages to the firms.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111123a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Woodford: In-house probe lacks credibility
The dismissed former Olympus president, Michael C. Woodford, criticizes a third-party panel for denying reports of organized crime's involvement so soon into its investigation.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111123a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Furukawa ends 5½-month ISS stay
A Soyuz space capsule carries three astronauts, including Satoshi Furukawa from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, back to Earth after they completed a 5½-month mission aboard the International Space Station.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111123a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
U.S. plea deal: woman to hand over daughter
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111123a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Death sentence stands in Mabuchi Motor slayings
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111123a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fourth extra budget eyed for relief work: Azumi
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111123a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Disaster zone kids to take to pitch at Wembley
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111123a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Sky Tree takes opening reservations
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111123a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Popularity contest afoot between local mascots
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111123a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Saga nuke scandal takes new turn
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111123b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Mito museum hosts Ultraman show
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111123b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Noda weighs public's nuclear fears, firms' export ambitions
CHICO HARLAN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111123f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Yamagata's cherry pit pillows said therapeutic
MINORU MATSUTANI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111123f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Malaysia rethinks gallows; woman has hope
VIVIAN HO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111123f3.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Suzuki may get MMC electric van
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111123a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Asahi Shimbun logs \2 billion loss
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111123a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Toyota Auto Body to be subsidiary
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111123a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Supermarket sales off third month
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111123a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Domestic flat-screen TVs slide 74%
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111123a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Azumi invites individuals to buy 0.18% quake bonds
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111123n1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Exodus of Japanese executives from UBS continues
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111123n2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Mizuho, Mitsubishi UFJ to finance $1.6 billion Oman power plant project
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111123n3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Gree, KDDI sue archrival DeNA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111123n4.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Disturbing Iressa ruling
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20111123a1.html

[OPINION]
The occupiers are gone, but the suites remain
HAROLD MEYERSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20111123a1.html

[OPINION]
Chilling U.S.-China relations
KEVIN RAFFERTY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20111123a2.html

[OPINION]
Time to stop worshipping stirrers of stone soup
ESTHER DYSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20111123a3.html

[OPINION]
There's no leadership from America's 'leader'
ROBERT J. SAMUELSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20111123rs.html

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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion.html


FEATURES
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[COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY NEWS]
Ultrabook goes Zen; camera sees double
RICK MARTIN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nc20111123ga.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Verlander AL's MVP
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111123a1.html

[BASEBALL]
BoSox, Valentine meet
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111123a2.html

[BASEBALL]
Hawks overcame obstacles to win title
KAZ NAGATSUKA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111123j1.html

[BASEBALL]
Title-winning Akiyama nabs Matsutaro Shoriki Award
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111123j2.html

[SOCCER]
Timing continues to diminish major AFC award
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20111123a1.html

[SOCCER]
Adebayor leads Spurs past Aston Villa
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20111123a2.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Brady, Gronkowski hook up for two TDs as Patriots rout Chiefs
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20111123a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Crosby makes sterling return in Penguins' win
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20111123a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
B-Corsairs roll past Brave Warriors
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20111123b1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Coach K's winning formula is a lesson for all sports teams
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20111123b2.html

[SPORTS]
Cuba spikers prevail over Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111123a1.html

[SPORTS]
Arthur named Australia cricket coach
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111123a2.html

[SUMO]
Hakuho stands alone atop the leaderboard
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20111123b1.html


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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports.html
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