Nov 21, 2011

Today's top news: Failed appeal ends last Aum murder trial

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Failed appeal ends last Aum murder trial
The Supreme Court upholds death for senior Aum Shinrikyo member Seiichi Endo for enabling two sarin attacks, ending over a decade of trials on the doomsday cult.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111122a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Aum may be gone in name but guru still has following
While court proceedings for Aum figures have effectively ended, splinter groups are still showing signs of loyalty to guru Shoko Asahara.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111122a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Iraqi prime minister makes pitch for oil, infrastructure investment
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki plays down security concerns and encourages Japanese firms to invest in oil and infrastructure development in his country before their chance disappears.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111122a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Gavel now silent but Aum case not over: victims
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111122a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Daio Paper files breach of trust complaint against ex-chairman
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111122a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tax hike may deliver perks to poor
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111122a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Diet passes third stimulus package
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111122a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Last trial brings dark Aum era to end
JUN HONGO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111122i1.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Toyota reopens three Thai factories
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111122a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Former Dentsu president dies
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111122a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Ex-finance minister warns of debt crisis
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111122n1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Buffett visit seen as signal to investors to return
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111122n2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
High yen, EU debt crisis crimp exports
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111122n3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Miyao urged \10 trillion BOJ stimulus increase
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111122n4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
DoCoMo to spend on networks
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111122n5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Volkswagen to keep Suzuki stake
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111122n6.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Supporting the unemployed
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20111122a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Organization for reconstruction
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20111122a2.html

[OPINION]
Beijing girds for universal suffrage elections
FRANK CHING
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20111122fc.html

[OPINION]
Syrian uprising victimized
RAMZY BAROUD
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20111122rb.html

[OPINION]
Guess who's suddenly inviting Uncle Sam to dinner?
TOM PLATE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20111122tp.html

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


FEATURES
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[LIFE IN JAPAN]
POWs, young expats struggle to reconcile Japan of then, now
BRONWYN DUKE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111122a1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
More on carrying your <I>gaijin</I> card, and where to find Indian temples
ASHLEY THOMPSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111122at.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Universities risk getting what they pay for with English tutors
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111122hn.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Sappro: What's so great about winter in Hokkaido?
CHRIS CHAN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111122vf.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
MacArthur, identity theory and Japan's lingering <I>eigo</I> woes
NICOLAS GATTIG
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111122zg.html

[LIFE & STYLE]
Small surprises and understated brilliance
JEAN SNOW
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fs20111122a2.html

[LIFE & STYLE]
Rock star starts a new 'circle of life' with Yoyogi Village
ROBERT MICHAEL POOLE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fs20111122a3.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Mariners' Halman killed
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111122a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Tokai pitcher Sugano rejects Fighters' offer to join club
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111122j1.html

[SOCCER]
Beckham finally captures MLS title as Galaxy beat Dynamo
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20111122a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Rodgers, Packers still perfect
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20111122a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Marleau's hat trick sinks Avalanche
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20111122a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
NBA All-Stars plan exhibition tour
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20111122a1.html

[SPORTS]
Argentina outplays Japan spikers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111122a1.html

[SUMO]
Kotoshogiku impresses in victory over Kitataiki
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20111122b1.html

[TENNIS]
Nadal, Federer open with three-set wins
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20111122a1.html


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