Nov 18, 2011

Today's top news: Olympus trio face weekend interrogation

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Olympus trio face weekend interrogation
Tokyo prosecutors plan to quiz three executives of Olympus Corp. on a voluntary basis possibly this weekend about their involvement in covering up investment losses, sources say.
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Aum killer Nakagawa's death penalty finalized
The Supreme Court upholds the death penalty for key Aum Shinrikyo figure Tomomasa Nakagawa for his role in the cult's two deadly nerve gas attacks and other heinous crimes.
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Kano hints rethink in testing rice for cesium
The ban on shipping rice from a district in the city of Fukushima due to high levels of radioactive cesium shows the need to amend the two-phase test currently performed to check the grain for radiation, farm minister Michihiko Kano indicates.
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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
\2 trillion pledged for integration of ASEAN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111119a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Emperor has bronchial pneumonia
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111119a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Scandal keeps Genkai reactors idle
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111119a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Cold shutdown appears on schedule
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111119a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Myanmar back on ODA radar
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111119a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Crown Prince says bye to king, queen
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111119a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
60% of next year's college graduates secure jobs
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111119a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Obama warns Senate on Guam funding cuts
ERIC JOHNSTON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111119b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
'05 Pyongyang data Yokota-linked
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111119b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Giants ax Kiyotake after vocal Watanabe slight
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111119b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Ex-Daio boss Ikawa set to be grilled
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111119b4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fallen soldiers' kin visit Saipan to meet U.S. vet
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111119cc.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
TPP commitment hinged to interests
ALEX MARTIN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111119f1.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Azumi concerned by rise in Italian, Spanish yields
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111119a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Exec petitions for Woodford return
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111119a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Toyota fetes start of new Mississippi plant
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111119a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Solar power plant rules to be eased in clean energy drive
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111119a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Tax pacts track down \85 billion
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111119a6.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Resona to up female chiefs
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111119n1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
VW blocks Suzuki bid to end ties
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111119n2.html


OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Storing radioactive waste
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20111119a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Diet action for reconstruction
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20111119a2.html

[OPINION]
Fear drives Arab League to act
GWYNNE DYER
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20111119gd.html

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FEATURES
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[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Okinawa shutterbug captures varied reactions to Hinomaru
JON MITCHELL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111119a1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
When are we going to eat <I>udon</I>?
AMY CHAVEZ
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111119cz.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
The poetry of pet peeves
THOMAS DILLON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111119td.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Kershaw wins Cy Young
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111119a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Hawks look to Wada to close out Japan Series at home
JASON COSKREY and KAZ NAGATSUKA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111119j1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Tebow comes up big when it matters to lead Broncos past Jets
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20111119a1.html

[GOLF]
U.S. maintains Presidents lead
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20111119a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Flyers edge past Coyotes
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20111119a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Jets snap losing streak by holding off 89ers at home
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20111119b1.html

[SPORTS]
Japan women miss automatic Olympic berth
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111119a1.html

[SPORTS]
Blatter's remark on racism utterly unacceptable
CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111119cd.html

[SUMO]
Kotoshogiku, Hakuho tied for lead in Kyushu
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20111119b1.html


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