Nov 25, 2011

Today's top news: SOFA change to see U.S. base civilian tried

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
SOFA change to see U.S. base civilian tried
Okinawa prosecutors indict a civilian employee of the U.S. Air Force over a fatal vehicle collision in January in what is believed to be the first attempt to make use of a new bilateral agreement that conditionally gives Japan more jurisdiction over crimes involving nonmilitary personnel at U.S. bases.
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Giants ex-GM Kiyotake tells his side of the story
Former Yomiuri Giants General Manager Hidetoshi Kiyotake says he is ready to take legal action against the Yomiuri Shimbun group for "illegally" and "unjustly" firing him last week after he publicly criticized group Chairman Tsuneo Watanabe for meddling in the team's hiring affairs.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111126a2.html

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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Woodford: Board must be purged
Rehabilitating disgraced Olympus Corp. should begin with the ouster of many of its current board members, former President Michael C. Woodford says in Tokyo.
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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Dog honored for keeping man, girl warm in wrecked car
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111126a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fujimura says 'stable' system of Imperial succession needed
MASAMI ITO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111126a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Watanabe instrumental in forging cozy political-news media relationship
MINORU MATSUTANI and MASAMI ITO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111126a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fire hits Yokohama thermal plant
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111126a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Stress tests to start for nuke storage, reprocessing sites
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111126a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Mom to drop Kobe appeal in U.S. custody battle
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111126a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Kansai lobby eyes fund for disaster-hit firms
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111126a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tohoku repair agency to debut before March 11
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111126b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Sexes set record in dating disinterest
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111126b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Lee to visit for Noda parley in December
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111126b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Kamei eyes new party to check Noda
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111126b4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Yairi using tsunami pine for guitars
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111126cc.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
No-go zone a wasteland frozen in time
CHICO HARLAN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111126f1.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Pension payments to follow deflation for second year
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111126a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Premium revenues up at five of top nine life insurers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111126a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Intervention not needed now: Azumi
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111126a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Japan eyes wheat binge as glut undercuts corn price
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111126n1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Consumer prices fall for first time since June
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111126n2.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Preventing recidivism
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Diet must get down to business
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20111126a2.html

[OPINION]
America needs Wall Street, with proper regulation
JEFF MADRICK
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20111126a1.html

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FEATURES
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[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Row, pedal or paddle, Briton bent on circling her way back to London
GIANNI SIMONE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111126a1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Tohoku kids to get Irish cheer
MAMI MARUKO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111126a2.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Keeping abreast of the bra trends in Japan
AMY CHAVEZ
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20111126cz.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Bat maker supports ban
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111126a1.html

[BASEBALL]
BayStar Murata declares free agency
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111126j1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Defense lifts Ravens past 49ers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20111126a1.html

[GOLF]
Playing partners hit holes-in-one
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20111126a1.html

[OLYMPICS]
Rogge lauds Sochi preparations
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/so20111126a1.html

[SPORTS]
Tendulkar misses 100th century
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111126a1.html

[SPORTS]
Poland volleyball squad tops Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111126a2.html

[SPORTS]
Villas-Boas walking tightrope
CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111126cd.html

[RUGBY]
England rugby chief Andrew 'absolutely shattered' by leaks
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sr20111126a1.html

[SUMO]
Yokozuna Hakuho wins Emperor's Cup
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20111126b1.html

[TENNIS]
Tsonga beats listless Nadal to reach London semifinals
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20111126a1.html


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