Nov 23, 2011

Today's top news: Woodford here to aid in probe of Olympus

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Woodford here to aid in probe of Olympus
Former Olympus Corp. CEO and President Michael Woodford arrives in Japan to meet with investigative authorities probing the firm's admitted coverup of investment losses.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111124a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Corporate law change eyed for investor suits
An advisory panel to the justice minister will recommend changes in the corporate law to enable shareholders to sue board members at subsidiaries and to strengthen the independence of external board members, according to draft amendments obtained by Kyodo News.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111124a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Crisis dialogue plan eyed over Senkaku rows
Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba asks Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to agree to create a "crisis management mechanism" that would deal with maritime incidents in the East China Sea and help prevent disputes.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111124a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Two killed in fishing boat fire
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111124a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
'Rakugo' upstart Tatekawa dies
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111124a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
U.N. group wants to learn from 3/11 response
MAYA KANEKO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111124f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
K-pop's fanatical followers turn to promising new faces here in Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111124f2.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Camry awaits vital Consumer Reports review
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111124a1.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Aum crimes remain misted
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20111124a1.html

[OPINION]
Lack of leadership hobbles Egypt's revolution
OMAR ASHOUR
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20111124a1.html

[OPINION]
Mounting anger is no surprise
HUGH CORTAZZI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20111124hc.html

[OPINION]
U.S. lays out its Asia-Pacific plans
MICHAEL RICHARDSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20111124mr.html

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FEATURES
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[ART]
Dressed to impress Tokyo's art crowd
DANIELLE DEMETRIOU
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20111124a1.html

[ART]
The rivaling schools of classic Japanese art
JEFF HAMMOND
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20111124a2.html

[MUSIC]
Beatmakers just wanna have fun
MARIKO LOCHRIDGE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20111124a1.html

[MUSIC]
Late-night dancing should not be a crime in Japan
IAN MARTIN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20111124im.html

[MUSIC]
Blackwoods
DAISUKE KIKUCHI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20111124l1.html

[MUSIC]
Ruins Alone "Ruins Alone"
SHAWN DESPRES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20111124l2.html

[THEATER]
Seigo Hatasawa is no ordinary school teacher
NOBUKO TANAKA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ft20111124a1.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Brewers' Braun beats out Dodgers' Kemp for NL MVP award
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111124a1.html

[BASEBALL]
MLB players, owners sign new labor agreement
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111124a2.html

[BASEBALL]
Intruder hits White Sox GM's house
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111124a3.html

[SOCCER]
Manchester clubs hit setbacks in Champions League
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20111124a1.html

[SOCCER]
Blatter plans goodwill visit to Sendai
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20111124a2.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Broncos cut backup quarterback Orton
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20111124a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Harbaughs ready to battle
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20111124a2.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Leafs rock Lightning with seven-goal blitz
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20111124a1.html

[J.LEAGUE SOCCER]
Nishino to leave Gamba after season
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sj20111124a1.html

[J.LEAGUE SOCCER]
Weekend fightback gives Reysol one hand on league title
ANDREW MCKIRDY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sj20111124n1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Hunter expects court to mediate
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20111124a1.html

[SPORTS]
Pingpong diplomacy comes to Qatar
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111124a1.html

[SPORTS]
Cyclist Longo cleared of doping
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111124a2.html

[RUGBY]
Henry snubs England for season off
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sr20111124a1.html

[RUGBY]
Samoa manager fined 100 pigs
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sr20111124a2.html

[SUMO]
Hakuho edges nemesis Kisenosato on 11th day
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20111124b1.html

[TENNIS]
Federer routs Nadal
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20111124a1.html


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