Dec 15, 2011

Today's top news: IAEA not told of enriched nuclear waste

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__________ Friday, December 16, 2011 ________________


TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
IAEA not told of enriched nuclear waste
Japan failed to tell the International Atomic Energy Agency about surprise amounts of enriched plutonium and uranium it found in nuclear waste over the past year.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216a1.html

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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Olympus may seek tieups to heal capital
The president of Olympus lists business partnerships as an option for shoring up its tattered balance sheet, but ousted President Michael C. Woodford dismisses the option.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111216a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
O-157 discovery may spur ban on raw beef liver
E. coli bacteria is detected in raw beef liver for the first time, raising the likelihood such fare may soon be banned from the dining table.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216a2.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Newborn's positive drug test leads to mom's arrest
MINORU MATSUTANI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Futenma base relocation has little hope left
ERIC JOHNSTON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Censured pair face exit in expected minor Cabinet reshuffle in January
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Prosecutor stands by interrogation of Ozawa ex-aide
SETSUKO KAMIYA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Chef wins cookoff with Venetian fare
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Seismologists set off dynamite to probe volcano
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Baby survives 10-story fall; dad held
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
'Comfort women' on Lee-Noda table
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Japan, U.S. hold atomic disaster drill
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Imperial law revisited as family shrinks, Emperor ages
ALEX MARTIN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Calls grow for public debate on executions
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Escaped ostriches wandering around no-go zone
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216f3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Light displays draw tourists
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111216f4.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Business confidence battered by strong yen, Europe's crisis
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111216a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Woodford resolved to pursue proxy fight but would rather avoid one
KAZUAKI NAGATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111216a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Keep hires on until 65, ministry says
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111216a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Data theft feared at Square Enix site
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111216a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
ANA puts off 787 international debut
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111216a6.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Meiji Yasuda to buy Polish insurer
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111216a7.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Capacitor-maker Murata cancels plan to ax 3,000 temp workers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20111216n1.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Unprincipled nuclear power policy
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20111216a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Foundation for reconstruction
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20111216a2.html

[OPINION]
Foiling the threat from Iran
HUGH CORTAZZI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20111216hc.html

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FEATURES
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[ART]
"Meiji Cloisonne"
TOMOKO HORI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20111216o1.html

[ART]
"Hideo Yoshihara: A Retrospective"
TOMOKO HORI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20111216o2.html

[ART]
"Japanese Craft Techniques and Beauty"
TOMOKO HORI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20111216o3.html

[ART]
"Communication: Visualizing the Human Connection in the Age of Vermeer"
YUHEI WADA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20111216t1.html

[ART]
"Fuyuko Matsui: Becoming Friends with All the Children in the World"
YUHEI WADA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20111216t2.html

[FILMS]
'Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol'
KAORI SHOJI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ff20111216a1.html

[FILMS]
'London Boulevard'
GIOVANNI FAZIO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ff20111216a2.html

[FILMS]
'Cut'
MARK SCHILLING
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ff20111216a3.html

[FILMS]
Iran's Naderi explains why he shot 'Cut' in Japan
MARK SCHILLING
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ff20111216i1.html

[GOURMET]
Dishing up a delicious Kansai Christmas
JOHN ASHBURNE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fg20111216f1.html

[GOURMET]
Sweet memories: Tokyo's dreamiest desserts of 2011
ROBBIE SWINNERTON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fg20111216f2.html

[OF NOTE]
Cinderella tale gets K-popped
NOBUKO TANAKA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fq20111216a1.html

[OF NOTE]
Snowman fest gives families a cool time
HENRY WONG
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fq20111216a2.html

[OF NOTE]
Handsome men to host tea ceremony in the spirit of cultural exchange
MATTHEW HOLMES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fq20111216a3.html

[THEATER]
Tokyo Ballet's top principal readies a final dance
KRIS KOSAKA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ft20111216r1.html

[TRAVEL]
Christmas in Osaka for couples
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fv20111216ho.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Darvish's posting deadline passes
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111216a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Wada signs contract with Orioles
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111216a2.html

[BASEBALL]
Lions acquire pair of foreign players
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20111216j1.html

[SOCCER]
Okada set to manage Chinese side
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20111216a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Big Ben skips practice to rest ankle, questionable vs. 49ers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20111216a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
NFL announces renewal of TV deals
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20111216a2.html

[GOLF]
Jenkins gets nod from golf HOF
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20111216a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Blackhawks slip past Wild
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20111216a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Paul heading west after Clippers, Hornets agree to trade
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20111216a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Losing streak by Five Arrows nearing epic proportions
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20111216n1.html

[SPORTS]
Derby winner Strike the Gold dies
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111216a1.html

[TENNIS]
Krajicek ends bid for top ATP post
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20111216a1.html

[INTERNATIONAL SOCCER]
Barcelona crushes Al Sadd
ANDREW MCKIRDY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sw20111216a1.html


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