Jan 20, 2012

Today's top news: Olympus survives TSE delisting, for now

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Olympus survives TSE delisting, for now
Olympus Corp. will remain listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, clearing one of the hurdles for the camera and medical equipment maker's revival from accounting fraud.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120121a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Amagasaki crash acquittal may stand
Prosecutors will probably not appeal last week's acquittal of a former president of West Japan Railway Co. tried on charges of professional negligence in connection with a 2005 train derailment that killed 107 people and injured 562.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
New defense chief says he won't take Futenma shortcut
New Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka says he doesn't intend to draft a special bill to bypass the Okinawa governor's authority and start building a contentious new facility for the U.S. Futenma base.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121a2.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Todai aims for fall start in five years
MIZUHO AOKI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
High-level talks on base relocation with U.S. officials planned for February
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Woman, father held for dumping, burning body of 1-year-old baby
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
North sailor's remains handed over
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Edano: Tainted cement on Tepco tab
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Aum's Hirata charged with kidnapping, confinement
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Japan urged to both engage with, hedge on China
JUN HONGO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Writer Higashino in Edgar running
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Cherry blossoms to stick to script
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
3/11 memorial to be held in Tokyo
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Battered headless male body found
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121b4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Noda not on Obama's buddy list in Time magazine
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121b5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Three prefectures' trash flowing down to isle
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121cc.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Sales tax shouldn't be the priority: Takenaka
KAZUAKI NAGATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Lay judges present ideas to make system better
SETSUKO KAMIYA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tottori, Kochi seek fresh talent to nurture local manga industry
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120121f3.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Tepco may be run by outside directors
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120121a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Kansai Electric facing heavy loss
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120121a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Department store sales dip 2% in 15-year streak
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120121a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Yonekura: double the sales tax
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120121a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Japan asks Washington to grant waiver on latest Iran oil sanctions
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120121a6.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Foreign tourists to get fixed-rate expressway pass
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120121a7.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Japan open to IMF aid talks, if U.S. is
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120121a8.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
EU to weather crisis: commissioner
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120121a9.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Olympus to digitally revive OM line
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120121b1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Trade delegation wins Brunei's support for joining TPP negotiations
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120121b2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Quake shrinks Tokyo condo supply
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120121b3.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Risky nuclear loophole
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120121a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Bolstering Japan-India ties
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120121a2.html

[OPINION]
Escaping Afghanistan, the graveyard of empires
BRAHMA CHELLANEY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120121bc.html

[OPINION]
Bring the world closer to Japan
SHINJI FUKUKAWA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120121sf.html

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FEATURES
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[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Aussie takes slippery slope to Hokkaido
KRIS KOSAKA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120121a1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Hold the plastic grass -- I want the real stuff
AMY CHAVEZ
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120121cz.html


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SPORTS
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[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
49ers, Giants renew playoff rivalry
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120121a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Bertuzzi spins Wings to win
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120121a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Ailing LeBron too much for Lakers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120121a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Happinets shrug off slow start to rout sluggish Jets
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120121b1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Happinets cut Terry following arrest
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120121b2.html

[SPORTS]
Morrison, handlers have lost the plot
CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120121cd.html

[SPORTS]
Darvish deal yet another wakeup call for the NPB
JASON COSKREY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120121jc.html

[SUMO]
Baruto wins New Year basho
DAVE HUESTON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20120121b1.html

[TENNIS]
Federer, Nadal cruise into fourth round with straight sets wins
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120121a1.html


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