Jan 27, 2012

Today's top news: Summer power curbs said unlikely

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Summer power curbs said unlikely
Curbs on power use may not be necessary next summer even if all 54 of Japan's commercial nuclear reactors are suspended by then, trade minister Yukio Edano says.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Nuclear foes defy order to remove tents from the grounds of METI
Antinuclear activists camping out at the industry ministry ignore an order to take down their tents, and hundreds of people turn out at the ministry to show their support for the protesters.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Bill eyed to block foreign control of water sources
The ruling Democratic Party of Japan and the main opposition force, the Liberal Democratic Party, make adjustments prior to the submission to the current Diet session of legislation aimed at preventing foreign ownership of the nation's water resources.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Kamei, Hiranuma, Ishihara to launch party in March
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Noda vows 'major reforms' in message to Davos forum
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
NRC briefed NISA on contingencies; Tepco in dark
MINORU MATSUTANI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
GID patient's bid to be deemed legal dad nixed
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Cabinet OKs child allowance bill; fight looms to gain passage by March
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fukui's 'Nuclear Alley' conflicted over restarting reactors
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Todai to discuss fall enrollment
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Eagles' star pitcher to wed celebrity
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Aomori plugs its 'power spots'
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Okada: Officialdom must sacrifice to sell tax hike
MASAMI ITO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128b4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Aichi's denizens warm to foreigners
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128cc.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Veteran of two wars -- in two different armies
MINORU MATSUTANI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120128f1.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Glitches to cost DoCoMo execs
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120128a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Some at BOJ worried about recovery delay
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120128a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Cabinet OKs 2012 tax reform
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120128a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Huge Yamanashi solar farm online
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120128a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Olympus earnings expected Feb. 13
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120128a6.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Toyota unit to make parts in Georgia
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120128a7.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
MMC recalls seven minicar models
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120128a8.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Bond yields could soar if Noda's tax hike plan stalls
SACHIKO SAKAMAKI and TAKASHI HIROKAWA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120128n1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Nintendo losses could triple as 3DS sales sink
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120128n2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Retail sales rebound, grow at fastest pace in over a year
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120128n3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Uniqlo's bet on tennis ace Nishikori pays off
DAVE MCCOMBS and SHUNICHI OZASA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120128n4.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Balancing security and science
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120128a1.html

[OPINION]
America's China syndrome
KEVIN RAFFERTY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120128a1.html

[OPINION]
Can Romney the turnaround artist do it again?
GEORGE WILL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120128gw.html

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FEATURES
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[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Kyoto-based Italian physicist blazes trail for foreign academics
JANE SINGER
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120128a1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Watching Nishikori Down Under
AMY CHAVEZ
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120128cz.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
A serious case of the sniffles
THOMAS DILLON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120128td.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Fielder ecstatic about chance to follow father with Tigers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120128a1.html

[SOCCER]
Iniesta sidelined with thigh injury
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120128a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Schiano bolts Rutgers to take over Buccaneers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120128a1.html

[GOLF]
Tiger cards 70 in year's first round
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120128a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Coyotes attracting potential buyers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120128a1.html

[J.LEAGUE SOCCER]
Antlers duo working out in San Jose
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sj20120128a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Shooting woes bury Orlando
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120128a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Phoenix rout Albirex
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120128b1.html

[SPORTS]
Liverpool a long way from glory days
CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120128cd.html

[SPORTS]
Plushenko second after short program at European C'ships
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120128f1.html

[TENNIS]
Azarenka fired up before final
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120128a1.html


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