Jan 18, 2012

Today's top news: Todai panel recommends fall enrollment

*** Japan Times E-mail News Service ***
__________ Thursday, January 19, 2012 ________________


TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Todai panel recommends fall enrollment
A University of Tokyo panel proposes that the leading institution shift undergraduate enrollment from April to the fall in line with the international norm.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Nuke opponents warn of more Fukushimas
The government's plan to allow nuclear reactors to operate as long as 60 years shocks antinuclear experts and activists, who warn of a sequel to Fukushima.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Hirata avoids notary-killing charges
Prosecutors will charge longtime Aum Shinrikyo fugitive Makoto Hirata with "unlawful capture" and confinement in connection with the fatal abduction of Tokyo notary Kiyoshi Kariya in 1995, but will not pursue an indictment over his death
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119a6.html


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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news.html

OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Reactor life spans may run 60 years
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Radioactive gravel finds way to school
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Electricity goes out at nuke plants
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Shimane opens show on dispute over Takeshima
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Singer tapped for S. Korea expo slot
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Man admits putting prison footage on YouTube
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Foreign visitors log sharpest decline ever
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Top tourism official croons in Seoul
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Woman slashes fifth-grader in Osaka
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Warrant issued for Yasukuni arsonist
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119b4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tanaka, Enjo win Akutagawa award; Hamuro gets Naoki
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119b5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Escapee dialed home 40 times while on lam
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119b6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Haiku a day helps you work, rest, play
SCOTT DIXON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Woman helps restore famed Iwate pine forest washed away in tsunami
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Credit card firms see profit in overseas push
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119f3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Matchmaking service gives Buddhist monks a boost in dating market
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119f4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Group asks new justice minister not to issue execution orders
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119f5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tanita restaurant offers healthy fare
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120119f6.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Takayama vows to stay at Olympus helm until late April
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120119a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Eurozone aid hinges on reining in debt
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120119a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Firms looking abroad to lessen exposure to risks
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120119a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
U.S. presses on Iranian sanctions
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120119a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Japan gets U.S. blessing for TPP talks
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120119a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Saga gets China budget airline route
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120119a6.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Regulators may lower competitive barriers for alternative stock markets
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120119n1.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Case highlights trial limitations
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120119a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Shifting gears in reconstruction
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120119a2.html

[OPINION]
Commitment hatched Europe's ethical eggs
PETER SINGER
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120119a1.html

[OPINION]
The Arab Spring: separating fact from fiction
FOUAD AJAMI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120119a2.html

[OPINION]
Understanding Tehran's behavior
RAY TAKEYH
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120119a3.html

[OPINION]
Facing a dystopian future
KEVIN RAFFERTY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120119a4.html

[More Op-Ed stories]
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion.html


FEATURES
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[ART]
Left alone with Henri Le Sidaner
C.B. LIDDELL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120119a1.html

[ART]
Lost Kennedy photo now to be found in museums
EDAN CORKILL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120119a2.html

[ART]
"Modern Chinese Painting and Japan"
TOMOKO HORI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120119o1.html

[ART]
"Yoshiro Amitani"
TOMOKO HORI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120119o2.html

[ART]
"Noda Hiroji: 1981-2011"
HENRY WONG
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120119t1.html

[ART]
"The Development of Impressionism: Monet, Renoir and the Next Generations"
YUHEI WADA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120119t2.html

[MUSIC]
Plasticzooms dress up new sound on 'Starbow'
DAISUKE KIKUCHI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120119a1.html

[MUSIC]
"Diskotopia Various Artists Volume" Various Artists
ARNI KRISTJANSSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120119l2.html

[MUSIC]
The Pillows "Trial"
SHAWN DESPRES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120119l3.html

[MUSIC]
Tr nch
MARK JARNES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120119rb.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Brewers sign up Aoki
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120119a1.html

[SOCCER]
QPR, Bolton avoid F.A. Cup upsets
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120119a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Colts fire Caldwell after three seasons in charge
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120119a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Isles' Nabokov records 51st shutout of career
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120119a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
James ignites Miami rally
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120119a1.html

[SPORTS]
Pakistan's Ajmal dominates England
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120119a1.html

[SPORTS]
Strikers looking to blaze new goal trail in European leagues
ANDREW McKIRDY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120119am.html

[SUMO]
Hakuho rebounds; Baruto still leads
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20120119b1.html

[TENNIS]
Wozniacki, Clijsters reach Australian Open third round
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120119a1.html


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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports.html
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