Feb 19, 2012

Today's top news: Cabinet polling below 30%: survey

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Cabinet polling below 30%: survey
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's Cabinet enters the "danger zone" after public support tumbles to 29 percent -- the lowest since he took office in September.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120220a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Wang, Azumi agree to help IMF assist ailing eurozone
The financial chiefs of Japan and China agree to back the IMF's bid to deal with Europe's debt crisis and to coordinate on responding to its call for more eurozone aid.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120220a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Emperor recovering, wants to read
On his first day recovering from heart surgery, Emperor Akihito is able to drink water and expresses a desire to read books.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120220a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Wada-directed film wins silver in Berlin
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120220a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Shore shapes made tsunami deadlier: study
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120220a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Iitate mayor updates N.Y. music fans
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120220a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Talks on remains proposed to North
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120220a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
S. Sudan road projects to start in April: GSDF
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120220a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Woman dies on Hawaii honeymoon
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120220a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Toyo Keizai chief accused of groping
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120220b1.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Lost in inflation: the trap of focusing solely on the consumer price index
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120220jp.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Mr. Xi goes to Washington
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120220a1.html

[OPINION]
Myth of the U.S. president as master of events
AARON DAVID MILLER
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120220a1.html

[OPINION]
How the Arab Spring was hijacked
BRAHMA CHELLANEY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120220bc.html

[OPINION]
New leads emerge in battle against Alzheimer's
CESAR CHELALA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120220cc.html

[OPINION]
Media and law enforcement
HUGH CORTAZZI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120220hc.html

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FEATURES
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[EDUCATION AND BILINGUAL]
Clean poverty, clean living and love on a shoestring
KAORI SHOJI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ek20120220a1.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Ichiro uncertain about future entering final year of deal
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120220a1.html

[SOCCER]
Miyaichi leads Bolton into F.A. Cup quarters
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120220a1.html

[GOLF]
Miyazato misses out as Tseng defends Thai title
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120220a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Shorthanded Pens too strong for Flyers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120220a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Turnovers haven't yet shaken New York's confidence in Lin
BRIAN MAHONEY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120220a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Washington dominates as Evessa beat Broncos
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120220b1.html

[SPORTS]
Testa Matta upstages Transcend
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120220a1.html

[SPORTS]
Klitschko beats Chisora, retains title
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120220a2.html

[SPORTS]
Australia beats India by 110 runs
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120220a3.html

[SPORTS]
Vonn wraps up weekend with two more titles
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120220w1.html


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