Feb 23, 2012

Today's top news: Civil servant pay cuts clear Lower House

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Civil servant pay cuts clear Lower House
The House of Representatives passes legislation to slash public servants' salaries 7.8 percent for two years to save and redirect ¥580 billion to postdisaster relief work.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120224a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Test faulty; no warp speed yet to disprove Einstein
Researchers have found a flaw in an experiment that startled the scientific world last year by appearing to show particles traveling faster than the speed of light.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120224a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Hashimoto's opposition a big hurdle in Osaka nuclear plebiscite drive
Efforts by a citizens' group to hold a plebiscite in Osaka on the future of nuclear power have hit a major stumbling block since Mayor Toru Hashimoto recently announced his opposition to the plan.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120224a3.html


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

OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Antiterror backup plans mulled for nuke security talks
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120224a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Crown Prince turns 52, wants Emperor's burden cut
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120224a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Researchers locate birthplace of eels
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120224a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
DeNA's fishing game violates Gree's copyright: court
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120224a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Foreigner-linked crime drops 12.7%
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120224a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tohoku teen feels guilt of being lone survivor
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120224f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
More bone marrow donors sought
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120224f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
See 19th-century photos of Tokyo
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120224f3.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
More advance TPP talks set with Washington
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120224a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Rare earth recycling bill in works
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120224a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Japan touted first in 'cloud readiness'
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120224a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Condo supply logged second rise in row in '11
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120224a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Toyota chief to head auto lobby
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120224a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Advertising spending drops 2.3%
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120224a6.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Ikea to open first Kyushu outlet
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120224a7.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
HSBC exits Japan after 146-year run
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120224n1.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Murder case shouldn't set precedent
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120224a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Disappointing delay in vote reform
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120224a2.html

[OPINION]
An alternative to Putin's way
ANDREY BORODAEVSKIY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120224ab.html

[OPINION]
China's next president does his turn on catwalk
FRANK CHING
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120224fc.html

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


FEATURES
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[FILMS]
'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'
GIOVANNI FAZIO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ff20120224a1.html

[FILMS]
'Koun no Tsubo -- Good Fortune (Pot of Good Fortune)'
MARK SCHILLING
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ff20120224a2.html

[FILMS]
'Melancholia' / 'Young Adult'
KAORI SHOJI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ff20120224a3.html

[FILMS]
Morning movies: 50 audience favorites to get you out of bed
HENRY WONG
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ff20120224a4.html

[FILMS]
Fiennes gets savage in Shakespeare's 'Coriolanus'
GIOVANNI FAZIO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ff20120224r1.html

[FILMS]
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1
DANIEL ROBSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ff20120224s1.html

[GOURMET]
<I>K&#333;ji</I> -- Japan's vital hidden ingredient
MAKIKO ITOH
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fg20120224f1.html

[OF NOTE]
Film focuses on Brazil's <I>favelas</I>
TOMOKO OTAKE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fq20120224a1.html

[OF NOTE]
Dance troupe adds special Tohoku show
EDAN CORKILL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fq20120224a2.html

[OF NOTE]
Festival in Niigata takes advantage of the weather for snow-themed fun
TOMOHIRO OSAKI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fq20120224a3.html

[TRAVEL]
Stay in Tsukiji, see Tokyo Gate Bridge
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fv20120224ho.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Pitcher Uehara staying with Rangers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120224a1.html

[SOCCER]
Basel pulls off another surprise with victory over Bayern
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120224a1.html

[SOCCER]
Tevez may play for City in two weeks
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120224a2.html

[GOLF]
Tiger prevails in Match Play opener
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120224a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Sens pound reeling Caps
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120224a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Sex offender apologizes to Fleury
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120224a2.html

[BASKETBALL]
Bynum all smiles as Lakers top Mavs
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120224a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Jordan suing Chinese company
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120224a2.html

[BASKETBALL]
Knight still wonders why no team would give him shot
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120224n1.html

[SPORTS]
Ex-lacrosse player guilty of murder
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120224a1.html

[TENNIS]
Nishikori advances to quarterfinals
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120224a1.html


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