Feb 20, 2012

Today's top news: Double-killer as minor will face gallows

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Double-killer as minor will face gallows
The Supreme Court upholds the death penalty for a man convicted of strangling and raping a young mother and murdering her 11-month-old daughter in 1999 when he was 18.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120221a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Enrollment fall amid nuclear crisis puts German school in financial bind
Following a sharp drop in enrollment amid the nuclear crisis, the century-old German School of Tokyo Yokohama is seeking aid from Berlin to overcome financial difficulties.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120221a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Mayor's massacre denial irks Beijing
Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura riles China by telling a visiting official he doubts the 1937 Nanjing Massacre ever happened.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120221a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Debris disposal test gives low cesium level
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120221a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Search for disaster victims held on Fukushima coast
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120221a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Residents of three towns received as much as 23 millisieverts of radiation
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120221a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Shark left in Yoyogi has cops fishing for motive
HIROKO NAKATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120221a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Japanese-Americans call for action on internment anniversary
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120221a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Emperor leaves intensive care unit
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120221a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Call to halt sea research protested
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120221b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Chernobyl experts see hope for Fukushima
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120221f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Chongryon chief So Man Sul is dead at 84
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120221f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tokyo Sky Tree opener looms large
HIROKO NAKATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120221i1.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
January trade deficit hits new high
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120221a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Fuji Heavy says \106 million taken
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120221a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
January store sales took 1.1% fall
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120221a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
S&P affirms AA- rating, says downgrade likely
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120221n1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
DoCoMo plans spending boost for network
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120221n2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Citigroup picks Bakhshi for top job
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120221n3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Panasonic forecasts mobile rise
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120221n4.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Rethink national ID plan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120221a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Court warning to prosecution
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120221a2.html

[OPINION]
Dangerous myth of China as a harmless tiger
YU JIE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120221a1.html

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


FEATURES
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[EDUCATION AND BILINGUAL]
Miso's 'moya moya'
ALICE GORDENKER
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ek20120221wh.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Ill-prepared schools put returner, family in tough spot
ASHLEY THOMPSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120221at.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Focus on 'exceptions' waters down abduction pact
AMY J. SAVOIE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120221hn.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Tokyo: What animal do you think of when you think of Japan?
JULIAN PETERS
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120221vf.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Expectations low as Hague signing approaches
COLIN P.A. JONES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120221zg.html

[LIFE & STYLE]
A man with big plans for the small world of bonsai
STEPHEN MANSFIELD
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fs20120221a3.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Beckett, Lester contrite as Red Sox open camp
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120221a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Giants pitcher Vogelsong hurts back
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120221a2.html

[SOCCER]
Spurs draw with third-tier Stevenage
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120221a1.html

[SOCCER]
Sawa selected to Algarve Cup squad
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120221a2.html

[SOCCER]
Okazaki notches spectacular goal
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120221a3.html

[GOLF]
Haas emerges on top in stunning finish at Riviera
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120221a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Red Wings set new record with 23rd straight win on home ice
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120221a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Mavs become latest victims of Linsanity
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120221a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
ESPN fires employee for Lin headline
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120221a2.html

[SPORTS]
Ponting dropped from ODI squad
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120221a1.html

[SPORTS]
Chisora could face boxing sanctions
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120221a2.html

[SPORTS]
Judoka Suzuki falls in semifinals
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120221j1.html

[TENNIS]
Azarenka overcomes injury to beat Stosur
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120221a1.html


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