Feb 27, 2012

Today's top news: Elpida seeks bankruptcy protection

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Elpida seeks bankruptcy protection
Struggling chip maker Elpida Memory files for bankruptcy protection after giving up on government-aided efforts to turn itself around in the face of a strong yen and unrelenting competition.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120228n1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Nakaima tells Noda to give up Nago plan
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda fails to persuade Okinawa Gov. Hirokazu Nakaima to accept a contentious U.S. base-relocation plan but vows to push special legislation aimed at stimulating Okinawa's economy.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120228a1.html

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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Berlitz loses suit over union teacher strikes
The Tokyo District Court rejects a lawsuit filed by Berlitz Japan against union executives and teachers who participated in strikes against the company, saying the acts "do not comprise any illegality."
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120228a1.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Minamata victim's exclusion overturned
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120228a2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Aichi governor to Nagoya mayor: Fix Nanjing mess
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120228a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Talks with U.S. commence on Okinawa forces situation
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120228a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Big cities lobby Kepco to drop nuclear power
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120228a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fukushima evacuee kids return to schools
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120228a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
University of Tokyo opens India office
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120228a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Victimized adults turn to help the kids
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120228f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Immigration inmates live life of limbo, at officials' whim
MASAMI ITO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120228i1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
'Man-hating' artist Kusama's polka dots take over Tate Modern
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120228n1.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Yen's historical rise slows, but relief may not last
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120228a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
263 asset managers face FSA probe
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120228a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Kepco set to log record net loss
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120228a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Suspended AIJ fund reported 241% return
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120228n2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Japan's sovereign credit rating has yet to reach downgrade point: Moody's
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120228n3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
New board nominated for Olympus
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120228n4.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Inappropriate remarks on Nanjing
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120228a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Dealing with Pyongyang
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120228a2.html

[OPINION]
Tepco's political tentacles
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120228a1.html

[OPINION]
Hamas' diaspora leader comes in from the cold
MICHAEL BRONING
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120228a2.html

[OPINION]
Effects of China's Cultural Revolution revisited
FRANK CHING
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120228fc.html

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


FEATURES
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[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Teacher outfoxes board, exposes bid to fleece JETs
PATRICK BUDMAR
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120228a1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Educator, writer, farmer Gregory Clark
JUDIT KAWAGUCHI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120228jk.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Oversleeping radio anchor set tough precedent for firing staff
HIFUMI OKUNUKI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120228ll.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Threatened Goldman Japan workers unionize
JAMES MCCROSTIE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120228zg.html

[LIFE & STYLE]
A stylish support crew for the home
JEAN SNOW
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fs20120228a2.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Zimmerman extends deal with Nats
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120228a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Orioles' Wada out with elbow injury
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120228j1.html

[SOCCER]
Liverpool beats Cardiff to capture League Cup
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120228a1.html

[GOLF]
Mahan upsets McIlroy in Match Play Championship final
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120228a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
St. Louis nets three in Lightning's win over Devils
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120228a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
West holds on for win in NBA All-Star Game
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120228a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
All-Star coaches savor opportunity
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120228a2.html

[OLYMPICS]
Japan to earn eight golds: BOA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/so20120228a1.html

[SPORTS]
UFC hopes to shake up Japan fight scene
KAZ NAGATSUKA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120228a1.html

[SPORTS]
Ex-volleyball coach Yoneda dies
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120228a2.html

[RUGBY]
France beats Scotland in Six Nations
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sr20120228a1.html

[SUMO]
Baruto on east in new sumo rankings
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20120228a1.html


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