Feb 18, 2012

Today's top news: Emperor undergoes heart bypass surgery

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Emperor undergoes heart bypass surgery
Emperor Akihito successfully undergoes heart bypass surgery for angina, as doctors put the 78-year-old monarch under the knife for the first time since 2003.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120219a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Nuke crisis caused by Japan, not quake: Kan
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan admits Japan was woefully unprepared for last year's nuclear disaster, acknowledges the response by the state and Tepco was deeply flawed, and says the crisis laid bare massive vulnerabilities in the nuclear industry.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120219a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Studies on lethal avian flu should be printed: WHO
The World Health Organization recommends that two reports on avian influenza studies be fully published, including one compiled by Japanese researchers, despite fears the information about the lethal virus could be used in terrorist attacks.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120219a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Mongol shipwreck to be first historical seabed site
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120219a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Israel's Barak calls A-bombing 'unavoidable'
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120219a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
AKB48 thanks China for 3/11 aid with Beijing concert
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120219a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Toyota builds battery with used hybrid car cells for home, company use
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120219a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Philippines woos Japan investors over infrastructure projects
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120219a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fuji Heavy bot R&D funds 'misused'
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120219a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Aussie FTA said still far off as talks end
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120219b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
KANSAI: Who & What
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120219k1.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Costly price of expensive education
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120219a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Sad state of global employment
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120219a2.html

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FEATURES
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[BOOKS]
Japan's indigenous Ainu, 'a different world'
MICHAEL HOFFMAN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fb20120219a1.html

[BOOKS]
Codebreaker who saved the U.S. Pacific fleet
ANTHONY FENSOM
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fb20120219a2.html

[MEDIA]
Media ratchets up fear of another major earthquake
MARK SCHREIBER
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fd20120219bj.html

[MEDIA]
Japanese in remote locations; drama about dying at home; CM of the week: Kirin
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fd20120219cs.html

[MEDIA]
Feeding tube politics an awkward subject
PHILIP BRASOR
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fd20120219pb.html

[ENVIRONMENT]
An ode to Japan's magnificent Sika Deer
MARK BRAZIL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fe20120219mb.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Chinese emperor abdicates, Italians to preserve hara-kiri site, Tokyo's population hits 10 million, Japan supports space station
EDAN CORKILL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120219ec.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Has anything changed? Americans still feel the need for moral supremacy
ROGER PULVERS
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120219rp.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Surfing the silent waves
TOMOKO OTAKE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120219x1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Avant-garde shamaness takes a poetic journey to the Californian suburbs
DAVID HOENIGMAN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120219x2.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
From Aboriginal land to Japan's nuclear reactors
ERIKO ARITA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120219x3.html

[TRAVEL]
A voyage of discovery from Tokyo to Naha
HILLEL WRIGHT
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fv20120219a1.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Wakefield done after 19 seasons
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120219a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Murata shines in Giants debut
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120219j1.html

[BASEBALL]
Retooling Hawks need newcomers to contribute
WAYNE GRACZYK
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120219wg.html

[SOCCER]
Hiddink named Russian team coach
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120219a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Jackson named Bengals assistant
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120219a1.html

[GOLF]
Mickelson retains Northern Trust lead
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120219a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Capitals skate past Panthers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120219a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Red Wings extend home streak to 22 on Datsyuk's late goal
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120219a2.html

[BASKETBALL]
Knicks see Lin streak end at seven
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120219a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Seattle has new arena plan but needs teams first
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120219a2.html

[BASKETBALL]
Spike Lee sports Lin's prep jersey at courtside
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120219a3.html

[BASKETBALL]
Linmania helps end TV stalemate
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120219a4.html

[BASKETBALL]
Ashby carries Lakestars to dramatic win over Grouses
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120219b1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Setoyama says team play has Kyoto on pace for Final Four
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120219i1.html

[SPORTS]
Klitschko vows payback in title bout
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120219a1.html

[SPORTS]
TV host Myers' son dies in crash
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120219a2.html

[SPORTS]
Uemura seventh in World Cup meet
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120219w1.html

[TENNIS]
Federer dominates Nieminen again
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120219a1.html


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