Feb 29, 2012

Today's top news: Keep females in Imperial clan: experts

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Keep females in Imperial clan: experts
Female members of the Imperial family must retain their status after marriage to maintain the Emperor system, experts tell a government panel.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120301a1.html

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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Softbank to get high-reception frequency band
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will allocate Softbank Mobile Corp. a coveted 900-megaherz radio frequency band to improve signal reception for its handsets in Japan.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120301n1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
10% wage cut for Diet ranks OK by Noda
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says he would advocate cutting the salaries of lawmakers by more than 10 percent.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120301a2.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
In rare case of bipartisanship, Diet cuts bureaucrats' pay
NATSUKO FUKUE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120301a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Sky Tree finished, ready for detailing
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120301a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
February leaves parting snow shot
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120301a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fukushima No. 1 still 'fragile': chief
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120301a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Port breakwaters seen vulnerable
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120301a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Google warned over handling customer data
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120301a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Mekong summit set for April 21
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120301a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Russian ballerina receives honor
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120301b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Mercury pact falls short on Minamata
KEIJI HIRANO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120301f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Kansai department stores refocus to survive
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120301f2.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
New Panasonic chief vows to chase profits
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120301a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Minister scolded for tax remarks
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120301a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Combined profit at firms off 73%
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120301a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
EU extends food import restrictions
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120301a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Toshiba to buy hard-drive gear from Western Digital
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120301n2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Subaru tops for Consumer Reports
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120301n3.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Reform and a livable pension
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120301a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Anatomy of a coverup
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120301a2.html

[OPINION]
Instinct and appetite will guide Putin's next term
MIKHAIL KASYANOV
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120301a1.html

[OPINION]
Labor showdown in Canberra
GREGORY CLARK
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120301gc.html

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


FEATURES
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[ART]
The varied colors of artistic process
C.B. LIDDELL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120301a1.html

[ART]
Slideshow: A selection of standouts from G-Tokyo and Tokyo Frontline
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120301a2.html

[ART]
"Magnitude Zero: March 11 Seen Through the Eyes of Comic Artists From all Over the World"
TOMOKO HORI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120301o1.html

[ART]
"Taira no Kiyomori"
TOMOKO HORI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120301o2.html

[ART]
"Hubert Robert -- Les jardins du Temps"
HENRY WONG
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120301t1.html

[ART]
"Pierres Vives: une exposition de Ferrante Ferranti"
YUHEI WADA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120301t2.html

[MUSIC]
Toquiwa gets a great gift from The Wedding Present
DANIEL ROBSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120301a1.html

[MUSIC]
Your Gold, My Pink "Teenage Riot
PATRICK ST. MICHEL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120301l1.html


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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life.html
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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Kuroda's spot secure
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120301a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Sample collector defends actions
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120301a2.html

[SOCCER]
Gold Coast owner's license revoked
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120301a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Obama shunts NFL to Wednesday
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120301a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Lehner stops 32 shots in shutout of Boston
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120301a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Canadiens great Beliveau has stroke
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120301a2.html

[BASKETBALL]
MVP Rose saves Bulls with clutch bucket in waning seconds
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120301a1.html

[SPORTS]
WBC suspends Chisora indefinitely
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120301a1.html

[SPORTS]
Haddin recalled for Windies tour
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120301a2.html

[SPORTS]
Barrichello finds sponsor: report
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120301a3.html

[TENNIS]
Nishikori advances in Mexico
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120301a1.html

[INTERNATIONAL SOCCER]
Zaccheroni's Japan suffers first home defeat
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sw20120301a1.html

[INTERNATIONAL SOCCER]
Brazil beats Bosnia on own goal
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sw20120301a2.html


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