Feb 28, 2012

Today's top news: Panel lays bare Fukushima recipe for disaster

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Panel lays bare Fukushima recipe for disaster
The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant crisis was caused by Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s lack of preparation for huge tsunami and exacerbated by downright "distrust and meddling" by high-ranking officials, an independent panel reports.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120229a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tepco to pay \600,000 to pregnant voluntary evacuees
Tokyo Electric Power Co. will pay \600,000 each to pregnant women and children aged 18 or under who have voluntarily evacuated because of the triple-meltdown crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120229a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Nanjing cancels out on judo event
The city of Nanjing has canceled a China-Japan judo event in the wake of Nagoya Mayor Takashi Kawamura's controversial remarks about the 1937 massacre there carried out by the Imperial Japanese Army.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120229a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fukushima nursery gets Caribbean kids' letters
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120229a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Draft program targets buckets of Olympic gold medals
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120229a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fukushima farmer presses Tepco to look after abandoned animals
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120229a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Coast guard enhancements OK'd
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120229a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Ridley Scott to join quake TV project
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120229a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Yen loans for Myanmar to resume
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120229a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Michelin honors Japanese chefs
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120229b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Noda tax quest one dimensional?
NATSUKO FUKUE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120229f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Japanese-American internment tales sought
AMY TAXIN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120229f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Car-sharing a no-brainer for the cost-conscious among us
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120229f3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
'Song for Japan' catches on with musicians around the world
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120229f4.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Nagasaki-Shanghai ferry to begin
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120229a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Azumi: Option of intervention still on table
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120229a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Help for small firms after Elpida
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120229a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Shindo named Oji Paper president
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120229a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
TPP on agenda for ACCJ meeting
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120229a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Pedigree, big returns lured investors to AIJ
TAKAHIKO HYUGA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120229n1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Okada to pursue casino project in Philippines
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120229n2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
January retail sales beat forecasts, post 1.9% rise
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120229n3.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Mr. Noda's misguided idea
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120229a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
DPJ's broken promise to the disabled
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120229a2.html

[OPINION]
U.S. needs to renew ties to Baghdad
DANIELLE PLETKA and GARY SCHMITT
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120229a1.html

[OPINION]
In Iraq, done in by the Clinton-Lewinsky affair
CHARLES DUELFER
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120229a2.html

[OPINION]
Iran outcome critical for Asia
MICHAEL RICHARDSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120229mr.html

[OPINION]
To save U.K., England must be more like Scotland
TINA BURRETT
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120229tb.html

[OPINION]
Why China resists Western intervention in Syria
TOM PLATE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120229tp.html

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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Valentine keeping open mind about clubhouse conduct
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120229a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Seven Dodgers bidders to interview
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120229a2.html

[BASEBALL]
Montreal seeks way to honor Carter
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120229a3.html

[SOCCER]
England tries to carry on after Capello's departure
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120229a1.html

[SOCCER]
Bent to miss Euros with ankle injury
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120229a2.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Rinne stymies reeling Kings
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120229a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Sacramento reaches tentative deal to keep Kings in town
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120229a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Warriors to send Tyler to D-League
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120229a2.html

[SPORTS]
Howard plot thickens near deadline
PETER VECSEY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120229pv.html

[TENNIS]
Djokovic gets win in return
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120229a1.html


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