Feb 21, 2012

Today's top news: Struggling Mazda eyes \100 billion capital fix

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Struggling Mazda eyes \100 billion capital fix
Mazda is reportedly planning to increase its capital by as much as \100 billion by issuing new shares as it seeks to bolster its flagging financial standing.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120222a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Just 5% of Tohoku disaster debris disposed of
Only 5 percent of the debris generated by the devastating earthquake and tsunami last March has been incinerated or otherwise disposed of, and Environment Minister Goshi Hosono calls for local governments nationwide to help with the massive cleanup.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120222a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Takahama reactor offline; two still on
Kansai Electric Power suspends reactor 3 at its Takahama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture for scheduled maintenance and inspections, leaving only two out of the nation's 54 commercial reactors still online.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120222a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
'Thank You' visitor campaign starts
KAZUAKI NAGATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120222a2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Reactor stress tests alone not enough
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120222a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Emperor's care process grows more open
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120222a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
North Tokyo Bay Big One could top the scale: study
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120222a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Mongolia seeks business tieups
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120222a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Adventurer to trek to North Pole
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120222a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Nakaima says it's 'impossible' to protect environment at Henoko site
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120222a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Aum figure Hirata gets new charge
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120222b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Hopes fade for Monju's energy dream promise
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120222f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Rethink of tsunami risk was way too late
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120222f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Medevac copters soon to cover entire nation
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120222f3.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Sony makes mobile gaming push
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120222a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Nonregulars at record 35.2% of workforce
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120222a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Honda to build Super Cub in China
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120222a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Coins to commemorate March 11
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120222a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Panasonic to re-enter European mobile market with its first smartphone
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120222n1.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Joining the Hague convention
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120222a1.html

[OPINION]
At the end of a loved one's life, why is it so hard to let go?
CRAIG BOWRON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120222a1.html

[OPINION]
A 'stewpid' time to raise VAT
KEVIN RAFFERTY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120222a2.html

[OPINION]
Why Iran thinks it needs the bomb
RAY TAKEYH
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120222a3.html

[OPINION]
Urban pride key to our modern sense of self
DANIEL A. BELL and AVNER DE-SHALIT
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120222a4.html

[OPINION]
Amazing GRACE can measure world's ice loss
MICHAEL RICHARDSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120222mr.html

[OPINION]
Campaign finance reform fails to reach goals
ROBERT J. SAMUELSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120222rs.html

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FEATURES
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[COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY NEWS]
Pick of the pixels from this year's CP+ show
RICK MARTIN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nc20120222ga.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Ramirez agrees to minor league deal with Athletics
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120222a1.html

[SOCCER]
Napoli's Mazzarri wary of struggling Chelsea
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120222a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Staal, Peters propel Hurricanes to whitewash of Capitals
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120222a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Williams drops 38 on Lin, Knicks
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120222a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Rondo suspended for on-court antics
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120222a2.html

[BASKETBALL]
Ginobili sidelined for two weeks
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120222a3.html

[OLYMPICS]
Doha wants fall dates for Olympic bid
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/so20120222a1.html

[SPORTS]
Shimonaka gets two-year doping ban
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120222a1.html

[SPORTS]
Smith's track record cause for concern
PETER VECSEY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120222pv.html

[TENNIS]
Nishikori gets past Ferrero
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120222a1.html


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