Feb 25, 2012

Today's top news: Tokyo asks Chubu Electric to help power City Hall

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tokyo asks Chubu Electric to help power City Hall
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has asked Nagoya-based Chubu Electric Power Co. to supply City Hall with electricity.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120226a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Skepticism grows over scientists quake forecasts
Two University of Tokyo seismologists made headlines after forecasting a major quake would strike Tokyo in the next four years, but other scientists say such predictions shouldn't be attempted in the first place as they are almost always wrong.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120226a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
25% of college students fail basic math question
Nearly a quarter of the 6,000 college students who took a test on basic math skills last year flubbed a question taught to sixth-graders, the Mathematical Society of Japan reports.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120226a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Worker at No. 1 nuke plant died from overwork
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120226a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Radiation still high around Fukushima No. 1
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120226a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Overseas experts urge Japan to create 'safety culture' in nuke power industry
KAZUAKI NAGATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120226a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Flaws found in plant's first post-March 11 inspection
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120226a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
AKB48 to promote suicide prevention
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120226a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Man arrested over boy's fatal beating
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120226a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Reactor shutdown may be delayed
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120226b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
SDP reappoints three top executives
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120226b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Refugee requests soar, approvals dip
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120226b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
KANSAI: Who & What
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120226k1.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
National bicycle policy needed
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120226a1.html

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FEATURES
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[BOOKS]
Fuji-san: reflections on Japan's iconic mother mountain
STEPHEN MANSFIELD
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fb20120226a1.html

[BOOKS]
A quintessential Korean epic to rival the very best of Tolstoy
DAVID COZY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fb20120226a2.html

[MEDIA]
AV stars out to play despite hard times
BRETT BULL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fd20120226a1.html

[MEDIA]
Media continues to despair over Japan's fall
MICHAEL HOFFMAN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fd20120226bj.html

[MEDIA]
Fantasy series 'O-Parts'; documentary on Japan's new budget airlines; CM of the week: Bath Roman
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fd20120226cs.html

[MEDIA]
Job-seeking comedy avoids real issues
PHILIP BRASOR
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fd20120226pb.html

[ENVIRONMENT]
Gloom, doom -- and Lester Brown's 'Plan B'
STEPHEN HESSE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fe20120226sh.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Welcome to the world we've made but don't want to share with children
ROGER PULVERS
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120226rp.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Danger zones
EDAN CORKILL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120226x1.html

[TRAVEL]
Venturing into the zone on Showajima
KIT NAGAMURA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fv20120226kn.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Family, friends mourn Carter
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120226a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Stars edge Giants in preseason opener
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120226j1.html

[BASEBALL]
Many NPB veterans hanging on too long
WAYNE GRACZYK
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120226wg.html

[SOCCER]
Miyaichi called up for World Cup qualifier
GUS FIELDING
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120226a1.html

[SOCCER]
Ballack to join ESPN as analyst
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120226a2.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Luck, Griffin meet with NFL scouts
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120226a1.html

[GOLF]
Westwood moves into quarterfinals at Match Play
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120226a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Quick start ignites Ovechkin, Caps
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120226a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Hall finalists announced
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120226a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Aomori delays entry into bj-league
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120226a2.html

[BASKETBALL]
Nakase says goal is to coach in NBA
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120226b1.html

[OLYMPICS]
U.S. spikers to host Olympic qualifier
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/so20120226a1.html

[SPORTS]
Kobayashi fastest during test racing
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120226a1.html

[SPORTS]
89ers edge Five Arrows
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120226eo.html

[SPORTS]
Gebrselassie returns to spotlight
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120226t1.html

[SPORTS]
Runner Niiya repeats as 6-km champ
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120226t2.html

[TENNIS]
Nishikori falls in Copa Clara quarters
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120226a1.html


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