Feb 22, 2012

Today's top news: Transcripts sketch out NRC's 3/11 confusion

*** Japan Times E-mail News Service ***
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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Transcripts sketch out NRC's 3/11 confusion
Transcripts of phone conversations immediately after the March disasters, released by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, reveal the early sense of urgency and confusion about the crisis unfolding at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Christchurch remembers quake dead
More than 10,000 New Zealanders and 90 people from Japan, some teary eyed, stand in silence at a Christchurch park while police officers and firefighters read out the names of all 185 people who died in a devastating earthquake one year ago.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223a4.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Cesium found 640 km off Fukushima in June
Radioactivity from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster has been detected as far away as 643 km offshore in the Pacific Ocean.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223a2.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fearing radiation, Naha cuts Aomori snow fete
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Nagoya mayor won't budge on Nanjing remark
JUN HONGO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Obayashi planning nanotube 'space elevator' in 2050
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Kuwait scraps nuclear power in light of 3/11
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Woman in '70s held in Shibuya stabbing
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Pandas power rebound at Ueno Zoo
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Monkeys' Parkinson's woes eased via stem cells
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Micronesia to spend aid in Tohoku
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Activist acquitted in assault in Taiji
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Hitotsubashi mulls five-month lag
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223b4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Grandparents stifle grief to raise orphaned boy
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Lithuania follows nuclear path
HIROKO NAKATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Koshu wine wins high praise from Paris sommeliers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120223f3.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Hitachi unveils humanoid service robot
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120223a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Australia refrains from declaring support for TPP bid
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120223a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Auto parts maker Denso targets \4 trillion in sales in four years
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120223a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Mazda plans to raise \230 billion
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120223a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Ex-Mizuho credit exec Rekeda may face SEC lawsuit over dodgy CDO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120223n1.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Relief over another Greek deal
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120223a1.html

[OPINION]
Is the World Wide Web about to be 'closed'?
ESTHER DYSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120223a1.html

[OPINION]
A false spring in South Asia
BRAHMA CHELLANEY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120223bc.html

[OPINION]
Proposed monument misses why we like Ike
GEORGE WILL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120223gw.html

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


FEATURES
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[ART]
Hiroji Noda's works have to be experienced
C.B. LIDDELL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120223a1.html

[ART]
"The 250th Anniversary of Hokusai's Birth: Masterpieces from the Honolulu Academy of Arts"
TOMOKO HORI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120223o1.html

[ART]
"The Tower"
TOMOHIRO OSAKI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120223t1.html

[ART]
"Kuroda Seiki: Scenes of Leisure"
TOMOHOIRO OSAKI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120223t2.html

[ART]
"Kuroda Seiki: Scenes of Leisure"
TOMOHOIRO OSAKI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120223t3.html

[MUSIC]
akai ko-en avoid the Web's snare
DANIEL ROBSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120223a1.html

[MUSIC]
The not-so-odd coupling between noise acts and J-pop
IAN MARTIN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120223im.html

[MUSIC]
té "Oto no Naka no 'Keiren Teki' na Bi wa, Kannen wo Koe Nikutai ni Otozureru Yasei no Senritsu"
SHAWN DESPRES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120223l1.html

[MUSIC]
Salyu "Photogenic"
PATRICK ST. MICHEL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120223l2.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Texas welcomes new star Darvish to camp
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120223a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Matsui plays waiting game in U.S.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120223a2.html

[SOCCER]
Chelsea, Real fail to impress in Champions League
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120223a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Bills lose preseason game in Toronto
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120223a1.html

[GOLF]
Target remains large on Tiger's back despite recent struggles
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120223a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Second-period surge lifts Oilers past Flames
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120223a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Trail Blazers obliterate undermanned Spurs
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120223a1.html

[SPORTS]
Pacquiao downplays Mayweather absence
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120223a1.html

[SPORTS]
Britain to relax harsh whip rules
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120223a2.html

[SUMO]
Sumo facing financial crisis: JSA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20120223a1.html

[TENNIS]
Ferrer wins easily over Molteni at Copa Claro
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120223a1.html


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