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Today's top news: Bills allow autopsies by cops, kin OK or no

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Bills allow autopsies by cops, kin OK or no
The ruling and opposition parties plan to submit two bills to the Diet that will enable police to conduct autopsies without having to obtain the consent of relatives when it is uncertain whether a person died naturally or was the victim of foul play.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120317a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
NISA iced safer nuke evacuation zones
The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency proposed freezing studies by the Nuclear Safety Commission in 2006 on expanding the "disaster-mitigation zones" around nuclear plants during emergencies to bring Japanese regulations in line with international standards, according to email messages.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120317a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Kan hero, or irate meddler?
Was Naoto Kan a hero who saved eastern Japan from nuclear catastrophe or an ill-tempered prime minister who only exacerbated the meltdown crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 plant last March?
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120317a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
U.S. side eyed blasting hole in reactor
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120317a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Work resumes on Aomori atomic fuel storage site
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120317a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Noda issues debris-disposal plea
MASAMI ITO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120317a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
\6 million in redress for nuclear evacuees
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120317a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Kyoto aiming to get some royals to return
ERIC JOHNSTON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120317a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
University offers women new option for infertility treatment
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120317a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Literary critic Yoshimoto dies at 87
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120317b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Aging pipes lurk under Nagoya
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120317cc.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tokyo eateries lend Tohoku a hand
MAYA KANEKO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120317f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Push to replace Tokyo's aging expressways with tunnel routes revived
KEISUKE OKADA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120317f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Kawasaki disease in kids at record high
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120317f3.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Uniqlo opens top flagship in Ginza
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120317a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
New iPad debut finds domestic makers lagging
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120317a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Noda asks WTO chief to dispel product misinfo
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120317a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
TSE tells Barclays to clean up its act
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120317a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Fuji Heavy rolls out joint sports car
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120317a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
SMAP speeder to stay in Toyota ads
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120317n1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Fukushima crisis spells change in power rate system
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120317n2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Kobe Steel seeks Aussie iron ore
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120317n3.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
More than meets the eye in Beijing
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120317a1.html

[OPINION]
U.S. soldiers consumed by wars without end
ROBERT H. SCALES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120317a1.html

[OPINION]
Nuclear agenda after 3/11
RAMESH THAKUR
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120317rt.html

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FEATURES
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[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Expat writer explores the fantastical
KRIS KOSAKA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120317a1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
'Super priority' seats -- what will they do ?
AMY CHAVEZ
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120317cz.html


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SPORTS
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[SOCCER]
Bilbao ousts Man United
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120317a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Bills give Williams record $100 million contract for defender
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120317a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Penguins stretch winning streak to 10 as Crosby makes long-awaited return
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120317a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Syracuse knocks off UNC-Asheville
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120317a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Trail Blazers clean house, fire McMillan, release Oden
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120317a2.html

[BASKETBALL]
Drug use rampant in bj-league, claims Saitama's Flowers
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120317b1.html

[SPORTS]
Tendulkar reaches 100 centuries
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120317a1.html

[SPORTS]
Terry's influence crucial for Chelsea
CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120317cd.html

[SUMO]
Baruto remains on course for promotion
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20120317b1.html


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