Mar 9, 2012

Today's top news: Crisis HQ on day one saw meltdown threat

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Crisis HQ on day one saw meltdown threat
The government was aware of the possibility of a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant the same day the complex was hit by the earthquake and tsunami last March, according to a summary released of meetings at the emergency headquarters.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120310a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Summer power crunch looms large
As the closure of the nation's 54th and final reactor approaches, businesses and think tanks are starting to wonder whether Japan can survive next summer without atomic energy and a mandatory power-saving order.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120310f1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Three years in jail sought for Ozawa
Court-appointed lawyers acting as prosecutors demand that Ichiro Ozawa be sentenced to three years in prison for allegedly violating the Political Funds Control Law.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120310a2.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Cabinet-OK'd bill sets stage to ink Hague
MINORU MATSUTANI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120310a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Ikata reactor stress test results OK'd
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120310a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fukushima soil plutonium traces not seen as threat
MINORU MATSUTANI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120310a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Okada eyes 70% cut in 2013 public servant hiring
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120310a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Rampage killer gets life
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120310a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Iwate search continues
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120310a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Debris overture is welcomed
KAZUAKI NAGATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120310a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Chubu reactor safety improvements mixed bag
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120310cc.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Pupils excelled on 3/11 but life since a struggle
SETSUKO KAMIYA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120310f2.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
FamilyMart plans 'citizens funds' aid
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120310a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Makers hope to tap Bangladesh's lucrative, booming heavy industry
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120310a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Seibu Holdings planning TSE return
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120310a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Cuts to wasteful public works now said blocking rebound
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120310n1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
U.S. jury tells MHI to pay $170 million to GE in wind-turbine patent dispute
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120310n2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Bill to allow one-stop trading exchanges
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120310n3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Currency reserve gains to repay debt
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120310n4.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
More worries about Afghanistan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120310a1.html

[OPINION]
Lessons to learn from the Fukushima disaster
TADATERU KONOE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120310a1.html

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FEATURES
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[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Cambodia experience facilitated aid effort in the Tohoku region
SKYE HOHMANN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120310a1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Stages of assimilation
AMY CHAVEZ
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120310cz.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Who wants to know what's where?
THOMAS DILLON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120310td.html


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SPORTS
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[SOCCER]
Manchester clubs beaten
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120310a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Ovechkin helps Capitals halt slump
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120310a1.html

[J.LEAGUE SOCCER]
J. League big guns set sights on Reysol's crown
ANDREW MCKIRDY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sj20120310a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Magic put end to run of Bulls
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120310a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Hannaryz score big win
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120310b1.html

[SPORTS]
Chelsea's revolving door won't stop
CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120310cd.html

[SUMO]
One large step back, a few small steps forward
MARK BUCKTON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20120310mb.html

[INTERNATIONAL SOCCER]
Japan to face Australia, Zico's Iraq in qualifiers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sw20120310a1.html


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