Mar 12, 2012

Today's top news: Germans, French slam atomic power

*** Japan Times E-mail News Service ***
__________ Tuesday, March 13, 2012 ________________


TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Germans, French slam atomic power
Thousands of people form human chains in Germany and France to protest nuclear power on the first anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, followed by antinuclear rallies in New York and California.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Real estate magnate Mori dies
Minoru Mori, founder and chairman of Mori Building, the nation's biggest closely held developer and the force behind Roppongi Hills, has died.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313n1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Ozawa portrait hung at Diet with other old-timers
A portrait of former DPJ leader Ichiro Ozawa is hung in the Diet to honor his more than 25 years of public service, as the specially indicted kingpin stands trial over election finance charges.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313a2.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Interfaith prayer meet for victims held in N.Y.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Hitachi color-codes fallout gauge
KAZUAKI NAGATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Chernobyl charity chief encourages residents
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Prosecutors seek noose for alleged triple boyfriend killer
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Shinkansen spurs Kyushu business
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Mom who starved her kids faces life
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Farm chief may have norovirus
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Cold low brings snow, heavy blow
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
New rules set for retrieving war remains in Philippines
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Worries on Guam linger despite reduced U.S. forces buildup
RONRON CALUNSOD
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Panel advises keeping nursing test in Japanese
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313f3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Methane hydrate energy solution?
KAZUAKI NAGATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120313i1.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
AIJ fiasco points to wider abuses
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120313a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Suds shipments flat for a third straight month
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120313a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Machinery orders up 3.4% amid signs of recovery
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120313a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Wholesale prices up 0.6% on year
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120313a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
February used auto sales log 8.2% surge
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120313a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Consumers saw sentiment decline
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120313a6.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Mitsui Fudosan eyes expanding trust
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120313n1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Toyota Tsusho eyes Morocco tin stake
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120313n2.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Volunteers still very much in need
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120313a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Put the political maneuvering aside
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120313a2.html

[OPINION]
Public acceptance of high salaries for athletes contrasts with low regard for finance superstars
KENNETH ROGOFF
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120313a1.html

[OPINION]
China in need of new Deng
KEVIN RAFFERTY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120313a2.html

[OPINION]
Greece could learn from Argentina's experience
CESAR CHELALA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120313cc.html

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


FEATURES
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[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Celebrating friendship with Japan and 100 years of U.S. <I>hanami</I>
MANAMI OKAZAKI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120313a1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Import tax: a complex, seemingly arbitrary minefield
ASHLEY THOMPSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120313at.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Sansei's pursuit of love overcomes distance
MAMI MARUKO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120313mm.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Tokyo: How has Japan changed since the disasters of 3/11?
JULIAN PETERS
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120313vf.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
New Zealander loses legal fight over crippling med addiction
SIMON SCOTT
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120313zg.html

[LIFE & STYLE]
Chanel's little black jacket
MISHA JANETTE and PAUL MCINNES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fs20120313a1.html


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SPORTS
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[SOCCER]
United jumps to top of table
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120313a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Titans owner pines for QB Manning
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120313a1.html

[GOLF]
Ishikawa finishes alone in second
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120313a1.html

[GOLF]
Rose wins WGC title; Woods injured
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120313a2.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Pens stand up to Chara, beat defending champs
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120313a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Kentucky, Syracuse, N. Carolina, MSU No. 1 seeds in tourney
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120313a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Floundering Knicks' losing streak hits five
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120313a2.html

[SPORTS]
Fujiwara, Shigetomo head marathon squad
KAZ NAGATSUKA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120313t1.html

[RUGBY]
England beats France in Six Nations
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sr20120313a1.html

[SUMO]
Baruto dismisses Yoshikaze with ease
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20120313b1.html

[TENNIS]
Nadal beats Mayer at Indian Wells
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120313a1.html


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