Mar 5, 2012

Today's top news: Government to pay debris disposal costs

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Government to pay debris disposal costs
The environment minister offers financial support to any local government that disposes of disaster debris from Iwate and Miyagi prefectures amid persistent reluctance to do across most of the country.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120306a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
DPJ leaders propose slashing lawmaker salaries by 14%
The Democratic Party of Japan's executive members decide to slash legislators' salaries by about 14 percent -- nearly double the pay cut approved for civil servants last week.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120306a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tokyo aquarium's penguin still at large, touring rivers
A year-old penguin that escaped from Tokyo Sea Life Park is spotted swimming in a nearby river, prompting the aquarium to seek public assistance in recovering the animal.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120306a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Kanagawa group starts checking food for radiation
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120306a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Photos of hope adorn prime minister's door
MASAMI ITO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120306a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Wary eye on China buildup
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120306a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Japan hopes Putin win will help resolve dispute
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120306a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
NGO: 320 banks bankrolling nukes
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120306a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Crown Prince cancels France visit
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120306a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Myanmar refugees set for new life
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120306b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Island fortresses floated for Tohoku
ROB GILHOOLY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120306f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tsunami-debris violins to be played
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120306f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Caveat emptor: Not all 'word of mouth' blogs unpaid
MINORU MATSUTANI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120306i1.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
H.K. set to ease curbs on imports of Japanese food
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120306a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Buyers of new bonds to get special coin at term maturity
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120306a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Softbank to run Kyoto solar plant
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120306a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
AIJ fiasco begs need for asset-manager oversight: DPJ
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120306n1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Orix Bank hopes to entice wealthy, households to take out more loans
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120306n2.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Increase pension oversight
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120306a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Work for the public's well-being
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120306a2.html

[OPINION]
Hamas' perilous maneuvers
RAMZY BAROUD
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120306rb.html

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


FEATURES
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[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Berlitz court ruling unequivocal on basic right to strike
JAMES MCCROSTIE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120306a1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Japan's revolving-door immigration policy hard-wired to fail
DEBITO ARUDOU
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120306ad.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Immigration 'informers' call on foreigners in Suginami Ward
ASHLEY THOMPSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120306at.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
A few of readers' favorite things; heated discussion on the burning issue of warmth
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120306hs.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Shinchi, Fukushima: Why did you volunteer to come to Fukushima with Photohoku?
JON MITCHELL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120306vf.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Rebuilding lives in shattered Tohoku, one image at a time
JON MITCHELL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120306zg.html

[LIFE & STYLE]
Pretty in print: Marni at H&M dares to be bold
DANIELLE DEMETRIOU
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fs20120306a3.html

[LIFE & STYLE]
Don't judge a house by its exterior
PHILIP BRASOR and MASAKO TSUBUKU
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fs20120306ht.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Okajima keen to utilize experience
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120306a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Union thinks Braun leak isolated case
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120306a2.html

[SOCCER]
Chelsea owner sacks manager Villas-Boas
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120306a1.html

[SOCCER]
Havenaar hits third goal of season
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120306a2.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
NFL asks to meet with Williams regarding Saints' bounties
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120306a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Seahawks' Lynch signs four-year deal
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120306a2.html

[GOLF]
McIlroy holds off Tiger, assumes No.1 ranking
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120306a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Laviolette tirade lights fire under sluggish Flyers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120306a1.html

[J.LEAGUE SOCCER]
Ardiles ready to face new challenge
ANDREW MCKIRDY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sj20120306a1.html

[J.LEAGUE SOCCER]
Miyagi among proposed Cup venues
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sj20120306a2.html

[BASKETBALL]
Bryant, World Peace inspire marquee win
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120306a1.html

[SPORTS]
Ito wins ski jump event overseas
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120306w1.html

[RUGBY]
Lomu leaves hospital after treatment
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sr20120306a1.html

[INTERNATIONAL SOCCER]
Zaccheroni hoping to find new talent
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sw20120306a1.html


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