Mar 11, 2012

Today's top news: Nation marks first anniversary of disasters

*** Japan Times E-mail News Service ***
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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Nation marks first anniversary of disasters
Japan marks a year since it was beset by an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis that have produced more death and misery than any time since the war.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Emperor, Noda attend Tokyo memorial service
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Emperor Akihito attend a memorial service in Tokyo for the Great East Japan Earthquake, remembering those who perished and consoling the survivors.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Thousands rally at Hibiya Park
A year after the start of the Fukushima crisis, Tokyo Electric chief Toshio Nishizawa offers another apology and vows to keep the jury-rigged nuclear plant stable and "appropriately" compensate its victims.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tepco president renews apology
KAZUAKI NAGATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
U.K., Aussie leaders offer praise, encouragement
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Prefectures to get debris disposal requests: Noda
MASAMI ITO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Public regard for SDF at highest level ever, poll says
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Antinuke protests erupt nationwide
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Chronology of major events related to the nuclear crisis
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Reporter held over knife incident
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Snow warning issued for northeast
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Human error amplified crisis: Amano
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
'Invisible enemy' stalks Fukushima
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
An uphill struggle for food exporters
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120312f2.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Loosening up on animal cafes
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120312a1.html

[OPINION]
Power reform now or never
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120312a1.html

[OPINION]
Turkey moving to ensure religious rights for all
BULENT ARINÇ
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120312a2.html

[OPINION]
Delusional pretexts to attack Iran
GWYNNE DYER
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120312gd.html

[OPINION]
Fear and consequences of defense budget cuts
ROBERT J. SAMUELSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120312rs.html

[OPINION]
Foreign aid: sop to conscience and bad policy
RAMESH THAKUR
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120312rt.html

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FEATURES
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[EDUCATION AND BILINGUAL]
Japanese men love their <I>men</I> more than their women
KAORI SHOJI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ek20120312a1.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Dragons hammer Buffs in preseason
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120312j1.html

[SOCCER]
Spurs lose, Blues win; top-four race tightens
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120312a1.html

[SOCCER]
FIFA sends JFA letter of condolence
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120312a2.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Star QB Manning arrives in Arizona
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120312a1.html

[GOLF]
Watson stays on track to win first WGC title
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120312a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Capitals recover in time to put away defending Stanley Cup champions
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120312a1.html

[J.LEAGUE SOCCER]
Marinos peg back champions Reysol
GUS FIELDING
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sj20120312a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Torn ACL will bench Rubio for rest of year
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120312a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
89ers finish Kyushu trip with victory over Rizing
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120312b1.html

[SPORTS]
Kitajima completes double in U.S.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120312s1.html

[SPORTS]
Ozaki follows Mayorova at Nagoya Marathon
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120312t1.html

[SPORTS]
Canadian skier Zoricic dies in 'freak accident' in Switzerland
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120312w1.html

[SPORTS]
Watabe falls short in Nordic event
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120312w2.html

[SPORTS]
South Korea dominates speedskating
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120312w3.html

[RUGBY]
Wales sets sights on Grand Slam after beating Italy
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sr20120312a1.html

[SUMO]
Baruto starts promotion bid in style
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20120312b1.html

[TENNIS]
Nishikori bows out in first round
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120312a1.html


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