Mar 19, 2012

Today's top news: NISA to approve stress test results for Shikoku reactor

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
NISA to approve stress test results for Shikoku reactor
The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency decides to sign off on stress test results for an idled reactor in Ehime Prefecture, paving the way for a third unit to get clearance to restart.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Kepco faces demand to exit nuclear power
A prefectural-municipal committee urges the city of Osaka to demand that Kansai Electric abandon nuclear power and switch to renewable energy when its shareholders meet in June.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Survey finds soaring cesium level in soil in Iitate
The Environment Ministry reveals that a soaring cesium reading of 154,000 becquerels per kilogram ? the highest yet ? has been found in soil from the village of Iitate near the Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Diet told of interceptor response to N.K. launch
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Noda tells Maehara to gain DPJ nod for tax hike
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Ozawa enters final plea of innocence
SETSUKO KAMIYA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Crisis gave kids lesson on radiation
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fujimura rules out grand coalition notion
MASAMI ITO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Seniors urged to eat Fukushima rice to help farmers, protect young people
MINORU MATSUTANI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Sado Island's rare ibises incubating eggs in nests
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Warming may be delaying eels' coastal arrival
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Hyogo bans smoking at schools, hospitals
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Interned nisei to get diplomas from USC
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320b4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Easily winded Emperor to have more fluid extracted from chest
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320b5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Nuclear honesty only way to regain trust: Chernobyl hot zone manager
KAZUAKI NAGATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320b6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Pole vies to make 'shogi' history
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Oita zoo pays homage to new alpha male macaque
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fukushima not just about nuke crisis
JUN HONGO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120320i1.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Disney goods lure grownups
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120320a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Cafeterias at government offices serve up buffet of corporate culture
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120320a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Terumo forms tieup with Chinese
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120320a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Sumitomo, Nufarm eye expansion
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120320a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Copper producers eye boost in exports
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120320n1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Toyota raises North American managers' roles
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120320n2.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Pols fumble on reconstruction
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20110320a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Economic gloom impacts wage talks
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20110320a2.html

[OPINION]
Mistaken presumptions about Assad's Syria
ROGER OWEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120320a1.html

[OPINION]
Testing times for U.S.-South Korean alliance
LEE BYONG CHUL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120320a2.html

[OPINION]
TV tactics win Putin new term
TINA BURRETT
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120320tb.html

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FEATURES
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[EDUCATION AND BILINGUAL]
Randoseru
ALICE GORDENKER
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ek20120320wh.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Author sees parallels between prewar, nuclear indoctrination
JUSTIN AUKEMA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120320a1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya: What have you learned about Japan and the Japanese people from 3/11 and its aftermath?
ALLY MacKENZIE (Tokyo), YUKI ASANO (Osaka) and STEPHEN CARR (Nagoya)
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120320vf.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Reflections on 3/11: reporters' dispatches
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120320zg.html

[LIFE & STYLE]
Why not slow down the pace and enjoy the countryside?
ROBERTO DE VIDO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fs20120320a3.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Wada makes delayed spring debut for Orioles
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120320a1.html

[SOCCER]
Torres ends drought to put Chelsea in F.A. Cup semis
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120320a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Smith concludes visit to Dolphins
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120320a1.html

[GOLF]
Donald returns to No. 1 with win
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120320a1.html

[GOLF]
Miyazato settles for second again
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120320a2.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Flyers snap Penguins' streak at 11
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120320a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Wolfpack stun Hoyas
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120320a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Heat brush Magic aside
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120320a2.html

[BASKETBALL]
Five Arrows' woes continue against Rizing
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120320b1.html

[SPORTS]
Japan claims team fencing bronze
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120320a1.html

[RUGBY]
New rugby coach Jones picks team
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sr20120320a1.html

[SUMO]
Kakuryu upsets Hakuho again at spring tourney
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20120320b1.html

[TENNIS]
Federer, Azarenka capture Indian Wells titles in straight sets
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120320a1.html


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