Mar 15, 2012

Today's top news: Osaka court clears inmate on death row

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Osaka court clears inmate on death row
The Osaka District Court acquits a 54-year-old man who had been sentenced to death for allegedly killing his daughter-in-law and her son in 2002.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Ichihashi fights life sentence in appeal
Seeking a reduction of his life sentence for the murder of Briton Lindsay Ann Hawker, Tatsuya Ichihashi tells the Tokyo High Court he did not intend to kill the young English teacher.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Kan blasted Tepco, said no retreat from No. 1
In the early days of the nuclear disaster, then Prime Minister Naoto Kan verbally lashed Tepco officials and ordered them to contain the crisis at all costs, company records show.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
City of Shimada to accept debris from Iwate to help reconstruction
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
U.S. drops bid for Iwakuni as marine option
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Futenma move will stick to script: U.S. forces chief
MASAMI ITO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Nakai may hold rare talks with senior North official
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Senkakus Chinese skipper indicted
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tepco, state deserve criminal trial: groups
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Empress closeby if husband fell
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
State panel riven on future use of atomic power
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Japanese universities lag U.S., Britain in combined academic opinion poll
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Less than two people per Tokyo home
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316b4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
App displays photos of disaster area
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316b5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Deaf in Tohoku get free video help
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Just 32% of firms have backup disaster sites; 3/11 not shifted views on risk: poll
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Grandparents seek visitation rights
MICHIKO MUNAKATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120316f3.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Train museum fetes first year, record turnout
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120316a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Sales of quake insurance up 18% last year
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120316a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Lifenet first online insurer to be listed
HIROKO NAKATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120316a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Goldman derivatives chief resigns with public rebuke of bank's culture
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120316a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Canada eases wireless ownership rules
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120316a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Toyota president to head up JAMA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120316a6.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
New condo supply up 13% in Tokyo
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120316a7.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Amazon plans Gifu shipping center
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120316a8.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
U.K. arrest over tabloid intimidation
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120316a9.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
New approach to fisheries needed
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120316a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Vague plan for Osaka metro
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120316a2.html

[OPINION]
Singh's challenge in defeat
KEVIN RAFFERTY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120316a1.html

[OPINION]
Is Burma's reintegration with the West for real?
JOHN J. METZLER
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120316a2.html

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


FEATURES
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[ART]
Take a break from reality at Roppongi Art Night
EDAN CORKILL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120316r1.html

[FILMS]
'The Iron Lady'
KAORI SHOJI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ff20120316a1.html

[FILMS]
'Bokura ga Ita: Zenpen (We Were There: Part 1)'
MARK SCHILLING
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ff20120316a2.html

[FILMS]
'Take Shelter'
GIOVANNI FAZIO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ff20120316a3.html

[GOURMET]
Top-class sukiyaki at a fraction of the price
ROBBIE SWINNERTON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fg20120316rs.html

[GOURMET]
Tohoku eatery serves up a northeastern menu
ROBBIE SWINNERTON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fg20120316sr.html

[OF NOTE]
A modern take on American theater classic
NOBUKO TANAKA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fq20120316a1.html

[OF NOTE]
Vroom vroom, catch a ride to the bike show
TOMOHIRO OSAKI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fq20120316a2.html

[OF NOTE]
Okinawa prepares to revel in the sound of music during showcase
MADS BERTHELSEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fq20120316a3.html

[TRAVEL]
Champagne brunch in Shinjuku
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fv20120316ho.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Phillies' Halladay hammered in loss to Twins
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120316a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Female knuckleballer Baker makes mark on diamond
Kaz Nagatsuka
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120316a2.html

[SOCCER]
Real Madrid, Chelsea make CL quarterfinals
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120316a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Selanne notches 1,400th career point as Ducks blank Wings
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120316a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Knicks roll after D'Antoni quits
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120316a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
League to test all players for drugs after Washington arrest
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120316b1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Jockeying for playoff positions gets serious
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120316n1.html

[SUMO]
Unbeaten Hakuho overpowers Gagamaru
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20120316b1.html


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