Mar 20, 2012

Today's top news: Patriot missiles may be deployed in Okinawa to counter North Korean rocket

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Patriot missiles may be deployed in Okinawa to counter North Korean rocket
The Defense Ministry is considering deploying the Patriot-3 antiballistic missile defense system on Ishigaki Island and Okinawa Island to possibly shoot down the rocket North Korea says it will launch next month, a senior vice minister says.
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Noda support rate up but more snub tax hike
Public support for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's Cabinet is up 2.6 percentage points from February to 31.6 percent, but more people are against his plan to raise the consumption tax.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Emperor has fluid drained from chest again
Emperor Akihito undergoes treatment to drain fluid from his chest for a second time due to complications following heart surgery last month.
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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Aussies get data on 4,500 POWs
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Ogata vows JICA support for Arab democratization
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Taiwan museum trove coming in '14
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
17th anniversary of Aum's subway gas attack marked
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Keio docs took marrow without OK
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Vietnam to stick buying two reactors from Japan: Hatoyama
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
EMBARGOED: More than 20% of large firms to trim new hires in 2013
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
March 11 quake saddled listed firms with more than \4 trillion in losses
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
EMBARGOED: Japan, U.S. to set up body on return of five Okinawa facilities
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Kyushu pileup kills three, hurts nine
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321b4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Restarting reactors key topic in new energy policy debate
MAI IIDA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
No. 1 long way from being out of the woods
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
'Natto'-eating contest draws 92
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321f3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
East Timor to get yen loans for roads
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321f4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Indonesian nurses forging ahead
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120321f5.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Narita airport employees down 20% from 2009 level
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120321a1.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Painting a target on Mr. Kony
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120321a1.html

[OPINION]
Can the world's poor nations save the rest of us?
JEAN-MICHEL SEVERINO and OLIVIER RAY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120321a1.html

[OPINION]
Goldman Sachs has a long history of duping its clients
WILLIAM D. COHAN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120321a2.html

[OPINION]
Nearing the end of tyranny?
HUGH CORTAZZI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120321hc.html

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FEATURES
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[COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY NEWS]
How The Man is following you online -- and even on the train
AKKY AKIMOTO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nc20120321aa.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Aoki steals spotlight from Darvish
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120321a1.html

[BASEBALL]
LaRussa, scribe team up for book
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120321a2.html

[BASEBALL]
Settlement OK'd in Madoff case
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120321a3.html

[BASEBALL]
Ramirez sidelined with leg injury
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120321j1.html

[SOCCER]
Maranhao's late goal gives Ulsan Hyundai draw with FC Tokyo
ANDREW MCKIRDY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120321a1.html

[SOCCER]
Bolton's Muamba improving but still in ICU
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120321a2.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Manning negotiating to play with Broncos
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120321a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Smith appears to still be the man for 49ers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120321a2.html

[GOLF]
Former coach claims Tiger overdid training
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120321a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Pouliot leads way as Bruins blast Leafs
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120321a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Bulls blowout Magic despite missing Rose
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120321a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Longtime coach Cremins retires
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120321a2.html

[BASKETBALL]
Warriors retire Mullin's No. 17 jersey
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120321a3.html

[BASKETBALL]
Washington to fight charges in drug case
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120321b1.html

[SPORTS]
Zen Master has nothing to gain by coaching Knicks
PETER VECSEY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120321pv.html

[SUMO]
Kakuryu still tied for Spring Basho top spot
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20120321b1.html


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