Mar 24, 2012

Today's top news: Plan to add reactor at Hamaoka is on hold

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Plan to add reactor at Hamaoka is on hold
Chubu Electric suspends plans to build a new nuclear reactor at its now-idled Hamaoka power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture because it doesn't know when it would be able to use it.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120325a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Trawler flips; pair missing, two rescued
The Japan Coast Guard is searching the East China Sea for two missing fishermen from a capsized trawler, after rescuing four others from shark-infested waters.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120325a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Hashimoto draws over 2,000 for election army
The rising political group led by Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto attracts more than 2,000 aspiring lawmakers to his new training school for Diet hopefuls.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120325a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
MSDF Aegis ships readied for missile intercept orders
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120325a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Lay judge death sentences must be unanimous: JFBA
KEIJI HIRANO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120325a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Ginza stages denim fashion show
KAZUAKI NAGATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120325a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Harvard visitors get eye-opener in Tohoku, meet Noda, key officials
SAYURI DAIMON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120325a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fukushima antinuclear meet slated
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120325a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Mazda to halt corporate vehicle line
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120325a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Softbank to buy own team's stadium
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120325b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Japan asked to shell out extra $1 billion over marines' transfer to Guam
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120325b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Noda stakes his administration, political life on hiking sales tax
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120325b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Genba will push for early return of Okinawa land used by U.S. forces
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120325b4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
KANSAI: Who & What
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120325k1.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Nuclear safety studies torpedoed
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120325a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Living alone in Tokyo
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120325a2.html

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FEATURES
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[BOOKS]
Plight of women and the young in modern Japan
JEFF KINGSTON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fb20120325a1.html

[BOOKS]
An unserious look at the work of Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu
DAVID COZY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fb20120325a2.html

[MEDIA]
Is Japan as busy as it first seems?
MICHAEL HOFFMAN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fd20120325bj.html

[MEDIA]
Surprise trip to Sicily; Miracle Hospice; CM of the week: Boss coffee
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fd20120325cs.html

[MEDIA]
Media's gender roles push LGBT groups into corners
PHILIP BRASOR
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fd20120325pb.html

[ENVIRONMENT]
A woman of wisdom among the energy mandarins
STEPHEN HESSE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fe20120325sh.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Right and justice shine through the infernal prism of wartime Poland
ROGER PULVERS
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120325rp.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Sakura: Soul of Japan
MICHAEL HOFFMAN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120325x1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Petals 'perfect beyond belief' stir poetic
MICHAEL HOFFMAN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120325x2.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Tracing the trees in a long national love affair
LINDA INOKI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120325x3.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Blooms of death
MICHAEL HOFFMAN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120325x4.html

[TRAVEL]
Plum nuts about Ikegami
KIT NAGAMURA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fv20120325kn.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Mariners, A's begin preparations for opening series
JASON COSKREY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120325a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Chamberlain hurts ankle in mishap
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120325a2.html

[BASEBALL]
Carpenter out with nerve injury
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120325a3.html

[BASEBALL]
Torre returns to MLB position
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120325a4.html

[BASEBALL]
Aoki's departure leaves big void for Swallows
WAYNE GRACZYK
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120325wg.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Payton takes blame for bounty scandal
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120325a1.html

[GOLF]
Tiger fires 65, tied for lead
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120325a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Cole nets quick hat trick as Habs win
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120325a1.html

[J.LEAGUE SOCCER]
Kim leads unbeaten Cerezo to victory over Frontale
ANDREW MCKIRDY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sj20120325a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Love's 51 don't get job done against Thunder
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120325a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
UNC holds off Ohio in OT
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120325a2.html

[BASKETBALL]
Naismith grandson passes away
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120325a3.html

[BASKETBALL]
Namizato, Golden Kings trounce Evessa
ED ODEVEN
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120325b1.html

[OLYMPICS]
Talented director plans Olympic film
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/so20120325a1.html

[SUMO]
Kakuryu remains in position to nab title
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20120325b1.html

[TENNIS]
Venus upsets Wimbledon champion Kvitova
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120325a1.html

[TENNIS]
Federer selected as top player ever
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120325a2.html


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