Mar 6, 2012

Today's top news: Population, tax yield dive across Tohoku

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Population, tax yield dive across Tohoku
The population and tax revenue in Tohoku's worst-hit coastal areas last March have plummeted since the natural disasters, a Kyodo News tally shows, raising concerns that the shattered finances of these municipalities may hinder reconstruction efforts.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120307a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fisheries rebound at sporadic pace
The Tohoku region's fisheries are still struggling to rebound as the first anniversary nears of the March 11 megaquake and monster tsunami that devastated the industry and claimed the lives of so many linked to the sector.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120307f1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Real-time online tsunami feed starts
Weathernews Inc. starts a new service that provides tsunami information online using radars that can detect the waves within 30 km of the coast and capture images of them as fast as 15 minutes before they reach shore.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120307a2.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tsuruga nuke plant sits atop major fault
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120307a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tohoku artists perform at U.N.'s HQ
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120307a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fugitive's harborer faces two years
MINORU MATSUTANI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120307a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
SESC seeks indictments against Olympus, six key coverup figures
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120307a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Sea Shepherd claims its actions cut year's Antarctic whale hunt short
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120307a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Slain photog kin to get Thai redress
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120307a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fukushima farmers in two-front war
MIZUHO AOKI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120307f2.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Volcker rule may 'harm' sovereign debt markets
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120307a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Discount overseas parcel service eyed
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120307a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Wages crept up 0.3% in January
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120307a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Small firms eligible for Tepco discounts
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120307a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Toyota Prius hybrid remains top seller
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120307a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Hitachi dumps Elpida as chip-maker dives
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120307n1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
ANA may boost Lufthansa venture
CHRIS COOPER and KIYOTAKA MATSUDA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120307n2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Reve21 taps CEO candidates for IPO, global push
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120307n3.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Third term for Mr. Putin
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120307a1.html

[OPINION]
The next World Bank leader
KEVIN RAFFERTY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120307a1.html

[OPINION]
Myth-busting Vladimir Putin
ANDREW S. WEISS
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120307a2.html

[OPINION]
An Israeli strike on Iran would backfire
COLIN H. KAHL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120307a3.html

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FEATURES
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[COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY NEWS]
For fans, 'Metal Gear' without Kojima involved is 'game over'
BRIAN ASHCRAFT
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nc20120307ba.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Dykstra sentenced to 3 years in prison in auto theft scheme
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120307a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Darvish debut to air on JSPORTS
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120307a2.html

[SOCCER]
F.A. has three-man list to consider for England
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120307a1.html

[SOCCER]
FC Tokyo triumph in ACL opener
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120307a2.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Foster, Texans approve five-year deal
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120307a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Penguins hold off Coyotes for sixth straight win
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120307a1.html

[J.LEAGUE SOCCER]
Popovic thinking big in his first season with FC Tokyo
ANDREW MCKIRDY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sj20120307a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Thunder sneak past Mavericks
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120307a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Tyler to rejoin Golden State Warriors
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120307b1.html

[OLYMPICS]
Diver Nakagawa to compete in London
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/so20120307a1.html

[SPORTS]
Odom's presence crucial for Mavs
PETER VECSEY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120307pv.html

[INTERNATIONAL SOCCER]
Nadeshiko beat U.S. again, move to final
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sw20120307a1.html


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