Mar 26, 2012

Today's top news: Threatening, active faults found off Boso

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Threatening, active faults found off Boso
Two new active faults are found off the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture, prompting warnings that an earthquake of magnitude 8 to 9 could strike right off Tokyo.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
ASDF command now at Yokota base
The Air Self-Defense Force gets a new command post up and running at U.S. Yokota Air Base after exiting the Tokyo suburb of Fuchu to improve joint operations with the United States.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327a2.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Old guard see despot in Hashimoto
As Toru Hashimoto's push to reform Japan gains steam, so does criticism from Tokyo that the Osaka mayor is leading not only a national revolt against established parties, but also a mass movement reminiscent of Nazi Germany.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327a3.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Hokkaido has only reactor still operating
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Noda to join other leaders in urging North to scrub launch
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
NISA OKs Ikata reactor stress test
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Artists thank U.S. under blossoms
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Visa overstayers rally to maintain privileges after immigration revision
AYAKO MIE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
AKB48's Maeda calls it quits at 20
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Indonesian ferry calls for help
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Japan declares island near Senkakus new national asset
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Foreign pass rate for national nurse exam triples
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Dortmund set sights on Sakai
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327b4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Japan to take on Venezuela in Sapporo
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327b5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Water level in Fukushima plant's No. 2 reactor only 60 cm
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327b6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tohoku in rebuilding bubble
ERIC JOHNSTON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120327i1.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Electric cars risk losing green sheen over nuclear ties
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120327a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Sharp plans to open new color printer plant in China
KAZUAKI NAGATA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120327a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Honda fires up flood-hit Thai plant
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120327a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
JAL gets two Boeing 787 Dreamliners
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120327a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Kansai-Nagasaki Peach route opens
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120327a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
BOJ bond move was 'desperate' act
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120327n1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
JGBs, not tax hikes, way to go, Sakakibara says
SHIGEKI NOZAWA and MONAMI YUI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120327n2.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Ensure justice in Mr. Ozawa's trial
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120327a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Rare earths dispute now before WTO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120327a2.html

[OPINION]
Democracy's corrupted version of itself is a bigger threat than totalitarianism: Tony Judt
KEVIN RAFFERTY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120327a1.html

[OPINION]
The cracks in the BRICS
BRAHMA CHELLANEY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120327bc.html

[OPINION]
Bizarre logic of America's 'freedom' campaign
RAMZY BAROUD
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120327rb.html

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FEATURES
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[LIFE IN JAPAN]
False eyelashes, an authentic Eid, but we're not in Karachi anymore
KANZA AZEEMI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120327a1.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Suginami Ward 'informers' just doing their job
ASHLEY THOMPSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120327at.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
JET teacher outfoxes board, Dr. Savoie's Hague prescription: readers' responses
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120327hs.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Yasuo Sasano, manager of Kurumi Mansion
JUDIT KAWAGUCHI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120327jk.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
A promise of employment is binding, Supreme Court ruled in late 1970s case
HIFUMI OKUNUKI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120327ll.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Shonan: What do you think about the government's plan to create citizen ID numbers for tax and other purposes?
CHARLES LEWIS
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120327vf.html

[LIFE IN JAPAN]
Detainees' families fighting for dignity -- and hugs
SUMIE KAWAKAMI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fl20120327zg.html

[LIFE & STYLE]
Double espresso or a Twin Tea Cup?
JEAN SNOW
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fs20120327a2.html

[LIFE & STYLE]
Dover Street Market Ginza: a bazaar concept
DANIELLE DEMETRIOU
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fs20120327a3.html

[LIFE & STYLE]
Kohei Nawa's 'White Pulse' breathes life into a commercial space
DANIELLE DEMETRIOU
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fs20120327a4.html


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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life.html
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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Darvish shaky in intrasquad contest
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120327a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Suzuki homers as Tigers beat A's
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120327a2.html

[BASEBALL]
Iwakuma shaky as Giants beat Mariners
JASON COSKREY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120327j1.html

[BASEBALL]
Kawasaki's personality winning over Mariners
JASON COSKREY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120327j2.html

[GOLF]
Tiger ends 30-month run without PGA win
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120327a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Moment of Crosby brilliance quells Devils' rally
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120327a1.html

[J.LEAGUE SOCCER]
Gamba sack Serrao after five defeats
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sj20120327a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Kentucky crushes Baylor; Kansas stops UNC in Elite Eight
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120327a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Hawks see off Jazz in four-OT marathon
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120327a2.html

[SPORTS]
Famed boxing writer Sugar dies
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120327a1.html

[SPORTS]
Miyaguni makes most of his chance to face A's
JASON COSKREY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120327jc.html


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