Mar 7, 2012

Today's top news: Tohoku fears nuke crisis evacuees gone for good

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tohoku fears nuke crisis evacuees gone for good
Although there have been no reports of any Fukushima residents suffering health problems linked to radiation, local communities fear many who fled amid the triple-meltdown crisis will never return.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120308f1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
A year on, no tsunami-hit community has clear plan to move to high ground
Despite government efforts to relocate households inland or to higher ground in Tohoku, none of the affected municipalities has drawn up the necessary plans.
[MORE] ->
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120308a1.html

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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Calls mount for restrictions on foreign lawyers to be eased
The Cabinet agrees to enable lawyers with foreign qualifications to set up branch offices, giving companies in regional cities better access to legal advice on doing business overseas.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120308a2.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Retrial granted over child's death
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120308a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Big One 'likely to be shallower'
MINORU MATSUTANI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120308a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Contaminated water may still be leaking into Pacific
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120308a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Lower House dissolution, snap poll baloney: Noda
MASAMI ITO
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120308a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Drums fail in Sapporo zoo bid to coax gators to mate
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120308a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
U.S. may base Ospreys in Honshu
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120308a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Doctors drain 'considerable' buildup of fluid from ailing Emperor's chest
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120308a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Will 3/11 prove social media watershed?
ERIC JOHNSTON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120308f2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
New York photo exhibition depicts disasters, moment by moment
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120308f3.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Tohoku car sector sees signs of growth
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120308a1.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Recovery from quake could block reforms
SHINYA AJIMA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120308a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Noda, Yingluck vow disaster-preparedness
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120308a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Nissan to build new car in U.K.
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120308a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Former Mitsubishi UFJ credit trader to start Japan-focused hedge fund
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120308n1.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
The real 'China threat'
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120308a1.html

[OPINION]
Revenge of the Japanese mandarins
MASAHIRO MATSUMURA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120308a1.html

[OPINION]
Rethinking the welfare state
HUGH CORTAZZI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120308hc.html

[OPINION]
Resources fuel tensions in South China Sea
MICHAEL RICHARDSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120308mr.html

[More Op-Ed stories]
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion.html


FEATURES
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[ART]
Are we pointing at the right guy?
EDAN CORKILL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120308a1.html

[ART]
Illustrators draw from pop culture for 3/11 exhibition
MATTHEW LARKING
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120308a2.html

[ART]
"The Growth and Behavior of Dinosaurs"
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120308o1.html

[ART]
"Muneyoshi Yanagi & Old Tamba Pottery"
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120308o2.html

[ART]
"Gerda Steiner & Jorg Lenzlinger: Power Sources -- Chikara ga Umareru Tokoro"
TOMOHIRO OSAKI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120308t1.html

[ART]
"Usami Keiji BRAKE: BIG FLOOD"
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120308t2.html

[MUSIC]
Torn apart by disaster, bound by jazz
KEN KAWASHIMA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120308a1.html

[MUSIC]
Moja "Super Ultra Gold 79"
SHAWN DESPRES
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120308l1.html

[MUSIC]
Twinkle Twinkles "Twinkle Twinkles" (Self-released)
PATRICK ST. MICHEL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120308l2.html


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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life.html
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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Igarashi solid in second outing
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120308a1.html

[BASEBALL]
BayStars, city reach stadium deal
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120308j1.html

[SOCCER]
Milan advances after spirited Arsenal comeback falls just short
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120308a1.html

[SOCCER]
Grampus, Seongnam play to draw
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120308a2.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Colts, Manning to split
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120308a1.html

[GOLF]
Ishikawa gets Masters exemption
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120308a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Rampant Devils cut loose on Rangers
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120308a1.html

[J.LEAGUE SOCCER]
Jorginho returns to ease Antlers toward new beginning
ANDREW MCKIRDY
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sj20120308a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Third-quarter surge ignites lowly Bobcats
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120308a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Ewing leads 10 into college Hall
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120308a2.html

[OLYMPICS]
Britain says Olympians safe to shake hands
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/so20120308a1.html

[SPORTS]
Prince Harry races Bolt in Jamaica
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120308t1.html


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