Mar 21, 2012

Today's top news: U.S. grants exemption on Iran sanctions

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TODAY'S TOP STORIES
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
U.S. grants exemption on Iran sanctions
Se0cretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United States has decided to exempt Japan and 10 European countries from its new financial sanctions against Iran over its suspected nuclear weapons program, because they have significantly reduced their oil imports from Tehran.
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Mie may accept debris
Mie Gov. Eikei Suzuki says he is considering helping to process and dispose of debris from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120322a2.html

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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Small asset managers fear AIJ shock
Asset management firms not affiliated with large financial institutions organize an industrywide gathering in an attempt to differentiate themselves from AIJ Investment Advisors Co., which is at the center of the country's worst pension-loss fiasco ever.
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http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120322a1.html


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OTHER NEWS
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[NATIONAL NEWS]
Crane falls into river, killing operator
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120322a3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Iran sanctions waiver welcomed by Tokyo
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120322a4.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Tokyo museum exhibits $250 million Pollock masterpiece
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120322a5.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Emperor, fresh off treatment, meets emir
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120322a6.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Fujimura to North: Don't launch
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120322a7.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Japan Atomic Power ignored data on fault threat at Fukui nuclear plant for years: researcher
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120322a8.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Embassy in Damascus closes for security reasons
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120322a9.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
19 tourism groups join Moscow trade fair to lure visitors back to Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120322b1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Test to store carbon dioxide under seabed to begin off Hokkaido
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120322b2.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
University to open center at Nazca Lines
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120322b3.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
'Washoku' served up as heritage
MAYU YOSHIDA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120322f1.html

[NATIONAL NEWS]
Uno birthplace gets makeover
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120322f2.html


BUSINESS
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[BUSINESS NEWS]
Key assessment stays: Picking up, but slowly
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120322a2.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Join TPP but also expand in Asia: economist
TOMOKO OTAKE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120322a3.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Ex-Juliana disco site gets remake to show Apple goods
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120322a4.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Fujitsu touts phone fraud detector
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120322a5.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Edano pushes Tepco to explain hikes
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120322a7.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Hitachi to test carbon capture tech
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120322a8.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Asahi group to pursue Asian M&As
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120322a9.html

[BUSINESS NEWS]
Nissan revives Datsun brand after three decades to up sales
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nb20120322n1.html


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OPINION
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[JT EDITORIAL]
Provocative rocket launch plan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120322a1.html

[JT EDITORIAL]
Changing electric power policy
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ed20120322a2.html

[OPINION]
NATO's Libyan war lessons
JOHN D. PODESTA and KEN GUDE
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120322a1.html

[OPINION]
China's military buildup breeds distrust
MICHAEL RICHARDSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120322mr.html

[OPINION]
Pinpointing the causes of the U.S. economic crisis
ROBERT J. SAMUELSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/eo20120322rs.html

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FEATURES
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[ART]
Photographing history : pioneers of technique
ALICE GORDENKER
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120322a1.html

[ART]
Rich tales of Inka Essenhigh
MATTHEW LARKING
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120322a2.html

[ART]
Cutting-edge art in a tight spot
C.B. LIDDELL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120322a3.html

[ART]
"Chihiro Iwasaki: Messages for Children"
TOMOHIRO OSAKI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120322o1.html

[ART]
"Tomohiro Muda: OKUGAKE"
TOMOHIRO OSAKI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120322o2.html

[ART]
"One Piece Exhibition: Original Art × Movies × Experience One Piece"
HENRY WONG
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120322t1.html

[ART]
"Centenary of Venanzo Crocetti's Birth"
HENRY WONG
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fa20120322t2.html

[MUSIC]
Japan competes for attention at SXSW
PATRICK ST. MICHEL
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120322a1.html

[MUSIC]
Showcase tour can be a first step into America -- but only if you get it right
DANIEL ROBSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120322a2.html

[MUSIC]
Eli Walks "Parallel"
LAURENT FINTONI
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/fm20120322l2.html


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SPORTS
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[BASEBALL]
Cabrera plans to be ready for opener
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120322a1.html

[BASEBALL]
Another AL title for Rangers not just about Yu
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120322a2.html

[BASEBALL]
U.S., Cuba to renew baseball rivalry
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sb20120322g1.html

[SOCCER]
Messi becomes all-time Barca top scorer with hat trick
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120322a1.html

[SOCCER]
Bayern teen Usami set for Nurnberg
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sc20120322a2.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Broncos unveil QB Manning
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120322a1.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Waku leaves comfort for American dream
KAZ NAGATSUKA
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120322a2.html

[AMERICAN FOOTBALL]
Elway says Tebow took news in stride
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sf20120322a3.html

[GOLF]
Augusta right to deny Els Masters invitation
DOUG FERGUSON
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sg20120322a1.html

[ICE HOCKEY]
Kings move past Sharks
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sh20120322a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Wade powers 17-0 fourth-quarter rally as Heat eclipse Suns
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120322a1.html

[BASKETBALL]
Griner dunks in women's game
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sk20120322a2.html

[OLYMPICS]
Manaudou qualifies for Olympics
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/so20120322a1.html

[SUMO]
Baruto suffers second defeat of spring basho
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/ss20120322b1.html

[TENNIS]
Stricken Kleybanova wins in return
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/st20120322a1.html


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