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In ‘Land of Smiles,’ Thais grin and bear boorish Chinese tourists

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
Drying underwear at a temple and defecating in public, kicking a bell at a sacred shrine and washing feet in a public restroom, that’s a ...
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Japan accused of financing coal-fired power plants

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway ...
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Hirohito, best-known Japanese in West, overshadowed by Abe in Asia: survey

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
The late Emperor Hirohito is the most famous Japanese in the West, while Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is best known in Asia, a survey by ...
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Citizen journalism given a boost

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
When three buildings collapsed and ignited a blaze in New York on Thursday, a smartphone app brought the live video feed to anyone online wanting ...
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Alps crash captain shouted, ‘Open the damn door!’

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
The captain of the passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps last Tuesday, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the ...
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Critters found in Antarctic ice show tenacity of life

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by ...
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Hell of war reaffirmed joys of the simple life for Okinawan, 102

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
For a man who once narrowly escaped execution after being forced to dig his own grave, 102-year-old Okinawan Shoko Nagamine is doing remarkably well.
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Reflections on war and childhood on a Tokyo train

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
It had been sheer chance that propelled the silver-haired woman and that young girl to those particular seats in that particular carriage on that particular ...
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Dreamy: a cat named Mignon

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
Mignon loves people and would make a very special companion for someone who appreciates beauty both inside and out.
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Letting popular will prevail

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
Political parties and lawmakers should not put off trying to resolve the vote-value gap between the nation's electoral districts just because recent high court rulings ...
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Forgotten Balkans look set to plague the 21st century

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
Twenty years after 1945, Germany was at peace with its neighbors and had normal diplomatic relations with the countries it once occupied. Nearly 20 years ...
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Call Cameron’s ‘gaffe’ anything but guileless

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
There's been much debate over whether British Prime Minister David Cameron's shock announcement about his political future was just an unguarded slip — as he ...
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Postwar education at a vexing crossroads

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
In July 1995, a special edition of Aera magazine reflected on 50 years of postwar evolution. Education was among the topics covered. Two facts grab ...
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Political obstacles stymie energy autonomy

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
When German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in Japan earlier this month, local coverage focused on a joint German-Japanese statement about the Ukraine crisis and her ...
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One rescued from capsized ship, search under way for missing

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
The Japan Coast Guard rescues a crew member from a boat in the Tsugaru Strait between Hokkaido and Aomori nearly 15 hours after the vessel ...
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Japan, India in talks to set up US-2 joint venture

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
The Japanese manufacturer of US-2 amphibious aircraft is in talks with Indian companies to set up a joint company in the event Tokyo and New ...
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Brazil will join China-backed Asian investment bank

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
Brazil said on Friday it had accepted China’s invitation to join its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member. “Brazil is very interested in ...
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Fernandez dethrones Hanyu in Shanghai

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
Javier Fernandez cleanly landed two quad jumps in his free skate to edge defending Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu and become the first Spanish ...
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Backcourt stars Karimata, Jones carry Fukushima past Yokohama

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
The Fukushima Firebonds put on a shooting clinic from 3-point range at Yokohama International Swimming Pool on Saturday. Yes, their long-range perimeter marksmen did their ...
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Marinos outplay S-Pulse in Nabisco Cup match

japantimes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 20:26
Yokohama F. Marinos got the rub of the green and defeated Shimizu S-Pulse 2-0 to post their first win in Group B in the Nabisco ...
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