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Japan planning research whale meeting with both proponents and opponents

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
The government plans to hold a special meeting of experts from both pro- and anti-whaling countries next month in Tokyo to compile a new program ...
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Top general would seek ground troops if U.S.-led air war can’t halt Islamic State

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
The top U.S. military leader told Congress on Tuesday he would recommend that the United States consider deploying ground forces to Iraq if President Barack ...
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SpaceX, Boeing land NASA contracts to carry astronauts to space

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts ...
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Japan’s plutonium stockpile jumps to 47 tons in 2013

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
Japan possessed about 47.1 tons of plutonium in and outside the country as of the end of 2013, up some 2.9 tons from the year ...
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Japan’s Antarctic whaling bid falls under IWC scrutiny after scientific challenge

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
Japan’s plans to resume a controversial Antarctic whale hunt in the name of research, which opponents say is really just for the meat, came under ...
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No progress in bid to free Japanese man held by Islamic State

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
A month has passed since a Japanese man was captured in northern Syria by the extremist Islamic State militant group, but no progress is in ...
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Scotland’s ‘Yes’ campaign winning Facebook battle

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
Scotland’s “Yes” campaign appears to have the edge online, figures released by Facebook on Tuesday showed, even though it is still trailing slightly in the ...
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Nearly $1 billion needed as Ebola cases look to double every three weeks: WHO

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, ...
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Obokata’s mentor admits STAP cell creation not easy

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
Charles Vacanti, a Harvard University professor and key co-author of retracted STAP cell articles, and his fellow Japanese researcher have published a revised protocol to ...
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DPJ launches new leadership team in hopes of unseating LDP

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
The Democratic Party of Japan on Tuesday named key officials to its new leadership team, headed by President Banri Kaieda, in a bid to shore ...
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Season’s first dolphins killed in Taiji

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
The first dolphins of the season were slaughtered Tuesday in the small town of Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, campaigners and a local fishermen’s union said, commencing ...
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Chinese city creates dedicated sidewalk for cellphone users, tweeters

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those ...
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Japan rules out military support as U.S.-led coalition takes fight to Islamic State group

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
Japan does not plan to provide any military support to the United States or other countries joining a coalition to fight militants from the Islamic ...
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Japan’s Noguchi named first Asian head of international astronaut group

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
Astronaut Soichi Noguchi has been elected as the first Asian president of the Association of Space Explorers at an annual meeting in Beijing. The association, ...
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Generation gap opens in Scotland referendum campaigns

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
Across Scotland, dinner table talk is getting heated as families argue over how to vote in Scotland’s independence referendum. A generation gap has opened up, ...
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Aoki’s four hits spark Royals

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
Norichika Aoki went 4-for-4 and set up the winning run with a two-out, ninth-inning double for the Kansas City Royals in a 4-3 come-from-behind win ...
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Starter Sugano gives victorious Giants strong outing against rival Carp

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
Tomoyuki Sugano worked 7-2/3 solid innings and the Yomiuri Giants broke out of a scoring slump in a 7-1 win over the Hiroshima Carp in ...
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Nara, Date-Krumm eliminated in first round at Pan Pacific Open

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
Kurumi Nara crashed out in the first round of the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday in a grueling three-set match against eighth-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez ...
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FIBA spells out demands to JBA as deadline approaches

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
FIBA last week repeated its mandate that the Japan Basketball Association deadline for a merger between the bj-league and the NBL is Oct. 31. This ...
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Hakuho overpowers Terunofuji

japantimes - 1 hour 25 min ago
Hakuho blasted out Terunofuji to register a quick-fire third win on Tuesday and keep his share of the early lead at the Autumn Grand Sumo ...
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