News Headlines

Elaborate theft plan goes very wrong

cnn - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 21:00
Police say a man hid inside a Family Dollar in an attempt to steal from the store. CNN affiliate KHOU reports.
Categories: News Headlines

Catholic synod vote 'disappointing'

bbc - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:31
Catholic gay rights groups express dismay at the rejection by bishops of proposals for wider acceptance of gay people, backed by Pope Francis.
Categories: News Headlines

Three-prefecture drill held to practice Mount Fuji eruption

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
Shizuoka and two other prefectures that host or are close to Mount Fuji conducted a disaster drill Sunday to prepare for a potential eruption of ...
Categories: News Headlines

Obuchi scandal bad omen for Abe

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
The departure of METI chief Yuko Obuchi would be a bad omen for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his reactor restart and female empowerment strategies.
Categories: News Headlines

Getting to the heart of Murasaki’s ‘Tale of Genji’

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
“If any society in the world can be described as unique,” wrote historian Ivan Morris, “it is that of Heian Kyo in the time of ...
Categories: News Headlines

Japanese death toll at two in Nepal avalanche disaster

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
The bodies of what appear to be two Japanese trekkers are retrieved from the site of a fatal blizzard and avalanche that has killed dozens ...
Categories: News Headlines

Newest Cabinet ministers make official visits to Yasukuni Shrine

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
Some of the newest Cabinet ministers show they are not afraid to upset China and South Korea by making official visits to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine.
Categories: News Headlines

Maglev faces cost, engineering hurdles

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
Central Japan Railway Co.’s maglev line, approved Friday, will speed travelers from Tokyo to Nagoya in just 40 minutes, beating the fastest shinkansen by more ...
Categories: News Headlines

Sendai reactors vulnerable to eruptions, state-picked volcanologist warns

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
The head of Japan's volcano eruption prediction panel warns that the task is impossible and that two reactors in Kagoshima are in danger, contrary to ...
Categories: News Headlines

Japan’s first homegrown airliner finally unveiled

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. on Saturday finally unveiled Japan’s first homegrown passenger jet following three delays. The subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. rolled out the ...
Categories: News Headlines

Islamic State may have seized Syria warplanes; Iraqi pilots training rebels: activists

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group has captured some MiG fighter jets and is test-flying the warplanes in Syria with the help of ...
Categories: News Headlines

The Abe conundrum and the pitfalls ahead

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a polarizing figure, lauded as the resolute leader Japan needs to revive its flagging fortunes and slammed for mishandling history ...
Categories: News Headlines

Barriers to economic progress for women

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
New evidence is emerging of the lingering cultural barriers to women's economic advancement, which must be addressed if the world is ever to attain its ...
Categories: News Headlines

South Korean safety official dies in apparent suicide after concert tragedy

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
An official dealing with safety measures at a concert in South Korea where 16 people died when the grate they were standing on collapsed, apparently ...
Categories: News Headlines

Schollander, Hayes were spectacular at Tokyo Games

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
The 1964 Tokyo Olympics had a profound impact on the capital city and the nation. In the third installment of a five-part series running this ...
Categories: News Headlines

Gomez’s bat, Tigers relievers secure victory in Game 3

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
The Hanshin Tigers fans were on cloud nine in the left-field stands, giddily peppering every player’s ouenka (supporter’s song) with chants of, “K.O., K.O., Giants!” ...
Categories: News Headlines

Fighters hammer Hawks in Game 3

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
Daikan Yoh broke out with a pair of homers, Eiichi Koyano hit a three-run blast, and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters stomped the Fukuoka Softbank ...
Categories: News Headlines

Ex-J.Leaguer Oku dies in car accident

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
Former J.League player Daisuke Oku died at a hospital early Friday after crashing his car into a roadside utility pole in Okinawa Prefecture. According to ...
Categories: News Headlines

Giants win NL pennant on Ishikawa’s 3-run HR

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
It was the Shot That Shook the Bay. Travis Ishikawa hit the first homer to end an NL Championship Series, a three-run drive that sent ...
Categories: News Headlines

Brady passes Pats past Jets

japantimes - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 20:26
Chris Jones wasn’t going to make the same mistake he did last year when Nick Folk tried another potential winning field goal Thursday night. This ...
Categories: News Headlines