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Structural reforms to take time, Japan’s bank chief tells Davos summit

japantimes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:26
Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda told the World Economic Forum’s annual Davos meeting that it will take time before structural reforms in Japan begin ...
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Latest video a wake-up call to oil-dependent Japanese

japantimes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:26
Analysts say the gruesome video released by the Islamic State group has shocked the public about how the complex politics of the Middle East can ...
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Thousands protest in Tokyo against Futenma move

japantimes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:26
Thousands of people gathered Sunday outside the Diet to protest the plan to move U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to the Henoko district in ...
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Friend wages ‘I am Kenji’ campaign to free held journalist

japantimes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:26
With the plight of hostage Kenji Goto still unknown, and his fellow captive apparently executed, friends of the journalist have taken to social media to ...
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Bear hug with Modi gets Obama’s India trip off to surprising start

japantimes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:26
Signaling his determination to take relations with the United States to a higher level, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke with protocol to meet and ...
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Kansai spearheads campaign against hate speech

japantimes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:26
On Feb. 24, 2013, Osaka’s Tsuruhashi district, home to one of Japan’s largest concentrations of ethnic Koreans and in recent years a major tourist destination, ...
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Firms use internships to entice top students

japantimes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:26
Facing fierce competition to attract top university graduates, many Japanese firms are using internship programs as a way to entice students before the official start ...
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After hard lessons, tide turns in Ebola fight

japantimes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:26
A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola found just three patients at one treatment center he visited this past week in Sierra Leone. ...
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It’s OK to film people in public in Japan, if the conditions justify it

japantimes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:26
A reader asks, "In Japan, is it OK to film other people in public?"
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Japan falls to UAE on penalty kicks in Asian Cup quarterfinals

japantimes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:26
Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa both missed penalties and Japan’s hopes of defending its Asian Cup title were shattered with a sudden-death 5-4 shootout defeat ...
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Raise your home’s IQ: smart gadgets to make life easier

japantimes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:26
Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on — ...
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Warm, fuzzy feeling: a dog named Woolly

japantimes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:26
Woolly can be likened to a security blanket — a friend who is always by your side, always ready to offer his warm affection and ...
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We need to talk about Japan — in English

japantimes - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:26
What commentators who write about Japan in English are doing is not necessarily criticism and could instead be a genuine attempt to understand.
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#FreeSpeechStories: A family feud on the French far-right

bbc - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:25
France's Le Pen family split over controversial anti-Muslim video
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Why is Boko Haram so strong?

bbc - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:08
How did Nigeria's Boko Haram become so strong?
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NYC mayor: A storm like 'we've never seen before'

cnn - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:03
A monster snow storm is expected to slam into the northeast Monday and Tuesday, dumping heavy snow in Boston and New York, and packing winds gusting up to 65 mph. A blizzard warning is posted for an area from New Jersey to the Canadian border.
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Inside the secret US Air Force UFO documents

bbc - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:03
US Air Force UFO secrets revealed
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Super Time deposit rates

kyodonews - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:55
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