'Womenomics' makes small chips in Japan's glass ceiling

TOKYO - Two years after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made women's advancement a top...said Mari Miura, a gender equality issues expert at Sophia University in Tokyo. "You can't just increase the number of women on management positions...
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My Turn: A dissenting view of Veterans Day

...instrumental figure in ordering the firebombing which killed hundreds of thousands of civilians in Dresden, Hamburg, Kobe and Tokyo."You drop a load of bombs," he wrote in his autobiography "and, if you're cursed with any imagination at all you have...
Job creator or job killer? A look at Pacific trade deal

...Congress will likely take up the issue next year in the heat of the presidential election campaign.___Elaine Kurtenbach in Tokyo and Kelvin Chan in Hong Kong contributed to this report.___Follow Paul Wiseman on Twitter at
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Okinawa threatens to revoke approval for US base

TOKYO - Okinawa's governor said Monday that he was preparing to revoke approval...S. confiscation of Okinawan land after Japan's World War II defeat. Tokyo's postwar defensive deterrence under the Japan-U.S. security alliance...
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My Turn: Fukushima radiation in Pacific reaches West Coast

...of tons more now held in shabby storage tanks at the devastated reactor complex.Officials from Fukushima's owners, the Tokyo Electric Power Co., have said leaks from Fukushima disaster with "at least" two trillion Becquerels of radioactivity entered...
Governor Walker outlines trip to Japan for gas conference

...word about Alaska's proven gas reserves.Walker is listed as a keynote speaker at the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference in Tokyo on Wednesday.He said he plans to meet with prospective LNG buyers about bringing the gas to the global market. He also plans...
3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs

...crucial strain was found in a soil sample from a golf course near Tokyo. He said he always carries around a plastic bag in his wallet...Ritter in New York, Didi Tang in Beijing, Mari Yamaguchi in Tokyo, and Geoff Mulvihill in Haddonfield, New Jersey, contributed...
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Today in Sports History for Oct. 13

...another gold medal, beating Russia's Viktoria Komova for the all-around title at the world gymnastics championships in Tokyo. Wieber, who led the Americans to the team title two days earlier, finishes with 59.382 points, just 0.033 ahead of...
United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

...separately work together "strengthen macroeconomic cooperation, including on exchange rate issues."__Mari Yamaguchi in Tokyo, Linda A. Johnson in Trenton, New Jersey; and Julie Pace, Martin Crutsinger and Matthew Perrone in Washington contributed...
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Free drinks for moms-to-be

...Island Pub, Salt, Saffron, Subway, Zen, El Sombrero, Front Street Cafe, The Rookery, Taqueria, Lemon Tree Cafe, Little Tokyo, V's Cellar Door, Timberline Bar & Grill, McDonald's, Waffle Co., Donna's Restaurant, Valley Restaurant, Asiana...


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