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NKorea threatens to shoot down Japanese spy planes
Jun 27, 2009 by AP

North Korea threatened Saturday to shoot down any Japanese planes that enter its airspace, accusing Tokyo of spying near one of its missile launch sites. The North has designated a no-sail zone off its eastern coast from June 25 to July 10 for military drills, raising concerns that it might test-fire short- or mid-range missiles in the coming days, in violation of a U.N. resolution. (AP)
Former economist to get 4-month prison term for groping
Jun 27, 2009 by AP

TOKYO, June 27 - Kazuhide Uekusa, once a well-known TV commentator and economist, will get four months in prison for molesting a female high school student on a Tokyo train in 2006 as a petty bench of the Supreme Court decided earlier this week to turn down his final appeal. According to the lower courts' rulings, Uekusa, 48, put his hand up the high school student's skirt and touched her body on the night of Sept. 13, 2006, on a commuter train between Shinagawa and Kamata stations on the Keihin Kyuko Line. (AP)

Sony may boost output of Michael Jackson CDs
Jun 27, 2009 by China Post

Sony Corp., the owner of rights to Michael Jackson's music, said it may boost production of the late pop icon's CDs after receiving record orders today. Sony owns the rights to Jackson's "Off the Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous" and "HIStory" albums, the company said in a statement. The singer sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide and was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time. (China Post)

Human body parts found floating at Yokohama Port
Jun 26, 2009 by Mainichi

Human body parts of at least two individuals have been found floating at a port here, police said. Kanagawa Prefectural Police received an emergency call from a 39-year-old company employee on Thursday afternoon saying that he had found part of a human thigh floating near the pier at Yokohama Port in Kanazawa Ward when he was fishing. (Mainichi)

U.S.-Japan dance on F-22 continues
Jun 26, 2009 by BusinessWeek

U.S. defense officials are preparing a version of the stealth F-22 Raptor that Japan has expressed strong interest in buying. While the Department of Defense is working to design an export version of the Raptor, U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, this week sent a letter to Japanese Ambassador the United States Ichiro Fujisaki saying that the F-22 would likely carry a price tag of $290 million. (BusinessWeek)

Over 80% of kids experience both sides of bullying
Jun 26, 2009 by AP

More than 80 percent of school-age children surveyed have both engaged in and fallen victim to bullying, the National Institute for Educational Policy Research said Friday. The finding indicates that every child has the potential to become involved in both sides of bullying, the institute said, adding that it will compile a handout based on the survey results for circulation among teachers of all schools. (AP)
By J.S. on Jun 29, 2009



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