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Soccer: Brave Japan beaten by Netherlands

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Soccer: Brave Japan beaten by Netherlands
AP - Jun 19, 2010

A second-half strike from Wesley Sneijder proved decisive as the Netherlands condemned Japan to a 1-0 defeat in Group E of the World Cup finals on Saturday. Japan defended valiantly for long stretches at Durban Stadium but had their resistance broken when Inter Milan star Sneijder struck on 53 minutes to make it two wins out of two and put Bert van Marwijk's men on the brink of the place in the last 16. Japan's first defeat leaves them on three points, with Denmark set to meet Cameroon later in the day in Pretoria. Japan wrap up the group stage against the Danes in Rustenburg on Thursday while the Dutch face Cameroon in Cape Town. (AP)
Narita to test invasive body scanners
Japan Times - Jun 19, 2010

The transport ministry said Friday that a controversial body-scanning system that uses microwave radiation will be tested on passengers at Narita airport from July 5 through Sept. 10 as part of efforts to prevent terrorist attacks on aircraft. The body scanner has been criticized as too invasive by privacy advocates because it provides extremely detailed images of people's bodies although the purpose is to detect objects hidden under their clothing. (Japan Times)


Man sent up for killing Nara deer
Japan Times - Jun 19, 2010

The Nara District Court sentenced a 40-year-old man to six months in prison Friday for fatally shooting a wild deer with a crossbow in Nara Park in March. Prosecutors had demanded a 10-month prison term for Ginjiro Inagaki, a company executive, from Tsu, Mie Prefecture, on charges of violating the Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties. The Nara Park deer are designated as national natural treasures. (Japan Times)

Antiseptic kills 7,000 fish at city aquarium
Japan Times - Jun 19, 2010

About 7,000 fish died Friday in a water tank at an aquarium in Niigata after workers mistakenly poured in an antiseptic substance with too great a density. Workers at the Niigata City Aquarium noticed the fish, including sardines, damselfish and rays, were dying around 10 a.m. in the aquarium's largest water tank, about 30 minutes after the substance was added. (Japan Times)



Dalai Lama arrives in Japan
Phayul.com - Jun 18, 2010

The Dalai Lama arrived in Tokyo this morning for a week-long visit to Japan. He was warmly received at the Narita International airport by Japanese supporters of Tibet; staff of the Liaison Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Tokyo; representatives from the Tibetan community in Japan; and the Protocol Officer from the Indian Consulate. Four administrative officials from the Nagano-based Zenkoji Temple were also among the group that received His Holiness at Narita airport. (phayul.com)



Arrested woman suspected of breaking legs of another baby girl
AP - Jun 18, 2010

A woman who has been arrested for breaking both legs of a 3-month-old girl at a children's goods shop in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, in May is also suspected of breaking the legs of another infant at the store about 10 minutes earlier, investigative sources said Thursday. While Yuko Sotome was indicted on an assault charge Thursday, police intend to file additional charges against the 28-year-old resident of the city as she has told investigators she "held another baby," hinting at her involvement in the assault of the other infant, they said. (AP)

By J.S. on June 24, 2010
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