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Ito sends Japan into Davis Cup World Group playoffs
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Sunday, 07 April 2013
Ito sends Japan into Davis Cup World Group playoffs
Tatsuma Ito saved Japan's Davis Cup ambitions on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 win over South Korea's Cho Min Hyeok, clinching their Asia/Oceania Group I, second-round fixture and sending Japan into the World Group playoffs. "I was able to play my best, and go full speed from start to finish," Ito ......
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Portugal court nixes parts of budget - The Japan Times
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Sunday, 07 April 2013
Portugal court nixes parts of budget - The Japan Times
LISBON – Portugal’s constitutional court Friday rejected several aspects of the country’s belt-tightening budget for 2013, seen as crucial to austerity efforts...
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Robbers grab $204,000 in slot parlor heist
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Sunday, 07 April 2013
Robbers grab $204,000 in slot parlor heist
KITAKYUSHU, Japan, April 7 (UPI) -- Two robbers in Japan slashed a slot parlor employee with a knife and then grabbed a bag containing $204,000, police said....
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Consul-general fired for lying about education, marriage
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Sunday, 07 April 2013
Consul-general fired for lying about education, marriage
MARIA Lourdes Ramiro-Lopez lost her job as the Philippines’ consul general in Osaka, Japan for making false claims about her education and civil status. In a d...
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Japan central bank revamps policy to boost economy
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Sunday, 07 April 2013
Japan central bank revamps policy to boost economy
TOKYO, Japan (AP) Japan is taking aggressive action to lift consumer prices, encourage borrowing and help pull the world's third-largest economy out of a long ...
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