JAPANESE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/JAPANESE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Japan high school baseball looks to save pitchers’ arms http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58190422-77/baseball-japan-pitch-tournament.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58190422-77/baseball-japan-pitch-tournament.html.csp">Japan high school baseball looks to save pitchers’ arms</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JIM ARMSTRONG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:43:13.842-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • The marathon pitching exploits of Japan’s high school baseball players may soon be a thing of the past. Japan’s High School Baseball Federation is considering introducing measures such as a tiebreaker and pitch counts limits in order to protect the health of the country’s future stars. New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who was recently placed on the 15-day disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, was a standout in Japanese high school...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581904222014-07-17T16:43:13.842-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T16:43:13.842-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190422@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:43:13 MDT Deadly pig virus pulls more pork imports to Japan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190390-79/japan-pork-imports-ministry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58190390-79/japan-pork-imports-ministry.html.csp">Deadly pig virus pulls more pork imports to Japan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aya Takada</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T10:43:28.06-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 10:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo — More pigs from Europe and Mexico could be heading to Japan, the world’s largest pork importer, as a hog virus outbreak is driving up domestic prices, according to the country’s Agriculture Ministry. Production in Japan may fall as much as 5 percent from October to December, pushing up prices and weakening demand for local pork, Kenji Morita, director at the ministry’s meat and egg division, said Wednesday in Tokyo. That’s increasing demand for cheaper imports, he said. Japan has discover...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58190390@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:43:28 MDT Pitts: ‘Unbroken’ World War II vet more than a hero http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58164819-82/overcame-zamperini-hero-war.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58164819-82/overcame-zamperini-hero-war.html.csp">Pitts: ‘Unbroken’ World War II vet more than a hero</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leonard Pitts Jr.</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Miami Herald</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T11:33:08.116-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Just two pages into the book “Unbroken,” its protagonist is in the water, hiding beneath the deteriorating life raft in which he has been drifting across the Pacific Ocean for almost a month. Overhead, Japanese bombers are circling back to strafe him a second time. And sharks are approaching from below. Death is coming for him from two directions, and your impulse is to verify that this not a novel, not some outlandish fiction from the Indiana Jones School of Narrow Escapes. But it isn’t. The st...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58164819@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:33:08 MDT IOC awards Japan TV rights in 4-games, $1b deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58089131-77/games-ioc-japan-rights.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58089131-77/games-ioc-japan-rights.html.csp">IOC awards Japan TV rights in 4-games, $1b deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEPHEN WILSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T23:33:14.693-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • In another sign of the increasing Asian and Japanese financial influence in the Olympics, the IOC sold the Japanese broadcast rights through 2024 to a TV consortium on Thursday in an eight-year, four-games deal worth 110 billion yen ($1 billion). The agreement represents a 61 percent increase in rights fees from the previous eight-year period, and comes less than a week after Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone signed a $344 million deal with the IOC to become a global Olympic sponso...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580891312014-06-19T23:33:14.693-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T23:33:14.693-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58089131@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:33:14 MDT Utah’s Topaz Museum receives nearly $500K http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58062147-78/museum-topaz-camp-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58062147-78/museum-topaz-camp-http.html.csp">Utah’s Topaz Museum receives nearly $500K</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-14T22:55:03.885-06:00">Updated Jun 14, 2014 10:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The new Topaz Museum in Delta will get a $497,186 grant from the National Park Service as part of the agency’s effort to preserve and interpret the World War II-era confinement of Japanese Americans. The park service on Wednesday announced 21 grants totaling more than $2.9 million, including one to help the Topaz board build and install exhibits for the museum and education center. Jane Beckwith, president of the museum’s volunteer board, said the building was finished in May, and it should tak...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58062147@www.sltrib.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 22:55:03 MDT Boeing signs 777X deal with five Japanese suppliers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58060196-79/boeing-777-japanese-deal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58060196-79/boeing-777-japanese-deal.html.csp">Boeing signs 777X deal with five Japanese suppliers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YURI KAGEYAMA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-12T09:01:02.241-06:00">Updated Jun 12, 2014 09:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • Boeing inked a deal Thursday for five Japanese companies to manufacture key components for its twin aisle 777X jets but the contract doesn’t include making the wings, which were a source of delays for the 787 Dreamliner. The Japanese manufacturers will make about 21 percent of the new plane’s structural components, including fuselage sections and landing gear wells. Difficulties in fitting the wings to the body of Boeing’s Dreamliner in the U.S. contributed to delays during the manufactu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580601962014-06-12T09:01:02.241-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-12T09:01:02.241-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58060196@www.sltrib.com Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:01:02 MDT George Takei sees gay pride beginning in Japan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58031990-68/takei-rights-gay-japan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58031990-68/takei-rights-gay-japan.html.csp">George Takei sees gay pride beginning in Japan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARI YAMAGUCHI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T09:26:02.055-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 09:26AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • George Takei said he needed courage and anger to come out as gay and to join the equal rights movement for sexual minorities in the U.S., and he hopes his Japanese counterparts will do the same to make their society more equal. Takei said he has noticed a movement beginning in Japan, though the country of his ancestry has a long way to go. He said Japanese people need to fight for their own rights and they need to be a bit angry, too. The “Star Trek” actor also known for his gay and civi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580319902014-06-05T09:26:02.055-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-05T09:26:02.055-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58031990@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:26:02 MDT Last of original group of Navajo Code Talkers dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58028739-68/story.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58028739-68/story.csp">Last of original group of Navajo Code Talkers dies</a></h4>

By FELICIA FONSECA</span></span> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T19:26:02.124-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 07:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BC-US--Obit-Code Talker Nez, 4th Ld-Writethru,856 Last of original group of Navajo Code Talkers dies AP Photo NMFF301, NMALJ301, NMFF302, NMFF303, LA101, NMFF304, NMJS301, NMSAN201, AZTS203 Eds: New approach. Links new photos. With AP Photos. By FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. • The language he once was punished for speaking in school became Chester Nez’s primary weapon in World War II. Before hundreds of men from the Navajo Nation became Code Talkers, Nez and 28 others were re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58028739@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:26:02 MDT