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Wednesday, April 23, 2008
     New York Sen. Hillary Clinton kept alive her slim White House hopes Tuesday, grabbing a sought-after victory in the Pennsylvania primary over Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in a drawn-out Democratic Party's presidential nomination. Full story
     Japanese and European Union leaders held an annual summit here Wednesday, focusing on climate change, the world economy, food safety involving imports from China, the situation in Tibet and other issues of mutual concern.Full story
     Japan's customs-cleared trade surplus in fiscal 2007 widened 13.4 percent from the previous year to 10,224.6 billion yen, on robust auto and steel exports to emerging economies, but U.S.-bound shipments dropped for the first time in four years amid the subprime crisis, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.Full story
 
Bin Laden's deputy hints that al-Qaida considers Japan a target
Ayman Al-Zawahri, al-Qaida's No. 2 leader and deputy of Osama bin Laden,... 
Sports
Olympic torch relay held in Jakarta
A ceremony for the Beijing Olympic torch relay was held at a sports stad...

  • 13:16 Fukuda announces creating 'Consumers Agency' in next fisc...
  • 12:58 Japan to take measures to prevent terrorism ahead of G-8:...
  • 12:54  Japan's FY 2007 trade surplus up 13.4%, exports to U.S. ...
  • 12:46  Clinton wins crucial Pennsylvania primary
  • 12:06 Obama city residents cheer up namesake candidate Barack O...
  • 13:30 Elpida president takes 50% pay-cut for slack performance
  • 13:16 Sanyo to start mass production of thin-film solar cells a...
  • 13:16 Fukuda announces creating 'Consumers Agency' in next fisc...
  • 12:54  Japan's FY 2007 trade surplus up 13.4%, exports to U.S. ...
  • 12:46 Dollar stays near record low vs. euro, moves little aroun...
  • 11:33 Japan torch relay to be guarded by 5 co-runners, 100 poli...
  • 02:36 Criminal investigation to be launched over PCI case
  • 00:11  Nomura Securities employee arrested for insider trading
  • 23:58  Man found dead in Shizuoka after jumping off shinkansen
  • 22:43  Nomura Securities employee arrested for insider trading
  • 10:53  Japan, EU eye climate change, Tibet at Tokyo summit
  • 07:00 Japan, EU to eye climate change, Tibet at Tokyo summit
  • 00:02 U.S. editorial excerpts -1-
  • 20:53 FEATURE: Team researches how to make concrete on the moon
  • 16:33 Business lobby calls for Japan to set target of deep, own...
  • 11:33 Japan torch relay to be guarded by 5 co-runners, 100 poli...
  • 23:16  Pro-Tibet protesters rally as Jakarta relays Olympic torch
  • 22:40 Baseball: Japanese baseball linescores
  • 22:39  Baseball: Tanishige, Nakata lead Chunichi in rout of Han...
  • 21:53 Baseball: Japanese baseball standings/results
  • 23:18 N. Korea reports sharp decline in number of A-bomb survivors
  • 23:16  Pro-Tibet protesters rally as Jakarta relays Olympic torch
  • 22:05  Bin Laden's deputy hints al-Qaida considers Japan as target
  • 20:47 Macao freezes gambling development
  • 20:31 Bin Laden's deputy hints al-Qaida considers Japan a target
  • 12:58 Japan to take measures to prevent terrorism ahead of G-8:...
  • 11:48 Weather forecast for 7 days
  • 11:18  Life of African people to be shown in photo exhibition i...
  • 10:34 Yamaha sets up wholly owned subsidiary in Russia
  • 09:06 Life of African people to be shown in photo exhibition in...

 
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TODAY IN HISTORY
  • Key member of the AUM Shinrikyo sect Hideo Murai, 36, suspected of producing the nerve gas sarin used in gas attack on Tokyo subway, is stabbed in front of cult\'s headquarters in Aoyama, Tokyo, and dies in hospital the following day.(1995)
  • Russian President Boris Yeltsin, Chinese President Jiang Zemin sign joint declaration opposing domination of one superpower in post-Cold War world.(1997)
  • Some 21 people of 7 nationalities are kidnapped by 6 heavily armed men from Sipadan Island off Malaysia\'s Borneo and transported by Filipino abductors to Bandang, a coastal village in the Philippines\' Sulu Province.(2000)