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March 22, 2011
Billboard.com reports that Ke$ha will not be touring Japan. She said in a statement: "My heart is with Japan right now through this disaster and these hardships. I genuinely don't think right now would be appropriate timing for me to perform in Japan given the content and the spirit of my show, which is all about feeling exuberant, rowdy, and wild. I plan to bring my party there and to that part of the world when we are all ready to dance and Get $leazy together again. In the meantime I am going to do everything I can to help relief efforts and I encourage everyone in the world to do the same.
NEWS
March 17, 2011 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Following the bleak assessment by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the ongoing crisis in Japan, the State Department issued a travel warning that "strongly" urged Americans in the country to leave. Fears of a meltdown prompted Temple University to begin making plans to return about 200 students who remain on its Tokyo campus. The University of Pennsylvania announced it was canceling its smaller study-abroad program in that country. The Temple contingent is expected to fly home Saturday, a university spokesman said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2000 | By Desmond Ryan, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Mainstream animation in this country is still limited by the age of its target audience. The Japanese epic Princess Mononoke is a wonderful example of what liberation can do for an art form. Part eco-fable and part saga that refers to the myths that recur in many cultures and religions, Princess Mononoke is the work of Hayao Miyazaki - a master animator revered by the artists at the Disney Studio and its rivals. The film was released in Japan three years ago and became a huge box office success.
SPORTS
August 27, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT - Arms outstretched in the air with a smile from ear-to-ear, Noriatsu Osaka couldn't contain his glee. Neither could his teammates from Tokyo after Osaka's third home run of the game put an exclamation point on Japan's 12-2 victory over Tennessee in five innings in the Little League World Series title game Sunday. Osaka, 12, added a triple for good measure, too, to top off his 4-for-4 day. In a symbolic gesture, Japan's players jogged the traditional postgame victory lap carrying the flags for both their home country and the United States.
NEWS
July 12, 1990 | By Owen Ullmann, Inquirer Washington Bureau
The first clear outlines of a new world order were displayed at the summit meeting here as the United States bowed to demands by Japan and Western Europe to set their own economic courses. On issues ranging from aid to the Soviet Union and China to agricultural subsidies and environmental protection, Japan, West Germany and the European Economic Community flexed economic muscles that are beginning to compete with traditional U.S. strength. Japan, usually isolated and defensive at these annual summits of the major industrial democracies, went on the offensive.
SPORTS
March 6, 2006 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
South Korea upset Japan, 3-2, yesterday to win Group A in the first round of the inaugural World Baseball Classic, with Lee Seung-yeop hitting a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning of a game that mattered little because both nations were assured of advancing. Former Met Dae-Sung Koo pitched two scoreless innings of relief to get the win for South Korea, which overcame a two-run deficit, and Chan Ho Park of the Padres retired the side in the ninth for the save. In another game, Chen Yung-Chi hit a grand slam in the fourth inning to lead Taiwan past China, 12-3.
NEWS
November 9, 2001 | Written by staff writer Dan D. Wiggs based on rumor, innuendo, colleagues' exaggerations and Daily News wire services. Got a rumor or innuendo to share? Try wiggsd@phillynews.com
IT'S WAR! Just like the good old days. We're reading again about Japan preparing to dispatch naval vessels and Germany bickering over troop movements. America and England, allies to the last. Where is old Adolf? What about Winston and FDR and Tojo? Now that was a real war, eh, boys? But today the script seems twisted. Our Germany is one of the good guys and is arguing over whether to mobilize troops. Japan is also a good guy, and it's taking military action in a war situation for the first time since that other war. Germany's government is trying to mobilize 3,900 troops for the Afghan war. German pacifists (pacifists?
SPORTS
August 26, 2012 | Associated Press
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Brock Myers hit a tie-breaking double, and Goodlettsville, Tenn., gave up a 10-run lead in the bottom of the sixth before scoring nine in the seventh in a 24-16 victory over Petaluma, Calif., on Saturday for a berth in the Little League World Series title game. Only California's 10-run comeback to send the game into extra innings tied at 15 could overshadow Tennessee slugger Lorenzo Butler's extraordinary day at the plate. Butler set a single-game record with nine RBIs, and tied a record with three homers to lead Tennessee.
SPORTS
September 23, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
New York Yankees outfielder Paul O'Neill said he would seriously explore playing in Japan if the baseball labor crisis threatens next season, according to a published report. O'Neill, whose .359 batting average was the best in the American League this season, told the New York Post in yesterday's editions that Japan might be an option if it looked like the 1995 season could be fragmented or canceled. The failure of owners and players to reach a new collective- bargaining agreement caused the cancellation of the 1994 World Series last week.
SPORTS
November 14, 1994 | by Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
General manager Lee Thomas has one less decision to make as he ponders who will play leftfield for the Phillies whenever play might resume. He can say sayonara to Pete Incaviglia, who has signed a one-year contract with the Chibe Lotte Lions in Japan. Incaviglia, who had 24 home runs and 89 RBI while being used primarily as a platoon player in 1993, talked openly about exploring opportunities in Japan after the players' strike wiped out the remainder of last season. Thomas, who is looking for a righthanded power hitter to play left, made it clear that he hadn't closed the door on any of the Phillies' free agents but that he would wait for baseball's uncertain labor situation to clear before making any firm offers.
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September 4, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Darin Ruf's baseball career may take him to the Land of the Rising Sun, as Ruf said he noticed a large presence of Japanese scouts this season during his 20-home-run campaign at triple-A Lehigh Valley. Ruf joined the Phillies on Friday afternoon, but the remaining 28 games could prove to be his final chapter with the organization. Ruf can no longer be optioned to the minor leagues, and instead must be designated for assignment. His winter will be uncertain, as the Phillies could opt to keep Ruf for insurance at first base or he could become a minor-league free agent.
NEWS
July 29, 2016
ISSUE | MENTAL ILLNESS Tragic consequences The attack in Japan on those in society who are least able to defend themselves demonstrated that no culture is spared the effects of the mental illness of others ("19 die in Japan knife rampage," Tuesday). I cannot imagine the horror felt by the victims' families, who thought their loved ones would be safe at a facility for the mentally disabled. My family recently buried our mentally and physically disabled 19-year-old son. Thankfully.
NEWS
May 25, 2016 | By Stu Bykofsky
T HESE ARE THE remarks I would like to hear from President Obama when he visits Hiroshima on Friday:   We gather in this place draped in death and sorrow to respectfully remember those who perished here almost 70 years ago. Speaking for the United States, we have regrets. We regret that, 75 years ago this December, Japan killed more than 2,400 Americans in an unprovoked attack against the United States in Hawaii. That's my home. I regret that the United States was pushed into a war we did not seek and for which we were militarily unprepared.
NEWS
May 13, 2016
ISSUE | HIROSHIMA At ground zero, plot the end of nukes President Obama's visit to Japan will show how far we've come since World War II ("Obama to make history with visit to Hiroshima," Wednesday). Japan is the leading U.S. ally in East Asia. The visit will provide an opportunity to begin to chart the future beyond nuclear weapons. Just as the United States was first to develop nuclear arms, we should take the lead toward a world free of this menace. Obama has reduced the nuclear threat with the START deal with Russia, cutting weapons equally, and the Iran deal, removing most of that country's uranium fuel.
NEWS
April 19, 2016
With 42 people dead and 11 missing in Japan's earthquakes, the U.S. military will join relief efforts. A6.
NEWS
April 19, 2016
MINAMIASO, Japan - The U.S. military prepared to join relief efforts Monday in disaster-stricken areas of southern Japan as authorities struggled to feed and care for tens of thousands of people who sought shelter after two powerful earthquakes that killed at least 42 people. Ten people remained missing Sunday, and rescuers were redoubling search efforts on the southern island of Kyushu, where many areas were cut off by landslides and road and bridge damage. Forecasts for heavy rains, which would make land and collapsed buildings even more unstable, added to the urgency of the searches.
NEWS
December 30, 2015
RUSSIA Costs dampen New Year's mood For most Russians, it's not New Year's without a Salad Olivier, a dish meant to augur prosperity. This year, soaring food costs mean the tradition can also be a painful reminder of how rapidly many Russians' wealth is fading amid recession and Western sanctions. The mix of chicken, potatoes, peas, carrots and mayonnaise - which was introduced by a Belgian chef in the 19th century, and shed richer ingredients like grouse and crayfish amid food shortages under the Soviets - will cost 35 percent more to prepare this year.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2015 | By David Sell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hoping to better weave through the complexities of Japan's changing health-care marketplace and sell more generic drugs, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said Monday that it was forming a joint venture with Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. The new company seeks to marry Teva's strong portfolio with the Japanese firm's sales force. Teva will hold a 51 percent interest in the joint venture, with Takeda holding a 49 percent share, the companies said. In a November report, IMS Health predicted that drug spending in Japan, the world's third-largest market behind the United States and China, will increase from 3 percent to 4 percent over the next five years.
NEWS
September 11, 2015 | By Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Todd Carmichael, cofounder of the ever-expanding Philadelphia coffee empire La Colombe, is turning his attention back to television. And this time, he doesn't expect as many near-death experiences. Carmichael will host Uncommon Grounds , premiering at 11 p.m. Monday on the Travel Channel. His previous foray into television hosting - Dangerous Grounds , which ran for three seasons starting in 2012, also on Travel - had him globe-trotting to find the best coffee in some inhospitable environments.
NEWS
May 20, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
U.S. airlines are expecting their busiest summer ever, with 222 million travelers - or 2.4 million a day - expected to fly between June 1 and August 31, Airlines for America, the industry group for U.S. carriers, said Monday. The 4.5 percent increase from last summer will include 31 million travelers on international flights. To accommodate the anticipated busy summer travel season, airlines are adding flights and seats, and deploying larger aircraft, said John Heimlich, chief economist for the Washington, D.C. trade group.
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