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Tucson anime convention grows

Tucson anime convention grows

The fifth annual Con-Nichiwa anime convention is settling into some bigger digs this year.

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UA researchers devise test to aid shrimp farmers

UA researchers devise test to aid shrimp farmers

A bacterial disease called “early mortality syndrome” has become a multibillion-dollar problem for the global shrimp-farming industry in the last year or so.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson cancer-drug firm inks key licensing deal

Tucson-based Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals Inc. has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with a Swiss drug company for European and Japanese rights to develop and commercialize a gastrointestinal-cancer-prevention drug.

January 10, 2014 12:15 pmLoading…
Terry Bracy: The case for optimism

Terry Bracy: The case for optimism

Oscar Wilde once famously said the optimist sees the doughnut, and the pessimist sees the hole. Contemporary Washington is fixated on the holes even as doughnuts are arriving by the dozen.

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Oro Valley author readies World War II-themed book

Oro Valley author readies World War II-themed book

Entrepreneur T Martin Bennett retired early to indulge his passion — telling the story of Mitsuo Fuchida, the Japanese pilot who led the attack on Pearl Harbor, then settled in the U.S. and became a Christian evangelist.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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ROBOT

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The Japanese made Interplanetary Explorer robot sold for $22,800 recently at Morphy Auctions.

September 24, 2013 8:58 am
Photos: Fun at the aquarium

Photos: Fun at the aquarium

From France to Japan and between, the aquarium is a fun spot to be in September.

September 19, 2013 11:47 am Photos

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Rosemont says construction financing near

Rosemont Copper has signed a letter with a dozen international banks that shows it is close to getting financing to build the $1.22 billion Rosemont Mine project, its Canadian parent company says.

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Hiroshima bombing anniversary

Hiroshima bombing anniversary

This is an aerial view of the remains of the city of Hiroshima, Japan, Sept. 5, 1945, one month after the atomic bomb was dropped on it. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)

August 05, 2013 9:40 am
Hiroshima bombing anniversary

Hiroshima bombing anniversary

This desolated area, with only some buildings standing here and there is what was left of Hiroshima, Japan, Sept. 3, 1945 after the first atomic bomb was dropped. (AP Photo)

August 05, 2013 9:39 am
NYC spa clients plop down $180 for bird poop facials

NYC spa clients plop down $180 for bird poop facials

NEW YORK — Bird poop for beauty?

August 02, 2013 1:32 pmLoading…

Marines land Osprey aircraft on Japanese ship

SAN DIEGO — A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft made an unprecedented landing Friday on a Japanese naval vessel off the California coast.

June 14, 2013 9:00 pmLoading…
Japan balks at change as US cites Iwo Jima pilot dangers

Japan balks at change as US cites Iwo Jima pilot dangers

Landing signal officers watch as a U.S. Navy electronic warfare plane, an EA-18G Growler, does touch-and-go landing training on Iwo Jima, now called Ioto. Navy officials say the island is not up to Navy safety standards and that a new site is needed.

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Japan balks at change as US cites Iwo Jima pilot dangers

Japan balks at change as US cites Iwo Jima pilot dangers

Dog tags hang from a memorial on the top of Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima, the site of one of the most famous battles of World War II. The island is inhabited only by the military, and would be ideal for pilot training except there is no alternate landing strip.

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Japan balks at change as US cites Iwo Jima pilot dangers

Japan balks at change as US cites Iwo Jima pilot dangers

Rusting remains of WWII ships are seen on the coast of Iwo Jima. The U.S. Navy is conducting training on the island for pilots on the aircraft carrier USS George Washington.

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Japan balks at change as US cites Iwo Jima pilot dangers

Japan balks at change as US cites Iwo Jima pilot dangers

A rusted gun inside an emplacement above Invasion Beach on Iwo Jima is a reminder of the WWII battle, which left nearly 22,000 Japanese and 6,800 Americans dead.

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Japan balks at change as US cites Iwo Jima pilot dangers

Japan balks at change as US cites Iwo Jima pilot dangers

IOTO, Japan - Iwo Jima is a training site like no other. The rugged volcanic crag was one of the most iconic battlegrounds of World War II, and is so isolated and barren it has almost never been inhabited by anyone other than military troops. But from the perspective of U.S. Navy fighter pil…

June 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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US-Japan pact on natural gas should be a no-brainer

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan expected a sharp debate at home when he said his country wanted to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He may not have anticipated a sharp debate in the United States.

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A look at key moments in Dow history

The Dow Jones industrial average often makes headlines. But let's not forget everything else that happened as the Dow has twisted and turned Ñ from The Muppets suing Mickey Mouse to John McCain meeting Joe the Plumber.

March 05, 2013 4:33 pmLoading…

FAA grounds Boeing's troubled 787s

The federal government grounded Boeing's newest and most technologically advanced jetliner Wednesday, declaring that the 787 cannot fly again until the risk of battery fires is addressed.

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