News Headlines - 25 April 2011

▽Chernobyl recovery officer criticises Japan's efforts at Fukushima - Telegraph.co.uk
Soviet efforts to contain the Chernobyl nuclear disaster a quarter of a century ago were far better than Japan's "slow-motion" response to the disaster at Fukushima, a leading member of the 1986 recovery effort said.

▽Nintendo profit slide casts shadow over Japan's recovery hopes - Telegraph.co.uk
Nintendo has deepened the gloom enveloping corporate Japan after profits hit a seven-year low because of stiff competition in the video games console market and a post-earthquake slide in consumer confidence.

▽BOJ Shirakawa says hopes Japan economy rebounds in Q3 - Reuters
Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa on Monday expressed hope that the country's economic growth will turn positive in the third quarter of this year as supply constraints ease.

▽Joichi Ito to Be Named Head of M.I.T. Media Lab - New York Times
For centuries diplomas have been synonymous with the nation’s universities.
That makes the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s decision to name a 44-year old Japanese venture capitalist who attended, but did not graduate, from two American colleges as the director of one of the world’s top computing science laboratories an unusual choice.

▽Japanese trailblazer Uchida sets sights on final - AFP
Rising Japan star Atsuto Uchida insisted on Monday that Schalke 04 will not be content unless their Champions League adventure takes them all the way to the final.
The German side host English giants Manchester United in the first leg of their semi-final on Tuesday, having stunned holders Inter Milan 7-3 on aggregate in the previous round to progress to the last four for the first time ever.







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