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welcome back to "newsline." i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. israeli prime minister netanyahu is growing impatient with the international response to iran's nuclear development. he said sanctions and diplomacy have failed and he dismissed calls for israel to refrain from attacking iran. >> the world tells israel wait, there's still time. i say, wait for what? wait until when? >> netanyahu said if the international community refuses to give iran deadlines, it has no right to give israel orders. he's been asking the u.s. to set a deadline for military action, but u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says there's still time for diplomacy to
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work. netanyahu will head to the united states later this month but won't be meeting u.s. president barack obama. israeli media quoted a senior israeli official saying white house staff declined netanyahu's request for a meeting with obama. netanyahu wanted to discuss iran's nuclear program. he was expected to press obama to set deadlines. the first time netanyahu has visited the u.s. without meeting the president, since taking office three years ago. a white house spokesperson said scheduling issues ruled out a meeting. he also said the leaders are in frequent contact and netanyahu will meet secretary of state clinton and top officials instead. judicial authorities in egypt have ordered the arrest of the last prime minister and the ousted president hosni mubarak. they accuse him of corruption. the state-run news agency reported the news. the case dates back to 1993. he's accused of selling government-owned land to
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mubarak's sons at a fraction of the price. he was working for an association affiliated with the air force. he denied the allegations and says they're politically motivated. he narrowly lost a presidential election runoff in june to hosni. he's now living in the united arab emirates. the operator of the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant has released photographs. that may fill in the picture of what happened there. tokyo electric power company released 600 photos taken after. the disaster. company spokespersons say a lack of in-house coordination delayed the release of the images. members of a diet panel investigating the accident pointed to the presence of the images. tepco managers say they asked employees and contractors to contribute to photos. some of the pictures show workers fleeing just after the earthquake. others show pools of water in rooms that housed the power sources for two of the reactors. tepco spokespersons say they
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don't believe the photos will directly affect their investigations into the accident. the people at tepco have faced criticisms over the past 18 months for the way they've handled the accident. now they've announced the establishment of an independent panel that will oversee their efforts to reform. the panel will propose safety improvements to tepco. members are a former chairman of the u.s. nuclear commission and a lawyer on the diet panel. the first meeting is scheduled for early next month. spokespersons for tepco say they'll use the panel's recommendations to draw of an action plan by the end of the year. this will include reviewing safety measures and improving access it to information. tepco president says a company qualified to operate a nuclear power plant has to take measures to prevent a possible accident. the turnaround plan include
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restarting a nuclear plant in central japan by next april at the earliest. the residents of some communities are already voicing their opposition to that proposal. a college student made a documentary about the devastation of the tsunami. being screened at more than ten locations across japan. the personal nature of her film is having an impact far from the disaster area. nhk world reports. >> reporter: returning to the scene of the devastation this is the hometown where it remains.
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>> translator: the young people talking to the camera are her close friend and former neighbors. the personal connection gives the documentary a raw emotional edge. the subject is epic, but the tone is intimate. the filmmaker is a film student. she was far from her hometown on march 11, 2011. she has returned many times since the tsunami for shooting. it's her first film. >> translator: what you see in the film and what you see right here are so different. i hope i can show all of this around me. >> her determination to get the
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reality on film has already had an impact both in japan and abroad. she traveled to san francisco for a screening. college students in the united states created the subtitles for the film. a professor at the school, organized the translation work. he its now using the film as study material in his japanese class. the students were having difficulty understanding the feelings of the people in the film. in the scene, survivors talk about reluctance to bring up the subject of the earthquake with people outside of the region.
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>> the student understand the word, but the underlying feelings are harder to grasp. >> people outside the area care about us a lot. but they don't know how to express their sympathy. we don't want to make them feel awkward. that's what stops us, victims from talking about it. >> i was surprised by the victims, can't talk about the disaster. >> it's the day of the screening. about 30 people have come to see the film. >> it was very different from other documentaries i have seen before about it.
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especially just having -- the actual, person who made it there, telling her experiences personally. it made it really real to me. >> translator: meeting people who want to do something for the reconstruction of the region has been very encouraging. i could feel their positive attitude and it went way beyond words. >> right. that was nhk world reporting. the film is headed for turkey, china and south korea next. students in the countries are now working on translations. people in japan's north east are focused on overcoming the challenges of the 2011 disaster. but it went be easy. they have to rebuild homes, businesses, entire communities. we'll show you their struggles and their successes, on "the road ahead" every wednesday, 1:00 p.m. japan time. here on "newsline."
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>> president barack obama says the u.s. is now safer and stronger. he honored the victims of september 11th during a speech on the 11th anniversary of the attacks. ♪ obama took part in a memorial service at the pentagon. hijackers flew a plane into the u.s. military headquarters in 2011 and left 184 people dead. the president delivered his speech after observing a moment of silence. >> the true legacy of 9/11 will not be one of fear or hate, or division. it will be a safer world, a stronger nation, and a people more united than ever before. >> obama emfa sized the success of his anti-terrorism measures. his administration is credited with killing osama bin laden, and other senior al qaeda leaders. china is taking a number of measures to protest against
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japan's purchase of disputed island. the government put three of the sekaku island under state ownership. >> translator: the government owns the islands with the cooperation of the former owner. we will continue to maintain and control the islands peacefully in a stable manner. >> chinese he officials responded immediately. a foreign ministry spokesperson demanded that japan repeal the decision. >> translator: japan's decision is completely illegitimate and invalid. we demand that they immediately cancel it. >> the defense ministry issued a statement suggesting possible military action if the situation becomes worse. demonstrators turned out for protests against japan in several cities including
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beijing, shanghai and hong kong. >> china's central television responded in another way. >> japanese government officials stay they'll refrain from building a lighthouse and a port on the islands. they say they don't want to encourage any further criticism. japan is caught up in another row over a group of islands in the sea of japan. the japanese government is running ads in domestic newspapers that say takeshima is japanese territory. the foreign minister says his goovt will run@s in japanese media. they will claim that the islands are south korean territory historically, geographical and under international law. government officials prepare to
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give handouts in japanese. that explain the south korean stance. they will double the annual budget for collecting documents on the islands and running such ads. japan's largest opposition, liberal democrating party will choose a new leader later this month. the party could not reconcile on internal feud. five candidates will compete for the post. the foreign prime minister is expected to announce his candidacy during the day. he wants to continue constitutional and educational reforms he began when he was prime minister. acting policy chief, is also to run. he was two months defense minister. and machimura is running part of the same faction, and repeatedly asked the former prime minister not to stand in the election. they'll compete against policy
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chief, ishiba, and the secretary-general, the son of the tokyo governor. current president, didn't have enough support and didn't seek re-election. the vote will take place in two weeks. wen speaking ining and sai country's economy has been affected by the crisis in europe and dealt a blow to export industries. when added china has a fiscal surplus of $160 billion. china will tap a special stabilization fund if needed to support stable economic growth.
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>> last week, the chinese government approved plans for 55 public works projects including subway system and expressways. imf deputy managing director supports the additional move china plans to make. he says the state of china's economy affects the global economy including asia and south america. russian president vladamir putin is to enhance supervision of the country's major firms. this is seen as a move to hamper an eu antitrust probe into the gasprom. putin signed the decree tuesday, requiring major russian firms operating overseas to obtain government approval before giving internal information to foreign or international bodies. such firms will also need to get authorization to sell their stocks or change contract terms. earlier this month, the eu launched a probe into gasprom on suspicion it unfairly raised
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prices in countries. putin criticized the move. countries are heavily dependent on gas sa mrupplies from russia. portugal agreed to postpone belt tightening targets. the portuguese prime minister told reporters that he wants the agreement because the the economy is performing worse than previously projected. they received a $100 billion bailout from the eu and imf. he said the country's budget deficit target for 2013 was relaxed to 4.5% of gross domestic product from 3%. for 2014, he said the target will be 2.5%. the finance minister stressed the revision does not mean the country need extra aid. the u.s., asked the portuguese government to rebuild its economy as efforts are bearing fruit. greece is asking eu for more
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time to reach targets. eu members remain cautious as to whether they should agree to greece's request. another country is realizing that made in china doesn't necessarily make good business sense. and we are joined from our seoul studio with that story and the latest economic news out of south korea. >> we're starting off with a growing trend among south korean manufacturers. a number of companies that shifted their production sites to china have recently started come back home. rising labor costs are behind this u-turn. but new free trade agraemeneemer ftas are the main drivers. it went to china ten years ago. that's because labor costs were lower and it was easier to adjust its work force than here in south korea.
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but china's labor costs have been soaring. in addition, productivity did not rise as much as the firm had expected. in march, the company moved two of its 11 production lines back to south korea. it plans to pull out half of the remaining production lines from china, by next year. what has prompted them to decide on the u-turn, ftas, south korea concluded with the u.s. and eu. if they export their major products from china to the u.s. and eu it has to pay up to a 20% tariff. in contrast thanks to the fta there is no tariff on exports from south korea. >> we are gting offers from prominent overseas brands and buyers. we want to make, made in korea
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products more competitive. and better known in the global market. we are confident. >> the south korean government has been laying out various policies to increase the number of u-turn industries. this is one example. here companies are hoping to make the u-turn are receiving consultations. a consultation center provide a variety of information to companies planning to come back. they range from how to close down overseas facilities to where to relocate them in south korea. those firms can receive various tax breaks, if they decide to set up plants intert the countr. >> we asked for their advice on u-turn. we will examine things carefully including price competition. in february the government
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conducted a survey on 240 manufacturers that had advanced overseas and 30 were planning to return. >> the south korea government is encouraging manufacturers to come back. we expect the u-turns to create more jobs to revitalize economies. and also plan to set up laws to support those firms. >> local governments are also cast thaing their eye over firm that are making the u-turn. ♪ >> officials of the city in southwestern south korea made a promotional individually to view jewelview -- lure back firms that moved into china. the campaign has been working. last month -- the sitty concluded an investment contract with 14 firms. these businesses agreed to construct a huge industrial park
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here. investing, $54 million. the local government will contribute capital and some of the cost of the land. it hopes to attract more than 300 accessory related companies. >> we expect this industrial zone to create 100,000 jobs in the near future. we hope to establish a jewelry in dus trel park with annual exports of $2 billion to $3 billion. these u-turn businesses are expected to be at the forefront fo as south koreans watch to see if free trade agreements will help to create new jobs and revitalize their economy. now those fdas caused jump of imports of european and american wines. in south korea. the korea customs service says wine imports from the united states amounted to $8.63 million between january and july. increase of 19.4%, year on year.
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imports of spanish and german wines also climbed 20% during the same period. the prices of u.s. and european wines have fallen some 10% since tariffs were reduced. and in other economic news, a growing number of south korean, city dwellers are heading back to the land. an increasing number of babyboomers born between 1955 and 1963, are taking up farming or relocating to rural areas. the ministry of agriculture representatives say, as many as 8,700 households moved to farming areas in the first six months of the year. the total number of rural relocations this year is expected to more than double last year's moves. officials say intensifying competition among small business owners in urban areas as well as the the tough labor market, is propelling the migration. and that wraps up today's report from seoul. back to you in tokyo.
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the british government announced it will run advertisements to look for the new central bank chief for the first time ever. finance minister george osborne said the successor will be chosen through fair and open competition. application requirements are expected to include work experience at central bank or management experience at major private banks. local media say foreigners who meet the requirements may also be eligible. the advertisement will be placed in business mag zeazines and me end of this week. the government plans to name the new governor by the end of this year. king's term will end next june. sunny, clear ses in tokyo. but we are observing a storm east of the philippines. let's turn now to sayaka mori at the weather dex. >> watching a storm east of the
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philippines, and sanba is moving in a northerly direction and still intensifying and could become a strong typhoon by friday morning. and affect the okinawa island by saturday night or sunday. as a typhoon and that heads towards the east china sea. stormy conditions are in the card for the southern islands of japan as well as taiwan over the weekend. it will stay over the water for the next several dates. not going to affect, or impact the philippines directly. but it could enhance the southwest monsoon. intensifying showers, and wind and rough seas over the next few days throughout the philippines. meanwhile, tropical depression to the southeast of japan will be dissipating. heavy rain in the region still continuing. the peak is over. short time heavy rain and strong wind will continue at least into tonight. for the rest of japan, looking dry and hot, midsummer like
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conditions. but we are seeing -- definitely seeing, the signs of fall, because mount fuji had the first snow of the season today. out towards the west, a rain band is affecting southern portions of china. had more than 200 millimeters of rain over the past 24 hours. the system will move toward the southeast, and the area should get very dry conditions as we head into tomorrow. out toward europe, then, we can see a large air mass, cloud mass, out toward the west. this is remnants of the tropical storm leslie, which made landfall. this morning, as a tropical storm status. it looks like, still packing a lot of moisture. so going to produce heavy rain in iceland by late wednesday. ahead of the system, we have got a strong low-pressure system affecting the british isles. scandinavia. strong wind and rainy conditions here.
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scotland has had wind of over 70 kilometers per hour. and then down toward the south, we have got a, a low-pressure system which is more problematic, bringing severe weather from poland through germany, down towards france. the alpine region is going to see the heaviest ran todin toda. a cooler air from the north. british isles, france, central europe, scandinavia will be seeing cooler than average temperatures wednesday. for example, london only 15 degrees, 19 degrees in paris. cooling down by about 10 degrees in berlin. 17 degrees expected on your wednesday. ahead of the system. warmer than average. 22 in moscow. 23 degreesed in kiev. cooling down by 7 degrees as we head into thursday. get your jacket handy. here its the extended forecast. ♪ ♪
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that is all for now on this edition of "newsline." i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. thank you very much for watching.
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