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(Japan Economic Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TOKYO, March 13 -- (Kyodo) _ ---------- Apple projected to lose top share of tablet market in 2013
NEW YORK - Tablet computers powered by Google Inc.'s Android operating system are projected to outnumber those running on Apple Inc.'s iOS platform in 2013, U.S. research company IDC said Tuesday.
Apple's iOS, which controlled 51 percent of the market in 2012, is expected to garner 46 percent in 2013, compared with Android's 48.8 percent slice, according to the research firm.
---------- FEATURE: War photographer on a mission to report Africa
TOKYO - Ryo Kameyama, 37, was not able to overlook the fact that so little is reported in Japan about Africa, where he had witnessed rampant violent conflicts.
"Although such terrible things continue to happen there, I found it odd that the situation isn't covered at all (in Japan)," the photographer said, explaining the reason he now focuses mainly on Africa.
---------- Univ. of Tokyo mulls admission on recommendation
TOKYO - The University of Tokyo is considering introducing a system of recommendation-based admission within five years, university officials said Tuesday.
Applicants will continue to be required to take the first stage of the nationwide unified college entrance examinations, with those who qualify in the unified test proceeding to the second stage.
---------- Dollar trades in upper 95 yen in early Tokyo deals
TOKYO - The U.S. dollar traded in the upper 95 yen range early Wednesday in Tokyo, down from its level in New York overnight.
At 9 a.m., the dollar fetched 95.82-84 yen compared with 96.03-13 yen in New York and 96.39-40 yen in Tokyo at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
---------- U.S. regulator OKs test plan to fix Boeing battery problem
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it has approved Boeing Co.'s plan to test its proposed modifications to the troubled 787 Dreamliner aircraft's battery system.
"The certification plan is the first step in the process to evaluate the 787's return to flight and requires Boeing to conduct extensive testing and analysis to demonstrate compliance with the applicable safety regulations and special conditions," the U.S. transport safety regulator said in a statement.
---------- Nikkei inches down in morning on pause in yen's slide
TOKYO - The Nikkei inched down Wednesday morning as the yen's slide paused, weighing on export-linked shares.
In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 11.19 points, or 0.09 percent, from Tuesday to 12,303.62. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 0.63 point, or 0.06 percent, at 1,036.53.
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