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Comcast offering Japan TV news updates

Area Comcast subscribers can stay current on developments in Japan by watching Japan TV on Channel 245.

Comcast and managers of Japan TV agreed to make the service freely available for a time; it’s usually a paid service.

“They know very well how desperate people here are to find information,” said Comcast spokesman Walt Neary.



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Northwest Passages Book Club: Author J.A. Jance on the art of (re)invention

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Best-selling author J.A. Jance, the latest author to be featured by The Spokesman-Review’s Northwest Passages Book Club, is the author of 56 novels, spanning series featuring such characters as Arizona Sheriff Joanna Bradley, Seattle homicide detective J.P. Beaumont, former television anchor turned sleuth Ali Reynolds and Tucson’s Walker family.