Tag Archives: Japan

Alzheimer’s ‘Lost’ Memories May Be Recoverable: Study

Alzheimer’s ‘Lost’ Memories May Be Recoverable: Study

  Tokyo, Japan – Sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease may not have “lost” their memories, but could simply have difficulty accessing them, researchers said as they unveiled a possible treatment that could ...

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Japan Bans French Foie Gras Imports Over Bird Flu Virus

Japan Bans French Foie Gras Imports Over Bird Flu Virus

  Tokyo, Japan – Japan has banned imports of French foie gras due to a bird flu outbreak, an agriculture ministry official said. The ban, which became effective November 26, will ...

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Why We Should Junk APEC’s Trade Agreements

Why We Should Junk APEC’s Trade Agreements

  STREET ROUNDS – Last week, the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, commenced its 2015 meeting. Established in 1989 as an informal ministerial dialogue group where foreign and trade ...

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Technology Doesn’t Make School Pupils Smarter: Study

Technology Doesn’t Make School Pupils Smarter: Study

  Tokyo, Japan – Computers do not noticeably improve school pupils’ academic results and can even hamper performance, an OECD report said that looked at the impact of technology in classrooms ...

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Japan Centenarian Population Hits Record 60,000

Japan Centenarian Population Hits Record 60,000

  Tokyo, Japan – The number of people aged 100 and above has hit 60,000 in Japan this year, as the country faces spiralling social and health expenses to look after ...

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Japan Lab to Handle Deadliest Viruses for First Time

Japan Lab to Handle Deadliest Viruses for First Time

  Tokyo, Japan – A research lab in a Tokyo suburb will start handling some of the world’s deadliest viruses for the first time, officials said Tuesday, after local opposition blocked ...

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Japan Heatwave Kills 15, Thousands Hospitalised

Japan Heatwave Kills 15, Thousands Hospitalised

TOKYO, July 29, 2014 (AFP) – Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8,000 others were rushed to ...

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One in 4 Japan Tsunami Children Needs Psychiatric Care

One in 4 Japan Tsunami Children Needs Psychiatric Care

  TOKYO, January 27, 2014 (AFP) – One in four nursery school children caught up in Japan’s 2011 tsunami disaster has psychiatric problems, a report said Monday, with experts warning ...

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