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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    UN heritage body refuses request to preserve letters of kamikaze pilots

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by Julian Ryall

    ... 55,000 died of the brutal conditions, overwork, malnutrition or disease. The request that the kamikaze documents by included in the register was filed by the town of Minami-Kyushu. It cited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532127/un-heritage-body-refuses-request-preserve-letters-kamikaze-pilots
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Lost in translation: British journalist 'shocked' Japanese book he dictated denies Nanking Massacre

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:57pm by Julian Ryall

    ... suffers from worsening Parkinson’s disease that makes it difficult for him to type or write. He was also unable to read all of the Japanese-language version of the book. Scott-Stokes dictated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1508692/lost-translation-british-journalist-shocked-japanese-book-he-dictated
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo's plum blossom haven to axe all its trees

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... The park's remaining 1,266 trees will be felled after the clearing of about 2,600 others failed to contain a 2009 outbreak of the disease. "It is with great sadness that, in order to stop the spread of the disease and to begin replanting as soon as possible, we will cut down all the plum trees in Umeno Koen," said a statement. "In the near future, when it's safe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1467757/tokyos-plum-blossom-haven-axe-all-its-trees
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    112,000 chickens destroyed after bird flu outbreak

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:14am by AGENCIES

    ... in Chiba prefecture, north of Tokyo. However, the ministry had been warning farmers for some time about infection risks, citing the continued spread of the disease in Asia, including neighbouring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1481263/112000-chickens-destroyed-after-bird-flu-outbreak
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Western food blamed for rise in Crohn's disease in Japan

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Surge in cases of bowel syndrome blamed on shift from traditional diet of fish and rice Western food 'has led to rise in disease' The rising consumption of Western foods is predicted to trigger a rapid increase in Crohn's disease among Japanese people more used to a diet that is heavy in fish, vegetables and rice. A report by British research ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1150380/western-food-blamed-rise-crohns-disease-japan
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    US tested weapons to harm rice crop in Japan, report claims

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... known to occur in 85 countries- was released over rice fields and data was collected on how it affected rice production, Kyodo said. Rice blast disease causes lesions to form on the plant, ... dosages at different distances and the effect on crop production. One document said: "Field tests for stem rust of wheat and rice blast disease were begun at several sites in the [US] midwest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1404234/us-tested-weapons-harm-rice-crop-japan-report-claims
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan looks into claim 'falsified' data was used in Alzheimer's drug study

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... Japan's health ministry said yesterday it was probing claims falsified data was used in an Alzheimer's disease study involving major drug makers. Health officials said they were questioning researchers after being told false data was used in clinical testing for the US$28 million, government-backed Alzheimer's study, aimed at improving diagnosis of the disease. The research involved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1402542/japan-looks-claim-falsified-data-was-used-alzheimers-drug-study
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Over 350 in Japan sickened by frozen food tainted with pesticide

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 04:43pm by AP

    ... and gardens and to kill fleas on animals and people. At high enough concentrations, it can cause death, according to the United States Centres for Disease Control. There have been no reports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1400715/over-350-japan-sickened-frozen-food-tainted-pesticide
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan-backed fund unveils TB, malaria therapy search

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... for diseases that kill thousands of people every year. The Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund), set up by the Japanese government, Japanese pharmaceutical companies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, said they were looking at a potential five-year commitment of more than US$100 million to support research and development into neglected diseases. The project will see ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1250392/japan-backed-fund-unveils-tb-malaria-therapy-search
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan mayor offers Fukushima children home in his town

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 04:01pm by Associated Press in Matsumoto

    ... to radiation-caused diseases than adults because their bodies are developing, but their bodies can bounce back and heal from the damage of radiation. Sugenoya said that in areas of Belarus that are close ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1337256/japan-mayor-offers-fukushima-children-home-his-town

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