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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan confirms 22 people affected by first dengue fever outbreak since 1945

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 12:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo New cases of the mosquito-borne disease reported today involve suffers believed to have fallen ill after visiting Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park, which is popular ... with young Japanese and performance artists. The park, one of the largest open spaces in central Tokyo, is thought to be the source of the disease, which is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo closes Yoyogi Park amid dengue fever outbreak

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 02:42pm by AP and Kyodo

    ... in 65 years. As of Thursday, the number of infections was reported at 55. All those listed as having contracted the disease locally said they had visited the park or nearby before they got sick, the health ministry says. Symptoms of the disease include fever, severe joint pain and headaches. There is no treatment, and some of those infected can suffer from severe and life-threatening ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Monkeys show effects of fallout from Fukushima nuclear meltdown, study says

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by GDN

    ... more prone to infectious diseases. But critics of the study say the link between the abnormal blood tests and the radiation exposure of the monkeys remains unproven and that the radiation doses ... research on the health effects of radiation exposure in humans," he said. The work, which ruled out disease or malnutrition as a cause of the low blood counts, is published in the journal ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    More Japanese women freeze eggs and put their careers first

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:14am by KYODO

    ... Previously, cryogenic preservation in Japan was generally restricted to women who ran the risk of losing ovary function as a result of radiation therapy to treat cancer and other diseases. The society ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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