Aug 30, 2016

Shimadzu enters medical camera field with breast cancer diagnostic system

Shimadzu Corp. launched on Monday a near-infrared camera system to help diagnose metastatic breast cancer, making a foray into the Japanese medical camera market. Lightvision, the new product, allows surgeons to identify easily the positions of lymph nodes to be removed for diagnosis, by ...

Japan braces for powerful Typhoon Lionrock

Aug 29, 2016

Japan braces for powerful Typhoon Lionrock

The Meteorological Agency on Monday warned of heavy rain, strong winds and rough seas as Typhoon Lionrock swirled off Japan’s eastern coast. The storm was forecast to strike eastern or northern Honshu, possibly including the Tokyo region, early Tuesday. As of 9 p.m. Monday, ...

Aug 29, 2016

Tokitenku accepts retirement due to cancer battle

Longtime maegashira Tokitenku said Monday that balancing cancer treatments and sumo wrestling proved to be too difficult. Three days after the Japan Sumo Association announced that the 36-year-old Mongolian-born wrestler had been accepted as a sumo elder, a tearful Tokitenku talked about his decision ...