Douglas scores twice as Sanfrecce whip Vissel

Jul 29, 2015

Douglas scores twice as Sanfrecce whip Vissel

Brazilian midfielder Douglas bagged his second double in as many games as Sanfrecce Hiroshima crushed Vissel Kobe 4-0 away on Wednesday night to maintain their perfect start to the second stage of the J. League. Hisato Sato set up Douglas for the opener and ...

Rainy season declared over throughout Japan

Jul 29, 2015

Rainy season declared over throughout Japan

The rainy season appears to be over in Japan’s two remaining regions to the southwest and northeast, the weather agency said on Wednesday, declaring an end to the early summer wet period throughout the archipelago. The rainy period typically lasts for about a month ...

Empress showing signs of possible heart disease

Jul 29, 2015

Empress showing signs of possible heart disease

Empress Michiko has shown possible symptoms of heart disease in an electrocardiogram examination and will undergo a more detailed exam next month, the Imperial Household Agency said Wednesday. The 80-year-old Empress started complaining of chest pain around late June, and given possible symptoms of ...

Vaccine for MERS shows promise in animal tests

Jul 29, 2015

Vaccine for MERS shows promise in animal tests

Researchers in the United States trying to develop a vaccine against the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus say they have had early signs of success in animal experiments. Using a two-step approach in mice and rhesus macaques, scientists at the vaccine research ...

Jul 29, 2015

Rider of brakeless bike is first to get safety course summons

Osaka’s public safety commission will order a 29-year-old man to attend a bicycle safety lecture after repeated road violations, in the first such case following a legal revision last month, police said Wednesday. The man, a resident of Osaka’s Taisho Ward, was given traffic ...