Halilhodzic agrees to manage Japan

Mar 5, 2015

Halilhodzic agrees to manage Japan

Ex-Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic has agreed to manage Japan, Japan Football Association president Kuniya Daini said Wednesday. Speaking at the CONMEBOL (South American football confederation) Congress in Asuncion, Daini said Halilhodzic and the JFA have reached agreement on the basic parameters of a deal ...

Grads at singer Nakajima's alma mater get bogus parting message

Mar 5, 2015

Grads at singer Nakajima's alma mater get bogus parting message

March is the end of an academic year and the season for farewell. Words of encouragement sent by successful alumna present the perfect send-off for students lined up at graduation ceremonies. But one such message supposedly sent by famous singer-songwriter Miyuki Nakajima to her ...

Tohoku industries regrouping but some coastal areas are missing out

Mar 5, 2015

Tohoku industries regrouping but some coastal areas are missing out

Manufacturers from outside Tohoku are launching plants in the region, underpinning the reconstruction work following the damage left by the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami. “This year, reconstruction will become more evident in (tsunami-hit) coastal areas,” said Kazuhiro Morimoto, head of the Ministry of ...

Misao Okawa, world's oldest woman, turns 117

Mar 5, 2015

Misao Okawa, world's oldest woman, turns 117

The world’s oldest person Misao Okawa, a mother of three, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of six, turned 117 on Thursday in western Japan. Okawa, one of only a handful of people born in the 19th century and still alive “is looking in good ...

Mar 5, 2015

Gout may lessen Alzheimer's risk: study

People who suffer from gout can take comfort in one thing: they may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, researchers said Wednesday. The same uric acid that can crystallize to cause gout, a form of arthritis, may protect against Alzheimer’s, they wrote in ...

Mar 5, 2015

Remains of ancient civilization uncovered in Honduran jungle

Archaeologists working in the dense jungle of Honduras have found dozens of artifacts at a site where they believe twin cities from an ancient civilization once thrived, the head of the country’s anthropology institute said on Wednesday. The artifacts unearthed at the site, in ...

Mar 5, 2015

Second LA hospital issues alert over 'superbug'

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center may have unwittingly infected nearly 70 patients with a treatment-resistant superbug, it said Wednesday, becoming the second Los Angeles hospital to issue an alert. The top hospital, known for treating Hollywood celebrities, said four patients were confirmed with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae ...

Mar 5, 2015

Turkey seeks EU help to stop migrant 'ghost ships'

Turkey is appealing to the European Union to help it combat the phenomenon of ghost ships used by smugglers to send hundreds of migrants at a time toward European shores. Turkey’s ambassador in Brussels, Selim Yenel, told EU lawmakers Wednesday that his country needs ...