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Apr 3, 2015

Niigata University team finds new treatment for stroke

A research team led by Niigata University has developed a novel method for treating strokes, according to a newly published study. The team has identified a protein that works to protect the brain from complications related to stroke treatment, such as bleeding and edema. ...

Apr 3, 2015

Cabinet approves JA-Zenchu reform bill

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet on Friday approved a bill to help reform the agriculture sector by estranging a politically powerful farming lobby by revising agriculture laws. The move is part of Abe’s effort to ensure long-term economic growth through structural reforms. The government ...

Fund in the works to reduce child poverty

Apr 3, 2015

Fund in the works to reduce child poverty

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a fund to help alleviate child poverty Thursday, in a country where one in six children is classified as poor. The move follows a law passed by the Diet last year aimed at tackling an issue that critics say ...

Apr 3, 2015

Tokyo to strongly urge North to stay on course for abductee investigation

In response to Pyongyang’s implied threat to halt bilateral negotiations, Tokyo will strongly urge the reclusive country to proceed on the promised re-investigation into the whereabouts of the Japanese nationals it abducted, Japanese sources said. Pyongyang protested through diplomatic channels the police raid on ...

Apr 2, 2015

Takakazu Kuriyama, former ambassador to U.S., dies at 83

Former Japanese Ambassador to the United States Takakazu Kuriyama, who was involved in bilateral talks for the 1972 reversion of Okinawa Prefecture, died of pneumonia at a hospital in Tokyo on Wednesday, his family said Thursday. He was 83. A native of Tokyo, Kuriyama ...