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Student group's pandemics study wins Japan Times award

Jul 16, 2015

Student group's pandemics study wins Japan Times award

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A student group addressing the growing threat of pandemic diseases in the age of globalization received the grand prize for this summer’s presentations in The Japan Times Youth Project. Nineteen university students, divided into three groups, delivered in-depth 10-minute presentations at the company’s head ...

Jul 16, 2015

Heat wave claims seven more seniors

Seven more elderly people died, apparently of heat-related causes, on Wednesday around Japan as temperatures again exceeded 35, according to a Kyodo News tally of reports by local authorities. A day after the toll exceeded a dozen, the seven additional victims, aged 79 to ...

Jul 16, 2015

Japan fighter jet scrambles down by half in April-June

Fighter jet scrambles by the Air Self-Defense Force fell by half in the April-June period to 173 from a year earlier, the Defense Ministry said. Scrambles against Russian planes posted a one-off spike in the second quarter of 2014, and the quarterly decline this ...

Jul 16, 2015

Narita arrival from Guinea tests negative for Ebola

A man in his 30s who was hospitalized with a fever after returning to Japan from Guinea has tested negative for Ebola, the health ministry said Thursday. The man arrived Wednesday night at Narita International Airport after spending three months in the West African ...