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Nov 29, 2016

Japan plans evacuation drill amid North Korea missile threat

The Japanese government is considering holding an evacuation drill to prepare for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch, government sources said Tuesday. The plan is for the general population to be involved in the exercise, which would be the first of its kind. ...

Students experience dementia via virtual reality

Nov 29, 2016

Students experience dementia via virtual reality

What does it feel like to forget where you are and why you’re at a place — in other words, what is it like to experience the symptoms of dementia? Silver Wood Corp., operator of a housing complex for elderly people, has developed a ...

Nov 28, 2016

Aska arrested for alleged stimulant use during parole

Pop singer-songwriter Aska was arrested Monday for allegedly using illegal stimulants, which would violate the parole terms of his suspended 2014 prison sentence. The 58-year-old Aska, whose real name is Shigeaki Miyazaki, had posted a number of comments on his blog on Monday afternoon ...

Nov 28, 2016

Sea Paradise operator to run new aquarium planned in Taiwan

Yokohama Hakkeijima Inc., a member of Japan’s Seibu Group, announced Monday that it will operate an aquarium to be built in northern Taiwan. Construction will begin next year and the facility is expected to open in 2020, President Nobuyuki Furukawa told reporters after signing ...