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Feb 18, 2015

Alcohol-free drinks get health stamp

Two beerlike nonalcoholic beverages on Wednesday obtained government recognition as a foodstuff with known health benefits, the first such designation for this group of products, despite a warning by an advisory panel that it might lead to more minors consuming alcoholic drinks. The Consumer ...

Golf course where boys drowned had hole in fence

Feb 18, 2015

Golf course where boys drowned had hole in fence

Police are investigating a golf course in Kani, Gifu Prefecture, where two boys drowned in a pond earlier this week, and nearby residents say there was a hole in the facility’s fence, raising suspicions that its operator was lax about safety. Ryuto Yonezawa and ...

Feb 18, 2015

Scores of elderly restrained in Tokyo retirement homes

Scores of elderly people living in retirement homes in Tokyo have been routinely tied to their beds or locked in their rooms, officials said on Wednesday. A Tokyo authority has ordered a care provider to stop the abuse of elderly people in three separate ...