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Sep 11, 2014

Yoyogi mosquitoes still carrying dengue virus

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Thursday that the dengue virus was detected again in mosquitoes collected in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park on Tuesday and Wednesday. The virus was first confirmed in mosquitoes there last week. Of the 20 locations checked by the metropolitan government, the ...

Edible tableware served in waste-reduction bid

Sep 11, 2014

Edible tableware served in waste-reduction bid

by Asako Takaguchi

Edible tableware, such as plates made of shrimp crackers and cups made of seaweed, is catching on as a safer substitute for disposable tableware by reducing the amount of polystyrene and plastic waste thrown out each day. For example, the e-tray series by Marushige ...