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An awakening gives birth to modern medicine

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Illness we share with our ancestors. Diagnosis and remedies set us and them apart. Imagine yourself a Kyoto noble 1,000-odd years ago. You’re feeling unwell. “One of two things,” you muse to yourself, “either my yin-yang balance is upset, or …” The second possibility makes you shudder: “Am I possessed ...

Full text of 2016 Hiroshima Peace Declaration

Aug 6, 2016

Full text of 2016 Hiroshima Peace Declaration

The following is the full text of the Peace Declaration read Saturday by Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui at a ceremony to mark the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima: 1945, August 6, 8:15 a.m. Slicing through the clear blue sky, a previously ...

Aug 4, 2016

Kennedy to miss Hiroshima, Nagasaki A-bomb ceremonies

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will not be attending this year’s ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a U.S. Embassy official said. The ambassador, who has attended the ceremonies over the past two years, will be ...

Straw boats set sail to test Taiwan-Japan settler theory

Jul 17, 2016

Straw boats set sail to test Taiwan-Japan settler theory

Two primitive straw canoes departed from Yonaguni Island on Sunday morning to reproduce a 75-km ocean voyage thought to have brought the first settlers to the Japanese archipelago about 30,000 years ago. The voyage has “started at last,” said lead researcher Yosuke Kaifu, head ...