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May 6, 2016

Elder-care facilities swamped by quake evacuees in Kumamoto

Facilities that care for senior citizens are finding it difficult to stay open in areas damaged by the strong earthquakes in Kyushu last month. Most of the facilities are running at full capacity after taking in waves of people fleeing devastated homes. Such of ...

Quake support scarce for people with autism, other disorders

May 6, 2016

Quake support scarce for people with autism, other disorders

People with developmental disorders such as autism tend to suffer more during disasters, and the Kumamoto Earthquake is no exception. Since the fatal quakes last month, families with such children have been avoiding public shelters out of fear that their youngsters might have problems ...

Maritime security ties to grow, Hanoi and Tokyo say

May 6, 2016

Maritime security ties to grow, Hanoi and Tokyo say

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh agreed Thursday to deepen cooperation on maritime security as China’s militarization of the South China Sea continues, Japanese officials said. Kishida and Minh, who doubles as foreign minister, also confirmed the need ...

May 6, 2016

University of Tokyo leads Asia in global reputation rankings

The University of Tokyo has been ranked highest among Asia’s institutions in the recently announced Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. The top 10 slots in the list are occupied by universities in Britain and the United States, while the prestigious Japanese university colloquially ...