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May 28, 2016

Japanese panel OKs pig-to-human transplantation

A subgroup of a Japanese health ministry council on Friday approved a proposal to lift a ban on transplanting cells and organs from pigs to humans. Making the proposal to the subgroup, a ministry study team called for a revision to transplantation guidelines because ...

Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit

May 28, 2016

Obama's hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit

President Barack Obama may have faced the legacy of Hiroshima most directly with his embrace of a man who survived the devastating atomic blast. He spoke briefly with two survivors in the audience after his remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: Sunao Tsuboi, ...

Full text of Obama's speech in Hiroshima

May 27, 2016

Full text of Obama's speech in Hiroshima

U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech in Hiroshima on Friday, as transcribed by The Japan Times: Seventy-one years ago, on a bright cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed. A flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a ...

Korean Air jet catches fire at Haneda, forcing evacuation

May 27, 2016

Korean Air jet catches fire at Haneda, forcing evacuation

An engine fire forced a Korean Air jet to scrub takeoff at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on Friday but its 320 passengers and crew managed to evacuate safely, transport ministry and airport officials said. Seven of the 302 passengers and 17 crew members on the ...

May 27, 2016

G-7 declaration given after two-day summit

The following is the gist of the declaration by the leaders of the Group of Seven nations released Friday following their two-day meeting in Ise, Mie Prefecture. The G-7 leaders: (World Economy) See the global economy as continuing to recover but growth remains moderate ...

G-7 meets developing countries amid China concerns

May 27, 2016

G-7 meets developing countries amid China concerns

Leaders from the Group of Seven advanced nations met Friday with representatives of emerging and developing Asian and African countries. This session, known as the Outreach Program, involved Chad, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and Laos. Host nation Japan said ahead ...