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Chicken industry, crested ibis under bird flu siege in Niigata

Dec 2, 2016

Chicken industry, crested ibis under bird flu siege in Niigata

Farmers of Niigata jidori chicken are worried the simultaneous bird flu outbreaks in Niigata Prefecture will heavily damage the premium brand, even though it remains unaffected and the virus poses no threat to people. Local authorities are culling tens of thousands of chickens to ...

'Superhuman' slugger tops year's list of buzzwords

Dec 1, 2016

'Superhuman' slugger tops year's list of buzzwords

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A superhuman effort on the baseball field inspired the top buzzword of the year, it was announced Thursday, in a contest that highlights social, political and entertainment trends. The winning entry was kamitteru, or superhuman behavior, honoring the clutch performance of Hiroshima Toyo Carp ...