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Japan's population of centenarians continues to grow

Sep 15, 2014

Japan's population of centenarians continues to grow

Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. The number of Japanese who are at least 100 years old, known as centenarians, has reached 58,820, according to ...

Sep 15, 2014

Two arrested over ¥43 million robbery in Tokyo

Two Romanian nationals were arrested Monday on suspicion of robbing a 63-year-old man of ¥43 million in cash in front of a bank in Tokyo in April, police said. Gheorghe-Aurel Strejan, 25, and Jan Miura, 37, allegedly stole the victim’s bag containing the cash ...

Fukushima buoyed by rise in medical interns

| Sep 14, 2014

Fukushima buoyed by rise in medical interns

Fifty-three of the 90 students who graduated from Fukushima Medical University in March are working as interns at hospitals in the prefecture, the most in the past 10 years. The prefecture credits an increase in the medical department’s quota for admissions, as well as ...

Wartime film idol, propaganda tool Rikoran dies at 94

Sep 14, 2014

Wartime film idol, propaganda tool Rikoran dies at 94

Film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan’s dreams of Asian conquest, has died at the age of 94. Known as Shirley Yamaguchi in the United States and one of the biggest Japanese film stars during and after World War ...