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Nov 26, 2014

JAEA eyes restart of next-generation nuclear reactor

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency on Wednesday applied for a Nuclear Regulation Authority examination in an effort have a next-generation experimental nuclear reactor restarted. The High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor in the town of Oarai, Ibaraki Prefecturem has an output capacity of 30,000 kilowatts, ...

Nov 18, 2014

Suspected bird flu case reported in Tokyo

An avian influenza virus has been detected in a genetic test on the body of a wild duck collected in Koto Ward, Tokyo, the Environment Ministry said. A further test will be carried out to examine whether the common pochard, a migratory species of ...

Nov 14, 2014

Ebola treatment trial to use Japanese drug favipiravir

International medical aid organization Doctors Without Borders said Thursday that one of three clinical trials it will host in West Africa next month for treating Ebola patients will use an antiflu drug developed by a Japanese company. Avigan, developed by a Fujifilm Holdings Corp. ...