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Detecting breast cancer is not an exact science

| Sep 25, 2015

Detecting breast cancer is not an exact science

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Former professional wrestler-turned TV personality Akira Hokuto, 48, made headlines this week when she announced on Wednesday she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery to remove her right breast on Thursday. Hokuto revealed in her blog that the diagnosis came as ...

Japan's security bills are tactical approach to battle

| Aug 3, 2015

Japan's security bills are tactical approach to battle

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Lawmakers are due to continue debating two contentious security bills until mid-September, comprising some of the most controversial government-sponsored legislation to reach the Diet in recent years. But the bills are considered difficult to understand, and media polls indicate a majority of voters feel ...

Law gets serious about cycling safety

| Jun 29, 2015

Law gets serious about cycling safety

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Bicycle use is growing along with greater public awareness of health and environmental issues, with cities around the country beginning to rent them out to visitors who are eager to tour Japan on the cheap. But this has triggered a rise in fatal accidents ...