Oct 9, 2016

RSV infections in Japan surge to highest levels in last decade

The number of patients suffering from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections — mostly infants — has risen sharply in the country, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases has reported. In the week through Sept. 25, the institute received reports from some 3,000 pediatrics departments ...

Poisonous mushrooms sold at Shiga rest stop sicken two

Sep 22, 2014

Poisonous mushrooms sold at Shiga rest stop sicken two

Poisonous mushrooms sold at a highway rest area in Takashima, Shiga Prefecture, left at least two people with food poisoning, the Shiga Prefectural Government said. The vendor of the poisonous mushrooms, called “tsukiyotake” (moonlight mushrooms), mistook them as edible “hiratake” (oyster mushrooms), Shiga public ...

Feb 25, 2013

China's pollution problem

Japan should provide whatever technical assistance it can to a China now facing air pollution problems that have unleashed strong public criticism.