Health ministry updates manual for dengue fever

Sep 13, 2014

Health ministry updates manual for dengue fever

The health ministry has revised its manual for dengue fever after the first domestic outbreak of the tropical disease in 70 years revealed it was outdated. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Friday the manual was updated to provide responses for dengue infections ...

Sep 11, 2014

Yoyogi mosquitoes still carrying dengue virus

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Thursday that the dengue virus was detected again in mosquitoes collected in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park on Tuesday and Wednesday. The virus was first confirmed in mosquitoes there last week. Of the 20 locations checked by the metropolitan government, the ...

Sep 10, 2014

First dengue fever case outside Tokyo reported

A man who lives in the city of Chiba has become the first person in the current outbreak of dengue fever to be infected outside of Tokyo, the health ministry said Tuesday. On Wednesday, about two weeks after the first reported case, the ministry ...

Sep 1, 2014

19 more cases of dengue confirmed in Tokyo

Nineteen more people are confirmed by the health ministry to have contracted dengue fever in Tokyo, bringing the total to 22 in the first cases of domestic infection in Japan since 1945.

Swap carps for pinatas on Children's Day

May 1, 2014

Swap carps for pinatas on Children's Day

by Sang Woo Kim

Children’s Day in Japan is known for its koinobori (carp streamer) decorations, but perhaps this year you’d like to celebrate with a pinata instead. The annual Latin American festival Cinco de Mayo occurs on May 5, the same day as Children’s Day. This year, ...