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Japan's biologists plead for urgent eradication of invasive fire ants

National Jul 11, 2017

Japan's biologists plead for urgent eradication of invasive fire ants

Biologists are calling for urgent nationwide action to prevent venomous fire ants from infesting Japan after the highly invasive species was spotted at several major ports, including Tokyo. "Japan needs to fight the insects as a national campaign," said Takahiro Murakami, an associate professor of ...

No major damage after magnitude 5.3 quake hits Kagoshima Bay

National Jul 11, 2017

No major damage after magnitude 5.3 quake hits Kagoshima Bay

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 hit Kagoshima Bay on Tuesday, the Meteorological Agency said, with no major damage reported. The 11:56 a.m. temblor, originating at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers, registered upper 5 on the seven-level Japanese seismic scale ...

Editorials Jul 11, 2017

Japan-EU agreement on a free trade pact

Japan's pending free trade deal with the EU should be considered as yet another opportunity for affected sectors to beef up their productivity and competitiveness with public support.

Painting between the lines

Art Jul 11, 2017

Painting between the lines

by Matthew Larking

The pairing of Hideki Kimura's prints with the seemingly sculptural assemblages of Sadaharu Horio is perhaps unexpected. What draws them together, however, are conceptions of their practices as painting. Both veterans of Japan's contemporary art scene, they pursue painting by other means, working within ...

Hakuho moves closer to all-time victory mark

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 11, 2017

Hakuho moves closer to all-time victory mark

Yokozuna Hakuho closed within eight victories of Kaio's all-time win record of 1,047 after making quick work of top-ranked maegashira Shodai at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday. Hakuho remained unbeaten through the third day of the 15-day meet, hammering Shodai (1-2) in a ...