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Japan working hard to douse fire ant invasion

Reference | FYI Aug 7, 2017

Japan working hard to douse fire ant invasion

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Fire ants, a venomous, highly invasive nonnative pest, have been spotted over the past few months in various parts of Japan, prompting the Environment Ministry to both warn the public to seek immediate treatment for stings and take measures to prevent further infestation. First detected ...

Editorials Aug 7, 2017

Venezuela's future darkens

Venezuela's future will remain bleak and its people will continue to suffer as long as President Nicolas Maduro remains in power.

Let's discuss Japan's life expectancy records

Language | MORNING ENGLISH Aug 7, 2017

Let's discuss Japan's life expectancy records

This week's featured article KYODO Japanese men and women ranked second in the world in average life expectancy in 2016 after setting new longevity records for a fifth year straight, according to welfare ministry data. According to data released July 27 by the Health, Labor and Welfare ...

Aoki homers, but former team has last laugh

Baseball / MLB Aug 7, 2017

Aoki homers, but former team has last laugh

Norichika Aoki hit a two-run homer against his former team Sunday for his first hit since being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays six days previously, but the visitors suffered a 7-6 walkoff defeat to the Houston Astros. With Toronto down 3-2 in the top ...