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How long can coronavirus survive on surfaces?

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Feb 29, 2020

How long can coronavirus survive on surfaces?

As the new coronavirus spreads quickly around the world, U.S. health officials say they are "aggressively" assessing how long it can survive on surfaces to better understand the risk of transmission. Based on what is known about similar coronaviruses, disease experts say the new outbreak ...

Tokyo Cacao: Japan’s first 'soil-to-bar' chocolate

Food & Drink Feb 29, 2020

Tokyo Cacao: Japan’s first 'soil-to-bar' chocolate

by Jeana Cadby

Tokyo Cacao is pushing the boundaries of cacao production with the first ever chocolate bar of entirely Japanese origin. The chocolate lineup is produced from trees grown in the Ogasawara Islands, which fall under Tokyo's jurisdiction despite being nearly 1,000 kilometers away from the ...

Yumi Kajihara pedals to world title

More Sports Feb 29, 2020

Yumi Kajihara pedals to world title

Japan was awarded a 2020 Olympic quota spot in the women's omnium when Yumi Kajihara claimed gold at the World Track Cycling Championships in Germany on Friday, virtually guaranteeing herself a spot on the Olympic team. The 22-year-old University of Tsukuba senior, winner of the ...

Miho Miyahara punches ticket to 2020 Olympics

More Sports Feb 29, 2020

Miho Miyahara punches ticket to 2020 Olympics

Miho Miyahara earned a spot on the Japan national karate team on the opening day of the Karate 1-Premier League Salzburg, one of the last chances to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, on Friday. By meeting the qualification criteria set by the Japan Karatedo ...