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Alex Jackson
For Alex Jackson's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jun 16, 2022
Dengue fever a growing threat in Asia
Worldwide, the disease is estimated to infect about 390 million people every year, with more than half of the global population now at risk.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 27, 2021
The young female climate activists driving change in Asia
A number of young women in the region are stepping forward to demand greater action on one of the defining issues of this generation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 20, 2021
The Japanese scientist fighting prejudice, misinformation and COVID-19
Akiko Iwasaki is leading a team of immunologists hoping to beat 'long COVID-19' while also debunking myths surrounding the coronavirus.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Mar 18, 2021
Five pioneering Asian scientists to look out for this year
A recent growth in science investment in the region has seen researchers making waves in a range of disciplines.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / Remembering 3/11
Mar 8, 2021
In wake of Japan disaster, scientists aim for faster and more accurate tsunami warnings
One recent project looks at how a new AI model can help predict flooding in coastal areas before a tsunami reaches land.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 4, 2019
Blind Japanese inventor harnessing technology to improve lives of visually impaired
Dr. Chieko Asakawa's life motto: Make the impossible possible — by never giving up.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 13, 2018
Japanese winner of L'Oreal-UNESCO award for female scientists looks to reshape materials research
From a young age, Dr. Yukiko Ogawa knew she wanted to become a scientist. Growing up in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, she would spend hours after school creating objects in her bedroom. It was this curiosity and early ingenuity when it came to designing novel things that led Ogawa to where she is today.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 24, 2018
Tokyo researchers’ Paper Digest makes academic jargon a cinch
They come from very different worlds, yet have remarkably similar tales to tell. One hails from Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, while the other was brought up in the shadows of the Merendon mountains in the Sula Valley of northwestern Honduras.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on