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Kirin Ramen gets new name amid trademark battle with beer giant

Business Aug 1, 2018

Kirin Ramen gets new name amid trademark battle with beer giant

Noodle-maker Ogasawara Seifun said Wednesday it has picked a new name for its mainstay ramen product, Kirin Ramen, amid an ongoing trademark battle with major brewer Kirin Co. The ramen, styled by the company based in Hekinan, Aichi Prefecture, as "local soul food every single ...

Caution urged as Okinawa measles outbreak spreads

Reference | FYI May 7, 2018

Caution urged as Okinawa measles outbreak spreads

by Mizuho Aoki

Measles cases are spreading in Okinawa, with the reported number of patients exceeding 90 in just over a month, prompting the prefecture last month to warn that visiting the resort islands may be not advisable for infants and pregnant women. The measles outbreak is believed ...