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Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 1, 2016
Zika molecular map unveiled as scientific consensus blames virus for microcephaly, GBS
Researchers around the world are now convinced the Zika virus can cause the birth defect microcephaly as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that can result in paralysis, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
Japan Times
Mar 14, 2016
Record Brazil protests put Rousseff's future in doubt
Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians flooded the streets on Sunday in the biggest ever protests calling for President Dilma Rousseff's removal, reflecting rising popular anger that could encourage Congress to impeach the leftist leader.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 4, 2016
Brazil researchers link Zika to another, much more prevalent, mosquito
Research by scientists in Brazil indicates that a mosquito more common than the one primarily known to transmit Zika infections may possibly be able to carry the virus, a development that could further complicate efforts to limit its spread.
Japan Times
Feb 26, 2016
Zika virus infection in Kawasaki prompts aid of $1 million from Japan
Despite assurances a Zika epidemic is unlikely, Japan offers $1 million in grants to four international institutions to help fight the virus after confirming a case in Kawasaki.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 18, 2016
Zika linked to 'most' of 508 confirmed microcephaly cases, Brazil says
Brazil's Health Ministry on Wednesday said that "most" of the 508 confirmed cases of microcephaly reported in the country are likely related to the ongoing outbreak of Zika virus infections.
Japan Times
Feb 16, 2016
Japanese-Brazilian hurdler aiming high for Rio Olympics
Japanese-Brazilian 400-meter hurdler Mahau Sugimachi has been training hard in the run-up to Rio's 2016 Olympics, in the hope of securing a place in the final. It would not only be a personal achievement — he says it would give a boost to fellow Japanese living there.
Japan Times
Feb 16, 2016
Female Japanese judoka coaching Brazil team at Rio Olympics
A Japanese judo instructor working for Brazil's national team is bringing cultural and technical experience to her pupils as they ramp up their training program for the 2016 Olympics.
Japan Times
Feb 10, 2016
Japan's Olympic soccer team to hold camp in Rio
Japan's men's soccer team will head to Brazil in late July and hold a camp ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August, Japan Football Association technical director Masahiro Shimoda said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Feb 8, 2016
Interpreter hopes to help Japan volleyball team reach Rio
Megumi Kamizono, a Japanese-Brazilian interpreter who works for one of Japan's top volleyball teams, is hoping the national team qualifies for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, seeing the event as an opportunity for her two cultures to connect.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 3, 2016
Zika poses Asia, Oceania, South Europe threat; Sanofi joins race for viable vaccine
The Zika virus could spread to Africa, Asia and Southern Europe, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as major French drugmaker Sanofi SA and others joined the race to create a vaccine.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 28, 2016
Breakthrough in mapping tropical forests reveals broad extent of tree loss
New advanced satellite maps of tropical countries reveal that more than 90 percent of recent tree cover loss took place in natural forests rather than plantations, threatening ecosystems and biodiversity, research shows.
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 25, 2016
Cape Verde downplays CDC travel alert over Zika threat, says cases falling
Cape Verde's health ministry said on Sunday concerns prompted by a U.S. travel alert were overblown and that the number of cases of the Zika virus in the West African island nation was on the decline.
Jan 3, 2016
In Zika, Brazilians face a modern-day plague
The Zika virus has infected at least half a million Brazilians since May.
Dec 31, 2015
Brazil eases Olympic travel for some
Citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan and the United States will not have to get a visa to travel to Brazil for next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the government said in the official gazette on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 10, 2015
JR West to invest in railway businesses in Brazil
West Japan Railway Co. has announced that it will invest in railway businesses in Brazil.
Nov 29, 2015
Brazilian police hunt copter-stealing Santa Claus
Brazilian police are hunting for a Sao Paulo Santa Claus who kicked off the Christmas shopping season by stealing a helicopter.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 29, 2015
Brazilian president cancels trip to Japan, Vietnam due to budget freeze
The Japanese Embassy in Brazil on Friday confirmed media reports that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled her trip to Japan that was scheduled for early December.
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 27, 2015
Destruction of Brazil's Amazon jumps 16 percent in 2015
The destruction of Brazil's Amazon forest, the world's largest intact rain forest, increased by 16 percent in 2015 from a year ago as the government struggles to enforce legislation and stop illegal clearings.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 26, 2015
Brazilian court to try suspects in 2001 fatal attacks on Tokyo couple
A court in Sao Paulo will try two Japanese-Brazilians indicted in Brazil at the request of the Japanese government over the shooting death of a Japanese man and an attack on his wife in Tokyo in 2001.
Japan Times
Nov 20, 2015
Paris attacks heighten security fears for 2016 Rio Olympics
Last week's Paris killings have raised fears about the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, a country with so little history of terrorism that the president has played down the chance of an attack and legislators have long resisted bills to make it a crime.


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