National / Science & Health Dec 14, 2019

Japan's five-year cancer survival rate at 66.4%

The five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with cancer in 2010-2011 stood at 66.4 percent, up 0.3 percentage point from 2009-2010, the National Cancer Center said in a report Saturday. The national rate was calculated from data of some 650,000 people diagnosed with cancer between ...

Japanese actor Tatsuo Umemiya dies at 81

Entertainment News Dec 12, 2019

Japanese actor Tatsuo Umemiya dies at 81

Actor and TV personality Tatsuo Umemiya, who appeared in a number of popular films and television dramas, died of chronic kidney failure Thursday morning at a hospital near Tokyo, his agency said. He was 81. Born in what was then known as Manchukuo, now northeastern ...