World / Science & Health Dec 19, 2019

Researchers may have found cause of mad cow disease

Researchers believe they have found the cause of mad cow disease, though on Wednesday they stressed the need to maintain precautionary measures to avoid a potential re-emergence of the illness. Several hypotheses have been put forward over the cause of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative ...

Japan passes bill to promote farm exports under new body

Business Nov 20, 2019

Japan passes bill to promote farm exports under new body

The Diet passed a bill Wednesday to promote the country's agricultural exports through the creation of a single body that will handle farm export procedures and talks with trade partners over easing import restrictions. Under the new law, which takes effect April 1, the body ...

Food as a 'connector' between people

Commentary / Japan Nov 12, 2019

Food as a 'connector' between people

by Yoko Ishikura

When technology is used to connect people who are in different locations and allow them to share the experience of eating together in virtual space, using a smartphone, for example, it will help reduce the problems linked to eating alone.