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The latest findings by University of Tokyo researchers raise hopes that the disease may be treated if doctors can identify people who will develop Alzheimer’s before its onset.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 23, 2024
Japanese researchers confirm blood test predicts risk of Alzheimer's
The latest study raises hopes that if doctors can identify who might be at risk of developing Alzheimer’s beforehand, it could be treated early.
Kyoto University researchers have found a way to create “near-indefinite” volumes of early-stage sperm and egg cells from iPS cells — a milestone that could potentially lead to new infertility treatments.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 21, 2024
New Japan study on germ cells may help advance infertility treatments
The research aims to expand our understanding of how human germ cells develop, and also opens up possibilities for creating sperm and egg cells in a lab.
Ryo Wakabayashi, a distal myopathy patient, lives alone in the city of Fukushima.
JAPAN / Science & Health / Regional Voices: Tohoku
May 20, 2024
Persistence pays off with approval of distal myopathy drug
The disease is estimated to affect only 300 to 400 people in Japan.
Osaka Metropolitan University has reviewed its records and interviewed faculty members and students but has been unable to determine the whereabouts of two missing bottles of cyanide.
JAPAN / Society
May 16, 2024
Two bottles of cyanide go missing from Osaka university
A laboratory worker discovered the bottles of deadly compounds were missing during an inventory check on May 2.
Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, the Chinese government is stepping up its antiespionage crackdown.
May 16, 2024
Ex-Japanese university professor gets six years in prison in China
Yuan Keqin, a former professor at a university in Hokkaido, went missing in May 2019 while temporarily returning to his homeland.
The Waseda University campus in Tokyo. An 18-year-old male test-taker is suspected of using smart glasses to cheat during the university's entrance exam.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 16, 2024
Man suspected of using smart glasses to cheat on Waseda University exams
Photos of the tests were posted on the social media platform X to solicit answers.
Even a slightly high blood pressure raises the risk of strokes and other diseases, a study finds.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 14, 2024
Even slightly high blood pressure ups vascular disease risks
According to the Japanese Society of Hypertension, the country has an estimated 43 million hypertension patients.
Protesters link arms outside Hamilton Hall barricading students inside the building at Columbia University, despite an order to disband the protest encampment supporting Palestinians or face suspension, in New York on April 30.
May 7, 2024
Columbia University cancels main graduation ceremony in wake of protests
The protests drew national attention, inspiringf similar demonstrations at dozens of universities around the country.
A Cambridge research fellow's dismissal is sparking outcry amid a freedom of speech debate about the university's diversity, equality and inclusion policies.
May 7, 2024
Will Cambridge support free speech?
Cambridge research fellow's dismissal sparks outcry amid a freedom of speech debate at the university and its diversity, equality and inclusion policies.
A scene from "The Maiden Benten and the Bandits of the White Waves" ("Benten Kozo") at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
May 5, 2024
Students from Hawaii to perform English-language kabuki in Japan
The group will perform "Benten Kozo," a play depicting the twists and turns of five thieves following their own code of honor.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about student protests at U.S. universities during brief remarks at the White House in Washington on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
May 3, 2024
After breaking silence, Biden faces balancing act on Gaza demos
Biden took a tough, law-and-order tone after police broke up some of the protests that have rocked U.S. college campuses.
A girl walks past a tent sprayed with a message of gratitude to pro-Palestinian university students in the U.S. amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
May 3, 2024
Why Palestinians can count on U.S. students but not Arab allies to protest
Reasons range from a fear of angering autocratic governments to political differences with Hamas or doubts that it could impact state policy.
Counter-protesters strike a barricade at a pro-Palestinian encampment on the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus on Wednesday.
May 2, 2024
Violence flares at UCLA as police end protests at New York's Columbia
Police said UCLA had called them to restore order and maintain public safety "due to multiple acts of violence" within the encampment.
Students continue to maintain a protest encampment in support of Palestinians at Columbia University in New York on Friday.
WORLD / Society
Apr 27, 2024
Columbia University leadership rebuked for police crackdown on protesters
The president has faced an outcry for summoning police to dismantle a tent encampment set up by students protesting Israel's offensive in Gaza.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi says the government is  closely monitoring reports about a missing Chinese professor from a Japanese university.
Apr 22, 2024
Japan monitoring reports of professor 'missing' in China
Media reports have said the professor may have been questioned by Chinese authorities before he disappeared.
The NanoTerasu facility uses special X-rays to enable researchers to analyze at the nanometer level the properties and functions of materials that cannot be identified with the naked eye.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 22, 2024
NanoTerasu accelerator goes into operation in northeastern Japan
The technology is expected to be used in research in a wide range of areas, from food to medicine.
Japanese businesses traditionally all hire graduates at the same time each year, but about one in 10 recruits fresh from college quit their jobs within a year, government data shows.
Apr 20, 2024
Japanese AI tool predicts when recruits will quit
The tool crunches data on employees at a company, from their attendance record to personal information such as age and gender.
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike in Tokyo on April 1
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 12, 2024
Tokyo Gov. Koike denies claim she falsified academic credentials
The governor denied allegations published in a monthly magazine that she drafted a fake graduation document from Cairo University.
Writing down feelings of anger, then shredding or throwing the paper away is an effective way to calm down, a study has found.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 11, 2024
Write angry thoughts down and shred them to calm down, Japan study advises
The researchers themselves were amazed at how effective their method seemed to be at reducing anger.


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan