Secrets of the world's healthiest children: 6 longevity lessons from Japan

Japan Education News - October 7, 2015 - 05:16
If you had complete power to engineer a long, vigorous life, you might start by choosing to be born in Japan. (
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The Secret History of Cannabis in Japan

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 7, 2015 - 05:14
Today Japan has some of the strictest anti-cannabis laws in the world. Punishment for possession is a maximum 5 years behind bars and illicit growers face 7-year sentences. (
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Yakuza shot and killed at Nagano onsen

Japan Society News - October 7, 2015 - 05:08
Nagano Prefectural Police announced on Wednesday that a member of a newly formed organized crime group who had been shot at a hot springs resort in Iida City has died, reports TV Asahi (Oct. 7). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Ex-cop gets 18 years for murdering girlfriend

Japan Society News - October 7, 2015 - 02:41
A 27-year-old former Osaka policeman was sentenced to 18 years in prison by the Osaka District Court on Tuesday for murdering his 23-year-old girlfriend in January this year. (Japan Today)
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Dangers of human pyramids lead to concerns over student safety

Japan Education News - October 6, 2015 - 12:05
Eight students in Osaka Prefecture suffered broken bones during a three-year period at a public junior high school while practicing or performing kumitaiso, the gymnastic formation known as a human pyramid. (Japan Times)
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Yomiuri Giants pitcher Fukuda suspended for betting on baseball

Japan Sports News - October 6, 2015 - 12:04
A pitcher for the Yomiuri Giants, Japan's most popular baseball team, has been suspended for betting on games, including those involving his own team. (Japan Today)
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Yamaguchi-gumi HQ raided in baseball gambling probe

Japan Society News - October 6, 2015 - 12:01
Niigata Prefectural Police on Tuesday raided headquarters of the troubled Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group as a part of an investigation into a baseball gambling case, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Oct. 6). (Tokyo Reporter)
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Kajita becomes Nobel physics prize co-winner

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 6, 2015 - 11:57
A Japanese scientist has won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics. Takaaki Kajita proved that neutrinos have mass. The neutrino is an elementary particle consisting of matter. (NHK)
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TPP ministers reach agreement

Japan Economy News - October 5, 2015 - 21:50
Delegates from 12 countries participating in talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact reached an agreement and issued a joint statement Monday morning. (The Japan News)
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Omura wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Japan Sci-Tech News - October 5, 2015 - 21:42
Satoshi Omura, a distinguished professor emeritus of Kitasato University, has won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with William Campbell for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites, Sweden's Karolinska Institute announced Monday. (The Japan News)
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