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Cancer Studies Win Nobel Prize

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Research beginning in the 1990’s has led to a Nobel Prize win in medicine for two researchers from the U.S. and Japan (BBC).  James Allison and Tasuku Honjo gained the understanding of how to control the immune system. Their research is directly related to the development of “checkpoint inhibitors” (AP). These are drugs that use […]

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Hits Osaka, Japan

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake killed five people and injured more than 370 in Osaka, Japan on Monday (AP). Just after the earthquake, inspectors halted train service in Osaka for six hours to check for damages (CNN). In Takatsuki, the city in Osaka prefecture that experienced the largest shock, several water pipes broke and roads suffered […]

Abe, Trump Discuss Trade at Mar-a-Lago

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed international trade with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to free trade between Japan and the United States, although Trump insisted on reducing trade deficits. Trump expressed support for bilateral trade negotiations and said the […]

Japan Preparing for Potential Refugee Influx

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated that the government is preparing for a possible influx of refugees in case of a crisis on the Korean Peninsula. The Japanese government is drawing up plans for procedures such as protecting foreigners, constructing and operating shelters and screening asylum seekers. The government is also working on a plan […]