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Nobel Winner Honjo Sees Immunity Key to Fighting Cancer

December 7, 2018

Stockholm–Japanese scientist Tasuku Honjo, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, on Thursday said that immune strength is the key to fighting cancer. Immunotherapy will become more effective when it is combined with other treatment methods, Honjo,

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Pulitzer Prize winner urges students to ‘be faithful to good journalism”

December 5, 2018

Pulitzer Prize winner Manny Mogato of Reuters urged students to “be faithful to good journalism” as the veteran Reuters correspondent spoke at the annual Teddy Benigno Lecture of the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines ( FOCAP) on Wednesday. “Observe

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TOKYO REPORT: More Scenic Sites Collect Entry Payments in Japan

December 4, 2018

Tokyo–An increasing number of national parks and other scenic areas in Japan are collecting voluntary entry payments from visitors for environmental protection and infrastructure improvement, including the creation of footways and installation of lavatories. Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain at

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Duterte, Xi vow to raise Philippines, China relationship into strategic cooperation

November 20, 2018

The Philippines and China have agreed to elevate their relationship into strategic cooperation. Chinese President Xi Jinping disclosed this during his joint press statement with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacanang on Tuesday after their expanded bilateral meeting. “Just now, the

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INTERVIEW: Hirai Keen to Use AI in Medical Care, Agriculture

November 8, 2018

Tokyo–Takuya Hirai, Japanese minister for science and technology policy, has expressed his enthusiasm to use artificial intelligence for medical care and agriculture. “We’ll draw up an AI policy package by around the middle of next year by developing a framework

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INTERVIEW: Japan Olympic Minister Positive on N. Korea Joining Tokyo Games

November 8, 2018

Tokyo–Yoshitaka Sakurada, Japan’s minister for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, has sounded positive on North Korea’s plans to join the quadrennial sporting events. “Generally speaking, it’s desirable for the games to be participated by a number of countries,”

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Scenic Shinto Shrine Causing Debate over Name Change

November 5, 2018

Nagato, Yamaguchi Pref.–Motonosumi Inari Shrine in western Japan, which became famous after joining CNN’s list of the 31 most beautiful places in the country, has triggered an online controversy by deciding to shorten its name to make it easier for

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EXCLUSIVE: Hate Expressions Appeared on Google Maps

November 5, 2018

Tokyo–Hate expressions, such as one targeting the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, or Chongryon, had temporarily appeared on Google Maps, Jiji Press learned Sunday. Chongryon’s Tokyo headquarters had been described as a criminal on the online map,

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