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Ikee determined to overcome leukemia

February 14, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee expressed on Wednesday her strong determination to fight and overcome leukemia and come back, after she revealed the previous day that she has been diagnosed with the disease. Thanking messages of encouragement and support from many

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Ikee diagnosed with leukemia; participation in 2020 Games uncertain

February 13, 2019

Tokyo, Feb. 12 (Jiji Press)–Prominent Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, 18, said on Twitter on Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with leukemia. At the moment, it is unclear whether she will be compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, sources said.

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Sharp rise in child abuse adds burdens to welfare workers

February 13, 2019

Tokyo–A sharp rise in child abuse has added burdens to welfare workers and other staff at child consultation centers across Japan, where a 10-year-old girl died in a high-profile case. A child consultation center in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, eastern Japan,

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S. Korea assembly speaker urges U.S. to mediate with Japan

February 13, 2019

Seoul–South Korean National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang has urged the United States to mediate between Seoul and Tokyo, South Korean media reported. According to the media reports, Moon said at a meeting in the United States on Monday with U.S.

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Abe fails to reject 2-isle solution to yerritorial row

February 12, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday failed to deny the possibility of ending his country’s territorial dispute with Russia by the return of two of the four Russian-held islands. At a House of Representatives Budget Committee meeting, Katsuya Okada

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Abe’s “nightmare” remark sparks opposition fury as elections loom

February 12, 2019

Tokyo–Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and opposition heavyweight Katsuya Okada argued emotionally in parliament on Tuesday over Abe’s recent remark that Japan was going through a “nightmare” before his Liberal Democratic Party returned to power in 2012. At a meeting of

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Over 10 pct of people with dementia in Japan caused vehicle accidents

February 12, 2019

Tokyo–Over 10 pct of elderly people with dementia have had traffic accidents while driving, according to a survey by the Alzheimer’s Association Japan. Including cases in which accidents were about to occur, nearly 30 pct of such people ran into

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Japan protests S. Korean assembly speaker’s remarks

February 12, 2019

Tokyo–The Japanese government has strongly protested South Korean National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang’s remarks calling for the Emperor’s apology over the issue of so-called comfort women, Japanese officials said Tuesday. “I was really surprised. The remarks included something very inappropriate

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