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10-year cancer survival rate at 56.3 percent in Japan

April 9, 2019

Tokyo–The 10-year cancer survival rate in Japan stood at 56.3 pct, up 0.8 percentage point from the previous year, the National Cancer Center said in a survey report Tuesday. The survey covered some 70,000 patients who were diagnosed with cancer

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Japanese Prince Hisahito enters Junior High School

April 8, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Prince Hisahito, 12, was enrolled in Ochanomizu University Junior High School in Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward on Monday. The prince, the third and youngest child of Prince Akishino, the second son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, and Princess Kiko,

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Ten percent of Japanese in their 30s remain virgins: study

April 8, 2019

Tokyo–One in 10 Japanese people in their 30s had no heterosexual experience as of 2015, according to a study published in a British journal by a Japanese team on Monday. The team, led by Kenji Shibuya, visiting professor at the

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Emperor, empress surprisingly stroll outside palace

April 8, 2019

Tokyo–Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko unexpectedly appeared outside the Imperial Palace, to take a walk, on Sunday morning, surprising people who happened to be at the scene, including joggers. The Imperial couple routinely takes a walk inside the premises

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Evacuees enjoy cherry blossoms in Tomioka for first time in 9 years

April 7, 2019

Tomioka, Fukushima Pref.–Evacuees viewed cherry blossoms Saturday in their hometown of Tomioka, part of which remains under an evacuation order since the 2011 nuclear accident, in Fukushima Prefecture for the first time in nine years. Evacuees and others rode buses

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Japanese study finds cats recognize their Names

April 7, 2019

London–Domestic cats recognize their names even though they may not act like they do, a new Japanese study has shown. A team including Atsuko Saito, associate professor at Sophia University, studied how cats kept at homes and a so-called cat

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“Peaceful” picked most in Japan as positive word describing society

April 5, 2019

Tokyo–As many as 58.4 pct of respondents in Japan picked “peaceful” as a word that they think matches a positive image of the current society, a Cabinet Office survey showed Friday. In the interview-based annual survey, respondents were asked to

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Shizuoka man shares same characters as new era name

April 2, 2019

Shizuoka–A 45-year-old man in Fujieda, Shizuoka Prefecture, received many congratulations on Monday after the government announced the next Japanese era’s name, which is written with the same Chinese characters as his given name. “I was first surprised and then felt

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