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Record number of dementia patients reported missing in 2016, NPA says

The number of people with dementia who were reported missing hit a record high in 2016, figures released Thursday show, highlighting the difficulty in dealing ...
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Singapore-based NEM foundation ends tracking of stolen cryptocurrency
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:37:19 +0100
Singapore-based cryptocurrency organization Foundation said Tuesday it has stopped tracking stolen NEM virtual currency following a massive hack of the Coincheck exchange in January.The ...
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Osaka University OKs world’s first test of iPS-cell-based heart failure treatment
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 15:16:34 +0100
A Japanese team of physicians won approval Friday from an Osaka University panel for its plan to carry out the world’s first clinical study for ...
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Abe will meet former U.S. President Obama on Sunday, Japanese government says
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:20:23 +0100
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet with former U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday over lunch in Tokyo, the Japanese government said Thursday.“There is no ...
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Pawnshop Sou launches IPO to tap Japan’s luxury item boom
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:10:02 +0100
The resale of Hermes bags, brand-name jewelry and other luxury items is a thriving industry in Japan, with one critical bottleneck: Building inventory is tough.Sou ...
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Dollar falls below ¥106 in Tokyo trading as euro draws purchases
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:06:13 +0100
The dollar traded on a weak note below ¥106 in Tokyo trading late Thursday, hurt by selling to buy the euro.At 5 p.m., the dollar ...
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Low-cost carriers Peach and Vanilla to merge in 2019: ANA
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:16:25 +0100
Vanilla Air and Peach Aviation, two low-cost carriers owned by ANA Holdings, announced on Thursday plans to merge by the end of fiscal 2019.As of ...
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Taiwan digitizes Japanese colonial-era blueprints of railway stations
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:11:51 +0100
Taiwan is working to digitize the blueprints of railway stations built by Japan during its 50-year colonial rule of the island, the Taiwanese Ministry of ...
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Former worker sentenced to death for killing 3 at Kawasaki nursing home
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:52:35 +0100
A court sentenced a 25-year-old man to death on Thursday for killing three elderly residents at a nursing home where he was working in Kawasaki, ...
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Rebels and civilians set to evacuate Syria’s eastern Ghouta following weeks of bombing
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:48:43 +0100
Buses waited outside a bombed-out town in Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Thursday after a deal was announced to evacuate rebels and civilians following weeks of ...
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Japan’s cryptocurrency hacking losses totaled ¥662 million in 2017, police agency says
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:41:35 +0100
Total cryptocurrency losses in the nation due to hacking amounted to ¥662.4 million ($6.3 million) in 2017, the first tally carried out by police showed ...
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Suntory makes health care move in Thailand with direct sales of supplements
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:08:26 +0100
Suntory Food & Beverage Ltd. is adopting a new market strategy in Thailand by officially launching its first line of health supplements and selling products ...
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World’s carbon emissions are rising again
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:07:21 +0100
Harmful carbon emissions from energy rose in 2017 for the first time in three years, the International Energy Agency said Thursday, proof that the world’s ...
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Boko Haram returns girls in Nigeria, warns against schooling them again
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:06:46 +0100
Boko Haram Islamic extremists brought back nearly all of the 110 girls they had kidnapped from a boarding school last month, dropping them off in ...
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Maglev collusion said to have begun after JR Tokai rejected Japanese firms’ proposal to ditch competitive bidding
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:04:31 +0100
Major general contractors may have begun colluding on bids for the Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) maglev high-speed train project after the railway operator ...
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Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook made mistakes on user data, but critics say response doesn’t cut it
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:03:49 +0100
Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence on the crisis over political-advertising firm Cambridge Analytica’s access to user data on the social network, outlining ...
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