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Transplants from drug overdose victims surging, seen easing U.S. organ shortage

Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs ...
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Princess Ayako says she and fiance Kei Moriya hit it off from the start
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 12:08:37 +0200
Princess Ayako says she hit it off with her husband-to-be Kei Moriya from the time they first met last December at the introduction of her ...
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Casinos in Japan: Tourist attractions or hotbeds of gambling addiction?
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:09:57 +0200
As the year’s ordinary Diet session nears a climax this week, debate is heating up over a bill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe characterizes as key ...
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Alleged abuse of national health insurance system sparks probe into foreign patients
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:40:51 +0200
The government has launched a nationwide probe into allegations that foreign residents are abusing the public health insurance system, according to sources familiar with the ...
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Japan plans to launch advanced placement system in schools
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:08:35 +0200
The education ministry plans to establish a system that allows students at some 50 high schools to take university courses and earn credits, with the ...
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Seven GSDF troops join Bastille Day parade in Paris
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:31:13 +0200
Seven troops from Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force took part in an annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Saturday.The seven, including Col. Hiroyuki Yokoyama, ...
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NHK can launch online simulcasting if it reviews ‘compliance’ and fee collection systems: ministry panel
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 09:12:45 +0200
A government panel has given the green light for NHK to start simultaneously broadcasting its TV programs online as the popularity of streaming grows.The Internal ...
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Transport networks across western Japan still crippled as death toll from downpours reaches 200
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:16:55 +0200
Torrential rain across western Japan has severed transportation links in the region, with the discovery of more bodies on Thursday pushing the death toll up ...
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Death penalty sought for man charged with killing Chinese sisters in Yokohama
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:11:15 +0200
Prosecutors on Wednesday demanded the death penalty for a 40-year-old man accused of killing two Chinese sisters and leaving their bodies stuffed in travel bags ...
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Major Japan firms dish out 2.53 percent wage hike on average during spring labor talks
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:55:17 +0200
Major companies agreed to raise monthly employee pay by ¥8,539, or 2.53 percent, on average for unionized workers in this year’s shunto spring labor-management talks, ...
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New genre of manga casts elderly characters in leading roles
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:37:18 +0200
Japan is starting to embrace a new genre of manga featuring elderly people as the leading characters.“Sanju Mariko” is a story about Mariko, a widow ...
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In wake of Putin summit, Trump’s presidency draws criticism from all sides
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:08:11 +0200
Donald Trump’s “America First” slogan morphed into “Me First” as the president unloaded on his own intelligence community and Justice Department to portray himself as ...
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Russian hackers used U.S. online infrastructure against itself: Mueller probe
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:18:58 +0200
Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee’s network.One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had ...
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U.S. pledges $6 million in new aid for Venezuelan migrants as thousands flood Colombia border
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 03:45:58 +0200
Standing in the middle of a busy border bridge filled with thousands of Venezuelans lugging babies and suitcases, Mark Green said one element stood out ...
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Wave of condemnation, especially from GOP ranks, hits Trump after summit with Putin
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 03:44:26 +0200
“Bizarre.” “Shameful.” “Disgraceful.”That’s the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a ...
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U.S. arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian covert agent, including infiltrating NRA
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 02:05:27 +0200
Federal prosecutors in Washington revealed Monday that they have arrested a 29-year-old woman and accused her of working as a covert Russian agent, gathering intelligence ...
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