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Japan’s Ohsumi Awarded Nobel Medicine Prize

Tokyo, Japan. Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine for his work autophagy — the science of how cells break down and recycle their content. “His discoveries opened the path to understanding the fundamental importance of autophagy in many physiological processes, such as in the adaptation of starvation or response […]

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VIDEO: At Least 32 Dead in Second Japan Earthquake

Tokyo, Japan (Reuters) – Japanese rescuers were digging through the rubble of buildings and mud on Saturday to reach dozens believed trapped after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck a southern island, killing at least 32 people and injuring about a thousand. Tweet

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Lions Clubs International Focuses on Global Issues at U.N.

With Kristopher Kempski. New York, N.Y. On March 12, 2016, just a few days after International Women’s Day, more than 700 Lions, Leos, ambassadors and guests gathered at the U.N. for the 38th Annual Lions Day with the United Nations to discuss peace and gender equality. More than 700 Lions and guests gathered at the […]

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Japan, South Korea Agree to ‘Comfort Women’ Settlement

Seoul, S. Korea. Japan and South Korea have reached a landmark agreement that both countries’ foreign ministers say resolves the longstanding dispute over Tokyo’s responsibility to “comfort women” who were forced to work as prostitutes in Japanese military brothels in World War II. Three Korean “comfort women girls” (captured in Burma), photographed while being interrogated […]

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Japan Marks 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima Bombing

Hiroshima, Japan.  Japan is marking the 70th anniversary of the United States dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which led to the end of World War II. Tens of thousands of people observed a minute of silence Thursday as bells tolled at the Peace Memorial Park, near the epicenter of the bombing. Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi […]

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Despite Heavy Protests, Japan Lower House OKs Expanded Military

Tokyo, Japan.  Japan’s lower house of parliament has approved legislation that would allow an expanded role for the nation’s military in a vote boycotted by the opposition. Japanese soldiers from the 22nd Infantry Regiment of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force train in urban assault with American Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade […]

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Optimism Over US-Japan Relations Ahead of Abe’s Visit

Washington, D.C.  There is optimism about strengthening relations between the U.S. and Japan days ahead of a state visit April 28 by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the United States. This sentiment was on display after comments by a senior U.S. official in Washington and rare bipartisan support by some members of Congress. Prime […]

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Shelter, Clean Water to Families Amid Iraq’s Mosul Offensive

Tobacco Plants Found Capable of Producing Malaria Drug

The J. Luce Foundation’s Young Global Leadership Initiative

U.N. – African Partnership to Foster Jobs for African Rural Youth

People In Madagascar ‘Living On The Brink,’ U.N. Efforts On Food Crisis

Photo of the Day – Oct. 20, 2016