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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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  • NANKAI TROUGH NIGHTMARE
    For the Big One, get out quickly as another might be on the wayDecember 11, 2018
    A megaquake in the Nankai Trough off the Pacific coast is a foregone conclusion, and the government is now urging residents to evacuate for at least a week if one of magnitude-8.0 hits, saying it will likely be followed by a more powerful one that generates immensely destructive tsunami.
  • ‘TORMENTED FOR DECADES’
    Eugenics victims blast proposed relief bill as ‘meaningless’December 11, 2018
    A bill is taking shape to compensate people who were forcibly sterilized under Japan’s eugenics program, but victims say it is “meaningless” because it omits their opinions and clear recognition of government responsibility.

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    GOES FOR TRADITIONAL LOOK
    Immunologist Tasuku Honjo wins Nobel Prize for cancer workDecember 11, 2018
    STOCKHOLM–Tasuku Honjo, a co-winner of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, expressed his hopes here Dec. 10 that the anti-cancer drug Opdivo developed through his research will save lives around the world.

  • 16 MILLION ELIGIBLE
    Government to offer men aged 39-56 free rubella shotsDecember 11, 2018

  • Japan News

    • photo2 more medical schools admit to rigging exams against females
      December 11, 2018
      Juntendo University and Kitasato University admitted to discriminating

    • photoCourt overturns free medical care ruling for 10 Nagasaki victims
      December 11, 2018

    • U.S. military ends search for 5 Marines missing off Japan
      December 11, 2018

  • Politics

    • No personal note from Abe for Japan-Korea lawmaker meet
      December 11, 2018
      Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not send a congratulatory message to a

    • photoAbe remains set on 2020 target for amending Constitution
      December 11, 2018

    • All top JIC execs from private sector quit in fight with METI
      December 10, 2018

  • Business

    • SoftBank to put kibosh on China equipment for mobile system
      December 11, 2018
      SoftBank Corp. has decided not to use Chinese equipment for its next-generation

    • photoSoftBank’s mobile unit’s share price set for Dec. 19 IPO
      December 10, 2018

    • Japan: Economy shrank at 2.5% annualized rate
      December 10, 2018

  • Sports



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      FIGURE SKATING/ Kihira and other skaters thrill spectators in gala exhibition
      December 10, 2018
      VANCOUVER–Japan’s new queen of the ice, Rika Kihira, continued to captivate

  • Culture



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      Paper creations that morph into figures work of Toyama creator
      December 10, 2018
      TOYAMA–With his paper creations that can morph into a 3-D penguin by

  • Travel



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      Lisa’s In and Around Tokyo: Kiyoken–Check out the shumai factory, then tuck into a few
      December 11, 2018
      Bride and groom, please join hands around this big knife. Yes, that’s

  • Asia

    • photoU.S. returns 3 war bells seized from Philippines a century ago
      December 11, 2018
      MANILA–Three church bells seized by American troops as war trophies more

  • Opinion

    • photoEDITORIAL: Abe’s cavalier attitude is killing Diet’s watchdog role over power
      December 11, 2018
      Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, which is supported by a dominant

  • Sci & Tech

    • Fossil fuel tax proposed to cover rising costs of wild weather
      December 11, 2018
      KATOWICE, Poland–Taxing the extraction of fossil fuels could help pay

Special

  • SDGs

    • INTERVIEW/ Business group head says strong possibility exists for SDGs, profits
      Editor’s note: The United Nations adopted 17 sustainable development goals

  • Japanese home cooking

    • Get in shape, build up strength through stuffed lotus root, dates
      Handling foreign cultures can be difficult yet rewarding, and the same

  • Asahi Haikuist Network

    • ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray
      Japan–the feel of wooden floor on shoeless feet–Junko Saeki (Tokyo)*

  • 360-DEGREE LIVES

    • 360-DEGREE LIVES: Even ‘doctor fish’ are fussy about feasting on dead skin cells
      Editor’s note: This is part of a series of videos offering an up-close

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