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US Navy Completes Korea Ferry SAR Mission
With concurrence from South Korean commanders, the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard is departing waters around Jindo, South Korea April 22 after assisting with search and rescue operations near the site of the Korean passenger ferry Sewol.
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Report Published: "TransGenic Inc. (2342) - Pharmaceuticals &...
It develops and distributes genetically engineered animals and antibodies. The major products and services of the company include knockout mouse and phenotype database, genetically engineered mice, custom production of knock out mouse, custom production of antibodies and proteins, drug discovery and support services, contract services for non ... (more)
12 hrs ago
Japan sees all-time high of tourists
The number of foreign visitors to Japan reached 1.05 million in March, an all-time high for a single month, topping the previous high of 1 million in July last year, an estimate released by the Japan National Tourism Organisation showed Wednesday.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
The call of the mountain
When the mountain called me, I flew south. The mountain in question - Kaimondake peak in Ibusuki, Kagoshima Prefecture - dubbed "Satsuma Fuji" has an almost perfect, Mt Fuji-like circular cone shape.
Albany Times Union
Solar module firm explores $678M deal with CNSE
Solar Frontier K.K., a developer and manufacturer of thin-film solar modules with its factory in Miyazaki, Japan, and the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany have announced an agreement to explore establishing a joint research, development and manufacturing effort in New York state.
Vacuum ultraviolet lamp of the future created in Japan
First solid-state vacuum UV phosphor, described in APL-Materials, promises smaller, safer, longer lasting, low power lamps for industrial applications WASHINGTON D.C., April 22, 2014 -- A team of researchers in Japan has developed a solid-state lamp that emits high-energy ultraviolet light at the shortest wavelengths ever recorded for such a ... (more)
Mon Apr 21, 2014
The Japan Times
Is Japan a 'normal' country simply trying to stick out?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is often quoted as saying that he wants Japan to become a "normal" country again.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Obama's Asian tour
Obama's Asian tour . APRIL 19, 2014 02:59. . U.S. President Barack Obama will take a tour to Japan, South Korea and Malaysia next week.
Hawaiian Shochu Co.: Sweet Potato Shochu Made in Haleiwa, Hawaii
"It was just like a kung fu movie!" says Ken Hirata, on how he learned to make shochu.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Warren Dean Kramer, 69
Warren was born on March 17, 1945 to John and Joan Kramer in Aplington, IA. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1963 and enjoyed visiting exotic locations around the world.
Asians Hate Miami
About three decades ago, a good friend of mine was sent by his company in Los Angeles to their Miami office for a couple of years.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
The Japan Times
Kyushu farmers on alert after bird flu resurfaces
Poultry farmers in Miyazaki and Kagoshima prefectures are on high alert following an outbreak of avian flu at two farms in the neighboring town of Taragi, Kumamoto Prefecture, over the weekend that forced the prefecture to cull 112,000 birds.
Japan Visitor Blog
Yatsushiro Grand Hotel
Yatsushiro is the terminus of the privately owned Hisatsu Orange Railway Line which runs down the coast to Satsumasendai, the JR Hisatsu Line which runs up the Kumagawa River to Hitoyoshi, the JR Kagoshima Line which runs up to Kumamoto and beyond, and Shin Yatsushiro Station on the Kyushu Shinkansen Line .
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Bird flu alert in Japan: Officials order road blocks and cull of...
Bird flu alert in Japan: Officials order road blocks and cull of 160,000 chickens after deadly H5 virus confirmed on farm Japan is on bird-flu alert after two confirmed cases at a farm in the country's south where more than 1,000 chickens have died.
The Japan Times
In test of post-Fukushima policy, town rallies for restart of reactors
On the main road leading from the Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, a construction crew is laying down asphalt to widen the evacuation route in the event of a future disaster.
Poultry products banned from Kumamoto, Japan
Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety on Monday announced that it had banned the import of poultry and poultry products, including poultry eggs, from Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan with immediate effect.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Japan Restricts Chicken Shipments After Bird Flu Outbreak
Japan has restricted shipments of almost 400,000 chickens in Kumamoto prefecture after the nation's first outbreak of bird flu in three years, according to the Agriculture Ministry .
South China Morning Post
112,000 chickens destroyed after bird flu outbreak
Japanese officials ordered the slaughter of about 112,000 chickens at two poultry farms after confirming the nation's first case of bird flu for three years.
The Louisville Cardinal
Asian studies hosts 4th annual Lang Seminar
Four academics - three professors and one researcher from the United States Congressional Research Service - formed the panel for the 4th annual Lang Seminar, an initiative by U of L's Asian studies department to promote discussion on topics related to modern Asia.