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US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapyTwo immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research that has revolutionised the treatment of cancer, the jury said on Monday. The pair were honoured “for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation,” the Nobel Assembly said. The proteins can stop the body’s natural defences from killing cancer cells.



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Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid is … rocky

Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid is ... rockyTOKYO (AP) — New photos taken on the surface of an asteroid show that it is (drum roll, please) … rocky.



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Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk Says

Japanese Billionaire Will Fly To The Moon With SpaceX, Elon Musk SaysSpaceX, Elon Musk's ambitious rocket endeavor, said Monday it had signed a



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Powerful quake hits Japanese island of Hokkaido

Powerful quake hits Japanese island of Hokkaido A powerful earthquake Thursday on Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses under torrents of dirt, rocks and timber, prompting frantic efforts to unearth any survivors.



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Stranded travellers rescued from major Japanese airport as deadly typhoon leaves trail of devastation

Stranded travellers rescued from major Japanese airport as deadly typhoon leaves trail of devastationA major airport that was cut off when a huge typhoon smashed through its sole access road was being evacuated on Wednesday, as Japan grappled with devastation caused by its most powerful storm in a quarter of a century. Boats were ferrying stranded passengers from Kansai International Airport – one of the country's busiest – after thousands of people were forced to spend the night in the partially flooded facility. At least 10 people were killed, and hundreds more injured by Typhoon Jebi as it raked through the major manufacturing area around Osaka - Japan's second city – wrecking infrastructure and destroying homes. Winds up to 135 mph ripped off roofs, overturned trucks on bridges and swept a 2,500-ton tanker into a bridge leading to the airport, the region's main international gateway and a national transport hub. The damage to the bridge left the artificial island cut off, stranding 3,000 travellers and additional staff overnight. Runways were flooded as high waves washed into the facility on Tuesday, knocking out electricity and inundating buildings. By Wednesday lunchtime several hundred people had been ferried to Kobe on a specially chartered boat, but more than two thousand were still awaiting rescue. There was no indication yet when the airport, which runs over 400 flights a day, might reopen. "We had a blackout so there was no air conditioning. It was hot," a woman told public broadcaster NHK after being ferried to Kobe. "I'd never expected this amount of damage from a typhoon." Kansai International Airport is partially flooded by Typhoon Jebi in Osaka, western Japan, on Wednesday Credit: AP Government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said the death toll in the storm stood at 10, with 300 people injured. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, tweeting on his official account, said the government was working to get the airport back online. "We will do our best to get the airport functioning again," he said. He said 2.4 million households had lost power in the storm, with service restored to only half by Wednesday morning. "We continue to make utmost efforts to respond to disaster damage and restore infrastructure," he added. A damaged bridge that connects Kansai International Airport in Osaka, western Japan Credit: AP More than 1.2 million people had been advised to leave their homes as Jebi approached the Kansai area - Japan's industrial heartland. Around 16,000 people spent the night in shelters, local media said. Japan is regularly hit by powerful typhoons in the summer and autumn, many of which cause flooding and landslides in rural areas. Jebi appears to have caused damage to the region's infrastructure on an unusual scale. In the tourist magnet of Kyoto – home to ancient temples and shrines – it brought down part of the ceiling of the main railway station, while in nearby Osaka, the high winds peeled scaffolding from a multi-story building. Stranded passengers queue up in lines to wait for special buses at Kansai International Airport  Credit: AP Footage on NHK showed a 100-metre (328-foot) tall ferris wheel in Osaka spinning furiously in the strong wind despite being switched off. "I've never seen such a thing," a 19-year-old man at the scene told NHK. Businesses, factories and schools in the affected area shut down while the storm barrelled across the country, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights, ferry services and some bullet trains. Despite its strength, the storm was far from the deadliest Japan has seen in recent years. Cars are blown off by strong wind triggered by Typhoon Jebi Credit: Getty In 2011, Typhoon Talas killed at least 82 people in the area, while in 2013, a storm that hit south of Tokyo left 40 people dead. Earlier this year torrential rains lashed the west of the country, sparking flooding that killed more than 200 people as it laid waste to villages and caused hillsides to collapse.



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Japanese man detained in North Korea: report

Japanese man detained in North Korea: reportA Japanese man has been detained in North Korea, and government officials are trying to gather information on his safety, the Asahi Shimbun reported on Saturday. It quoted one of the sources as saying that North Korea could use him as a bargaining chip in any future diplomatic talks. Japan, in addition to demanding that North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs, has also sought the return of abductees kidnapped during the 1970s and 1980s.



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Japanese space probe arrives at asteroid to collect samples

Japanese space probe arrives at asteroid to collect samplesTOKYO (AP) — A Japanese space probe arrived at an asteroid Wednesday after a 3 1/2-year journey to undertake a first-ever experiment: blow a crater in the rocky surface to collect samples and bring them back to Earth.



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Japanese and Macedonian climbers die on Mount Everest

Japanese and Macedonian climbers die on Mount EverestKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two foreign climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world's highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said Monday.



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One-fingered Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt at Everest

One-fingered Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt at EverestA celebrated Japanese climber who lost all but one finger to frostbite on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to reach the summit, officials said Monday. Nobukazu Kuriki had fallen ill and was descending when his team lost contact with him. The 35-year-old is the third climber this month to perish on the world’s highest peak.



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112-Year-Old Japanese Man Is World's Oldest Living Male

112-Year-Old Japanese Man Is World's Oldest Living MaleA man in Ashoro, Japan, is being honored with an award that's been a long time



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