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Japanese researchers develop 30-minute Ebola test

In this undated photo released by Fujifilm Holdings Corp., anti-influenza tablets fabipiravir are shown. Japan said Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as potential treatment to fight the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak. AP FILE PHOTO

Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Japan confirms more dengue infections—officials

Japan Dengue

An outbreak of dengue fever in Japan — the first since World War II — could have affected up to 20 people, media reported Monday, as officials confirmed three more cases.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan porn queens raise thousands of dollars from ‘Boob Aid’

Nine Japanese porn actresses, (middle L-R) Kotone Nishida, Iku Sakuragi, Rina Serino, Yui Kasugano and Nodoka Otsuka, (rear L-R) Yuria Kitahara, Riku Nekota, Yumena Muro and Karin Natsumi, pose with three supporters (front L-R) Saki Mizumi, Hinata Sakurazaki and Yu Shinoda, in Tokyo, as they were preparing to have their breasts squeezed by fans for 24 hours for a charity event loosely translated as "Boob Aid".  AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA

A group of Japanese porn actresses raised tens of thousands of dollars at the weekend by having their breasts squeezed by fans at a “Boob Aid” charity event for AIDS prevention.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

Sakari Momoi, a 111-year-old Japanese retired educator, poses for a photo after receiving a certificate from a Guinness World Records official, left, in Tokyo on August 20. AP/KYODO NEWS

A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world’s oldest living man. Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Wednesday. He succeeds Alexander Imich of New York, who died in June at the age of 111 years, 164 days.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japanese street look in the sun


It’s summer in Japan, and 2bU street style photographer Ronan Capili had a field day finding sartorial standouts on the streets of Osaka

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »