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Japan Universities Develop Speedier Analysis Of Coronavirus Mutations

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JAKARTA POST
 
Osaka University and Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a system capable of analyzing genetic mutations of the novel coronavirus much quicker than conventional methods.
Researchers say they hope the system will expedite the development of novel therapeutics and preventativ...

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Japan's New University Entrance Exams Begin

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Japan's new unified university entrance exams started Saturday across the country as organizers took anti-coronavirus measures such as requiring test-takers to wear masks and disinfect their hands and ensuring that venues are well ventilated.
The exams, which replaced the National C...

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Japan To Ease Entry Restrictions For Foreign Students

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KYODO
 
Japan has decided to ease entry restrictions for foreign students, imposed to curb the novel coronavirus, possibly within this month, government sources said Saturday.
Japan also plans to fully lift the re-entry ban on foreign nationals who hold resident status as early as next month, acc...

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Study: Virus Reemerged In Japan In Mid-June

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NHK
 
Japanese researchers say they think the coronavirus continued to spread undetected in Japan after the outbreak was thought to have been contained in May.
The National Institute of Infectious Diseases earlier this week released the outcome of its detailed genetic analysis of the coronavirus...

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Japanese Govt Shelves Introduction Of Sept. Start To School Year

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
The government and the ruling coalition moved toward a decision Monday to shelve the idea of changing the start of the school year from April to September, which had been under consideration for next fiscal year. The idea had initially been advanced due to concerns over the prolo...

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This Study Claims Even One Drink A Day Could Increase Cancer Risk

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NDTV
 
The research conducted by The University of Tokyo revealed that people who drank two or fewer drinks a day still had an elevated cancer risk.
Excessive alcohol consumption is dangerous for health, we all know it. It casts a serious risk of liver damage, heart problem and many other health ...

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Improving Japan’s English Gets Lost in Translation

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WALL STREET JOURNAL
 
The country’s English-language proficiency is falling behind China’s, according to a survey
TOKYO—Japan’s English-language proficiency is falling behind China’s owing to an education system that doesn’t prioritize real-life communication skills, according to a survey that co...

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Japan, Thailand To Research Ocean Plastic Waste

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NHK WORLD
 
Scientists from universities in Japan and Thailand have set up a joint project to research the problem of marine pollution caused by plastic waste.
About 30 percent of the plastic debris in the world's oceans is believed to come from Southeast Asia.
On Sunday, the researchers visited ...

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Japan Approves First Human-Animal Embryo Experiments

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NATURE.COM
 
The research could eventually lead to new sources of organs for transplant, but ethical and technical hurdles need to be overcome.
A Japanese stem-cell scientist is the first to receive government support to create animal embryos that contain human cells and transplant them into surr...

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Japan Scopes Out Future Arctic Research In Cambridge Bay

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CBC
 
Members of Japan's National Institute of Polar Research held meetings in community this weekA Japanese research institute is seeking to deepen its collaboration with Canadian scientists and Inuit to further research in the Arctic and understanding of the impacts of climate change.
Ten membe...

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