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Caribbean travelers believed brought Zika to Florida three months before infections surfaced: study

via The Japan Times    May 25, 2017

Aedes Aegypti mosquito larvae swim in a container last year at the Florida Mosquito Control District Office in Marathon. A study released on Wednesday suggests Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about three months before infections showed up in the Miami area in the summer of 2016, and the virus likely was carried in by travelers from the Caribbean. | AP

Zika began spreading in Florida mosquitoes about three months before infections showed up in the Miami area last summer, and the virus likely was carried ...

Japan falls against Uruguay at U-20 World Cup

via The Japan Times    May 24, 2017

A Uruguayan player walks past as members of the Japanese team react after losing to Uruguay at the Under-20 World Cup on Wednesday in Suwon, South Korea. | KYODO

Japan’s second-round hopes at the Under-20 World Cup will rest on their final Group D game against Italy after Atsushi Uchiyama’s side lost 2-0 to ...

Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, El Salvador

via The Japan Times    May 22, 2017

This handout picture released by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis during a pastoral visit to the Roman parish of San Pier Damiani Sunday in Rome. | OSSERVATORE ROMANO / HO / VIA AFP-JIJI

In a surprise announcement Sunday, Pope Francis named new cardinals for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden. “Their origin, from ...

Venezuela has 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles: military document

via The Japan Times    May 22, 2017

A Venezuelan soldier practices on an anti-aircraft artillery simulator as part of a defensive military exercise in conjunction with the general public in Caracas in March 2015. According to a military document, the country has 5,000 surface-to-air weapons in their possession. | REUTERS

Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the cou...

Norway to boost ‘doomsday’ seed vault’s defenses against climate change

via The Japan Times    May 21, 2017

Norway on Saturday said it would boost protection of a seed storage vault designed to protect the world’s crops from disaster, after soaring temperatures caused water to leak into its entranc...

Shiga city offers Spanish, Portuguese classes for children of migrant families

By Reito Kaneko
- via The Japan Times    May 18, 2017

Reiko Kinoshita gives Japanese-Brazilian children a Portuguese lesson in Konan, Shiga Prefecture, on March 4 as part of the city's efforts for them to better communicate with their parents in their native language. | KYODO

A public-private program has been underway in a Shiga Prefecture city to teach Spanish or Portuguese to children of migrants from Latin America working at local manufacturing plants. The program in...

Current assures remote South Pacific atoll of highest accumulation of plastic litter

via The Japan Times    May 16, 2017

One of the planet’s most remote islands is polluted with the highest density of plastic particles ever reported, with more than 3,500 pieces washing up daily, researchers said Monday. Henders...

Protesters again shut down Caracas in ‘sit-in against dictatorship’ as violence mounts

via The Japan Times    May 16, 2017

Venezuelan opposition activists protest over the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, on Monday. Thousands of Venezuelans blocked roads on Monday in a seventh week of anti-government demonstrations, vowing not to budge all day in protest at a deadly political and economic crisis. | AFP-JIJI

Thousands of protesters hauled folding chairs, beach umbrellas and coolers onto main roads across Venezuela on Monday for another national demonstration against the socialist government. The “...

The need to protect coral reefs

via The Japan Times    May 13, 2017

The need to protect coral reefs from bleaching and other problems has never been greater.

Time to act on insights from landmark survey of Japan’s foreign residents

By Debito Arudou
- via The Japan Times    Apr 26, 2017

Knowing our place: The first government survey of Japan's foreign population covered thousands of residents, mostly of Asian nationalities, who have lived here for a long time, with stable lifestyles, long-term visas and excellent Japanese skills. | ISTOCK

Government's attempt to understand the foreign experience of Japan produces valuable data despite some blind spots.The post Princess Mako likely to announce engagement this summer: ...

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