*  A Study Investigating the Concentrations of Darapladib in Blood and the Safety of This Compound in Healthy Japanese Men - Full...

Subjects must have lived outside of Japan no more than 10 years ...
https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00551317

*  Radioactive cesium found in Japan's fish, seawater via RT

anti-nuclear Atomic Age Capitalism East Japan Earthquake + Fukushima energy policy EU France Hanford health Hiroshima/Nagasaki ... Radioactive cesium found in Japan's fish, seawater via RT. Harmless traces of radioactive cesium have been discovered in fish ... Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) stated that radioactive cesium, presumably from ... Radiation levels are high in many species that Japan has exported to Canada in recent years, such as cod, sole, halibut, ...
https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2012/08/05/radioactive-cesium-found-in-japan’s-fish-seawater-via-rt/

*  Dormy Inn Niigata Natural Hot Spring, Niigata Hotels from $51 - KAYAK

1-7-14 Akashi, Chuo-ku, Niigata 950-0084, Japan. +81 252 477 755 ...
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*  Dietary meat and fat intake and prevalence of rhinoconjunctivitis in pregnant Japanese women: baseline data from the Kyushu...

Japan / epidemiology. Logistic Models. Meat*. Odds Ratio. Pregnancy. Prevalence. Prospective Studies. Questionnaires. Risk ... Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common disorders in Japan. In a study of 1540 Japanese aged 20 to 49 years, the prevalence ... According to the 2000 population census of Japan, the proportions of women aged 30 to 34 years in Fukuoka Prefecture with , 13 ... The authors would like to thank the Kyushu Branch of the Japan Allergy Foundation, the Fukuoka Association of Obstetricians & ...
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*  Vol.20 No.2 2004 | Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

Assessment of the Ratio of Pulmonary-to-systemic Flow in Patients with Atrial Septal Defect by Two-Dimensional Echocardiography from the Viewpoint of the Ventricular ...
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*  2.8 Re-entry permission | 2.1 Entry procedures - Laws & Regulations on Setting Up Business in Japan - How to Set Up Business in...

A foreign national residing in Japan who wishes to leave Japan temporarily within his/her permitted period of stay and, after ... How to Set Up Business in Japan Laws & Regulations on Setting Up Business in Japan ... Copyright (C) 1995-2017 Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO). All rights reserved.. JCN (Japan Corporate Number) ... and can reside in Japan after re-entry with the same status of residence held prior to leaving Japan. Please note that ...
https://jetro.go.jp/en/invest/setting_up/laws/section2/page8.html

*  Japan Imports of Chemicals | 1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Imports of Chemicals in Japan averaged 305680.08 JPY Million from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 728733.83 JPY ... This page includes a chart with historical data for Japan Imports of Chemicals. ... Imports of Chemicals in Japan decreased to 562956 JPY Million in February from 626202.34 JPY Million in January of 2017. ... Japan Imports of Chemicals Notes This page includes a chart with historical data for Japan Imports of Chemicals. Japan Imports ...
https://tradingeconomics.com/japan/imports-of-chemicals

*  Canada tightens controls on Japanese food, animal feed | Canada | Reuters

... has tightened its controls on Japanese imports to include all food and animal feed products from areas affected by Japan's ... Above-safety radiation levels have been discovered in some types of vegetables from the Fukushima area in northeast Japan, ... Japan has stopped shipments of vegetables and milk from near the plant. ... has tightened its controls on Japanese imports to include all food and animal feed products from areas affected by Japan's ...
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*  Fujieda | Japan | Britannica.com

Japan. The city lies in the plain of the Ōi River delta, just inland from the Pacific Ocean coast, and extends into the... ... Shizuoka (prefecture, Japan). ken (prefecture), central Honshu, Japan, facing the Pacific Ocean. Cape Omae (west) and the Izu ... largest of the four main islands of Japan, lying between the Pacific Ocean (east) and the Sea of Japan (west). It forms a ... Japan. island country lying off the east coast of Asia. It consists of a great string of islands in a northeast-southwest arc ...
https://britannica.com/place/Fujieda

*  2014 Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Immunology

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*  Glaucoma patients appear to have increased eye pressure during sleep

Takeshi Hara, M.D., Jichi Medical School, Tochigi, Japan, and colleagues measured the intraocular pressure of 148 patients with ... untreated glaucoma at the Hara Eye Hospital in Utsunomiya, Japan. They took measurements 12 times over the course of 24 hours, ...
innovations-report.com/hrml/reports/studies/report-55217.html

*  Japan Becomes First Country To Approve Roches Alectinib For People With A Specific Form Of Advanced Lung Cancer

Japan Becomes First Country To Approve Roche (RHHBY)'s Alectinib For People With A Specific Form Of Advanced Lung Cancer ... Alectinib will be marketed in Japan by Chugai Pharmaceutical, a member of the Roche Group. About Roche in lung cancer Lung ... "The approval of alectinib, a treatment specifically targeted to ALK+ lung cancer, in Japan is great news for people living with ... Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan. For more information, please visit www.roche.com Roche Group ...
biospace.com/News/japan-becomes-first-country-to-approve-roches/339069

*  Mustela itatsi (Japanese Weasel)

In Japan, female Japanese Weasels are protected from hunting by law (H. Sasaki pers. comm. 2006). The species is ranked as ' ... The wide introduction of Japanese Weasel to parts of Japan to which it is not native, and to Sakhalin (Russia) were driven by ... Japanese Weasel is endemic to Japan, occurring naturally on Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, Sado, the Oki Islands, Izu-Oshima, Awaji, ... Although Japanese Weasel is widespread geographically in Japan, it is listed as Near Threatened because it has recently ...
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*  2015-2019 Growth Strategies for the Japanese Hospital Hemostasis Diagnostics Market - market research report

Japan, Hospital Laboratories Average Daily Test Volume. Japan, Hospital Laboratories Coagulation Test Volume by Assay. Japan, ... Japan, Total Coagulation Diagnostics Market By Product Category. Japan, Major Suppliers of Coagulation Diagnostic Products,. ... Executive Summary Table: Japan, Hospital Coagulation Diagnostics. Market By Market Segment and Product Category. Japan, ... Japan. A. Executive Summary. B. Business Environment. C. Market Structure. D. Market Size, Growth and Major Suppliers. Major ...
https://reportlinker.com/p03147212/Growth-Strategies-for-the-Japanese-Hospital-Hemostasis-Diagnostics-Market.html

*  Shigeru Yamada

Ion Beam Therapy Center, SAGA HIMAT Foundation, Tosu, Japan, 415 Harakoga-machi, Tosu, 841-0071, Japan. ... Japan; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, NHO Nagasaki Medical Center, Nagasaki, Japan. ... Department of Frontier Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8677, Japan. ... Department of Life Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. ...
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*  Itami | Japan | Britannica.com

Japan. It lies largely between the Muko (west) and Kanzaki (east) rivers along the Fukuchiyama railway line, 9 miles... ... largest of the four main islands of Japan, lying between the Pacific Ocean (east) and the Sea of Japan (west). It forms a ... Japan. island country lying off the east coast of Asia. It consists of a great string of islands in a northeast-southwest arc ... Itami, city, southeastern Hyōgo ken (prefecture), west-central Honshu, Japan. It lies largely between the Muko (west) and ...
https://britannica.com/place/Itami

*  Japanese Study on the Prevention of Stroke Recurrence by Statins

The new 'Japan Statin Treatment Against Recurrent Stroke (J-STARS)' study led to the hypothesis that statins reduce the ... but it is the approved standard dose in Japan. Stroke is a heterogeneous disease with different etiologies with or without ...
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*  Bailey's Buddy: January 2017

Regarding 'Nippon' marked porcelain, wares marked 'Japan' or 'Made in Japan' have not been as desirable as those marked 'Nippon ... Particularly in the US, Nippon marked pieces have always brought a large premium over those marked Japan or Made in Japan and ... The word "Nippon" in western characters means "Japan" and occurs on most Japanese wares from around 1890 until the early 1920s ... "Japan" should be used. These are the so-called "Nippon wares". However, the rule doesn't apply in other countries nor always in ...
https://baileysbuddy.blogspot.com/2017/01/

*  Conflict of interest management - KYOTO UNIVERSITY

Int'l symposium: "Destination Competitiveness of Japan and Kyoto in Global Tourism". When Fri 29 Sep 2017 Where Hyatt Regency ... Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 JAPAN. Phone: +81-75-753-7531 ... Kyoto (644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0941 Japan) https://kyoto.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/our-hotel/map ...
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*  Okinawa, Japan

... The US and Japan held a ceremony on 21 December 2016 marking the US military s return of nearly 10,000 acres ( ... Japan provided part of the cost of the forward deployment of US forces throughout Japan, through an annual burden-sharing ... The US military presence in Japan and on Okinawa began at the end of World War II. Although the US occupation in Japan ended in ... In 1972, control of Okinawa was reverted to Japan. The US-Japan security relationship was defined by a number of documents, ...
https://globalsecurity.org/military/facility/okinawa.htm

*  Neuroscience2014 | Per session

Japan 3:新潟大学形成外科 / Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Niigata Univ, Niigata, Japan ... 1:新潟大学脳研究所 システム脳生理学 / Department of Neurophysiology, Brain Research Institute, Niigata Univ, Niigata, Japan
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*  10PacRimLPolyJ749] Demographic Crisis in Japan: Why Japan Might Open its Doors to Foreign Home Health-Care Aides

... Login ... 10PacRimLPolyJ749] Demographic Crisis in Japan: Why Japan Might Open its Doors to Foreign Home Health-Care Aides. Morgan, ... Abstract: Japan is currently facing a two-fold demographic crisis: its birthrate is rapidly falling and its population is ... Despite the present recession, Japan is confronting a significant shortage of workers in the health-care field. There may not ...
https://digital.lib.washington.edu/dspace-law/handle/1773.1/798

*  Three Steps Over Japan: Manga Review: Kitaro, #1 and #1

The next day, the killer's wife, who he'd married in the U.S., arrives in Japan and they try to set up home in the haunted ... After the war, he returned to Japan, where he found work as a movie theater operator. Finally, in 1957, he debuted as a manga ... Back in the 1990's, I lived in Japan for 2 years, working as a video game programmer and as a technical writer for Hitachi. ... After returning to the States and living in Texas for 10 years, I've decided to try living in Japan again. I'm interested in ...
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*  Japan

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*  Japan - Eruptions

Japan. Eruptions. Tag archives for Japan. Eruptions Word of the Day: Dacite. Posted by Erik Klemetti on July 5, 2010 ... Sakurajima in Japan erupting in 2000. Sometimes, it is the volcanoes that erupt out of the blue that get all the attention, ... Sakurajima in Japan is just one of those constant erupting volcanoes that doesn't get its just due. Well, over… ... Sakurajima in Japan, erupting in December 2009. Image courtesy of Photovolcanica.com Richard Roscoe at Photovolcanica.com has ...
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(1/13041) Body mass decrease after initial gain following smoking cessation.

BACKGROUND: Although smoking cessation is strongly associated with subsequent weight gain, it is not clear whether the initial gain in weight after smoking cessation remains over time. METHOD: Cross-sectional analyses were made, using data from periodic health examinations for workers, on the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the length of smoking cessation. In addition, linear regression coefficients of BMI on the length of cessation were estimated according to alcohol intake and sport activity, to examine the modifying effect of these factors on the weight of former smokers. RESULTS: Means of BMI were 23.1 kg/m2, 23.3 kg/m2, 23.6 kg/m2 for light/medium smokers, heavy smokers and never smokers, respectively. Among former smokers who had smoked > or = 25 cigarettes a day, odds ratio (OR) of BMI >25 kg/m2 were 1.88 (95% confidence interval [CI] : 1.05-3.35), 1.32 (95% CI : 0.74-2.34), 0.66 (95% CI: 0.33-1.31) for those with 2-4 years, 5-7 years, and 8-10 years of smoking cessation, respectively. The corresponding OR among those who previously consumed <25 cigarettes a day were 1.06 (95% CI: 0.58-1.94), 1.00 (95% CI: 0.58-1.71), and 1.49 (95% CI: 0.95-2.32). CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that although heavy smokers may experience large weight gain and weigh more than never smokers in the few years after smoking cessation, they thereafter lose weight to the never smoker level, while light and moderate smokers gain weight up to the never smoker level without any excess after smoking cessation.  (+info)

(2/13041) The prevalence of Balantidium coli infection in fifty-six mammalian species.

A total of 375 fecal samples of 56 mammalian species belonging to 17 families of 4 orders were examined for the detection of Balantidium coli from December 1994 to August 1995. As a result, B. coli was found from 6 species belonging to 4 families of 2 orders (Primates and Artiodactyla) of host animals examined. White-handed gibbon (Hylobates lar), squirrel monkey (Saimiri sciurea) and Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) were new hosts for B. coli. All the wild boar (Sus scrofa) and chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) examined were positive. The highest number of B. coli was obtained from a chimpanzee (1,230/g feces). No B. coli was detected from the animals of orders Rodentia and Carnivora including dogs and cats. The rarity of B. coli infection in breeding animals in Japan. suggests that there is no serious problem in controlling infections.  (+info)

(3/13041) First report of Thelazia sp. from a captive Oriental white stork (Ciconia boyciana) in Japan.

Nematodes of the genus Thelazia were recovered from the cornea and inferior conjunctival sac of an immature Oriental white stork (Ciconia boyciana). The bird hatched and reared at the Toyooka Oriental White Stork Breeding Center, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, but died of chlamydiosis. There were neither gross nor histopathologic ophthalmic lesions. The eye worm from a bird is believed to be first reported in Japan. As regarding reintroduction plan for the Oriental white stork, control measures for prevent further infection with the eye worm will be needed.  (+info)

(4/13041) T

he pill in Japan: will approval ever come?  (+info)

(5/13041) CAG repeat length in the androgen receptor gene of infertile Japanese males with oligozoospermia.

We analysed the CAG repeat length in exon 1 of the androgen receptor gene in 59 idiopathic Japanese infertile males with oligozoospermia; 36 fertile males were also analysed as controls. The number of CAG repeats in infertile males ranged from 14 to 32 (mean 21.2+/-4.2), whereas the number of CAG repeats in fertile males ranged from 16 to 31 (mean 21.4+/-3.5). Among infertile males, six possessed a short form of 14 CAG repeats and three possessed 15 CAG repeats. On the other hand, fertile males did not possess the short form of 14 or 15 CAG repeats. The incidence of infertile males with 14 and 15 CAG repeats was significantly higher (P<0.05) than that of fertile males. Although the sample size is small, the results suggest that the reduction of CAG repeats in exon 1 of the androgen receptor is closely related to impaired spermatogenesis in infertile Japanese males.  (+info)

(6/13041) An epidemiological study on the association between the total leukocyte and neutrophil counts, and risk factors of ischemic heart disease by smoking status in Japanese factory workers.

Several epidemiologic studies have shown the association between total leukocyte count and the risk of developing myocardial infarction. The purpose of this study was to assess the association between the total leukocyte and neutrophil counts and risk factors of ischemic heart disease in 1,384 Japanese factory workers. Total leukocyte and neutrophil counts were significantly higher in current smokers than in non-smokers. Among current smokers, the total leukocyte and neutrophil counts were positively associated with the number of cigarettes smoked daily and the duration of cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption. Being independent of smoking habit, the total leukocyte and neutrophil counts were also related to several characteristics recorded at the physical examinations. The total leukocyte and neutrophil counts were positively associated with serum total cholesterol, serum triglyceride and hematocrit levels, and inversely associated with the serum HDL-cholesterol level. No significant associations of the total leukocyte or neutrophil counts were found with the red blood cell count and hemoglobin level. These results suggest that the total leukocyte and neutrophil counts may represent the metabolic condition with a high coronary risk among apparently healthy people.  (+info)

(7/13041) A historical cohort mortality study of workers exposed to asbestos in a refitting shipyard.

To investigate the risks of developing asbestos-related diseases we conducted a historical cohort mortality study on 249 ship repair workers (90 laggers and 159 boiler repairers) in a single U.S. Navy shipyard in Japan. We successfully identified the vital status of 87 (96.7%) laggers and 150 (94.3%) boiler repairers, and, of these, 49 (56.3%) and 65 (43.3%) died, respectively, during the follow-up period from 1947 till the end of 1996. Our in-person interviews with some of the subjects clarified that asbestos exposure was considered to be substantially high in the 1950-60s, decreased thereafter gradually but remained till 1979 in the shipyard. The laggers, who had handled asbestos materials directly, showed a significantly elevated SMR of 2.75 (95% C.I.: 1.08-6.48) for lung cancer. The risk developing the disease was greater in the laggers after a 20-year latency (SMR = 3.42). Pancreatic cancer yielded a greater SMR than unity (7.78, 90% C.I.: 2.07-25.19) in a longer working years group. Four laggers died from asbestosis. The boiler repairers, who had many chances for secondary exposure to asbestos and a few for direct exposure, showed no elevation of the SMR of lung cancer overall, but there was a borderline statistically significant SMR of 2.41 (90% C.I.: 1.05-5.45) in a longer working years group. One boiler repairer died from mesothelioma and four from asbestosis.  (+info)

(8/13041) Relationship between glycosylated hemoglobin and the prevalence of proteinuria in Japanese men.

A total of 5,174 Japanese men were included in a cross-sectional study to examine the relationship between the glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) level and the prevalence of proteinuria as determined using a reagent strip. The prevalence of proteinuria rose significantly at HbA1C levels above 5.9%, whereas no relationship was observed at HbA1C levels below 5.9%. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that blood pressure and a family history of diabetes were independent factors associated with proteinuria in subjects with a HbA1C below 5.9% who were not under medication for diabetes. In contrast, HbA1C, obesity and smoking were associated with proteinuria in subjects who were under medication for diabetes and/or have a HbA1C above 5.9%. These findings suggest that maintaining a HbA1C level below 5.9%, non-smoking and a standard body weight may reduce the prevalence of proteinuria in Japanese men. Healthy life-style and standard body weight are especially important for subjects with a family history of diabetes.  (+info)



earthquake


  • The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan in March was the fifth most powerful earthquake ever recorded. (csmonitor.com)
  • The devastating earthquake that struck Japan earlier this year was powerful enough to slightly alter the pull of gravity under the affected area, scientists now find. (csmonitor.com)
  • The magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki temblor in March was the most powerful earthquake to hit Japan and the fifth-most powerful quake ever recorded . (csmonitor.com)
  • The most important implication of our findings is that the massive Tohoku-Oki earthquake brings significant changes to not only the ground but also the underground structure of Japan," researcher Koji Matsuo , a geophysicist at Hokkaido University in Japan, told OurAmazingPlanet. (csmonitor.com)
  • But we can also measure a magnitude 4.5 earthquake in Japan or Tonga or India. (sfgate.com)