Sudden Steering Suspected In Fatal Bus Crash

Sudden steering suspected in fatal bus crashPolice suspect Friday's fatal bus accident in central Japan was caused by the driver turning sharply and losing control of the vehicle.
The chartered bus plunged off a mountain road early on Friday near the resort town of Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture. It was on its way to a ski resort. Thirty-nine passengers and 2 drivers were on board.
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Company Aims To Make A Splash With Seaplane Tour Revival

Company aims to make a splash with seaplane tour revivalSeaplanes are set for a revival with a company’s bid to attract tourists here, half a century after amphibious aircraft stopped flying regular routes in Japan.
Setouchi Seaplanes, an affiliate of major shipbuilder Tsuneishi Holdings Corp., will offer air tours and charter flights in amphibious planes departing the city.
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'miraculous' 859 - Year - Old Mandarin Trees Still Producing Bumper Crops In Oita Pref.

'Miraculous' 859-year-old mandarin trees still producing bumper crops in Oita Pref.The mandarin orange trees standing on a gentle slope in this city's Kamiaoe neighborhood have survived a lot in their lives, now in their 859th year. In that time, the oldest "ko-mikan" (small mandarin) trees have been assaulted and nearly killed repeatedly by winds and storms, but some deep vitality always pulls the venerable old trees back from the brink to live and thrive again.
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Influenza Outbreak Slow In Arriving Due To Warm Weather

Influenza outbreak slow in arriving due to warm weatherA warm winter is delaying the arrival of the seasonal influenza epidemic in Japan, forcing the government not to announce a flu outbreak even after the onset of the new year for the first time in nine years. Normally, a seasonal flu outbreak is announced in December.
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Author Discloses History Of Down Syndrome To Raise Awareness

Author discloses history of Down syndrome to raise awarenessDavid Wright of Canada is specialized in the history of medicine and disability, and has a younger sister with Down syndrome.
In his book, "Downs: the history of a disability," the author focuses on Down syndrome as well as intellectual disability along with his personal experiences. The book was recently translated into the Japanese language with the supports from avid researchers in Japan.
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