Japanese swimming star Ikee Rikako has invited media to view her training in a pool after her treatment for leukemia.
Ikee revealed her leukemia diagnosis in February last year. The 19-year-old left hospital last December and resumed training in mid-June after a pause due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Japan's health ministry has compiled fresh guidelines on ways to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. They include giving local governments discretion to ask patients with mild symptoms to recover at home.
The Japanese government presented plans to deal with the coronavirus last month, but said that some policies would be changed if the number of patients increased significantly in certain regions.
A Japanese doctor who treated two patients infected with the new coronavirus says as there is no cure for the disease he provided them with proper nourishment and rest, and then waited for their recovery.
Tsunehiro Shimizu, Director of the infectious diseases department at Kyoto City Hospital, treated a female student in her 20s who had returned from the Chinese city of Wuhan, her hometown, and a Chinese man in his 20s who attended to tourists at a shop in Kyoto, western Japan.
A Japanese university team has started a clinical trial of a treatment for Parkinson's disease that uses weak ultrasonic waves to burn off abnormal nerve cells.
Parkinson's is a progressive disease in which patients gradually lose their ability to move. Their limbs may tremble and the body becomes rigid. The disease is caused by abnormalities in the cells responsible for the production of dopamine, a brain chemical that sends mobility signals to other parts of the body.
An aid group is urging Tokyo's Taito Ward Office to apologize for barring three homeless people from a shelter set up for a recent typhoon because they were not residents of the ward.
The office came under attack after revelations surfaced that the three homeless people were turned away from the shelter during Typhoon Hagibis on October 12.
Overland Expo is about to start, and car makers are rolling out versions of their crossovers and trucks transformed into overlanding and expedition vehicles. Honda is joining in on the action with the 2019 Honda Passport and 2019 Honda Ridgeline. It collaborated with Honda aftermarket company Jsport, and the results are some rugged-looking camping machines.
Both trucks are similarly equipped, with a leveling kit that adds 1.5 inches of ground clearance, aftermarket 18-inch wheels shod in chunky all-terrain tires, and Jsport's own skid plates so in case you do try to clear something too tall. The Passport gets a little extra love in the form of a new Jsport rear spare tire carrier and some Baja Designs off-road lighting.