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Kobe teen with no overseas travel record suspected of having new flu

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Taking up herewith Japanese National Trend News by Media.
Regarding "Kobe teen with no overseas travel record suspected of having new flu", we cannot but
pay attention to the result of examination by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases for confirmation.
Kobe teen with no overseas travel record suspected of having new flu
May 16, 2009 by AP

TOKYO, May 16 (AP) - The Kobe municipal government said Saturday a male senior high school student from the city with no record of overseas travel has tested positive for the new strain of influenza virus A.
The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor has arranged to have a specimen from the teen -- a third-year student at the school -- examined by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases for confirmation of the new strain that could be made available Saturday afternoon. ...

Stringer tested as Sony loss gets ugly
May 15, 2009 by The Channel Wire

Sony CEO Howard Stringer is facing strategy hurdles like never before as the company seeks to recover from its first net loss in 14 years and realign itself for a struggling economy that hasn't been particularly kind to any of its key product lines.

Hurdles to a Japanese F-22
May 16, 2009 by Japan Times
North Korea's return to saber-rattling has brought military affairs back to the top of the Japan-U.S. agenda. As many Japanese continue to have - unfounded - doubts about the commitment of the Obama administration to the bilateral alliance, they are pushing for Washington to allow Japan to purchase America's most advanced fighter aircraft, the F-22 Raptor.

Japan clears 47 of swine flu after week in hotel 
May 15, 2009 by AFP
Forty-seven people rejoiced in their freedom Friday as they were cleared of swine flu after flying in from the United States with Japan's first cases of the virus and spending a week quarantined in a hotel. "Happy! Happy! I can go home. I'm outside," an American woman shouted before a horde of reporters as she left the hotel near Tokyo's Narita airport with the 46 others, 31 of them students and teachers from a high school in Osaka.

Japan grapples with deflation, weak investment 
May 15, 2009 by AFP
Japan faces signs of mounting deflationary pressures and sluggish business investment as the world's number two economy reels from its worst recession since World War II. (AFP)

Prosecutor arrested over groping on Tokyo train
May 14, 2009 by AP

Police arrested a 46-year-old male prosecutor on Thursday on suspicion of groping a female university student on a train, the Metropolitan Police Department said. Masahiro Matsui, who belongs to the criminal investigations section of the Saitama District Public Prosecutors Office, has admitted to groping the 20-year-old student around 9:30 a.m. on a Saikyo Line train of East Japan Railway Co., according to investigators.
By J.S. in May, 2009



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