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2009 Typhoon Season Underway

Both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are starting the season late, but it looks like things are picking up quickly as hurricanes and typhoons are beginning to form one after another in both oceans. Florida is dealing with an overnight depression that formed just off the panhandle, Invest 91, and preparing for Ana and Bill... »

Japan Job Fair for Foreign Students

Osaka International House will host a job fair on June 28 from 1 to 6 pm.  Major and midsize retail businesses and manufacturers will have booths for students to learn about each company. There will be a seminar on how to find a job in Japan as well as legal advice on how to get... »

Taking Swine Flu Precautions

There are severals ways to combat the spread of swine flu. »

Reporting Swine Flu Responsibly

The swine flu strain that is in Japan and currently spreading in the Osaka-Kobe area, while it is not virulent, is a flu virus that needs to be accounted for and those involved need to act in the best interest of the people. That means everyone, not just doctors, nurses and health officials. Those... »

Preventing the Spread of Swine Flu in Japan

So what do you do if you suspect you are carrying the swine flu? First of all, act responsibly. Do not go outside or among other people, especially into areas where large numbers of people gather. Swine flu is spread via the mouth, eyes and nose from airborne droplets expelled by coughing and sneezing... »

Swine Flu Hits Kobe and Osaka

The World Health Organization has confirmed that in the past few days the swine flu has gone from a handful of people to 52 cases with the majority being high school students who most likely contracted the virus from others while watching and participating in volleyball matches. »

Celebrating Showa Day

Today is Showa Day in Japan. It is a national holiday to commorate the previous Emporer's birthday just before the Golden Week holiday period. Before 2007, it was called Greenery Day. Before it was called Greenery Day, it was celebrated as The Emperor's Birthday. Before 1985, it was not considered a national holiday, but... »

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