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Japan’s Eisai gains US approval for liver cancer treatment

REUTERS: Japan's Eisai Co Ltd on Thursday received U.S. approval for a therapy for previously untreated patients with a common form of liver cancer, paving the way for multibillion dollar sales. The oral drug, Lenvima, was jointly developed with Merck & Co Inc to treat unresectable hepatocellul...

Japan’s trade surplus with US slumps in July

TOKYO: Japan's politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States shrank sharply in July, according to official data published on Thursday (Aug 16), as the two allies continue to cross swords over US trade policy. The surplus with the US shrank 22.1 per cent with reduced shipments of motor ...

Hawaii marker to honor hundreds of WWII prisoners of war

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Daniel Crowley endured more than three years of slave labor while being held prisoner by Japan during World War II. This week, the 96-year-old is in Hawaii to participate in a dedication that honors about 400 Allied prisoners killed when a Japanese ...