Kumamoto Prefecture

Type: Province
Name: Kumamoto Prefecture
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 3 reports

Strain of Bird Flu in Japanese Farm 99% Identical to Bird Flu in S. Korea

The Japanese government said the strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza found in a Japanese poultry farm is 99 percent genetically identical to the strain of bird flu that has broken out in South Korea.Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and ... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Japan bird flu same as seen in S. Korea

Jiji Press The farm ministry said Thursday that the highly pathogenic avian influenza found at a poultry farm in Kumamoto Prefecture has been confirmed to be the H5N8 subtype, the same virus strain as the bird flu found in South Korea.The ministry will ... [Published The Japan News - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Japanese Cube and Heart-Shaped Watermelons: Are They Edible?

Watermelons are oh-so-delicious and so perfectly healthy, but they are also round and big and often impossible to fit into your fridge. Japan has taken the reins of changing its watermelon image however and has brought to the world the fruit in the shape ... [Published EMax Health - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Japan Eyes Demolishing Unmanageable Infrastructure

With a thunderous kaboom and a puff of white smoke, an explosion erupts from the foot of an 11-meter column. Welcome to the demolition site of the Arase Dam in Kumamoto Prefecture, a project that has come to symbolize the future of public works in Ja ... [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

HK bans import of poultry products from Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan (April 14, 2014)

HK bans import of poultry products from Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan (April 14, 2014)Please visit HKSAR Government web page for details ... [Published Consumer Council - Apr 17 2014]
Entities: Japan
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

Avian flu hits Japan prefecture

Kumamoto Prefecture in southwest Japan is culling more than 110,000 chickens after the farm ministry and prefectural government identified the highly pathogenic H5 avian influenza virus in a large ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 15 2014]
Entities: Bird Flu, Japan, Virus
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 5 reports

Farmers acted fast to fight latest outbreak

The avian influenza that struck a chicken farm in Kumamoto Prefecture was the first outbreak in Japan in three years and came as authorities were already on high alert about migrant birds after reports of the disease hitting South Korea since the beginning ... [Published Japan Times - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 3 reports

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Products from Japan

Poultry News 15 April 2014HONG KONG - Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety has announced that it has banned, with immediate effect, the import of poultry and poultry products, including eggs, from Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan following the announcement ... [Published The Poultry Site - Apr 15 2014]
Entities: Hong Kong, Bird Flu, Japan
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

15 April 2014

Seoul dismissed Pyongyang’s denial of its responsibility for sending three drones across the border, reiterating that the communist state should stop its provocative acts and “groundless” slander against the South, The Korea Herald says. The Philippines' ... [Published Asia News Network - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 7 reports

Poultry product ban

Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety on Monday announced it had banned the import of poultry and poultry products including eggs from Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan with immediate effect.The move was taken for the protection of Hong Kong's public and animal ... [Published Global Times - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 8 reports

112,000 chickens killed to prevent bird flu

More than 110,000 chickens have been killed in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, in an attempt to contain an outbreak of the H5 strain of bird flu.Kumamoto prefectural officials said on Monday evening that they had destroyed a total of 112,000 ... [Published NHK - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 20 reports

Japan Restricts Chicken Shipments After Bird Flu Outbreak

Japan has restricted shipments ofalmost 400,000 chickens in Kumamoto prefecture after thenation’s first outbreak of bird flu in three years, according tothe Agriculture Ministry .Local authorities will today finish culling about 112,000chickens in two ... [Published Bloomberg - Apr 14 2014]

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Unlike the cubes, Kimura ensured he understood the needs of a watermelon in order to have them tasting sweet and utterly delicious. , "People say that the heart watermelons have a crunchy consistency that gives way to pleasantly sweet juices. Upon eating of the melon’s red flesh, one is left with a mellow sweet aftertaste that lingers on the palate. Kimura himself says that the taste was better than he had imagined. When asked what his motivation was for his dedicated work, Kimura’s answer is as simple as it is heartwarming. 'I want my customers to eat something delicious,' Kimura explains."
...The bulk of Ajisen's customers outside China are of Chinese descent. "Chinese dishes use a lot of pork broth, so Chinese people naturally tend to like tonkotsu noodles" said Katsuaki Shigemitsu, president of Shigemitsu Industry
In Tokyo, agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Yoshimasa Hayashi was also quoted by Jiji Press as saying: "We will do our best to contain (the outbreak) as quickly as possible."
"We will go all outout to deal with the incident promptly and unfailingly" Kumamoto Gov...

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Strain of Bird Flu in Japanese Farm 99% Identic... [Published Korea Broadcasting System - Apr 23 2014]
Japan's bird flu virus has same gene type as So... [Published Japan Times - Apr 22 2014]
Bird flu virus may have come from S.Korea [Published NHK - Apr 22 2014]
Can a solo career help a mascot stand out? [Published Japan Times - Apr 19 2014]
Japan bird flu same as seen in S. Korea [Published The Japan News - Apr 18 2014]
Japanese Cube and Heart-Shaped Watermelons: Are... [Published EMax Health - Apr 18 2014]
Japan Eyes Demolishing Unmanageable Infrastructure [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - Apr 18 2014]
PRO/AH/EDR> Avian influenza (52): Japan (KM)... [Published HealthMap Global Disease Alerts - Apr 18 2014]
Kumamoto bird flu strain ID’d as H5N8, new to J... [Published Japan Times - Apr 17 2014]
Kumamoto bird flu strain is H5N8, new to Japan [Published H5N1 - Apr 17 2014]
HK bans import of poultry products from Kumamot... [Published Consumer Council - Apr 17 2014]
H5N8 bird flu virus detected in Kumamoto outbreak [Published NHK - Apr 17 2014]
PED and H5N1 outbreak in Japan [Published Meat & Livestock Australia - Apr 16 2014]
Experts to study bird flu infection route [Published NHK - Apr 16 2014]
Avian flu hits Japan prefecture [Published Big News Network - Apr 15 2014]
Kyushu farmers on alert after bird flu resurfaces [Published Japan Times - Apr 15 2014]
Farmers acted fast to fight latest outbreak [Published Japan Times - Apr 15 2014]
112,000 birds culled; burial to end Wednesday [Published The Japan News - Apr 15 2014]
'Tonkotsu' ramen bowling over Asia [Published Nikkei Asian Review - Apr 15 2014]
Hong Kong Bans Poultry Products from Japan [Published The Poultry Site - Apr 15 2014]
Flu Scan for Apr 14, 2014 [Published Centre For Infectious Disease Research and Policy - Apr 15 2014]
Hong Kong bans poultry products from Kumamoto, ... [Published EFeedLink - Apr 15 2014]
Japan reports first bird flu case in three years [Published EFeedLink - Apr 15 2014]
Japan culls 112,000 chickens... [Published Rappler - Apr 15 2014]
JAPAN: Authorities restrict chicken shipments a... [Published Macau Daily Times - Apr 15 2014]
15 April 2014 [Published Asia News Network - Apr 15 2014]
Concern spreads in Kumamoto Pref. over bird flu [Published The Japan News - Apr 14 2014]
Poultry products banned from Kumamoto Japan [Published Big News Network - Apr 14 2014]
Japan culls chickens after bird flu outbreak [Published EuroNews - Apr 14 2014]
Poultry product ban [Published Global Times - Apr 14 2014]
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Japan Eyes Demolishing Unmanageable Infrastructure [Published WSJ.com: Japan Real Time - Apr 18 2014]
With a thunderous kaboom and a puff of white smoke, an explosion erupts from the foot of an 11-meter column. Welcome to the demolition site of the Arase Dam in Kumamoto Prefecture, a project that has come to symbolize the future of public works in Ja ...
Kumamoto bird flu strain is H5N8, new to Japan [Published H5N1 - Apr 17 2014]
Via The Japan Times: Kumamoto bird flu strain ID'd as H5N8, new to Japan.The avian influenza found in chickens in Kumamoto Prefecture has been identified as the H5N8 virus, the agriculture ministry said Thursday. The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ...
BH : H5Nx - Highly pathogenic avian influenza v... [Published RSOE EDIS - EBHWM - Apr 13 2014]
EDIS Number: BH-20140413-43352-JPN Date / time: 13/04/2014 07:28:37 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Name of Hazard: H5Nx - Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus Area: Asia Country: Japan State/County: Prefecture of Kumamoto City: Taragi Description: ...
Biological Hazard - Asia - Japan [Published RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information - Apr 13 2014]
EDIS Number: BH-20140413-43352-JPN Date / time: 13/04/2014 07:28:37 [UTC] Event: Biological Hazard Area: Asia Country: Japan State/County: Prefecture of Kumamoto Location: Taragi Number of Deads: N/A Number of Injured: N/A Number of Infected: ...
Japan: Outbreak of H5-type bird flu discovered ... [Published H5N1 - Apr 13 2014]
Via The Japan Times: Outbreak of H5-type bird flu discovered at two Kumamoto farms.The agriculture ministry announced Sunday a suspected outbreak of bird flu that killed at least 1,100 chickens at a farm in Taragi, Kumamoto Prefecture, prompting the prefectural ...
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