Pharr honored by Japan Foundation

first_imgSusan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and director of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, has been honored by the Japan Foundation for her contribution to the study of the island nation and its international ties.Recognized for her “richly balanced and fair stance of understanding for Japan and for her humble and sincere character,” Pharr will receive her Japan Foundation Award at an Oct. 18 ceremony in Tokyo, to be presided over by Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida.“It’s deeply gratifying to receive this recognition,” said Pharr, who called the prize of 3 million yen (about $29,500) “totally unexpected.”“It’s a privilege to be a part of one of the world’s great centers for the study of Japan and Asia,” she added.Pharr described her initial interest in Japan as “happenstance.” As a first-year graduate student at Columbia University, she took a recreational judo class with Japanese black belts. The friendships she made in the class led to sushi dinners, and, ultimately, courses on Japanese society and politics. She has been on the faculty at Harvard since 1987, and traveled in 2010 to Japan with President Drew Faust.Pharr’s research has examined gender and politics, foreign policy, political corruption, and the role of media in politics. The illustrious honor puts her in the company of past winners such as Sen. William Fulbright, conductor Seiji Ozawa, and novelist Haruki Murakami.last_img read more

HPV Vaccine

first_imgOral sex linked to increase in throat cancersStuff.co.nz 7 August 2017Family First Comment: When sexual promiscuity is promoted and normalised, society then has to try and put safety nets in place – which don’t always work that well. #naturalconsequencesOral sex is being blamed for growing rates of throat cancers among Kiwi men.Incidences of cancer of the tonsils and back of the tongue in men has more than doubled in the past 25 years.The latest figures from the New Zealand Cancer Registry – 2013 – show 96 men and 26 women were diagnosed that year with oropharynx cancers nationwide.Testing of 108 men treated for throat cancer at Waikato Hospital during a five-year span showed 90 per cent were HPV-related, and an expert says it is fair to say that similar proportions would be reflected nationwide.The human papillomavirus is regarded as the most common sexually transmitted infection. The virus can cause cancers in both men and women, as well as genital warts.From January 1, an improved HPV vaccine has been offered free to boys and young men. It has been offered for free to girls and young women since 2008.The new vaccine protects against nine strains of the virus. The old protected against four.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/95432703/oral-sex-linked-to-increase-in-throat-cancerslast_img read more

La Liga: Atletico get timely victory, Getafe make top-four statement

first_imgAtletico Madrid won for the first time in four games on Saturday thanks to a 1-0 win over Granada that moved them into fourth place in La Liga, as Getafe continued their surprising charge towards Champions League football. Argentinian forward Angel Correa scored Atletico’s only goal in the sixth minute at the Wanda Metropolitano, netting for the fifth time in nine matches. Diego Simeone must prepare Atletico Madrid for a Champions League last 16 meeting with holders Liverpool Atletico had goalkeeper Jan Oblak to thank for preserving the three points with a superb save from Roberto Soldado’s crafty second-half backheel. Diego Simeone’s side could be overtaken on Sunday by Sevilla, who visit Celta Vigo, but the coach welcomed the return to form for a side who must face holders Liverpool in the last 16 of the Champions League later this month. “We needed to win. Our stadium’s support was extraordinary, we needed that energy,” Simeone said.Advertisement Getafe took another step towards Champions League qualification as Jorge Molina scored twice in a sensational 3-0 win over fellow top-four contenders Valencia. The 37-year-old Molina capped a storming performance with two goals in the second half before Jaime Mata added a third with three minutes left, after Valencia’s Alessandro Florenzi had been sent off. Getafe stay third, three points ahead of Atletico and Sevilla. Up next for Jose Bordalas’ side is a trip to Barcelona next weekend but on this evidence, it will be the stumbling Catalans feeling nervous ahead of that game. Getafe face La Liga’s defending champions on the back of four consecutive victories, in which they have scored nine goals and conceded none. Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time9 Most Disturbing Movie DystopiasWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet! Loading… center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jorge Molina (right) celebrates scoring in Getafe’s 3-0 win over ValenciaThey bullied Valencia from start to finish, faster to the ball and hungrier in the tackles with all three goals coming from Getafe’s players reacting quicker than their opponents.“It was all shit, in defence and in attack,” said Valencia’s Gabriel Paulista. “We have to change today’s attitude. They have been more like men.”After Barca, they will play Ajax in the Europa League.Valencia, meanwhile, have won only four out of nine games since the turn of the year, with their own Champions League last 16 tie against Atalanta fast approaching.Getafe had to wait until 13 minutes into the second for Molina’s opener. He slid the ball to Mata and then beat two Valencia defenders to the rebound from Jaume Domenech’s save.Read Also: Oshoala nets as Barcelona zoom into Spanish Cup FinalDani Parejo was at fault for the second as he gave the ball away in midfield and one pass set Molina free. He had three defenders to beat but somehow bundled through, a final pirouette making space for a smart finish.Florenzi was sent off with 12 minutes left for a frustrated spear tackle from behind on Marc Cucurella before Mata made it three.Villarreal were held to a 1-1 draw by Real Valladolid as well-travelled French forward Hartem Ben Arfa made his debut as a second-half substitute.last_img read more

Kenya shock Ghana, Comoros Hold Cameroon

first_imgTen-man Kenya held on to beat Ghana 1-0 in Nairobi Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. In other results yesterday, next year’s Nations Cup hosts Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw away to Comoros.Both South Africa and Uganda had to succumb to 0-0 draws at home to Libya and Tanzania respectively while the 2012 African champions Zambia drew 0-0 away to Namibia.The 12 group winners and runners-up secure places at the 2019 Nations Cup finals, except for Group B, where hosts Cameroon and the highest-placed other team both qualify. Having lost their opening Group F qualifier to Sierra Leone, Kenya – coached by Frenchman Sebastien Migne – pulled off a stunning result against Ghana’s Black Stars to kickstart their campaign.The Harambee Stars scored the only goal of the game after 40 minutes when Ghana’s Nicholas Opoku struck into his own net. Ghana pressed for an equaliser and the pressure told as Kenya’s Joash Onyango was sent off shortly after the hour mark.The hosts held on to pull off a shock result and go level on points in Group F with both Ghana and Sierra Leone.Sierra Leone can take an outright lead in the group if they can avoid defeat in Ethiopia today.Cameroon, who have already qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as hosts, came from behind to draw 1-1 away to Comoros in Clarence Seedorf’s first match in charge of the Indomitable Lions.Comoros stunned the reigning African champions with a 15th minute strike from El-Fardou Ben Mohamed to take the lead in the Group B fixture. Stephane Bahoken spared Cameroon’s blushes with an equaliser 10 minutes from time.Morocco – who lost to Cameroon in their opening Group B qualifier – were set to host Malawi in the late match yesterday. Points won by Cameroon’s opponents in qualifying count towards their final totals in the group.Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hit a vital equaliser for Gabon in their 1-1 draw against Group C leaders Burundi in Libreville. Stoke City forward Saido Berahino had put Burundi ahead after 40 minutes on his international debut for the country. South Sudan host Mali in Group C today.In other results yesterday, there was a dramatic climax to the Group K encounter between Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau as they drew 2-2 in Maputo.The match was level at 1-1 until stoppage time when Mozambique appeared to have taken all three points with a late winner, only for Guinea-Bissau to equalise with virtually the last kick of the game. In the same group, the 2012 African champions Zambia hit a last-minute equaliser to draw 1-1 away to Namibia.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more