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Medical Science, Japan


Japanese Emperor Akihito was moved out of the intensive care unit to his private ward in the University of Tokyo Hospital after his heart bypass surgery, said the Imperial Household Agency.

The coronary-artery bypass surgery was aimed to improve the life quality for the 78-year-old emperor, according to his doctors. Emperor Akihito had a light meal and started reading, Xinhua reported.

The emperor in a wheelchair left the intensive care unit and met his wife Empress Michiko in front of the private room, according to the local media.


On Monday, a Japanese medical delegation will arrive in Georgia. It includes Director of the Medical Division Ojo Ujimoto, his deputy Ia Miai, Medical Excellence JAPAN President Kasumasa Yoshida, Director Eria Kitano, world-renowned Professor Hironiko Chudzhi, Professor Koichi Tanaka and others.

During the visit, a conference will be held, which will be attended by Georgian First Lady Sandra Roelofs.

The Georgian Center for Treatment Abroad and Chemotherapy Clinic and the Japanese side will sign a memorandum of cooperation.


Radioactive substances that leaked into the sea from a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant totalled an estimated 5,000 terabecquerels, 20,000 times more than the annual limit allowed for the plant, its operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), said Thursday.

TEPCO said the radioactive substances were in an estimated 520 tons of high-level radioactive water that leaked into the sea from reactor number 2 of the six-reactor Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which was damaged by a magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami on March 11, DPA reported.