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Japan tracks dementia patients with QR codes attached to fingernails

A company in Iruma, near Tokyo, has developed a tagging system for members of the public at risk of getting lost.

The 1cm (0.4in) square stickers hold an address, telephone number and unique identity number for each user.

The free service, launched this month, is a first for Japan.

The initiative, which uses a system of QR codes, was set up to help reunite family members with their elderly loved ones in the event that they go missing, according to the Iruma welfare office.

US to return WWII land to Japan

The 9,852 acres of land on the island of Okinawa, part of a territory officially referred to as the Northern Training Area, is in a large US military base complex on the Pacific island more than 960 miles (1,550 kilometers) southwest of Tokyo.

The US had turned most of Okinawa over to Japan in 1972 after controlling it from the end of World War II in 1945.

This is the largest return of US-occupied land since then.

Japan’s Mami Ueno awarded Golden Boot

Ueno scored five goals overall in the tournament and assisted her team mates to score two goals.

She scored a hat-trick during Japan’s first win of the group round against Nigeria 6-0.

The 20 year old scored her fourth goal to help her team to victory against Canada 5-0 in the last match of the group round.

Ueno scored her fifth goal which was the only goal scored in the playoff against the United States 1-0 to help her team win the bronze medal.

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Japan takes out bronze at FIFA U20 WWC

They defeated the United States 1-0 in front of a crowd of 8098 supporters.

Japan's victory goal was scored by forward Mami Ueno three minutes to full-time.

After over 20 attempted goals through the 86 minutes of play, Ueno scored in the penalty box, sweeping a clear shot from the right and finding the top left corner of the net.

This was Ueno's fifth goal overall in the tournament.

Japan, in white and blue, dominated the game, having 63 percent ball possession.

FIFA U20 WWC finals underway

The bronze playoff kicked off at 4pm at the National Football Stadium under fine weather conditions in front of a sold out Port Moresby crowd.

Both teams remain scoreless at half-time.

Japan, in white and blue uniform, had more ball possession and made more attempts than their opponents.

The Asian side is led by top goal scorer and captain forward, Yuka Momiki.

USA, in black and blue, are led by captain Mallory Pugh.

Japan and USA set for bronze playoff

The match will kick off at 4pm today in front of an expected sellout crowd at the 15,000 seating National Football Stadium.

Japan and USA will come out strong, aiming to take home the bronze medal after missing out on qualifying for the final on Tuesday in the semis against France and Korea DPR respectively.

It will be a tough encounter between the Asian and North American sides after a hard-fought battle and going to extra time in the semis.

But it will be an exciting and entertaining match and fans will be out in numbers to support.

Japan and Korea DPR eye top goal scorer title

Japan forwards Yuka Momiki and Mami Ueno are in the race for the adidas golden ball with four goals each.

Also with four goals each, Korea DPR’s forwards Kim So-hyang and Ri Hyang-sim.

This will be their last chance to beat Gabi Nunes of Brazil and Stina Blackstenius of Sweden who are in the lead, each with five goals to their names.

However, both Gabi Nunes and Blackstenius are no longer active in the tournament.

Blackstenius was the first to score five goals, four against home side Papua New Guinea and one goal against Brazil in the group round matches.

Millions risk working themselves to death

Known for the punishing hours demanded by its 'salaryman' culture, Japan has struggled to tackle the impact of overwork on employees' health. But plans to overhaul labor laws could improve the situation.

A recent government study found that one in five workers are at risk of working themselves to death. It's such a big problem that Japan even has its own word for it: karoshi (death by overwork).

France stuns Japan with 2-1 victory

It was nil all in the 90 minutes of playing time as the two teams proceeded into extra time. This was when France scored their double in the first half to safeguard their victory.

Four minutes into the second half, France forward runner Marion Romanelli chipped a fine cross that found striker Clara Mateo's head for their first goal.

Right after the restart, France moved in again for their second goal through Juliane Gathrat, who scooped the ball in from a loose ball that came off Japan's clearance in the goalmouth.