Japan Thank You campaign

first_imgMarking the one year anniversary of the Japan Earthquake, Japan Tourism Agency and Japan National Tourism Org have launched a new campaign called “Japan. Thank You”The aim of the campaign is to express the people of Japan’s appreciation to people around the world who have given their support to the region since it was severely affected by the earthquake and its aftermath.According to JTA the country’s recovery has been more rapid than previously expected, with international tourist arrivals for January 2012 at about 700,000, representing only a 4.5 percent decrease compared to the same time last year.Through the new design logo “Japan. Thank You”, Japan wishes to show their sincere gratitude to all the tourists from overseas for their continued support.Some of the main activities include a special logo “Japan. Thank You.” and a special poster to be displayed in various parts of the world.“Thank You” displays will be placed at the main international airports and sea ports in Japan and a “Thank You” Origami Crane Campaign held in Marunouchi area of Tokyo.Additionally, “Thank You” banner displays will be put in shopping areas and displayed on buses, taxis and hotel flags in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kyoto, Osaka, Sendai and New York.“In the year of the Dragon, 2012, the poster depicts our resolution to ascend our way to recovery, while thanking all of you in the world who have given us support,” a JTA spokesperson said. This image depicts Japan’s resolution to ascent to recovery Source = e-Travel Blackboard: S.Plast_img read more

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JRCs new report identifies lung cancer trends in Europe

first_imgAug 2 2018Scientists at the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s Science and Knowledge service, place Europe’s regions under the microscope in a report identifying cancer trends within and across countries.Today is World Lung Cancer Day, which aims to spread awareness about the impact of the disease on individuals and societies across the world.In Europe, 2018 predictions of cancer incidence and mortality are available via the European Cancer Information System (ECIS).These predictions stem from a collaborative exercise led by WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in collaboration with the JRC, the European Network of Cancer Registries and the International Association of Cancer Registries.Restricting to EU-28, ECIS estimates that in 2018 there will be 3 million new cases of cancer and over 1.4 million cancer-related deaths.Scientists also expect lung cancer, the third most common type of newly diagnosed cancer in Europe, to cause the most deaths.Relying on country-level information may not be sufficient to fully understand cancer trends and drive health policies.For this reason, JRC scientists placed Europe’s regions under the microscope in a report identifying cancer trends within and across countries.The study provides evidence to help authorities in developing the right policies to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease.Smoking remains the dominant cause of lung cancer in Europe, accounting for over 80% of cases.The report identifies lung cancer trends and analyses these alongside smoking habits, gender and geographic distribution.It also covers trends in stomach cancer and breast cancer, giving an overview on the main risk factors and prevention measures for each.Regarding lung cancer, 2018 estimates for incidence and mortality rates vary considerably across EU countries, reflecting the different levels of the smoking epidemic.Lung cancer incidence in men has been decreasing in most European countries over the last two decades, while women have experienced an increase.This generally correlates to the difference in smoking habit trends, where a decrease in smoking prevalence has been evident for men for a longer period than for women.By increasing the level of detail to include regions, scientists were able to highlight important variations that are otherwise diluted when considering only the national level and indicating therefore that country-level information may not be sufficient to exhaustively depict cancer trends and drive health policies.Related StoriesResearchers use AI to develop early gastric cancer endoscopic diagnosis systemHow cell-free DNA can be targeted to prevent spread of tumorsTrends in colonoscopy rates not aligned with increase in early onset colorectal cancerThe incidence and mortality figures reported above are based on population-based cancer registries which collect, manage and analyze data on new patients diagnosed with cancer occurring in a well-defined population.Cancer burden indicators in Europe: insights from national and regional informationFor more than 30 years since the first ‘Europe against cancer’ program was launched, actions taken at EU level were implemented to extend and save lives.The Commission has been at the forefront of tackling risk factors, promoting screening to detect cancer early, and best practices to help EU countries improve the quality, effectiveness, resilience of health systems and to reduce inequalities in access to health services.Population-based cancer registries are the data providers that enable the monitoring of cancer frequency and collecting information on new cancer cases in well-defined populations.They are critical resources for the clinical and epidemiological investigation of cancer and for the planning and evaluation of cancer prevention and control programs.The European Cancer Information System (ECIS) application is a web-based tool conceived and developed by the JRC to report and disseminate cancer burden indicators at European level, on incidence, mortality and survival, from data submitted by around 150 European cancer registries.It provides added value by allowing regional and national comparisons of harmonized cancer indicators, quantifying the burden of cancers and following its trends and changes over time. It can help to understand the causes of certain types of cancer and compare best practices in prevention, diagnosis and treatment interventions.The Socio-economic regional microscope seriesThis analysis is part of the JRC’s Socio-economic regional microscope series of short publications which aim to open-up new areas of analysis, and present the stories which can only be told using regional socio-economic data.Source: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/news/monitoring-lung-cancer-burden-europelast_img read more

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