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2008-05-18 Sun 13:52
Japanese rescue team founds the bodies of a mother and child buried under the rubble of a collapsed hospital dormitory in Sichuan Province of China on Saturday morning.
Japanese rescue workers found the bodies at about 7:30 a.m. in the central area of the Qiaozhuang district in Qingchuan County after searching through the night.
The bodies were of 27-year-old Song Xuemei and her 70-day-old daughter, according to the rescue team.
2008-05-18 Sun 00:00
A government report said Friday that .Japanese could face a future eating only rice and potatoes with no meat because of growing global food shortages and an alarmingly low rate of food self-sufficiency.
Japan's food self-sufficiency rate has now fallen to only 39 percent, the report said.
About 60 percent of food consumed in Japan is imported from countries such as the United States, China, Australia and Canada.
The Agriculture Ministry white paper said that if all food imports were suddenly halted, a typical Japanese adult would still be able to meet minimum daily calorie requirements by eating rice, potatoes and fish.