A Japanese city has introduced a novel way to keep track of senior citizens with dementia who are prone to getting lost — tagging their fingers and toes with scan-able barcodes.

A company in Iruma, north of Tokyo, developed tiny nail stickers, each of which carries a unique identity number to help concerned families find missing loved ones, according to the city’s social welfare office.

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Tokyo woke up Thursday to its first November snowfall in more than half a century, leaving commuters to grapple with train disruptions and slick streets.

Snow began falling before dawn with the mercury approaching zero as a cold weather system moved south.

The Japan Meterological Agency said it was the first time snow had fallen in November in central Tokyo since 1962.

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If a U.S. administration of Donald Trump withdraws troops and equipment from South Korea and secures a peace treaty ending war on the peninsula, it could lead to normalizing relations with North Korea, a Pyongyang envoy told Reuters on Thursday.

But for now North Korea will pursue its policy of “simultaneous development” of both its nuclear program and the economy, So Se Pyong, North Korea’s Ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva said. “It will be continued.”

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Four years after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office with a promise to revive his country’s moribund economy, that pledge is still largely unfilled.

The latest blow came with the GOP sweep of the U.S. election, which all but killed an Obama administration Pacific-region trade deal that had already been on life support.

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The first woman to ascend Everest, Japanese climber Junko Tabei, has died aged 77, her family say.

Tabei conquered Everest in May 1975, aged 35, before climbing all of the world’s seven highest peaks by 1992.

She was diagnosed with cancer of the abdomen four years ago, and died in hospital in the city of Saitama.

Her last ascent was of Mount Fuji in July, alongside high school students affected by the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

Tabei was originally from Fukushima prefecture, that was badly affected by the disaster.

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