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Osaka quake exposes Japan's aging infrastructure

June 18, 2018 - 21:39
The earthquake that struck western Japan on Monday morning battered the region's infrastructure, revealing the fragility of utility lifelines and transportation networks in one of the country's most densely populated areas. (Nikkei)
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Tremors continue in Osaka

June 18, 2018 - 21:34
More than 20 tremors believed to be aftershocks of Monday's major earthquake have rattled the western Japanese prefecture of Osaka. (NHK)
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M5.9 quake hits western Japan

June 17, 2018 - 23:40
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 hit western Japan on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. (Japan Today)
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Over 2,000 fire ants discovered in Osaka; 2 people hurt

June 17, 2018 - 23:22
More than 2,000 venomous fire ants have been discovered in a shipping container from China that arrived at a port in Osaka Prefecture earlier this month, leaving two people hurt, government officials said. (Japan Today)
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Strong earthquake hits north of Tokyo

June 17, 2018 - 22:55
An earthquake shook Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo, on Sunday afternoon. No major damage has been reported. (NHK)
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U.S. hospital ship visits Japan, potential model for domestic ships

June 16, 2018 - 22:35
The U.S. naval hospital ship Mercy arrived Saturday in Japan, which is considering building such floating hospitals to provide medical care after disasters like the 2011 catastrophe. (Kyodo)
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Trouble-hit nuclear reactor in Saga resumes operations

June 16, 2018 - 22:32
A nuclear reactor at a trouble-hit complex in southwestern Japan restarted operations Saturday for the first time in more than six and a half years amid lingering safety concerns. (Japan Today)
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'Chibanian' stratum to be natural monument in Japan

June 15, 2018 - 19:18
The Cultural Affairs Council recommended on Friday that a stratum in Chiba Prefecture, eastern Japan, be designated as a natural monument, citing its significance as a representing observation point for the beginning of a geological period that could be called "Chibanian." (Jiji)
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TEPCO to decommission Fukushima No. 2 N-power plant

June 14, 2018 - 20:27
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. <9501> will start discussions to decommission all four nuclear reactors at its Fukushima No. 2 power plant, President Tomoaki Kobayakawa said Thursday. (Jiji)
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JAXA releases images of Ryugu taken by Hayabusa-2

June 14, 2018 - 20:22
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, has released new images of the Ryugu asteroid taken by its probe Hayabusa-2. (NHK)
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Japan approves 70-year plan to scrap nuclear reprocessing plant

June 13, 2018 - 21:33
Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday approved a plan to scrap a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant northeast of Tokyo over a 70-year period with the cost projected at 1 trillion yen ($9 billion). (Kyodo)
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Japan launches intelligence-gathering satellite

June 12, 2018 - 10:39
Japan has put another satellite into orbit to gather intelligence for national security purposes. (NHK)
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バイオテクノロジーへの投資が莫大な収益に繋がる7つの理由

June 11, 2018 - 08:56
昨今のバイオテクノロジーは、画期的な製品開発や奇病の治療に取り組む研究者を鼓舞してきました。バイオテクノロジーの進歩によって、環境負荷の減少や作物収量の増加させ、これによって飢餓に苦しむ人々に食料を与える事や、よりクリーンなエネルギー利用を可能にしました。バイオテクノロジーは産業製造の過程においても改革を起こし、ますます安全でクリーン、そして効果的になっています。 (newsonjapan.com)
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Conference of eel experts planned

June 9, 2018 - 00:05
Delegates from Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan have agreed to set up a conference that would look into tighter restrictions on eel catches. (NHK)
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Experts: Huge economic loss from mega-quakes

June 7, 2018 - 20:18
Japanese experts have estimated for the first time the long-term economic damage caused by a possible mega-quake along the Nankai Trough, off the Pacific coast of central and western Japan, or in the Tokyo metropolitan area. (NHK)
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Japan's 'drone-brella' promises hands-free sun cover

June 6, 2018 - 23:56
It's the hands-free experience you never knew you needed - a Japanese company has developed a drone-powered parasol it says can hover over users, protecting them from the sun. (Japan Times)
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Japanese astronaut returns to Earth

June 3, 2018 - 21:50
Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai and 2 crewmembers have returned to Earth after completing their mission at the International Space Station. (NHK)
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Japan launches fastest astronomy supercomputer

June 1, 2018 - 23:53
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has started up the world's fastest supercomputer for astronomy to simulate phenomena that cannot be observed by telescope. (NHK)
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Japanese stores avoid raw bonito amid parasite poisoning fears

May 27, 2018 - 23:04
Sashimi slices of fresh bonito from waters around Japan are a seasonal fixture of spring and early summer at fish stores across the nation. (Jiji)
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M5.2 quake hits Nagano

May 25, 2018 - 23:12
A quake with a magnitude of 5.2 struck Nagano Prefecture on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that no tsunami warnings were issued. (Japan Today)
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