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Major eruption may occur at Mt. Shinmoe: experts

11 hours 40 min ago
Japan's volcanic eruption prediction committee offered the view Thursday that a major eruption may occur at Mount Shinmoe in the southwestern region of Kyushu. (Jiji)
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Huge cave found under surface of moon

October 19, 2017 - 00:02
An international research team, including the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said Wednesday that it has found a 50-kilometer-long cave under the surface of the moon through a study of observation data from JAXA's Kaguya (Selene) lunar orbiter launched in 2007. (Jiji)
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Japan bracing for tight supply of flu vaccines this winter

October 16, 2017 - 00:59
Japan may face a shortage of influenza vaccines this winter due to a production delay. (Jiji)
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Fire ants, including two queens, make way to Kyoto via China

October 16, 2017 - 00:44
Nearly 2,000 fire ants have been discovered in Kyoto in a shipping container that arrived from China, local authorities said Saturday. (Japan Times)
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Mount Shinmoe erupts again

October 14, 2017 - 08:26
Japan's Meteorological Agency says a volcano in the country's southwest has erupted again, following an eruption on Wednesday. (NHK)
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How to choose the best VPN for Japan

October 13, 2017 - 15:49
Many foreign companies cooperate with Japan on different issues. During this process, both sides usually communicate by e-mail or use different social networks. Nowadays, a lot of companies, entrepreneurs and private individuals have serious concerns about how to stay safe online and to ensure the security of data. (
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River otter found unlikely to be Japanese endemic species

October 12, 2017 - 23:06
The river otter found on the island of Tsushima in southwestern Japan is unlikely to be the Japanese river otter, an endemic species that has been declared extinct, a researcher said Thursday. (Jiji)
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New species of clione sea slug found in Japan bay

October 12, 2017 - 13:26
The discovery of a new species of clione sea slug, usually found in chilly polar waters, in central Japan's Toyama Bay may shed light on sea temperature changes, a local university said Thursday. (Kyodo)
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Volcanic eruption in Kyushu spreads ash in 4 cities, towns

October 12, 2017 - 08:13
A volcano in southwestern Japan is erupting for the first time in six years and spread ash in nearby cities and towns. (Japan Today)
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Tick-borne SFTS disease spreads via dog

October 11, 2017 - 23:30
A man in his 40s in Tokushima Prefecture has acquired the tick-borne disease known as severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, or SFTS, through contact with a dog, local government said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
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Ueno's giant panda cub now pulls to stand

October 11, 2017 - 12:36
A female giant panda cub born in June is growing up healthily and can pull to stand on her hind legs, Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Volcano in Kyushu erupts for 1st time in 6 years

October 11, 2017 - 03:44
The alert level for Mt Shinmoe, a volcano in Kyushu region, has been raised to 3 on a scale 5 after a small-scale eruption on Wednesday, the Japan Meterological Agency said. (Japan Today)
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Japan successfully launches Michibiki satellite

October 10, 2017 - 10:44
Japan's space agency has successfully launched a fourth and last satellite for its own version of a global positioning system. (NHK)
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How Japan became high tech w/ silk worms

October 10, 2017 - 10:43
The most modern and advanced country in the world? Well, Japan is certainly at the top, but it wasn't always that way. Before the Meiji Restoration (1868) Japan was closed to the outside world. Before 1868, it was the time of the samurai and feudal society. (ONLY in JAPAN)
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Quake off Fukushima, no tsunami

October 7, 2017 - 00:26
A magnitude 5-point-9 earthquake has struck northeastern Japan. (NHK)
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Clinical trial of drug found with iPS cells begins

October 5, 2017 - 22:46
Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan have started what they say is the world's first clinical trial of medicine found through iPS cell studies. (NHK)
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TEPCO's nuclear plant to clear NRA check

October 4, 2017 - 10:13
Japan's nuclear regulator has taken a step further in allowing Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, to restart its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast. (NHK)
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Amazing 'funnel cloud' appears over the sky in Japan

October 2, 2017 - 21:50
The stunning natural phenomenon looks more like an otherworldly dragon as it’s filmed slowly retreating up to the sky. (
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New Shinkansen model unveiled

October 2, 2017 - 06:58
A Japanese railway company has unveiled a new shinkansen bullet train that it plans to put into service in fiscal 2020. (NHK)
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Panda cub Xiang Xiang adding weight and getting longer, checkup on 110th day shows

October 1, 2017 - 12:18
Xiang Xiang, the female giant panda born in June at Japan's oldest zoo, is growing well and has added 900 grams in 10 days, Ueno Zoo said Sunday. (Japan Times)
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