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Supervisor: STAP cell hypothesis rational

April 16, 2014 - 23:31
A Japanese scientist who supervised the compilation of disputed papers on a purportedly new kind of stem cell says the hypothesis that STAP cells exist is highly rational and should be verified. (NHK)
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Japan fails to get measles-free country status

April 16, 2014 - 00:08
The World Health Organization has declined to certify Japan as free of measles. (NHK)
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Japan surpasses Kyoto Protocol emission target

April 16, 2014 - 00:03
Japan's environment minister says the country has surpassed the target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that it pledged under the Kyoto Protocol on global warming. (NHK)
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Kyoto Univ. develops new shale gas method

April 15, 2014 - 23:53
A Kyoto University research team developed a new basic technology to extract shale gas trapped deep underground by injecting carbon dioxide into shale bedrock instead of water, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (The Japan News)
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TEPCO pressed to probe contaminated water problem

April 15, 2014 - 07:58
The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is under pressure to find out why more than 200 tons of highly contaminated water was mistakenly pumped to a wrong building at the compound. (NHK)
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Researcher details stem cell study in statement

April 14, 2014 - 22:59
The leader of a disputed scientific study has issued a statement clarifying her position. A news conference last week didn't end the controversy over her research on a new method of producing stem cells. (NHK)
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SDF troops mobilized to fight bird flu outbreak in Japan

April 14, 2014 - 08:00
Self-Defense Forces troops were mobilized Monday to help fight an outbreak of avian influenza at a poultry farm in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan. (Jiji Press)
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203 tons of tainted water pumped into wrong building at Fukushima N-plant

April 14, 2014 - 07:54
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Monday some 203 tons of radiation-tainted water was found to have been transferred to a building at its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant that is not supposed to store such contaminated water. (Jiji Press)
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Computer beats shogi players for 2nd year in a row

April 13, 2014 - 19:37
Computer programs have defeated professional players of shogi, a chess-like game, for the 2nd straight year in an annual competition. (NHK)
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New diagnosis criteria may increase 'healthy' people

April 13, 2014 - 19:16
The number of "healthy" people may increase in Japan if newly proposed diagnosis criteria are applied to "ningen dock" comprehensive medical checkups. (Jiji Press)
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Bird flu hits Kumamoto Prefecture

April 13, 2014 - 07:02
Chickens infected with highly pathogenic avian influenza have been found at a poultry farm in the town of Taragi in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, the farm ministry said Sunday. (Kyodo)
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Abe, Kennedy ride on maglev train

April 12, 2014 - 23:26
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy on Saturday experienced a ride on a magnetic levitation train at the Yamanashi Maglev Test Center of Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) in Tsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture. (The Japan News)
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Google left train station blueprints unprotected

April 11, 2014 - 23:32
Following Google Japan Inc. employees' online leak of sensitive data on international airports, internal information such as the floor plans of JR Tokyo and Shin-Osaka stations was similarly found to have been made publicly accessible on the Internet due to overlooked privacy settings, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. (The Japan News)
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Cherry tree from space baffles Japan

April 11, 2014 - 08:34
A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected - and with very surprising flowers. (The Australian)
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Google Japan exposes airport security info

April 11, 2014 - 08:26
The Transport Ministry says that sensitive plans of 2 Japanese international airports, including areas off limits to the public, were posted on the Internet. (NHK)
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Virus kills nearly 40,000 pigs in Japan

April 9, 2014 - 22:59
A diarrhea-inducing virus has infected about 190,000 pigs across Japan, killing nearly 40,000 of them. (NHK)
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Many Windows XP PCs not upgraded at Japan local govts

April 9, 2014 - 07:51
Faced with budget shortages, many local municipalities in Japan were unable to upgrade their personal computers running on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP to a new operating system before the U.S. firm ended support for the OS on Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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Researcher apologizes for STAP cell study

April 9, 2014 - 07:46
The lead researcher in a high-profile stem-cell study has apologized for causing questions over the research. But Haruko Obokata says she has succeeded in creating so-called STAP cells more than 200 times. (NHK)
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Fukushima groundwater to be pumped up Wed.

April 8, 2014 - 22:34
The government and Tokyo Electric Power Company will begin pumping up groundwater at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday. The water is expected to be released into the sea next month. (NHK)
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Lead STAP scientist files objection against RIKEN

April 8, 2014 - 09:22
The lead researcher in high-profile studies on a new type of stem cell has filed an objection against the RIKEN institute, which concluded last week that she was engaged in misconduct. (NHK)
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