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Scientists find protein inhibit HIV infection

November 24, 2015 - 21:56
A team of scientists say they found a protein in humans can inhibit HIV infection. (NHK)
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Syphilis cases rise sharply in Japan, especially among women

November 24, 2015 - 11:19
The number of syphilis patients is rising rapidly, especially among young women, according to new statistics issued by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases. (Japan Times)
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Japan launches rocket carrying foreign satellite

November 24, 2015 - 11:03
A Japanese rocket carrying a communications satellite for a Canadian company is heading into space. (NHK)
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Japan's phenomenally handsome gorilla getting nationwide DVD release

November 23, 2015 - 21:56
Last summer, women across Japan had their hearts stolen by the newest handsome face to be discovered by the Japanese media. That sort of thing happens a couple of time a year, as a celebrity's visual image is critical to his success in Japan, but the new heartthrob, and it's not just that he goes by the single name Shabani. (
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Japanese rocket to carry foreign satellite

November 23, 2015 - 21:47
A Japanese rocket is set to carry a foreign company's satellite into space on Tuesday. It will be the first launch of its kind in Japan. (NHK)
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Kissing loach designated critically endangered

November 22, 2015 - 22:14
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has designated the ayumodoki, or kissing loach, which is indigenous to Japan, as a critically endangered species in the latest edition of its Red List of threatened wildlife. (The Japan News)
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Nishinoshima grows 2 years after eruption

November 20, 2015 - 22:18
Japan Coast Guard officials say a remote Pacific island has grown 12 times in size since it was formed by an underwater eruption 2 years ago. (NHK)
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Japanese regulator discusses new cryptocurrency rules

November 16, 2015 - 21:58
Japan needs an adequate oversight mechanism for virtual currencies, including ways to confirm identities and block money laundering, Financial Services Agency panel members agreed in a meeting Monday. (Nikkei)
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Magnitude-7 earthquake strikes off southwest Japan

November 14, 2015 - 00:06
A tsunami advisory was issued for parts of southern Japan on Saturday after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Kyushu. (Japan Times)
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Fate of troubled Monju reactor hangs in balance

November 12, 2015 - 22:33
The fate of the nation's troubled prototype fast-breeder reactor is in the air amid continued questions over its safety and cost. Political challenges to the country's nuclear policy are also taking a toll. (Japan Times)
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Manhattan Project park on a-bomb development opened in U.S.

November 11, 2015 - 22:20
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park, comprising sites and facilities relating to the atomic bomb development project led by the United States during World War II, opened on Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
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Study says Tokyo, Osaka, other mega-cities will be swamped by surging sea levels, even at 2 degrees Celsius rise

November 9, 2015 - 08:46
Large swaths of Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, New York and other cities will slip under the waves even if an upcoming climate summit limits global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, scientists reported Sunday. (Japan Times)
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JAXA to develop new life support system for space station

November 7, 2015 - 22:18
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is considering providing a new life support system for astronauts to continue participating in the International Space Station program through 2024, people close to the matter said Saturday. (Japan Today)
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Toyota to start institute for AI in Silicon Valley

November 7, 2015 - 22:10
Toyota Motor Corp. is spending $1 billion to form a research institute focused on the artificial intelligence and robotics technology it needs to make cars that can overcome driver errors and reduce traffic fatalities. (The Japan News)
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Kagura telescope for detecting gravitational waves unveiled

November 6, 2015 - 23:21
The completed first-stage facility of Kagura, a large-scale telescope for detecting gravitational waves for the first time in human history, was unveiled to media organizations on Friday. (Jiji Press)
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Japan to ease rules for automated driving, drone delivery

November 5, 2015 - 21:56
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday that his administration plans to pursue deregulation for commercializing automated driving and drone-using delivery services and utilizing artificial intelligence for medical services. (Jiji Press)
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NRA to recommend reform of Monju N-reactor management

November 4, 2015 - 21:24
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has decided to recommend a drastic reform of the management of the Monju prototype fast breeder nuclear reactor to science and technology minister Hiroshi Hase, it was learned Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
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TDK's is heat-resistant without rare earths

October 29, 2015 - 23:07
TDK has become first in the world to develop a magnet whose properties do not deteriorate at high temperatures despite containing no rare-earth elements. (Nikkei)
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National lab studying EV-D68 link to paralysis

October 28, 2015 - 22:02
Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases has begun to study possible links between a virus known as Enterovirus D68 and cases of paralysis in children reported throughout the country this summer. (NHK)
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One moon of Saturn may be livable for microorganisms

October 28, 2015 - 21:56
Microorganisms may find deep inside Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons, livable because generation of hydrogen, which provides them with energy, is thought to be taking place there, a team led by Japanese scientists has reported. (Jiji Press)
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