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Fukushima plant reactor gets new roof cover

February 21, 2018 - 21:25
Workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have finished installing a new roof covering for the No.3 reactor building. (NHK)
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Shinkansen metal part found detache

February 14, 2018 - 21:25
Officials with East Japan Railway Company say a metal part that went missing from a Shinkansen bullet train has been found. They say the problem did not disrupt services or cause any injuries. (NHK)
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Endangered turtle dies as oil reaches Japan's coastline after Iranian tanker collision

February 9, 2018 - 23:40
A green turtle died as oil reached the southern Amami-Oshima Island coast, the local government said Thursday, but it was not clear whether the oil came from an Iranian tanker that sank in nearby waters last month. (Japan Times)
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Japan successfully launches mini-rocket

February 4, 2018 - 00:03
Japan's space agency has successfully test-launched a mini-rocket carrying a microsatellite. (NHK)
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Cranial bones of 3 horned dinosaurs found in western Japan

February 3, 2018 - 23:44
Cranial bones of three primitive horned dinosaurs have been found in a Lower Cretaceous stratum in Sasayama, Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, the Museum of Nature and Human Activities said Saturday. (Jiji)
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Total lunar eclipse observed in Japan

January 31, 2018 - 21:37
People across Japan enjoyed the first total lunar eclipse in nearly 3 years on Wednesday night. (NHK)
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New bird species found in Ogasawara Islands

January 30, 2018 - 00:32
Researchers say they have found a new seabird species indigenous to the Ogasawara Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage site some 1,000 kilometers south of Japan's main island. (NHK)
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Flu epidemic rages in Japan with record-high number of cases reported in one week

January 27, 2018 - 22:59
A flu epidemic is raging in Japan with the number of patients in one week estimated to have reached a record-high of 2.83 million, the health ministry said Friday. (Japan Today)
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Volcanic activity still high on Mt.Kusatsu-Shirane

January 27, 2018 - 22:46
Japanese officials are warning of continued volcanic activity at Mount Kusatsu-Shirane in Gunma Prefecture, north of Tokyo. (NHK)
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Satellite imagery shows possible new craters

January 26, 2018 - 20:19
NHK has learned that satellite imagery shows possible newly formed craters on a volcano in Japan that erupted on Tuesday. (NHK)
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Gunma volcano eruption seen as phreatic explosion: Met agency

January 24, 2018 - 23:50
The deadly eruption of Mount Motoshirane in Gunma Prefecture, eastern Japan, the previous day was highly likely a phreatic explosion in which groundwater was vaporized by magma and burst out, the Meteorological Agency said Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Lunar probe race to end without winner

January 24, 2018 - 23:34
Organizers of an international lunar probe contest say the competition is likely to end in March without a winner, as none of the participating teams will be able to meet the deadline. (NHK)
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Hakuto says it will keep working to reach Moon

January 24, 2018 - 23:30
A Japanese team competing in an international lunar probe contest says it will keep working to become Japan's first team to reach the Moon, separate from the event. (NHK)
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Long-term stress raises cancer risk 20% in men, Japanese study finds

January 21, 2018 - 21:07
Long periods of stress appear to raise the cancer risk in men by 20 percent compared with those who say they’re stress-free, according to a survey by a Japanese research team. (Japan Times)
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TEPCO finds 'fuel debris' in No. 2 reactor

January 19, 2018 - 20:55
The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says it has found what looks like fuel debris in the plant's No. 2 reactor. (NHK)
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Highly pathogenic H5N6-type virus found in dead goshawk in Tokyo

January 18, 2018 - 21:23
The Environment Ministry said Wednesday that a highly pathogenic, H5N6-type avian influenza virus was detected in a dead northern goshawk found earlier this month at a park in Tokyo’s Ota Ward. (Japan Times)
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Epsilon-3 causes noctilucent clouds to form

January 18, 2018 - 21:01
Shining night clouds were observed in skies over wide areas of western Japan after a rocket lifted off from southern Japan early on Thursday. (NHK)
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Japan successfully launches Epsilon-3 small rocket

January 18, 2018 - 10:55
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, successfully launched on Thursday its third Epsilon small rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite. (Jiji)
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Glacier, Japan's 4th, confirmed in snowy valley

January 17, 2018 - 22:35
Researchers have confirmed that there is a glacier in the Kakunezato snowy valley in Kashimayarigatake, a 2,889-meter mountain straddling the central Japan prefectures of Nagano and Toyama, it was learned on Wednesday. (Jiji)
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JAXA postpones launch of satellite due to lightning

January 15, 2018 - 21:10
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said Monday it will postpone the Wednesday launch of its third Epsilon solid-fuel rocket due to expected bad weather. (Japan Times)
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