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Suga: Facebook leak may affect Japanese users

October 15, 2018 - 21:28
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Facebook has informed the government that its recent massive data leak could involve Japanese users. (NHK)
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Japan eyes reducing amount of plastic waste by as much as 25% by 2030

October 14, 2018 - 21:05
The government will announce an ambitious plan aimed at cutting disposable plastic waste by 25 percent over the next decade while promoting environmentally friendly bioplastics made from plants, sources said Saturday. (Japan Times)
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Hayabusa2 landing postponed until next year

October 11, 2018 - 21:20
Japan's space agency says it will postpone landing its Hayabusa2 probe on the asteroid Ryugu until at least next January. The landing was planned for late October. (NHK)
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Japan Using Robots: How technology can help companies save cost

October 6, 2018 - 00:18
Japan is on of the most technologically advanced countries. In fact, it exports technology to different parts of the world. The country had disappeared from economic forums when the stock market crashed in early 1990s, however now even market leaders agree that Japan is far ahead in the race when it comes to tech. (
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Japanese molecular immunologist wins Nobel Prize

October 1, 2018 - 10:24
Japanese molecular immunologist Tasuku Honjo has won this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering a substance crucial to the development of new cancer treatments. (NHK)
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Japan's Kounotori 7 cargo ship docks with ISS

September 28, 2018 - 21:55
Japan's Kounotori 7 unmanned cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station on Friday. (Jiji)
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Rubella patients in Japan increase sevenfold from last year

September 26, 2018 - 21:34
Rubella patients reported in Japan numbered 642 between Jan. 1 and Sept. 16, up nearly sevenfold from 93 for the whole of last year, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Wednesday. (Jiji)
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Japanese spacecraft to deliver supplies to ISS

September 23, 2018 - 22:28
A Japanese cargo spacecraft, the Kounotori 7, is on its way to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. (NHK)
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Hayabusa2's rovers successfully land on asteroid

September 23, 2018 - 22:23
Japan's space agency JAXA says 2 rovers released from its Hayabusa2 probe have landed on the asteroid Ryugu. (NHK)
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Japan space probe drops rovers towards asteroid

September 21, 2018 - 23:33
A Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system. (Japan Today)
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Govt. approves iPS clinical test for blood disease

September 21, 2018 - 23:11
Japan's government has approved an application for a clinical test of treatment for an intractable blood disease using iPS cells, which can grow into any type of body tissue. (NHK)
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SpaceX names Japanese CEO as passenger to Moon

September 18, 2018 - 23:01
US spaceflight venture SpaceX says Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa will become the first private passenger to fly around the Moon on its next-generation rocket. (NHK)
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Japanese wins Ig Nobel prize for self-colonoscopy study

September 14, 2018 - 22:08
A Japanese gastroenterologist won this year's Ig Nobel Medical Education Prize on Thursday for examining the effectiveness of colonoscopy in the sitting position using his own body. (Jiji)
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Bid to resume commercial whaling rejected

September 14, 2018 - 21:52
The International Whaling Commission has voted down a proposal by Japan to resume commercial whaling of some species. (NHK)
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Japan panel on ash fall from Mt. Fuji eruption holds 1st meeting

September 11, 2018 - 23:55
A Japanese government task force on measures to cope with ash fall in the greater Tokyo area from a possible major eruption of Mount Fuji held its first meeting on Tuesday. (Jiji)
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Neutrino detector opened for 1st time in 12 years

September 9, 2018 - 22:37
Media personnel have been allowed to visit an underground astrophysics observatory for the first time in 12 years. (NHK)
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Hogs culled as swine fever confirmed in Gifu

September 9, 2018 - 22:25
Officials in central Japan's Gifu Prefecture have begun culling hogs after confirming the country's first outbreak of swine fever in 26 years. (NHK)
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ANA enters space exploration business

September 7, 2018 - 01:04
Japanese airline ANA Holdings said Thursday it will enter the space exploration business by developing technologies to place robots in outer space and to operate them from Earth. (Nikkei)
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JMA: More strong quakes could hit Hokkaido

September 6, 2018 - 23:15
Japanese seismological authorities are urging people in the quake-hit prefecture of Hokkaido to keep in mind the possibility of more strong jolts striking their areas. (NHK)
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First worker to die from Fukushima radiation exposure officially recognized by Japan's government

September 5, 2018 - 23:23
More than seven years have passed since the tragic Tohoku earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, and in that time life has returned to normal for much of the country. (
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