Japanese tech to slash green hydrogen costs by two thirds

Japan Technology News - June 20, 2021 - 07:12
Japanese energy company Eneos and plant engineer Chiyoda will build a facility that manufactures hydrogen without carbon dioxide emissions at one-third the current cost, a breakthrough in the nation's push toward decarbonization. (Nikkei)
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Japan's economy inches into inflation for first time since March 2020

Japan Business News - June 20, 2021 - 07:09
Japan’s inflation has edged into positive territory for the first time in 14 months as rising commodity costs have fed higher gasoline prices at the pump, according to data released Friday before a central bank policy decision. (Japan Times)
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Man arrested over murder of Osaka karaoke parlor owner

Japan Society News - June 20, 2021 - 06:58
Police in Osaka on Friday night arrested a 56-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 25-year-old woman at the karaoke parlor she owned. (Japan Todayj)
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Ugandan group member tests positive in Japan

Japan Sports News - June 20, 2021 - 06:56
Members of Uganda's Olympic team have arrived in Japan to start gearing up for the Games at their training camp. But their preparations suffered a setback, when one person tested positive for the coronavirus at an airport quarantine station. (NHK)
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Tokyo, Osaka to ease alcohol ban

Japan Politics News - June 20, 2021 - 06:53
In Japan, most prefectures currently under a state of emergency will see that end on Sunday. From next week, bars and restaurants in Tokyo and Osaka will be able to serve alcohol. But certain conditions will be in place as cases see a slight rise. (NHK)
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Saitama hostage standoff at internet cafe ends in arrest of 40-year-old man

Japan Society News - June 20, 2021 - 06:46
Saitama Prefectural Police on Friday arrested a 40-year-old man after a hostage standoff at an internet cafe in Saitama City extended for more than 30 hours, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
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Why we still need 7 kinds of hanko seals/stamps in Japan! Advice on how to make alphabetic ones

Japan Education News - June 20, 2021 - 06:38
If you have ever considered studying or working in Japan, you might know about the “判子 hanko” personal seal culture. (Let's ask Shogo)
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How Japanese Green Tea is Made Beneath Mt. Fuji

Japan Education News - June 20, 2021 - 06:36
How is green tea made, you wonder? Join Phoebe Amoroso in this episode of Pheebz to Table, where she meets 5th generation tea master Honda Mohei at his tea farm in Shizuoka (Fuji-san Marumo Tea Garden - 富士山まる茂茶園). (Japan by Food)
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How the Ancient Japanese planted rice- and how we can see it today

Japan Education News - June 20, 2021 - 06:32
In this video we are going to visit the peace and nature NPO organic farm in Kobe Japan. (WAO RYU!ONLY in JAPAN)
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Japan's top health experts urge organisers to scale down Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19

Japan Sports News - June 19, 2021 - 04:07
A report on how to hold the Tokyo Olympics safely, drawn up by Japan's top health experts, says it is important to scale down the size of the Games as much as possible. (abc.net.au)
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Carlos Ghosn on the dark side of Japan, life in Lebanon and his upcoming documentary

Japan Business News - June 19, 2021 - 04:00
Carlos Ghosn, the auto-executive-turned-fugitive who plotted a brazen escape from Osaka in December 2019 following his arrest by Japanese authorities on charges of financial misconduct, has denounced what he calls Japan’s darker side — its legal system. (arabnews.com)
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Japan passes space resources law

Japan Technology News - June 19, 2021 - 03:57
Japan’s parliament approved legislation that allows companies to extract and utilize space resources as the head of Russia’s space agency criticized similar national laws on the subject. (spacenews.com)
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Suga calls on public to watch Olympics on TV as Japan eases state of emergency

Japan Politics News - June 19, 2021 - 03:53
Japan said on Thursday it would ease emergency coronavirus curbs in nine prefectures including Tokyo while keeping some measures, including limiting spectator numbers at big events, amid fears that next month's Olympics could trigger a surge in infections. (Japan Today)
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Man arrested for sexually assaulting, strangling woman he met online

Japan Society News - June 18, 2021 - 09:38
Police in Tokyo have arrested a 49-year-old man for sexually assaulting and strangling a woman he met on a social networking site. The suspect also possessed a knife at the time and used it to threaten his victim. (Japan Today)
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Japan companies lag far behind women empowerment in management roles

Japan Business News - June 18, 2021 - 09:26
Women make up less than 10 per cent of the management in most Japanese companies, as the country's corporate sector finds it difficult to meet the business lobby's aim of boosting the number of female executives in an ageing society, a Reuters poll showed. (channelnewsasia.com)
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Japan study reveals long-term effects of COVID-19

Japan Technology News - June 18, 2021 - 08:40
The interim results of Japanese research on long-term effects of the coronavirus show that some people experienced fatigue, hair loss or other symptoms six months after they had been diagnosed with infection. (NHK)
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Man threatened to kill medical association chief for ‘inciting fear over the coronavirus’

Japan Society News - June 18, 2021 - 06:09
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday arrested a 45-year-old man for allegedly threatening to kill the Japan Medical Association chief, reports TBS News (tokyoreporter.com)
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Aging reactor to be restarted next Wednesday

Japan Technology News - June 18, 2021 - 06:07
The operator of the Mihama nuclear power plant on the Sea of Japan coast says it will restart an aging reactor next Wednesday after a 10-year suspension. (NHK)
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Japan condom-makers fear anticlimax at Olympics

Japan Sports News - June 18, 2021 - 06:04
For Japanese condom makers, the Olympics were supposed to be a golden opportunity, with hordes of eager tourists and tens of thousands of their innovative, ultra-thin prophylactics given to athletes. (Japan Times)
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Japan to ease state of emergency, focus on Games spectators

Japan Sports News - June 18, 2021 - 06:03
Japan said on Thursday it would ease emergency coronavirus curbs in nine prefectures including Tokyo while keeping some measures, including limiting spectator numbers at big events, amid fears that next month's Olympics could trigger a surge in infections. (kitco.com)
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