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JAXA confirms first ever crater made on asteroid

April 25, 2019 - 22:43
Japan's space agency has confirmed that its Hayabusa2 space probe has succeeded in creating an artificial crater on the surface of an asteroid, the world's first attempt to study its interior. (NHK)
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Hayabusa2 to film impact site on asteroid

April 24, 2019 - 23:12
A Japanese space probe is scheduled on Thursday to film an artificial crater made on the asteroid Ryugu in an impact experiment. (NHK)
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Toshiba develops 'world's fastest' algorithm

April 22, 2019 - 22:41
Japanese electronics giant Toshiba says it's developed what it calls "the world's fastest" algorithm. The company says the formula will significantly boost the calculation power of standard computers. (NHK)
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Life-size skeletal replica of Japan's largest dinosaur restored

April 17, 2019 - 20:17
What is believed to be Japan’s largest fossilized dinosaur skeleton has been restored as a life-size replica, researchers and officials from the town of Mukawa, in Hokkaido, where the original discovery was made, said Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Mount Aso in Kumamoto erupts

April 16, 2019 - 22:19
Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, has erupted. (NHK)
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Fujitsu technicians finish designing Post-K supercomputer

April 15, 2019 - 23:25
Fujitsu Ltd. said Monday that, working with national research institute Riken, the major Japanese electronics maker has finished designing the successor to the K supercomputer. (Japan Times)
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Scientists unveil first-ever image of black hole

April 10, 2019 - 22:16
An international group of scientists says it has successfully captured the first-ever image of a black hole -- an astronomical object with a gravitational pull so strong that nothing can escape it, not even light. (NHK)
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Japan leads cloud gaming development by leveraging Nintendo's Switch

April 9, 2019 - 12:39
Cloud gaming is generating a lot of hype with tech giants Google and Microsoft going all-in on the technology. However, in Japan cloud gaming has been a thing for years and while it is not mainstream, developers are increasingly looking for ways to allow players to access titles. (
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Hayabusa2 probe prepares to blast crater in asteroid Ryugu

April 4, 2019 - 21:48
A Japanese probe began descending toward an asteroid on Thursday on a mission to blast a crater into its surface and collect material that could shed light on the solar system’s evolution. (Japan Times)
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Japanese authorities say suicide of JAXA contractor was work-related

April 3, 2019 - 21:34
Japanese authorities have recognized the October 2016 suicide of a man involved in satellite control operations at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Tsukuba Space Center as a work-related death, it was learned Wednesday. (Japan Times)
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Hayabusa2 to start descent for new mission

April 2, 2019 - 18:57
Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe is set to start descending toward an asteroid in about two days on a new mission to create an artificial crater on its surface. (NHK)
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Panel: People under 40 should get iodine first

March 30, 2019 - 22:32
A panel of doctors in Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority says iodine tablets should be distributed in advance to residents under 40 to mitigate the effects of radiation exposure due to a nuclear accident. (NHK)
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Man acquitted over cryptomining program that used site visitors' PCs

March 27, 2019 - 22:36
A Japanese court on Wednesday acquitted a man of illicitly operating computer software after he embedded a program in his website to mine cryptocurrency using the computers of site visitors. (Japan Today)
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CO2 density in Japan rises again in 2018

March 27, 2019 - 22:22
The Japan Meteorological Agency says the average density of carbon dioxide in the air over the country hit a record-high level last year at all fixed-observation points. (NHK)
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Researchers discover Japan's oldest rock in western Japan

March 25, 2019 - 22:44
Japanese researchers said Monday they have found the country's oldest known rock dating back 2.5 billion years in the western prefecture of Shimane, around 500 million years earlier than the previous oldest discovery. (Kyodo)
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80% of young eels farmed in Japan may have been smuggled from Taiwan

March 25, 2019 - 22:37
About 80 percent of young eels put into aquaculture pools in Japan in December and January may have been smuggled from Taiwan via Hong Kong, according to trade data and sources close to the matter. (Kyodo)
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Google charts its own course to the future in Japanese maps

March 25, 2019 - 22:30
The landscape of Japan's digital map industry is shifting as Google seeks to cash in on a treasure trove of next-generation services requiring maps by increasing its independence from local partner Zenrin. (Nikkei)
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Here's how Japan has become a leading technological power

March 22, 2019 - 12:59
Rarely a week passes without hearing about a new type of robot created in Japan. Every other country of the world is wondering how Japan has managed to become a leading technological power. (
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Hayabusa2 detects minerals containing water on Ryugu asteroid

March 20, 2019 - 22:25
The unmanned space probe Hayabusa2 has detected small amounts of minerals containing water on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, a Japanese research team has said. (Japan Times)
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Hayabusa2 to create artificial crater on asteroid

March 18, 2019 - 21:58
Japan's space probe operating on an asteroid some 340 million kilometers from Earth is preparing to study the asteroid's interior by creating an artificial impact crater. (NHK)
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