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Third monkeypox case confirmed in Japan

August 7, 2022 - 09:09
Health authorities in Japan have confirmed the country's third case of monkeypox. (NHK)
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Tokyo eyes flying-car landing pads atop skyscrapers

August 5, 2022 - 05:36
Mitsubishi Estate is readying for Japan's first crewed flying-vehicle test flights in fiscal 2024, turning the rooftops of Tokyo high-rises it owns into takeoff and landing pads. (Nikkei)
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Wearable fans help Japan's hot dogs stay cool

August 4, 2022 - 03:15
To help dogs that can't shed their fur coats to stay cool, a Tokyo clothing maker and veterinarians have teamed up to create a wearable fan just for dogs -- and even cats. (The Straits Times)
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Japan approves smallpox vaccine to prevent monkeypox

August 4, 2022 - 02:47
Japan’s health ministry has approved the use of a smallpox vaccine believed to be effective against monkeypox. (
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AI recognizes raging ocean currents as a life saver

July 30, 2022 - 04:31
Sudden strong currents can be fatal while swimming in the sea. An AI system should recognize them and automatically call for help. (
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Tsunami could kill 149,000 in Hokkaido in worst-case quake scenario

July 29, 2022 - 16:40
Damage estimates released Thursday by the Hokkaido government show tsunami could kill 149,000 people in the event a major earthquake hits off Japan's northernmost main island, surpassing a central government prediction by around 12,000. (Japan Today)
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Eruption of Sakurajima raises alert level to 5

July 25, 2022 - 05:26
The Japan Meteorological Agency says a volcanic eruption occurred on Sakurajima in southwestern Japan's Kagoshima Prefecture on Sunday evening. (NHK)
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Sakurajima volcano erupts, triggering evacuations

July 25, 2022 - 05:21
A volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu has erupted, spewing ash and rocks. (1news)
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Japan's space agency tests future supersonic scramjet engine specimen

July 24, 2022 - 13:59
Japan's space agency has announced that it successfully test-launched a small research rocket, which conducted tests for a future supersonic scramjet engine. (NHK)
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First bulker with rigid sail launched in Japan

July 23, 2022 - 04:52
The first installation of a rigid, winged sail has been completed on a commercial bulker with the vessel recently floated at the Oshima Shipyard in Japan. (
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Japan regulator approves release of treated Fukushima water

July 22, 2022 - 17:35
Japan's nuclear regulator on Friday (Jul 22) formally approved a plan to release more than a million tonnes of treated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean. (CNA)
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Shionogi Covid pill Xocova fails to win Japan panel backing

July 21, 2022 - 15:19
Shionogi's experimental Covid-19 treatment Xocova failed to win the backing of health experts in Japan who said there wasn’t enough data to show the medicine’s efficacy. (
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Metarverse technology in Japan attracts visitors worldwide

July 17, 2022 - 12:38
The Hologram technology produces 3D visual effect by reflecting light. This holographic image moves three dimensionally and even shows all the details. (ANI News Official)
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Kishida orders restart of up to nine nuclear reactors to ease power crunch

July 14, 2022 - 23:33
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he ordered as many as nine nuclear reactors to be restarted to help ease concerns about a possible power crunch. (
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Fatty 'katsuo' fish may foreshadow climate change, threat to Japan's sushi

July 12, 2022 - 11:03
For half a century, Takeo Nakajo has been catching katsuo, or skipjack tuna - indispensable in Japanese cuisine whether eaten raw, dried or used as a base for the broth. (Reuters)
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Japan wants to bring artificial gravity to the moon

July 12, 2022 - 04:11
Interest in the Moon has been reignited recently, and Japan is looking to get in on the fun. Researchers and engineers from Kyoto University and the Kajima Corporation have released their joint proposal for a three-pronged approach to sustainable human life on the Moon and beyond. (
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These robots are actual people!

July 11, 2022 - 12:28
Japan is a country at the cutting edge of robotics technology. While many advances in robotics are utilized in factories and other industries, they are also finding their way into restaurants! (Japan by Food)
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Japan's plan to reopen nuclear power plants due to record-breaking heat

July 8, 2022 - 03:36
Japan is in the midst of its hottest early summer on record, with June temperatures breaking through 40C last week. (BBC)
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Toyota secures huge lead in solid-state battery patents

July 7, 2022 - 10:33
Toyota Motor is by far the leading holder of solid-state battery patents, a Nikkei study shows, demonstrating how Japanese companies have dominated the race to develop the next-generation power source for electric vehicles. (Nikkei)
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Freeze-dried mice: How a new technique could help conserve species

July 6, 2022 - 02:37
Japanese scientists have successfully produced cloned mice using freeze-dried cells in a technique they believe could one day help conserve species and overcome challenges with current biobanking methods. (CBC News)
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