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Rare images of atmospheric sprites captured

2 hours 11 min ago
A curator at a museum in Japan has captured rare images of mysterious upper atmospheric phenomena known as sprites. (NHK)
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Coast Guard: Raised tour boat sinks again off Hokkaido

7 hours 45 min ago
The Japan Coast Guard says salvage workers trying to raise a sunken tour boat have dropped it to the bottom of the sea again off Hokkaido in northern Japan. (NHK)
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Fly me to the Moon: US, Japan aim for lunar landing

May 23, 2022 - 22:20
Japan and the United States said Monday they want to put the first Japanese astronaut on the Moon as the allies deepen cooperation on space projects. (
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Study: Omicron less likely to cause aftereffects

May 22, 2022 - 15:43
Researchers in Japan say the percentage of people who develop aftereffects from the coronavirus Omicron variant is about one-tenth of the level among those infected with other variants. (NHK)
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M6.0 quake hits wide area in Japan's east, northeast

May 22, 2022 - 15:36
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 struck Fukushima and other prefectures in Japan's east and northeast on Sunday, but there was no threat of a tsunami, the country's weather agency said. (Kyodo)
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The climate crisis is making Japan's cherry blossoms bloom earlier

May 21, 2022 - 14:25
Every spring, crowds flock to admire Japan's cherry blossom — a dazzling pink and white bloom that has been revered in the country for more than a thousand years. But the world-famous sakura plants are flowering much earlier than normal due to human-induced climate change, a new study has found. (Wahoo Newspaper)
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Large amount of Japan’s Moderna vaccine stock to be discarded due to expiry

May 20, 2022 - 17:32
Municipalities in Kanagawa Prefecture are likely to discard a large amount of vaccine for the novel coronavirus, as the expiration date is approaching on some of their Moderna vaccine from the United States. (AsiaNews)
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Nuclear regulator approves Fukushima Daiichi's treated water release plan

May 19, 2022 - 00:04
Japan's nuclear regulator has approved a plan to release treated water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the ocean. (NHK)
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Tallest Building in Japan nears Completion

May 17, 2022 - 13:52
Japan’s tallest - yet unnamed - building will be completed in 2023 in the Azabudai area of Tokyo. (ONLY in JAPAN)
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New data transfer rules pursued to keep out China and Russia

May 16, 2022 - 13:08
Japan, the U.S., South Korea and four other APEC members have agreed to make personal data transfer rules independent of the regional forum's current framework in a move to exclude China and Russia. (Nikkei)
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Japan: Yaskawa electric company introduces latest industrial robot technology

May 14, 2022 - 23:17
Japan's Yaskawa company has developed an industrial robot with artificial intelligence which determines the color and shape of the objects and transports them to their correct position. (ANI News)
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Astronomers release 1st image of black hole at center of Milky Way

May 13, 2022 - 17:24
An international group of astronomers, with the participation of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, says it has captured the first image of a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. (NHK)
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Japan's Space Tourism Single Stage to Orbit(SSTO) Reusable Rocket. The Kankoh-maru (観光丸, Kankōmaru)

May 13, 2022 - 00:23
Kankoh-maru is a single-stage reusable orbital passenger aircraft is a proposed vertical takeoff and landing (VTVL), single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO), reusable launch system that has been studied by the Japanese Rocket Society since 1993. (Hazegrayart)
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Tokyo's Yamanote Line to test automated trains with riders from Oct.

May 11, 2022 - 06:39
East Japan Railway Co. said Tuesday it will carry out test runs of automated trains with passengers aboard on Tokyo's Yamanote loop line for two months starting around October. (Kyodo)
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Some 10% suffer COVID-19 aftereffects one year after discharge: survey

May 8, 2022 - 19:41
Around 10% of people admitted to hospitals due to coronavirus symptoms continued to suffer from aftereffects a year after they were discharged, a recent survey compiled by a health ministry research group showed. (Japan Timesj)
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Japan detects more probable cases of acute hepatitis in children

May 7, 2022 - 02:22
The number of probable cases of children with acute severe hepatitis in Japan has reached seven, the health ministry said Friday. (Japan Times)
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M4.8 quake jolts areas near Tokyo, no tsunami

May 5, 2022 - 20:28
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 jolted Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma prefectures near Tokyo on Thursday, but no tsunami occurred, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. (Kyodo)
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20 Things Can’t Be Seen Anywhere But In Japan

May 5, 2022 - 04:23
Every culture is different. Every country is unique. As a result: Things are commonplace in one corner of the world might seem peculiar to people from another. These are 20 things that can be seen anywhere but in Japan! (Factsopedia)
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Japan pets to get chip jabs

May 1, 2022 - 04:43
From June 2022, revisions to Japan’s Law on Welfare and Management of Animals will go into effect and make microchipping of dogs and cats mandatory. (
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No safety flaws found so far in Fukushima water discharge plan, IAEA says

April 30, 2022 - 16:19
The International Atomic Energy Agency said Friday that Japan’s preparations for the planned discharge of treated water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant are proceeding largely in line with international safety standards. (Japan Times)
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