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Texting Software for Nonprofits, Contract Management Services, and More Tools for Charitable Organizations

April 18, 2024 - 06:52
Nonprofit organizations play a crucial role in addressing various societal needs. (News On Japan)
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Odakyu and Tesla Launch XR Technology Demonstration

April 18, 2024 - 04:56
Odakyu Electric Railway has launched an experimental demonstration using XR technology at the newly installed "Shinjuku Southern Terrace Vision" large screen near the south exit of JR Shinjuku Station. (News On Japan)
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Bears Added to Designated Management Wildlife List

April 16, 2024 - 13:46
Following a record year of bear attacks on humans, the Ministry of the Environment has added bears to the list of "Designated Management Wildlife," which qualifies for national support in capturing these animals. (News On Japan)
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Higher Depression Risk in Partners of Heart Disease Patients

April 14, 2024 - 15:16
A research group from Kyoto University has reported that family members of patients with cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes, are at a higher risk of developing depression. (News On Japan)
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The Amami Spiny Rat Steps into the Spotlight

April 10, 2024 - 18:02
A precious rodent species, classified as endangered and a national natural monument, has been put on display for the first time. (News On Japan)
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Tokyo to Subsidize Semen Testing

April 9, 2024 - 04:44
Tokyo Metropolitan Government is set to support men with virtually free-of-charge fertility testing, starting this year. (News On Japan)
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New 'Space Exploration Course' Launched

April 8, 2024 - 16:07
A high school in Kushimoto Town, Wakayama Prefecture, known for its civilian rocket launch site, has inaugurated a new course specializing in space studies, holding an entrance ceremony for its first batch of students. (News On Japan)
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Linear Chuo Shinkansen's Partial Completion Pushed Back to 2031

April 5, 2024 - 00:11
JR Central has announced that the completion of some sections of the construction for the "Linear Chuo Shinkansen" in Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures is expected to be delayed until 2031. (News On Japan)
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Japan Launches First New Whaling Boat in 73 Years

April 4, 2024 - 05:13
For the first time in 73 years, Japan has unveiled a newly constructed whaling mother ship, equipped with drone technology for whaling operations in the Antarctic Sea. (News On Japan)
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Powerful Quake Strikes Taiwan, Okinawa Tsunami Warnings Lifted

April 3, 2024 - 12:09
An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.7 struck near Taiwan at 8:58 AM on April 3, triggering tsunami warnings for the main island of Okinawa and the Miyako and Yaeyama regions, later lifted at noon. (News On Japan)
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Japan's New Volcano Research Center Activated

April 2, 2024 - 02:28
The Japan government's 'Volcano Research and Investigation Headquarters' was inaugurated on April 1st, with a ceremony marking the start of its mission to centralize the observation and research of volcanoes, aiming to enhance disaster prevention measures. (News On Japan)
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Endangered Eels Found in Dotonbori

March 31, 2024 - 22:56
At an event dedicated to the wildlife of Yodo River, a rare Japanese eel was revealed to the public for the first time. (News On Japan)
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Japan's SLIM Probe Revives After Second Night

March 28, 2024 - 23:57
JAXA has announced the revival of the unmanned explorer "SLIM" following its successful hibernation after making Japan's first moon landing. The probe successfully endured a second lunar night, a period during which temperatures can drop to as low as minus 170 degrees Celsius. (News On Japan)
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Wakata to Retire from JAXA

March 27, 2024 - 10:09
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced that astronaut Koichi Wakata will retire from the agency on March 31. (News On Japan)
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Research Facility Featuring JAXA Opens Near Linear Shinkansen Station

March 25, 2024 - 13:22
A new community-focused research facility, which includes participation from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) among others, has opened its doors near the site of the under-construction Linear Shinkansen station in Kanagawa Prefecture, Sagamihara City. (News On Japan)
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Japan's Next-Generation H3 Rocket Revealed

March 24, 2024 - 15:44
Following the launch of Japan's next-generation H3 rocket's second unit from the Tanegashima Space Center in February, the successor unit was revealed to the press on March 21st at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' factory in Asuka Village, Aichi Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Visual Weather Observations to Cease Across Japan

March 24, 2024 - 00:49
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) will end its practice of visual weather observations across the country, except in Tokyo and Osaka, from March 26. (News On Japan)
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Taiji Opens New International Whale Research Facility

March 22, 2024 - 15:52
A new research facility dedicated to whales has been completed in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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Salamanders Grow New Toes

March 22, 2024 - 14:34
Salamanders are well-known for their ability to completely regenerate lost limbs, but it has now been discovered that they can also regrow parts, such as toes, that they were not born with. (News On Japan)
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Japan Reports First Human Transmission of Deadly SFTS

March 20, 2024 - 07:15
For the first time in Japan, human-to-human transmission of the tick-borne infectious disease SFTS (Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome) has been confirmed. (News On Japan)
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