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Tokai Univ. solar car comes 2nd in cross-continent race in Australia

October 17, 2019 - 23:09
The first solar-powered cars to complete a 3,000-kilometer endurance race across Australia reached the finish line in Adelaide on Thursday, with Japan's Tokai University Solar Car Team coming in second place. (Kyodo)
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Venomous ants likely take root in Japan, could spread: research body

October 16, 2019 - 21:58
Venomous fire ants could spread in Japan, as the recent discovery of about 50 queen ants at a Tokyo port suggests the invasive alien insect from South America has likely taken root, according to an analysis by a national research institute. (Kyodo)
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For Toyota, hydrogen still the route forward

October 11, 2019 - 20:44
As others automakers plan battery-powered SUVs and trucks, Toyota Motor Corp.’s vision for the future of driving remains a hydrogen-sipping sedan. (Japan Times)
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World's 1st cloned cow dies in central Japan at 21

October 10, 2019 - 21:29
The world's first cloned cow has died of old age at a research center in central Japan at the age of 21 years and three months, local officials said Thursday. (Kyodo)
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Japanese spacecraft releases rover toward asteroid in last mission

October 4, 2019 - 22:18
Japan’s space agency says its Hayabusa2 spacecraft has released a small rover that will land on the surface of an asteroid as part its final mission before heading back to Earth. (Japan Today)
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October 4, 2019 - 06:52
人工知能(AI)という言葉を聞いた時に、何を思い浮かべますか?人間と似たロボットを思い浮かべる方もいるかと思われます。 (
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Alligator in Japan zoo pond swallowed hundreds of tossed coins

October 1, 2019 - 22:15
More than 330 coins were found in the stomach of a dead alligator in a central Japan zoo in May, apparently having been swallowed over a span of decades as visitors tossed spare change into the pond while making a wish. (Kyodo)
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Missing sea lion pup found safe in Osaka zoo

October 1, 2019 - 22:03
A baby sea lion that was missing since last week has been found safe at a zoo in Osaka City, western Japan. (NHK)
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Pager service ends in Japan

October 1, 2019 - 01:18
The last remaining pager service in Japan is being terminated on Monday. (NHK)
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Kounotori8 cargo spaceship docks with International Space Station

September 28, 2019 - 21:49
Kounotori8, Japan’s unmanned cargo spaceship loaded with supplies, docked at the International Space Station at an altitude of about 400 kilometers Saturday, the country’s space agency said. (Japan Times)
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Japan imports Ebola virus for research

September 27, 2019 - 22:06
Strains of Ebola and four other deadly viruses have been imported to Japan for the development of diagnostic kits ahead of the expected influx of visitors for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, a governmental research institute said Friday. (Japan Today)
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September 27, 2019 - 13:04
新技術の開発によって、ビデオゲームはエンターテイメント、レクリエーション、社交の融合へと進化しています。 (
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How Japanese companies fight shortage of local IT talents

September 26, 2019 - 10:36
A used-to-be leading tech hub, Japan is now facing new challenges and issues in the information technology sector. Now that the world has turned its eyes to Silicon Valley, Singapore, and Beijing, the Land of the Rising Sun is slightly out of the picture. (
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Rising sea temperatures affect Japan's fishing

September 25, 2019 - 23:02
Data show that rising sea temperatures around Japan have significantly affected the country's fishing industry. (NHK)
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Unmanned craft launched toward space station

September 24, 2019 - 22:20
Japan early Wednesday launched an unmanned spacecraft towards the International Space Station, the operator said, after a fire early this month delayed the mission. (Japan Today)
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5 reasons why you should choose SCP over FTP

September 12, 2019 - 02:12
Even if you don’t work in software development, you’ll have to become familiar with file-sharing technology sooner or later. Web servers, applications, email attachments, and social media files – all data is governed by this technology, also known as Peer-to-Peer or P2P sharing. (
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Scientists unveil Japan's largest dinosaur yet, a herbivore that lumbered along coasts of Hokkaido

September 6, 2019 - 21:20
Japanese scientists have identified a new species of dinosaur from a nearly complete skeleton that was the largest ever discovered in the country, measuring eight meters long. (Japan Times)
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Die-offs of pearl oysters strike in Mie, Ehime

September 4, 2019 - 23:01
Large numbers of pearl oysters have been found dead in Ago Bay in central Japan. (NHK)
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Masturbatory aid brand Tenga teams up with two seminal anime robots in Tenga Robo expansion

September 2, 2019 - 21:42
Tenga, makers of Japan’s most popular line of masturbatory aids, has a surprisingly lighthearted approach to its marketing…but then again, maybe it shouldn’t be so surprising that a company that’s all about self-pleasuring is also into having fun. (
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New HIV infections, AIDS patients fall for second year in Japan

August 29, 2019 - 22:56
The combined number of people newly found to be infected with HIV and new AIDS patients in Japan fell for the second straight year in 2018, the health ministry said Thursday. (Japan Times)
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