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First heart surgery performed using iPS cells

January 27, 2020 - 19:14
A Japanese group of researchers says it has conducted heart surgery using sheets of heart muscle cells made from iPS cells. (NHK)
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Japan begins second removal of spent MOX fuel from nuclear reactor

January 27, 2020 - 19:00
Operations have begun to remove a rare type of spent fuel made of plutonium-uranium mixed oxide from a nuclear reactor in central Japan, operator Kansai Electric Power Co. said Monday. (Japan Times)
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Experts warn of high risk of Nankai Trough tsunami

January 24, 2020 - 20:38
A panel of Japanese experts says that over the next 30 years, many people living along the Nankai Trough face a higher chance of experiencing a deadly tsunami than being injured in a traffic accident. (NHK)
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Ice fishing season starts ten days late

January 22, 2020 - 22:08
The smelt fishing season has begun at last on a frozen lake in Gunma Prefecture, central Japan. It started 10 days later than usual because of higher temperatures. (NHK)
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Japan eyeing legislation to ban smuggling of wagyu genetic materials

January 19, 2020 - 20:14
The agriculture ministry will propose a new law aimed at preventing the smuggling of genetic materials, such as fertilized eggs and semen, related to wagyu cattle to other countries. (Japan Times)
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Japan high court orders Shikoku Electric to halt Ehime nuclear reactor

January 17, 2020 - 21:45
The Hiroshima High Court on Friday revoked a lower court decision and ordered Shikoku Electric Power Co. to suspend a reactor in western Japan, dealing a blow to the government's bid to bring more reactors back online after the 2011 nuclear crisis. (Kyodo)
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New virus case in Japan raises alarm over screening

January 16, 2020 - 20:28
The report Thursday of Japan's first case of the new coronavirus that emerged in China last month has underscored issues with Tokyo's defenses against cross-border outbreaks as the region's busiest travel season of the year begins. (Nikkei)
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January 15, 2020 - 22:01
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Missing link between microbes and complex life

January 15, 2020 - 21:00
Scientists from Japan say they have succeeded in cultivating microbes that have the characteristics of eukaryotic cells. The finding may shed light on one of the major mysteries about the evolution of life. (NHK)
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Record snowless winter in Japan

January 15, 2020 - 20:56
Wide areas along the Sea of Japan coast are experiencing a winter with record-low amounts of snow. (NHK)
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Nearly 14 million computers in Japan at risk as Microsoft ends Windows 7 support

January 14, 2020 - 23:13
Microsoft Corp. stops providing free support for the Windows 7 operating system Tuesday, and warned that an estimated 13.9 million computers in Japan still using the system could become more vulnerable to viruses and hacking. (Japan Times)
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Spent MOX fuel removed at Ikata nuclear plant; 1st time in Japan

January 14, 2020 - 22:58
Spent mixed oxide fuel has been removed from a reactor at a nuclear power plant in western Japan in the first such operation in Japan, the plant operator said Tuesday. (Japan Today)
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Former Zozo fashion retailer Yusaku Maezawa seeks girlfriend for 2023 SpaceX voyage

January 12, 2020 - 22:38
In the latest attention-grabbing stunt by Japanese entrepreneur and billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, his search for a girlfriend to join him on a voyage around the moon will be the subject of a new documentary program. (Japan Times)
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Volcano erupts on southwestern Japan island, no injuries reported

January 11, 2020 - 23:22
A volcano on a southwestern Japan island erupted Saturday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with no immediate reports of injuries. (Kyodo)
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5G commercial services to begin this year in Japan

January 7, 2020 - 21:38
Commercial services using next-generation 5G networks will begin this year in Japan. (NHK)
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Japan's saury catch falls to record low

January 7, 2020 - 21:35
Japan's catch of Pacific saury plunged to a record low last year, as there were fewer fish in the country's coastal waters. (NHK)
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Toyota unveils plan to build 'city of the future' near Mount Fuji

January 7, 2020 - 21:06
Toyota has unveiled plans to build a sustainable “city of the future” near Mount Fuji that will run on hydrogen fuel cells and become a living laboratory for self-driving vehicles, robotics and artificial intelligence. (
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Is it the Solution to the Blockchain Scalability Problem

January 6, 2020 - 05:17
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After 300 years, is majestic Mount Fuji 'on standby' for next eruption?

January 3, 2020 - 21:49
Snow-capped, symmetrically cone-shaped and awe-inspiringly tall, Mount Fuji has for centuries provided Japanese with something of a spiritual backbone, attracting hundreds of thousands of climbers every year. (Japan Times)
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Japan's low altitude satellite Tsubame registered in Guinness World Records

December 30, 2019 - 21:08
Japan’s superlow altitude satellite Tsubame has been registered by Guinness World Records as having achieved the “lowest altitude by an Earth observation satellite in orbit,” the nation’s space agency has announced. (Japan Times)
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