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COVID-19 patient in Japan receives world's first living donor lung transplant

April 10, 2021 - 06:21
Doctors in Japan have performed the world's first lung transplant from living donors. (CNA)
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Japan rejects NZ honey with traces of weedkiller glyphosate

April 10, 2021 - 06:04
Japanese authorities have rejected four shipments of New Zealand honey since more stringent testing was introduced for the weed killer glyphosate in January. (https://www.)
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Japanese space start-up hopes to create man-made meteor shower by 2023

April 8, 2021 - 10:58
A Japanese start-up is working to create man-made meteor showers for use in mass entertainment. (South China Morning Post)
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Cosmic rays causing 30,000 network malfunctions in Japan each year

April 4, 2021 - 23:07
Cosmic rays are causing an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 malfunctions in domestic network communication devices in Japan every year, a Japanese telecom giant found recently. (Kyodo)
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Japan ends use of term 'aftershock' 10 years after Great East Japan Earthquake

April 3, 2021 - 02:29
The Meteorological Agency has stopped using the term “aftershocks” for strong earthquakes occurring in areas around the focus of the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, which devastated Japan’s northeast. (Japan Times)
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Nobel laureate Akasaki Isamu dies at 92

April 3, 2021 - 02:08
Japanese Nobel laureate Akasaki Isamu died on Thursday at the age of 92. He was awarded the 2014 physics prize with two other Japanese scientists for inventing blue-light-emitting diodes. (NHK)
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Panel chief: Infections must be curbed until June

April 2, 2021 - 09:02
The head of the Japanese government's advisory panel on the coronavirus response has said its top priority is preventing a rebound in new infections until around June, when local governments will likely have received enough vaccine doses for their elderly citizens. (NHK)
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How Streptococcus pyogenes can survive on skin and cause skin infections

April 1, 2021 - 08:16
Osaka, Japan - Streptococcus pyogenes is one of the most important bacterial causes of human skin infections. If S. pyogenes invades deep into the tissue, it can cause life-threatening illnesses, such as sepsis and toxic shock. With its limited supply of carbohydrates, the skin is generally an effective barrier against infection and not a good surface for the survival of S. pyogenes. To survive successfully and invade deep into the tissue, bacteria must be able to find a source of nutrients and also evade the skin's immune defenses. (
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March 31, 2021 - 07:27
デジタル化の進展に伴い、より多くの企業がカスタム・ソフトウェアという選択肢に頼ることにします。カスタム設計されたソフトウェアに投資する価値がある理由を、この記事で概説いたします。 (
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Cherry blossoms' early bloom due to climate change, say experts

March 31, 2021 - 07:15
Japan's famous cherry blossoms have reached their flowery peak in many places earlier this year than at any time since formal records started being kept nearly 70 years ago, with experts saying climate change is the likely cause. (Japan Today)
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Japan reports 47 anaphylaxis cases after 580,000 Pfizer vaccine shots

March 27, 2021 - 05:17
A total of 47 cases of anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction, have been reported after some 580,000 shots of Pfizer Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine were administered to health workers in Japan, the health ministry said Friday. (Kyodo)
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Volcanic hazard map revised for Mt. Fuji

March 27, 2021 - 05:04
A volcanic hazard map for Mount Fuji in central Japan has been revised for the first time in 17 years, doubling the estimated volume of lava flows in the event of a major eruption. (NHK)
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Kyoto University to supply iPS cells from COVID-19 survivors for research

March 26, 2021 - 04:28
Kyoto University's CiRA Foundation said Thursday it will provide induced pluripotent stem, or iPS, cells created from the blood of people who recovered from COVID-19 to research institutions both in Japan and abroad free of charge. (Japan Times)
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Baby with COVID possibly infected by mom in Japan

March 23, 2021 - 08:08
A group of Japanese researchers says a newborn baby is believed to have contracted the coronavirus from its mother. (NHK)
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M6.9 quake hits northeastern Japan

March 21, 2021 - 01:28
A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit northeastern Japan on Saturday evening. Officials in Miyagi Prefecture say some people are injured. A tsunami advisory was issued for the prefecture, but it was lifted after about an hour and a half. (NHK)
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How Virtual Reality Is Changing the World

March 19, 2021 - 04:53
The computer-generated environments of virtual reality allow people who are plugged into VR headsets to experience scenes and objects that appear to be real, making them feel as though they are completely immersed in their surroundings. (
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Court rules against restart of Tokyo area reactor

March 19, 2021 - 04:34
A Japanese court has ruled that the only nuclear power plant in the Greater Tokyo area should not be restarted, citing insufficient safety measures in the event of a major earthquake. (NHK)
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Struggle to access HIV testing in Japan as health centers prioritize COVID-19

March 17, 2021 - 20:27
Many public health centers in Japan are suspending HIV antibody tests, which had been available for free and under anonymity, as they are too busy dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Japan Times)
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Japanese nuclear plant vulnerable to unauthorized entry for 1 year

March 17, 2021 - 07:18
A nuclear power plant on the Sea of Japan coast had been vulnerable to unauthorized entry in around a dozen locations since March last year, after its security system lost partial functionality and backups were not effective, the country's nuclear regulatory body said Tuesday. (Kyodo)
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Nissan has developed local transport in Japanese town Namie

March 16, 2021 - 19:57
Nissan has developed a new public transportation model for Namie, a coastal town in Japan impacted by 2011 earthquake. (Nissan)
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