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Google Japan introduces a 1.6 meter keyboard where all the keys are in a row

October 3, 2022 - 03:59
Google is ready to revolutionize computer keyboards with this incredible bar-shaped keyboard. (
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Japan's digital minister says he's ready for a fight

October 1, 2022 - 06:51
Japan's media-savvy digital minister said Friday he's ready to take an iron-fisted approach to speed up the nation's slow embrace of online services at government offices and workplaces. (AFP)
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Japan's push into 'deep tech' innovation

September 29, 2022 - 04:44
Imagine if you could put an ultra-thin, transparent solar sheet on your window to generate energy, not just from sunlight but also artificial lights from inside your room? (BBC)
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Japan’s COVID herd immunity near 90% after Omicron wave, study says

September 28, 2022 - 03:48
Japan’s population level immunity to COVID-19 has reached about 90% in major population areas after a recent Omicron wave, though that level of protection is likely to diminish in a matter of months, according to a study published on Tuesday. (
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Japanese firm launches the world's first hoverbike that can fly up to 40 minutes

September 25, 2022 - 06:35
Japanese firm AERWINS introduced the world's first flying bike (Channel IAM-English)
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Japan space probe finds water in asteroid for first time

September 23, 2022 - 09:54
Water has been found in an asteroid sample collected by Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe, marking the first such discovery and shedding light on how the Earth's oceans may have formed. (Nikkei)
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Japan space center damaged by Typhoon Nanmadol

September 21, 2022 - 00:37
Typhoon Nanmadol stormed through Japan over the weekend and moved into the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, after taking the lives of four people, injuring dozens, starting landslides, and dumping up to two feet of rain in just 24 hours. It also did not spare a space center on Tanegashima island. (
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Japan JUST REVEALED New Fully Performing Female Robots

September 19, 2022 - 08:59
Japan will see a sharp increase in convenience store robots over the next year, with the addition of drink-stocking robotic assistants at 300 FamilyMart convenience stores across metropolitan areas. (Artificial Intelligence News Daily)
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Honda to join lunar rover project by JAXA

September 17, 2022 - 10:14
Honda Motor will join the development of a lunar rover by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)
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Japanese professor wins Ig Nobel prize for study on knob turning

September 16, 2022 - 08:01
It is one of life’s overlooked arts: the optimal way to turn a knob. Now an investigation into this neglected question has been recognised with one of science’s most coveted accolades: an Ig Nobel prize. (
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Japan to start Omicron targeted vaccinations next week

September 14, 2022 - 18:08
Japan's health ministry says coronavirus vaccinations that target Omicron variants will start next week. The vaccines will be categorized as public inoculations so people can get them for free. (NHK)
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Japan to set up panel for promoting nuclear fusion development

September 14, 2022 - 05:21
Japan's government says it will set up an expert panel to promote the development of nuclear fusion, which is seen as a next-generation source of energy, with plans to present a concrete strategy around next April. (NHK)
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Syphilis cases hit record high in Japan

September 13, 2022 - 21:14
The number of syphilis cases in Japan this year has hit a record high, already surpassing the total for all of 2021. (NHK)
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Japan approves coronavirus vaccine aimed at Omicron

September 13, 2022 - 07:23
Japan has approved the use of coronavirus vaccines that target Omicron for people aged 12 or older who have received their first two shots. (NHK)
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Japan experiences second-hottest summer on record

September 4, 2022 - 01:59
Weather officials in Japan say the country has just experienced its second-hottest summer on record. (NHK)
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Japan declares 'war' on the humble floppy disk in new digital push

September 1, 2022 - 09:43
Japan’s digital minister, who’s vowed to rid the bureaucracy of outdated tools from the hanko stamp to the fax machine, has now declared “war” on a technology many haven’t seen for decades -- the floppy disk. (
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Japanese scientist sets new national record for deep-sea exploration

August 30, 2022 - 07:00
NHK has learned that a Japanese scientist was among the members of an international deep-sea exploration team who reached a depth of 9,801 meters in a recent mission. This marks a new record for Japanese explorers of the ocean's depths. (NHK)
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5 Japanese Gadgets Tested By Design Expert | Well Equipped

August 30, 2022 - 06:21
Design and usability guru Dan Formosa returns for another episode of Well Equipped, this time offering up his review of 5 kitchen gadgets made in Japan. (Epicurious)
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Popular ibisPaint app bulks up with new features, targets 500m downloads

August 29, 2022 - 15:05
The feature-packed ibisPaint drawing software has become the most-downloaded mobile app from a Japanese company, with further enhancements planned to extend its reach. (Nikkei)
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Japan to launch two probes to the moon

August 27, 2022 - 04:00
Scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, say they are very enthusiastic about their mission of sending two small spacecraft to the moon. (NHK)
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