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Japanese tech to slash green hydrogen costs by two thirds

June 20, 2021 - 07:12
Japanese energy company Eneos and plant engineer Chiyoda will build a facility that manufactures hydrogen without carbon dioxide emissions at one-third the current cost, a breakthrough in the nation's push toward decarbonization. (Nikkei)
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Japan passes space resources law

June 19, 2021 - 03:57
Japan’s parliament approved legislation that allows companies to extract and utilize space resources as the head of Russia’s space agency criticized similar national laws on the subject. (
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Japan study reveals long-term effects of COVID-19

June 18, 2021 - 08:40
The interim results of Japanese research on long-term effects of the coronavirus show that some people experienced fatigue, hair loss or other symptoms six months after they had been diagnosed with infection. (NHK)
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Aging reactor to be restarted next Wednesday

June 18, 2021 - 06:07
The operator of the Mihama nuclear power plant on the Sea of Japan coast says it will restart an aging reactor next Wednesday after a 10-year suspension. (NHK)
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Ryugu asteroid samples show presence of water

June 18, 2021 - 05:59
A Japanese researcher says an initial analysis of samples from the Ryugu asteroid has yielded data that shows the presence of plenty of water and organic matter on the asteroid. (NHK)
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Japan's Daiichi Sankyo halts trials of existing drug for COVID-19 treatment

June 15, 2021 - 16:51
Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Co (4568.T) said on Tuesday it was halting development of an existing drug for the treatment of COVID-19. (Reuters)
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Drone expo kicks off in Japan

June 15, 2021 - 03:22
Companies are showing off the latest drone technology for a trade show near Tokyo. Over 100 firms from Japan and elsewhere are taking part. (NHK)
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Nobel laureate Negishi Ei-ichi dies

June 12, 2021 - 04:37
Japanese Nobel laureate Negishi Ei-ichi has died at the age of 85. He was awarded the 2010 Chemistry Prize for developing a new method to synthesize organic compounds. (NHK)
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Looking for love, white rhino 'Emma' lands in Japan

June 10, 2021 - 23:43
Like many of us, Emma has had her travel plans derailed by coronavirus. But after months of delay, the white rhino has arrived in Japan and is looking for love. (
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What it's Like Living on Japan's Most Active Volcano

June 7, 2021 - 09:51
In the south of Japan lies the country's most active volcano. With hundreds, if not thousands of eruptions per year, it is a place often covered in volcanic ash, and smoke. (Tokyo Lens)
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'Four-eyed' goat sighting spooks Miyagi senior

June 6, 2021 - 17:53
On 22 May, 80-year-old office worker Eiji Okamoto was out enjoying that natural scenery of Yanaizu Kokuzoson, a Buddhist temple in the mountains outside Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture. (
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Japan fights to keep up in quantum computing

June 6, 2021 - 03:25
Japan's top companies are joining forces as global competition over next-generation quantum technology grows more intense. (Nikkei)
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Days of free plastic forks and straws numbered under new Japan law

June 5, 2021 - 05:41
Japan's restaurants and retailers will soon have to stop giving away plastic forks, spoons and containers under a law passed Friday to cut down on such waste, instead looking into such options as charging for utensils, switching to biodegradables, or letting customers fend for themselves. (Nikkei)
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Advantages Of Autoflowering Cannabis Strains

June 3, 2021 - 03:39
With cannabis cultivation expanding due to legalization in many countries, everywhere from home grows to professional operations many growers are considering autoflower crops. (
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Japanese farmers turning to technology to overcome pandemic, aging

June 3, 2021 - 03:32
Japanese farmers are turning to digital technologies to grow and sell their products as the coronavirus pandemic depresses sales to restaurants and the graying of Japan's population complicates the drive to raise productivity in the labor-intensive sector. (Kyodo)
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Growth plan for green investments, securing chips

June 3, 2021 - 03:24
A Japanese government panel is calling for investing in equipment to make products that are highly effective in de-carbonization and also for building a system to secure a stable supply of semiconductors. (NHK)
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Japan to set new targets for eco-friendly vehicles

June 3, 2021 - 03:19
NHK has learned that the Japanese government plans to set new targets to speed the country's transition to eco-friendly vehicles. (NHK)
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Japanese space agency to put Transformable Lunar Robot on the moon

June 1, 2021 - 03:08
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced on its website that the agency has plans to put a Transformable Lunar Robot on the moon. (
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Japan targets 1,000 hydrogen stations by end of decade

May 30, 2021 - 06:30
The Japanese government will include 1,000 hydrogen refueling stations for fuel-cell vehicles deployed across the country by 2030 in a draft of its growth strategy due to be hammered out in June, Nikkei has learned. (Nikkei)
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Govt. approves Pfizer vaccine for over-12s

May 29, 2021 - 06:08
Japan's health ministry decided on Friday to expand the use of US pharmaceutical company Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine to people aged 12 or older. (NHK)
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