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Strong earthquake hits western Japan

January 22, 2022 - 19:04
A powerful earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.6 hit western Japan early on Saturday. Strong jolts were felt in Oita, Miyazaki, Kumamoto and Kochi prefectures. There was no tsunami. (NHK)
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'La Nina' may have been behind heavy snow

January 22, 2022 - 02:11
Japan's Meteorological Agency says a La Nina weather pattern could have contributed to the recent heavy snowfall across wide areas of the country. (NHK)
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Tsunami caused by Tonga volcano eruption stumps Japan weather experts

January 18, 2022 - 00:49
The eruption of an underwater volcano off Tonga on Saturday that caused tsunami waves of up to around 1 meter to hit parts of Japan's coast stumped weather experts, as volcanic eruptions are said to rarely cause a rise in tide levels. (Kyodo)
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Tsunami cause no major damage in Japan after Tonga volcano eruption

January 17, 2022 - 07:07
Japan saw tsunami waves of about 1 meter high in coastal areas on Sunday but no major damage or flooding after the eruption of an underwater volcano off Tonga led to evacuation orders for nearly 230,000 citizens. (Japan Today)
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This Small Japanese Town Is A UFO Hotspot

January 16, 2022 - 05:03
In a small Japanese town with desolate streets and shuttered storefronts, aliens are said to be frequent visitors. (VICE News)
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I put FRUIT in the Woods...What eats it??

January 15, 2022 - 13:48
Putting a whole Pizza in front of a trail cam, or putting a Peanut butter covered watermelon melon out in the woods is not responsible and not a good idea. It harms the animals and just not a good idea. (Japan Trail Cam)
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Intestinal bacteria could be behind Japan's low COVID deaths, study says

January 14, 2022 - 20:19
The abundance of a specific intestinal bacteria known to suppresses the binding of the coronavirus to human cell receptors is likely to play a role in the low COVID-19 mortality rates seen in Asia and Northern Europe, according to a study led by a team of researchers at Nagoya University. (Japan Times)
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Twin pandas born in Tokyo zoo make public debut

January 12, 2022 - 18:02
The twin giant pandas born at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Gardens last year made their public debut Wednesday, but will be on view for only three days and to a limited number of visitors amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections. (Nikkei)
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Scientists prove snow monkeys eat fish to survive

January 11, 2022 - 19:28
Researchers have discovered that snow monkeys living in a mountainous region in central Japan eat fish to survive the harsh winter. (NHK)
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Japan seeks nuclear fusion reactor prototype by midcentury

January 9, 2022 - 19:25
Japan aims to hammer out its very first research and development strategy for nuclear fusion by summer, Nikkei has learned, with the goal of achieving a prototype reactor by around 2050. (Nikkei)
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Japan billionaire grateful for Earth after space trip

January 8, 2022 - 19:48
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, newly returned to Japan after a 12-day journey into space in December, said being launched into the cosmos was less scary than riding a rollercoaster and made him obsessed with Earth. (Reuters)
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Study: Omicron cases double in less than 2 days

January 8, 2022 - 19:24
Researchers in Japan estimate that numbers of coronavirus infections in Okinawa, Tokyo and Osaka prefectures are doubling in less than two days amid the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. (NHK)
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Japanese Flying Fish Catching and Processing - How to fishing Flying Fish

January 5, 2022 - 18:35
Flying fish live in all of the oceans, particularly in tropical and warm subtropical waters.Flying fish are commercially fished in Japan, Vietnam, and China. ()
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Keeping self-driving cars safe from hackers

January 5, 2022 - 18:27
Cars of the future will be heavily dependent on the internet for navigation and other basic operations. But that will also make them vulnerable to hacking attacks capable of causing serious damage. (NHK)
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Teenager 1st to use hospital's "confidential birth" system

January 5, 2022 - 08:06
A southwestern Japan hospital where women can give birth anonymously said Tuesday that a teenage girl who gave birth in December has become the first person to use the system, the only one of its kind in the country. (Kyodo)
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Study: Omicron may be less pathogenic than Delta

December 30, 2021 - 16:12
A group of researchers in Japan says its animal experiments have suggested that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus may be less pathogenic than Delta. (NHK)
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How virtual reality is going to shape the future of casino gaming

December 30, 2021 - 06:42
Online casinos are one of the most popular forms of entertainment these days. (newsonjapan.com)
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Study: Two doses less effective against Omicron

December 28, 2021 - 02:51
NHK has learned that laboratory tests in Japan show that two coronavirus vaccine shots are far less effective against the Omicron variant than the Delta variant. (NHK)
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Bus or train? World's first dual-mode vehicle debuts in Japan

December 26, 2021 - 01:07
It's a bus, it's a train, it's a DMV! The world's first dual-mode vehicle, equally at home on road and rail, is set to make its public debut on December 25 in the town of Kaiyo in Japan's Tokushima prefecture. ( INQUIRER.net)
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Japan approves Merck's oral coronavirus drug

December 25, 2021 - 02:19
Japan's health ministry has authorized the use of an oral COVID-19 drug developed by US pharmaceutical firm Merck. (NHK)
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