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Crash of private Japanese moon lander blamed on software, last-minute location switch

15 hours 39 min ago
A private Japanese moon lander went into free-fall while trying to land on the lunar surface last month, company officials said Friday, blaming a software issue and a last-minute switch in the touchdown location. (Japan Today)
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NASA unveils lunar photos of possible debris of failed Japan lander

May 25, 2023 - 11:42
NASA on Tuesday unveiled photos of the area of the Moon where a Japanese lander failed in what could have been the world's first lunar touchdown by a private space vehicle. (Kyodo)
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World's biggest nuclear plant in Japan may stay closed due to papers left on car roof

May 23, 2023 - 15:07
A week after Japanese regulators postponed the restart of the world’s biggest nuclear power plant due to safety lapses, a careless employee working from home added to the company’s woes. (
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Update the system: Japan’s Generational Divide

May 21, 2023 - 03:25
According to the Japan Policy Council, 869 municipalities—nearly half of Japan’s total—are at risk of vanishing by 2040. Can web3 NFTs digitize important historic traditions, so they have the chance to live on in web3 forever? (Coinbase)
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Japan to join India's UPI payment system, says Kono Taro, Japan's Digital Minister

May 19, 2023 - 05:24
Japan and India are trying to promote digital cooperation, says Kono Taro, Japan's Digital Minister while speaking to WION's Diplomatic Correspondent Siddhant Sibbal. He also added that Japan is now seriously thinking about joining Indian UPI payment system. (WION)
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Ear acupuncture: Japan trial shows alternative medicine reduces obesity

May 18, 2023 - 03:53
Ear acupuncture can help people lose weight. A study conducted in Japan revealed that overweight and obese men lost over a stone on average after undergoing the procedure that involves strapping tiny beads to the ears. (
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North Korean hackers stole $721 million in cryptocurrency from Japan

May 16, 2023 - 11:17
Hacker groups affiliated with North Korea have stolen $721 million worth of cryptocurrency assets from Japan since 2017, the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday, citing a study by UK blockchain analysis provider Elliptic. (Dawn)
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Japan weather bureau: 80 percent chance of El Nino by northern hemisphere summer

May 13, 2023 - 02:28
Japan's weather bureau said on Friday that conditions were nearing for the El Nino phenomenon to form in the equatorial region of the Pacific, and that there was an 80 percent chance that it would be seen by the northern hemisphere summer. (Reuters)
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'Forest' of carbon dioxide-sucking vending machines planned in Japan

May 12, 2023 - 01:29
One of Japan's leading drinks makers is planning an unorthodox way to cut its carbon emissions, utilising a ubiquitous device in the nation: the vending machine. (The Star)
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Mysterious fireballs seen crossing sky over Okinawa

May 11, 2023 - 18:39
Mysterious fireballs were observed streaking slowly across the sky over Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa on Wednesday night, sparking speculation on social media. (Kyodo)
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Study Shows Interferon-based Treatment of Hep C in Japan Reduced Hepatocellular Carcinoma Occurence

May 10, 2023 - 09:52
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is responsible for 90% of primary liver cancers worldwide. It is most often diagnosed in people who drink excessive amounts of alcohol or have long-term liver disease from hepatitis B or C infections. (
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Magnitude 6.3 quake shakes central Japan

May 5, 2023 - 16:39
More details are coming in about an earthquake that struck Ishikawa Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast. (NHK)
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JAXA weighs new mission using Hayabusa and Hayabusa2 tech

April 30, 2023 - 15:51
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, is considering a new mission to collect samples from a small astronomical body, hoping to utilize the technology from the Hayabusa and Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer projects. (Japan Times)
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G7 digital and tech ministers discuss rules for AI

April 30, 2023 - 15:25
Digital and tech ministers of the Group of Seven nations began their talks on Saturday by focusing on the rapidly spreading use of artificial intelligence and ways to regulate it. (NHK)
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Japan's ispace says moon lander unexpectedly accelerated and likely crashed

April 27, 2023 - 00:03
Japan's ispace inc said its attempt to make the first private moon landing had failed after losing contact with its Hakuto-R Mission 1 (M1) lander when it unexpectedly accelerated and probably crashed on the lunar surface. (Tempo)
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Fujitsu opens up AI tech to businesses for trial use

April 26, 2023 - 14:03
Japanese technology group Fujitsu has launched a platform that lets companies use its artificial intelligence technologies for free, aiming to explore new services by encouraging trial use in a variety of fields. (Nikkei)
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Japan's private moon lander assumed lost after attempted landing

April 26, 2023 - 05:42
A private Japanese moon mission failed on Tuesday after thecommunication with the spacecraft was lost andthe moon lander appeared to have crash landed on the surface following a landing attempt. (
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Japan health ministry panel approves nation's first abortion pills

April 22, 2023 - 04:50
Japan is one step closer to approving abortion pills for the first time after an expert panel at the health ministry gave the go-ahead on Friday. (NHK)
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Japan adopts national strategy on nuclear fusion

April 22, 2023 - 04:48
Japan has adopted its first-ever national strategy on nuclear fusion reflecting the need to create a domestic fusion industry. (
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9th COVID wave in Japan could cause many deaths, experts predict

April 20, 2023 - 17:18
Japanese experts say a ninth wave of the coronavirus in the country could cause many deaths, mainly of elderly people. (NHK)
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