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Deadly Blue-Ringed Octopus Spotted Near Tokyo

July 6, 2024 - 00:28
With rising sea temperatures, the habitats of marine life are changing, and some of these changes involve dangerous creatures that require caution. One such creature is the venomous Blue-Ringed Octopus, which has poison hundreds of times more potent than cyanide. (News On Japan)
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Is Japan's Tap Water Safe? The Unavoidable Challenges of PFAS

July 4, 2024 - 17:17
The Japanese government has requested all water utility companies to report the results of water quality tests by the end of September regarding the organic fluorine compound "PFAS." But what exactly is PFAS, and is Japan's tap water safe? Based on interviews with Koji Harada, an associate professor at Kyoto University, we delve into the topic. (News On Japan)
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Heatwave Sparks Shark Attacks on Fish Farms

July 4, 2024 - 05:13
The heatwave has not only affected the land but also brought unexpected changes to the sea. On July 3, Tokyo recorded a temperature of 34.8C, the hottest day of the year so far. This intense heat has also triggered unusual occurrences in the ocean, including shark attacks on aquaculture farms. (News On Japan)
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Japan's H3 Rocket Places Satellite into Orbit

July 1, 2024 - 18:45
Japan's new flagship H3 rocket has successfully placed an Earth observation satellite into orbit in its third launch. The rocket lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima shortly after midday on Monday. (NHK)
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Japan's Geothermal Power: A 24/7 Energy Solution?

July 1, 2024 - 06:39
A large-scale geothermal power project comparable to nuclear power is underway in Japan, with the government and private sector accelerating their efforts toward a green transformation (GX) and renewable energy transition. However, rising power consumption, partly due to the spread of AI, has sent the demand for electricity skyrocketing. (News On Japan)
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Sapporo Man Contracts Encephalitis from Tick Bite

June 27, 2024 - 07:09
A man in his 50s has been diagnosed with encephalitis after being bitten by a tick, according to the Sapporo City Health Department. This is the sixth reported case of tick-borne encephalitis in Japan. (News On Japan)
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First Successful Breeding of Arctic Wolves in Japan

June 26, 2024 - 08:40
Japan has achieved its first successful breeding of the endangered Arctic wolf, with Nasu Animal Kingdom in Tochigi Prefecture announcing the birth of two Arctic wolf pups, a male and a female, on May 16. (News On Japan)
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Why Is Green Hulu Kapuas Kratom Preferred Over Other Strains?

June 21, 2024 - 18:39
Green Hulu Kapuas Kratom has a particularity that makes it highly preferred by people who use Kratom. (News On Japan)
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Fake Cosmetic Surgeon Arrested: Thread Found in Nose

June 21, 2024 - 18:36
A woman with long hair walked briskly. She was Sai Leilei, a 43-year-old Chinese national, arrested for performing cosmetic surgeries without a medical license. (News On Japan)
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63-Leaf Clover Recognized by Guinness World Records

June 20, 2024 - 11:27
A rare 63-leaf clover, cultivated in the garden of Takaharu Watanabe in Nasushiobara City, Tochigi Prefecture, has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records this month. (News On Japan)
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Two Rare White Killer Whales Spotted in Hokkaido

June 18, 2024 - 09:52
A pod of killer whales was observed swimming in the seas off Hokkaido, but two individuals stood out for their unique appearance – their entire bodies were pure white. (News On Japan)
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How to Spot MCI? Predicted to Strike 1 in 3

June 17, 2024 - 05:10
Located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, the 'Kenno Cafe' aims to prevent dementia through recreational activities like exercises for those concerned about the condition. (News On Japan)
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World's Largest Octopus Captured on Film

June 14, 2024 - 07:08
In the waters off Rausu, Hokkaido, at a depth of about 25 meters, a massive creature was discovered, writhing and undulating. (News On Japan)
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Extremely Rare Golden Snake Found in Kitakyushu

June 12, 2024 - 16:28
An extremely rare golden snake has been sighted in Kitakyushu City. The snake is identified as a Takachiho snake, an endangered nocturnal species native to Fukuoka Prefecture and other areas. Typically brown, this specimen is an albino, lacking pigmentation. (News On Japan)
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NTT Docomo's 'Flying Base Station' Set for 2026 Launch

June 5, 2024 - 04:50
NTT Docomo has announced that it will be the first in the world to implement a 'flying base station' in the stratosphere to communicate with the ground by 2026. (News On Japan)
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Giant Sunfish Caught in Fisherman's Net, Rare Jellyfish Feeding Filmed

June 4, 2024 - 01:44
A giant sunfish, causing even experienced fishermen to shiver, has been caught in a net off the coast of Mie Prefecture, while a rare sight of sunfish feeding on jellyfish has been captured at an aquarium in Yamaguchi Prefecture. (News On Japan)
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SLIM's Special Camera Reveals Possible Earth-Origin Moon Formation

June 3, 2024 - 01:30
'How was the moon born?' Among various hypotheses, the most supported is the 'Giant Impact Hypothesis.' This theory suggests that material from Earth forms part of the moon's interior. To investigate this, Japan's first successful lunar lander, SLIM, deliberately landed in a challenging area near a crater. The special camera onboard captured significant images. What does the analysis of these images reveal about the moon's origin? (News On Japan)
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Is Japan Livable Amid Global Warming? Researchers Hold First Meeting

June 2, 2024 - 12:35
‘Is it possible to continue living in Japan as global warming progresses?’ This question brought together over 100 researchers for the inaugural meeting of a project dedicated to studying the impacts of climate change on Japan. (News On Japan)
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KDDI to Establish Moon-Earth Communication Network by 2028

May 31, 2024 - 05:32
As the space-related business sector rapidly expands, Japan's second largest telecommunications company, KDDI, has announced plans to enable mobile communication on the moon. (News On Japan)
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Japan to Be First Outside the U.S. to Integrate ID Functionality into iPhone

May 30, 2024 - 16:00
The Japanese government has reached an agreement with American tech giant Apple to incorporate My Number Card functionality into iPhones by next spring, the first country outside the United States to integrate ID functionality into Apple devices. (News On Japan)
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