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IUCN calls Pacific bluefin tuna 'Near Threatened'

September 6, 2021 - 08:09
An international group of wildlife experts has downgraded the risk of extinction for Pacific bluefin tuna by one notch. (NHK)
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Japan COVID survey: 2 shots offer 95% protection

September 2, 2021 - 19:59
A survey by Japanese researchers suggests that two shots of a coronavirus vaccine have a 95-percent efficacy rate in protecting the recipients from infection. (NHK)
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COVID-19 variant Mu found in Japan

September 2, 2021 - 03:58
Japan has confirmed its first infections with a new coronavirus variant classified as one of interest by the World Health Organization. (NHK)
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Serious cases on the rise in Japan

September 1, 2021 - 05:13
Japanese authorities confirmed a nationwide tally of more than 17,000 new cases of coronavirus infection on Tuesday. The number of seriously ill patients was at a record high for the 19th straight day. (NHK)
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New Delta variant mutation found in Japan

September 1, 2021 - 05:06
A group of Japanese researchers says it has found a new mutation of the Delta coronavirus variant for the first time in Japan. (NHK)
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Japan's engineering solutions for the next tsunami

August 31, 2021 - 15:17
Due to its geographical location on the Ring of Fire, Japan is one of the most seismically active countries on the planet. (Interesting Engineering)
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Toyota to restart self-driving Olympic village vehicles with more safety staff

August 31, 2021 - 04:13
Toyota Motor Corp. said on Monday it would resume operations of its self-driving e-Palette pods at the athletes village for the Tokyo Paralympics with greater operator control and more safety staff to ensure they do not hit any more people. (Japan Times)
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Foreign substances found in another Moderna lot

August 29, 2021 - 11:29
Foreign substances have been found in another lot of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. They were spotted at a large vaccination center in the southern prefecture of Okinawa on Saturday. (NHK)
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Foreign substance detected in Moderna vaccine in Japan may be metal

August 28, 2021 - 04:24
The foreign substance detected in dozens of vials of Moderna Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine in Japan is thought to have been tiny pieces of metal, but experts have dismissed concerns over significant health problems, saying that the chance of the foreign material actually entering the body is low. (Japan Times)
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Modern Japanese Lunch Box Factory - How it made Bento - Japanese Bento Manufacture

August 27, 2021 - 05:44
Japanese Bento Box Factory in Tokyo Japan - How a bento box is Made in Japan factory. This is a food tour of all the products that is made in a Japanese bento factory. (Noal Farm)
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Undersea tunnel planned to release treated water

August 25, 2021 - 05:43
NHK has learned that Japan's government and the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant plan to release treated water from the facility into the ocean through an undersea tunnel. (NHK)
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Disabled people in Japan control cafe robots from the comfort of their own homes

August 24, 2021 - 18:56
A cafe in central Tokyo is using robots to serve customers. (South China Morning Post)
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Inside the Japanese Hotel Staffed by Robots

August 22, 2021 - 06:49
Motherboard goes to Japan to visit the Henn-na Hotel, which is staffed almost entirely by robots. (VICE Asia)
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Coronavirus experts warn of 'happy hypoxia'

August 21, 2021 - 02:12
Medical experts in Japan say people who are recovering from the coronavirus at home should frequently check their blood oxygen levels because their conditions could worsen without noticeable symptoms. (NHK)
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JAXA plans to collect sample from Martian moon

August 20, 2021 - 09:10
Japan's space agency JAXA says it aims to bring back to Earth up to 10 grams of sand from the surface of a Martian moon, by a probe to be launched in 2024. (NHK)
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Japan burger chain lets staff work remotely with robots

August 20, 2021 - 09:08
Fans of Japan's Mos Burger now can order a meal and have it brought to their table without interacting face-to-face with an employee. But there is more to this month's robotic initiative than meets the eye. (Nikkei)
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Japan’s $64BN Gamble on Levitating Bullet Trains Explained

August 19, 2021 - 16:05
Japan is building the fastest commercial train line in the world - by removing wheels from the equation. ( The B1M)
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Smoke confirmed at Hamaoka nuclear plant, 2nd reporting within week

August 18, 2021 - 04:04
Fire alarms went off at the Hamaoka nuclear plant in Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, on Tuesday, and the operator confirmed smoke within a building, the second such reporting within a week at the currently suspended plant. (Kyodok)
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New island discovered south of Tokyo after submarine volcano erupts

August 18, 2021 - 04:00
A new island has been discovered near Iwoto Island located around 1,200 kilometers south of Tokyo after a submarine volcano began erupting late last week, the Japan Coast Guard said Monday. (Japan Today)
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Underwater Fukutoku-Okanoba volcano erupts strongly off Japan

August 16, 2021 - 03:39
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported that a submarine eruption occurred at Fukutoku-Okanoba volcano at 06:20 local time on August 13, 2021. The eruption is still ongoing… (PropheticWorship Gathering)
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