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'Daytime Fireball' Spotted Over Tokyo

January 15, 2024 - 18:50
People in Japan's Kanto region reported seeing an exceptionally bright meteor on Monday morning. (NHK)
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Japan's First Lunar Landing Mission: SLIM Enters Moon's Circular Orbit at 600 km Altitude

January 15, 2024 - 15:43
Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced on Monday that the unmanned spacecraft "SLIM," aimed at Japan's first lunar landing, has been placed in a circular orbit around the Moon at an altitude of 600 kilometers in preparation for landing. (News On Japan)
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Researchers find 4-meter ground upheaval from Noto quake

January 13, 2024 - 22:26
Researchers say the massive earthquake in central Japan on New Year's Day has caused ground upheavals as high as about four meters. (NHK)
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Construction Begins on Japan's Tallest Wooden Building

January 11, 2024 - 20:37
Foundations are being laid for an 18-story, 84-meter tower in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, set to become the tallest wooden building in Japan, embracing the shift towards sustainable construction. (News On Japan)
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Ministry of Agriculture Promotes Efforts to Reduce Environmental Impact

January 11, 2024 - 14:10
NHK reports that in an effort to realize sustainable practices, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan has announced that, starting from April this year, it will promote practices that reduce environmental impact by including the minimal use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers as a requirement for receiving certain subsidies to farmers. (News On Japan)
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3-meter tsunami reached nuclear plant after central Japan quake, utility says

January 11, 2024 - 05:49
The operator of a nuclear power plant in quake-hit Ishikawa Prefecture says tsunami waves measuring up to about 3-meters high reached the site following a magnitude 7.6 earthquake in central Japan on New Year's Day. (NHK)
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Beloved whale shark 'Hachibei' dies in quake-hit aquarium

January 10, 2024 - 06:45
A whale shark that captured the hearts of visitors to Notojima Aquarium has died in captivity following the devastating Ishikawa earthquake. (News On Japan)
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Abandoned plants to find new life in zoo

January 9, 2024 - 05:31
A large number of planters left abandoned on a sidewalk in Namba, Osaka, have found a new purpose. (News On Japan)
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