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Archaeological mystery solved with modern genetics

June 21, 2019

Researchers at the University of Tokyo conducted a census of the Japanese population around 2,500 years ago using…
Glassy Menagerie of Particles in Beach Sands Near Hiroshima is Fallout Debris from A-Bomb Blast

May 16, 2019

X-ray studies at Berkeley Lab provide evidence for source of exotic assortment of melt debris. Mario Wannier, a…
Momo3 taking off from its launch site in Hokkaido. Image Credit: Asahi Shimbun
Japan’s First Private Rocket Flies to Space

May 8, 2019

Have you heard of Interstellar Technologies? They’re the latest private company to launch their own rocket into space.…
Japan has restarted five nuclear power reactors in 2018

November 30, 2018

Shikoku Electric Power Co. restarted the 890 megawatt (MW) Ikata-3 reactor in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture at the end of October,…
Elon Musk Reveals who the First Lunar Tourist Will Be

September 19, 2018

Ever since Elon Musk announced the latest addition to the SpaceX rocket family back in September of 2016,…
A Japanese Company is About to Test a Tiny Space Elevator… in Space

September 11, 2018

Let’s be honest, launching things into space with rockets is a pretty inefficient way to do things. Not…
Toyota to make "Connected Vehicles" its new standard in Japan

June 26, 2018

New technology provides connected services to enhance car ownership experience. Aim to make it standard on all new…
Toyota moves to expand mass-production of fuel cell stacks and hydrogen tanks towards ten-fold increase post-2020

May 24, 2018

Newly constructed building at Honsha Plant will house FC cell stack production. Shimoyama Plant to add new line…
Plan to Develop Aichi Low-carbon Hydrogen Supply Chain Moves Forward

April 25, 2018

Toyota City, Japan, April 25, 2018―The Aichi Low-carbon Hydrogen Supply Chain Promotion Association*, a body which includes the…
Toyota, JapanTaxi, KDDI and Accenture to Start Piloting Artificial Intelligence-based Taxi Dispatch Support System

March 9, 2018

Toyota City, Japan, March 9, 2018―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and JapanTaxi Co., Ltd. (JapanTaxi), jointly with KDDI Corporation…
OTON GLASS: turning text to speech

February 23, 2018

With OTON GLASS, users are able to capture text with a blink and have it read back to…
Chubu Electric Power and Toyota to Commence Electrified Vehicle Battery Reuse and Recycling Verification Project

January 31, 2018

Nagoya City, Japan, January 31, 2018―Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Chubu Electric Power) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota)…
The Most Detailed Map Ever Made of the Milky Way in Radio Waves

January 30, 2018

A Japanese telescope has produced our most detailed radio wave image yet of the Milky Way galaxy. Over…
New Company to be Established in Spring 2018 with Focus on Full-fledged Development of Hydrogen Recharging Station Network in Japan

December 12, 2017

New Company to be Established in Spring 2018 with Focus on Full-fledged Development of Hydrogen Recharging Station Network…
Toyota Launches Sales of "Kirobo Mini" Nationwide

November 22, 2017

Toyota City, Japan, November 22, 2017―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) launched sales*1 of its compact and cuddlesome Kirobo Mini…
Winds carried radioactive materials from Fukushima to Tokyo

January 15, 2017

University of Tokyo researchers have revealed through observational data analysis and computer simulation that what are known as…
Sumatra earthquake caused changes in Earth’s crust in Japan

January 23, 2016

A research group at the University of Tokyo and others found that the Sumatra earthquake induced increased seismic…
Toyota’s vision of the future taxi of Japan

October 30, 2015

Nowadays people travel a lot. Most of the further journeys are made by planes or ships. This means…
Japan restarts first nuclear reactor under new safety rules

August 13, 2015

On August 11, Kyushu Electric Power Company’s 846 megawatt (MW) Sendai Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 became the…
Japan plans to restart some nuclear plants in 2015 after Fukushima shutdown

February 12, 2015

Previously one of the world’s largest producers of nuclear-generated electricity, Japan has relied heavily on fossil fuels following…
The oldest “fossilized poop” from Japan

October 16, 2014

The mass extinction that took place at the Paleozoic-Mesozoic boundary (approx.252 million years ago) killed around 95 per…
Formation age of oldest ore deposit in Japan successfully determined

September 17, 2014

Professor Yasuhiro Kato, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, and Dr. Tatsuo Nozaki and Dr. Katsuhiko…
Let’s be doctors! Reducing children’s fear of needles through learning and play

August 18, 2014

Quite a few parents have dealt with their children’s fear of needles, which gets in the way of…
Researcher examines the history and impacts of earthquakes in Japan

April 14, 2014

Greg Smits’ interest in earthquakes began with a catfish. A book full of catfish, to be precise. Back…
Quick-charging lithium-ion batteries on the horizon

April 8, 2014

Secondary (rechargeable) batteries that can store and release electricity at need are a core technology and key to…
Japanese astronaut becomes International Space Station commander

March 12, 2014

Astronaut Koichi Wakata, pictured at the Baikonur cosmodrome on November 6, 2013, has become the first Japanese commander…
Japan readies hi-tech global rainfall satellite

February 27, 2014

In this file photo, trace of a moving light is made by Japan’s H-IIA rocket, launched from the…
Ford Fiesta back in Japan despite past failure

January 9, 2014

A man looks at a Ford Fiesta compact car in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Ford’s Fiesta compact…
ZTE and KDDI Offer Smart Multimedia Infotainment System in Japan

January 6, 2014

ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider…
Sea Shepherd catches Japanese fleet, four whales dead

January 6, 2014

Three dead minke whales on the deck of the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru, on January 5, 2013…
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