Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop' www.bbc.com

Elon Musk's company SpaceX has unveiled the first private passenger it plans to fly around the Moon.

Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa, 42, announced: "I choose to go to...

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Another Roadside Attraction: 3 Random Joys of Japanese Highway Travel blog.gaijinpot.com

Exploring Japan by car can be uniquely rewarding. Beyond the ability to soak in the picturesque vistas on your own time, there are other experiences to be had. So whether you’re a passenger or a dr...

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Sumo: Kisenosato ready to make injury comeback at autumn tourney english.kyodonews.net

Yokozuna Kisenosato said Thursday he is determined to put his injury woes behind him and make a winning comeback at the upcoming Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament after missing a record-setting eight co...

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Quake-hit Hokkaido may not have power fully restored for over a week english.kyodonews.net

The shutdown of a key thermal power plant may mean Hokkaido could see reduced electricity supply for over a week, a state minister said Thursday, following a powerful earthquake that rattled Japan'...

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Uber Seals Its First Taxi Deal in Japan www.bloomberg.com

Uber Technologies Inc. has finally found a partner for its cab-hailing program in Japan, one of the world’s largest taxi markets.

A Fuji Taxi vehicle with the Uber logo.Photographer: Yuji Nakamura/...

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Japan Spacecraft Collects Samples from Asteroid’s Surface shingetsunewsagency.com

Since the launch of the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft from the Tanegashima Launch Center into space in 2014, and after its three-and-a-half-year journey, it finally reached its destination—an asteroid call...

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5 Romance Anime to Fill the Current ‘Your Name’ Void blog.gaijinpot.com

Fans worldwide are going into anime withdrawal, itching for their next Makoto Shinkai fix. While Shinkai teased in a vague tweet that his next film is set to release sometime in 2019, not much more...

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For $450, This Japanese Company Will Quit Your Job For You www.npr.org

Stressed out, overworked, or just over it: Workers in Japan who want to leave their jobs — but don't want to face the stress of quitting in person — are paying a company called Exit to tell their b...

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How Japan's visionaries saw the future www.bbc.com

From cities in the air to floating villages in the Bay of Tokyo, a group of forward-thinking Japanese architects, celebrated recently in the Pompidou’s Japan-Ness exhibition in Metz, France, showed...

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Daisuke Motogi Architects designs 'dappled' office in tokyo www.designboom.com

daisuke architecture and design (DDAA) designs the tokyo office space for DAQ, an iphone accessories company. the space had been converted from a former french restaurant. a black perforated partit...

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