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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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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Big tech warns of 'Japan's millennium bug' ahead of Akihito's abdication www.theguardian.com

On 30 April 2019, Emperor Akihito of Japan is . The decision was announced in December 2017 so as to ensure an orderly transition to Akihito’s son, Naruhito, but the coronation could cause concerns...

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Disrupting Japan #125: How Japan’s Unique Relationship with Robots is About to Make it #1 Again www.disruptingjapan.com

Japan had been a global leader in robotics for decades, but recently the traditional Japanese leaders have been losing ground to the better-funded and better-publicized firms coming out of America ...

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A new digital divide: Young people who can’t use keyboards www.asahi.com

“How do I double click?” “What is a cell in a spreadsheet?”

Mashiko Ishii often hears that her fellow lecturers at Uchida Human Resources Development Center become confused when they are asked such...

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EFF to Japan: Reject Website Blocking www.eff.org

Website blocking to deal with alleged copyright infringement is like cutting off your hand to deal with a papercut. Sure, you don’t have a papercut anymore, but you’ve also lost a lot more than you...

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Japan Tests Silicon for Exascale Computing in 2021 spectrum.ieee.org

Japan’s computer giant Fujitsu and RIKEN, the country’s largest research institute, have begun field-testing a prototype CPU for a next-generation supercomputer they believe will take the country b...

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Softbank, Baidu units tie up to bring autonomous buses to Japan english.kyodonews.net

A subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. and a Japan unit of China's internet search giant Baidu Inc. said Wednesday they have tied up to tap into the Japanese self-driving bus market.

Under the agreem...

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The Japanese Calendar’s Y2K Moment blogs.msdn.microsoft.com

The Windows 10 Spring Release includes a placeholder for the era expected to begin on 1 May, 2019. That information is in a registry key that can be removed or edited in the event that a system's ...

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Honda developing successor to ASIMO robot for more practical use english.kyodonews.net

Honda Motor Co. is developing a successor to its ASIMO humanoid robot, which can walk on two legs, to use for more practical purposes such as nursing care, a company official said Thursday.

"We wil...

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