Bitcoin Futures Get Cold Shoulder From Japanese Regulator

Japan’s financial regulator is in no hurry to follow the U.S. and enable the listing of futures contracts linked to cryptocurrencies, according to a senior Financial Services Agency official with d...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 weeks, 3 days ago | 0 comments

Wireless Power!

Hiroshi Amano, a professor from Nagoya University who was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics, is developing together with other researchers a remote power supply system that sends energy to di...

posted by  Yubi | 1 month ago | 1 comment

Japanese astronaut sorry for 9cm ISS growth mistake

A Japanese astronaut has apologised for wrongly stating he has grown 9cm (3.5in) since arriving at the International Space Station (ISS) just over three weeks ago.

posted by  Yubi | 1 month, 1 week ago | 1 comment

Deep-sea mining could find rare elements for smartphones — but will it destroy rare species?

Japan has successfully mined zinc, gold, and other minerals from a deep-water seabed off the coast of Okinawa, The Japan Times reported in September. Though the scale of the operation is still uncl...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

Asteroid probe 6 months away from its destination

Japan's space agency says its asteroid probe Hayabusa2 is on course to reach its target between Earth and Mars in about 6 months.

JAXA told reporters on Thursday that the probe is flying at around ...

posted by  Yubi | 2 months ago | 0 comments

Good News!

Japan's Meteorological Agency says measurements made this year show that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica was the smallest one in nearly 30 years.

Chlorofluorocarbons and other man-made ...

posted by  Yubi | 2 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

LEDs made with rare earth metals from seabed

Japanese researchers have successfully made light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, from rare earth metals found on the seabed south of the country.

The presence of mud containing the rare metals was confi...

posted by  Yubi | 2 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

After three days of carefully navigating through a shattered reactor building, the Manbo finally reached the heavily damaged Unit 3 reactor. There, the robot beamed back video of a gaping hole at t...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months, 4 weeks ago | 0 comments

world’s 1st digital medicine

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. said Tuesday it has obtained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to manufacture and sell its oral aripiprazole tablets embedded with a miniscule sensor, th...

posted by  Yubi | 3 months ago | 0 comments

Multilingual robots unveiled in Tokyo

Multilingual robot concierges have been unveiled in Tokyo prior to trials that will gauge their ability to welcome visitors to the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike attende...

posted by  Yubi | 3 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments


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