Japan-Europe joint Mercury spacecraft plan unveiled www3.nhk.or.jp

The Japanese and European space agencies have unveiled their joint probe to be launched to Mercury.

Many mysteries remain about Mercury. Ionized gases and high temperatures linked to its nearness t...

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Okayama hospital combines healthy parts of donor’s lungs to make one for transplant www.japantimes.co.jp

In a world first, Okayama University Hospital has succeeded in combining parts of a brain-dead donor’s lungs to make one lung and transplanted it into a woman in her 50s.

The lower parts of both of...

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In Japan, workers are now using robotic suits www.techinasia.com

In Japan, workers are turning to robotic suits to help them with heavy-duty tasks. The Panasonic Assist Robot suit makes sense for industrial use as well as for staffers at nursing homes for the el...

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Japan to mull sending man to moon www3.nhk.or.jp

Japan's space agency has proposed to a government panel a plan to send Japanese astronauts to the moon after 2025.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency or JAXA presented the idea to the science m...

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Japan to Unleash Self-Driving Taxis in Time for Tokyo 2020 Games www.reuters.com

Japanese robotics maker ZMP Inc has partnered with a taxi operator in Tokyo, as part of its plans to launch a self-driving taxi in the city in time for the 2020 Olympics, CEO Hisashi Taniguchi said...

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This Japanese Startup Is Making Paper Out of Stone, Not Trees www.bloomberg.com

Nobuyoshi Yamasaki’s venture TBM Co. makes paper from limestone, a rock it proclaims is "almost inexhaustible." He says it’s the answer to concerns over deforestation and water shortages, with worl...

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Yamanaka speaks of 10 years from iPS discovery www3.nhk.or.jp

Kyoto University Professor Shinya Yamanaka says he will continue his research in stem cell technology to use it in treating patients. The Nobel Laureate is known for discovering iPS cells.


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Japanese team develops snake-like robot to help in disasters www.japantimes.co.jp

A research team says it has developed a snake-like robot that can climb over debris and rubble by shooting a jet of air to lift its front end from the ground.

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Airbnb Gets Green Light in Japan With Home-Sharing Law's Passage www.bloomberg.com

Airbnb Inc. will now be able to operate in Japan without the risk of running into regulatory hurdles after the government passed a law that sets out rules for home sharing.

Japan’s upper house pass...

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AI and Robotics in Agriculture in Japan [video] www3.nhk.or.jp

Japan is by far the world leader in one of the most important tech revolutions in the coming decade, the robotics revolution.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 8 months ago | 3 comments


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