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...

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

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...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 2 months ago | 1 comment

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, 2 months ago | 3 comments

Tokyo Nights May Soon Be Lit Up by a Country 1700 Miles Away www.bloomberg.com

The lights of the high-end boutiques and bars of Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood may someday be powered by coal burned more than 1,700 miles away (2,700 kilometers) in Mongolia, electricity zipping over...

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AIRCRAFT First Japanese-Built F-35A Officially Unveiled at Nagoya Facility www.aviationpros.com

The first Japanese-assembled F-35A was unveiled at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Komaki South F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility here today. The Japan F-35 FACO is operated b...

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Osaka teen first alleged ransomware maker arrested in Japan www.japantimes.co.jp

YOKOHAMA – A 14-year-old in Osaka Prefecture has become the first person in Japan arrested for allegedly creating ransomware, the police said Monday.

The third-year junior high school student, who ...

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