Touchless train travel in the works

Touchless train travel in the works

JR East is developing a system that enables passengers to pass through ticket gates without the hassle of taking out or ...

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Panasonic to withdraw from chip business

Panasonic to withdraw from chip business

Panasonic Corp. decides to withdraw from its loss-making semiconductor business.

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Designed apples fetch $2300

Designed apples fetch $2300

Three of producer Chisato Iwasaki's designed apples go for $2300 at auction in Aomori Prefecture.

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Tokyo Olympic swimming venue unveiled

Tokyo Olympic swimming venue unveiled

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers unveil the 15000-seat Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

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Construction begins on maglev station

Construction begins on maglev station

Construction begins on a maglev train station in Kanagawa Prefecture, part of the 500 km/h Linear Chuo Shinkansen bullet...

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Narita Airport celebrates 1.1 billion travelers

Narita Airport celebrates 1.1 billion travelers

A ceremony celebrates 1.1 billion travelers using Narita Airport since it opened in 1978.

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 released in Japan

Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 released in Japan

A match-making app for drinking buddies helps people celebrate the release of this year's Beaujolais Nouveau in Japan.

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Origami for Outer Space

Origami for Outer Space

A Japanese space-tech startup aims to build houses in outer space by using technology inspired by the traditional paper-...

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FamilyMart stores may shorten hours

FamilyMart stores may shorten hours

Convenience store giant FamilyMart will allow franchises to shorten business hours amid labor shortages.

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P&G recycles ocean plastic

P&G recycles ocean plastic

P&G Japan comes up with a product made of ocean plastic collected on Japanese shores.

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