Driverless cars could transform rural Japan

Driverless cars could transform rural Japan

Panasonic conducts Japan's first real-world tests of driverless cars with the aim of reshaping life in a small country t...

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Global warming's effect on crops

Global warming's effect on crops

Apple and grape farmers in Nagano Prefecture say their crops are being noticeably affected by global warming, citing pro...

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Japan may join quest for manned moon landing

Japan may join quest for manned moon landing

Japan may join a US project to build a new space station orbiting the moon, hoping to send Japanese astronauts to the su...

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Re-writing the blueprint of life

Re-writing the blueprint of life

The latest genetic engineering technology allows us to rewrite the blueprint of life.

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First LED from Japan's deep-sea rare earths

First LED from Japan's deep-sea rare earths

A team at Tokyo University makes the world's first high-tech product from rare earths found at the bottom of the Pacific...

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Subway unveils blast from the rails of Japan's past

Subway unveils blast from the rails of Japan's past

Tokyo Metro unveils 500 Series type train that serviced the capitals of Japan and Argentina--each for two decades. Retur...

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Video shows eruption debris on Mount Asama

Video shows eruption debris on Mount Asama

Nippon TV peers inside the no-go zone of a volcano in central Japan.

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Chiba likely to make 'geologic' history

Chiba likely to make 'geologic' history

The odds are increasing that a geologic age may be dubbed "Chibanian" and named after a place in Japan for the first tim...

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NEC introduces face-recognition shopping technology

NEC introduces face-recognition shopping technology

NEC introduces a new way of shopping through face-recognition technology.

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Soichi Noguchi slated for 3rd space trip

Soichi Noguchi slated for 3rd space trip

Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi will make his 3rd voyage into outer space in 2019.

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