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Japanese convenience store operator Lawson has partnered with NEC to run an Indonesian pilot shop that uses video analysis to better determine shopping habits and inventory…

One man's trash is another man's treasure, so the proverb goes. But crab shells and eggshells? The former, it turns out, are an ingredient for moisturizing cream once the shells…
Students and professors at the University of Aizu in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, are getting a start on cashless payments of the future, using the new regional digital…
A team of researchers at Kyoto University successfully produced kidney tissues from stem cells that can function within a living organism, a first in the medical world.

The University of Tokyo plans to raise 20 billion yen ($189 million) from its first ever bond issue, possibly in early October. The 40-year bond will be the first debt to be…

Masks made of nonwoven fabric performed best in a Japanese supercomputer model of their ability to block virus-carrying respiratory droplets, but other types of masks also…

Japan’s Environment Ministry in cooperation with automakers will begin test development in fiscal 2021 on electric trucks used in logistics operations for convenience stores and…
A research team has discovered that a certain gene mutation raises the risk of pancreatic cancer, paving the way for the development of possible measures to prevent the disease.
The last of the Kounotori unmanned cargo vessels ended its final mission Thursday as it burned up while re-entering the Earth's atmosphere after transporting supplies to the…

Japanese heavy machinery maker IHI has developed a satellite engine that will sell for one-third of the competition's prices, in hopes of tapping growing demand for low-…