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Japanese scientists doing groundbreaking research in Antarctica say warm seawater flowing deep beneath a glacier may hold the key to rising sea levels rather than warmer air…

Shigehisa Ishii, a farmer in Susono, Shizuoka Prefecture, admires the “Nishina otome” variety of cherry blossoms that he developed jointly with the Riken research institute.

Researchers have developed a new way to locate habitats of the elusive dugong, an endangered type of sea cow, by analyzing DNA left behind in the water from its…

Japanese commonly describe a person frozen with fear as looking like “a frog scared stiff by a snake.” But at least from a scientific perspective, it turns out the traditional…
A nearly complete fossilized skeleton of a beaked whale dating back 13 million years has been unearthed here, the first discovery of its kind in the Northern Hemisphere.
Smart farm technology holds great promise for farmers struggling to grow Japan's staple grain while wrestling with low prices. Among the benefits: lower production costs, higher…
The mystery of the identity of an unusual fish caught on a photograph swimming off the Izu Peninusula that baffled scientists for six years has now been cracked.
A research team led by Osaka University developed a high-strength marine biodegradable plastic sheet by combining two ubiquitous biomass resources, starch and cellulose.
Japan has maintained its carbon emissions reduction target in its updated emissions plan submitted to the United Nations as part of an international process to address climate…
In the future, when someone implores a dining companion to “finish off the meal,” it just might mean that they are expected to eat the plate and cutlery, too.