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Genetic editing in fertilized human eggs can be conducted for basic research purposes but births will be forbidden, the Japanese government said in draft guidelines issued Tuesday…
Hong Kong-based travel booking site Klook plans to enter the Japanese market in the first half of 2019, looking to cash in on Japan's popularity as a tourist destination and to…
Japanese biotech startup Spiber has raised 5 billion yen ($44.1 million) to build a facility in Thailand for mass-producing synthetic spider silk protein.
Employed Japanese women could surpass 30 million as early as this year, though a shortage of slots at day care centers poses a barrier to taking jobs for 30-somethings raising…
A suprapartisan group of Diet members has compiled a bill aimed at fostering Japanese education for foreign nationals, putting forward a policy stating that three sectors — the…
Computers dominate modern society, including smartphones, personal computers and control devices for machines, but they have an unexpected natural enemy: cosmic rays, high-speed…
People from Fukushima Prefecture living in Europe have started in earnest to campaign in Brussels to dispel concerns about foods from the northeastern prefecture following the…
The “aibo” robot dog is being used in research at the National Center for Child Health and Development in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, to see how much it can comfort children who have…
A Keio University research team will begin clinical tests for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), administering ALS patients an existing drug used for another…
A government panel on Thursday recommended the introduction of a variable work-hour system for public school teachers to tackle the problem of overwork.