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Where does the softness of this textile come from? The fabric — called bashofu — is woven with threads taken from the itobasho plant and has a history of more than 400 years as a…
Toshiba Corp. unveiled a remote-controlled robot with tongs on Monday that it hopes will be able to probe the inside of one of the three damaged reactors at the tsunami-hit…
The government plans to designate waters around the Izu-Ogasawara oceanic trench as a marine protected area (MPA) that limits fishing and other human activities.
Japan’s trading houses are accelerating the withdrawal from or retrenchment of their coal-related businesses, as concerns are growing over coal’s global warming impact.
A Japanese medical team has developed artificial intelligence that predicts whether emergency room patients with chest pain need to be treated with cardiac catheters based on the…
As the railway industry is confronted with a manpower shortage, a movement is under way to explore ways to adopt robotics and artificial intelligence.
Fujitsu Ltd. has developed a system that uses AI to recommend travel destinations to foreign tourists, inferring their preferences based on such information as age and the number…
The rapid economic development experienced across Southeast Asia has created a serious garbage problem, as growing volumes of rubbish highlight a shortage of disposal sites.
The concentration of radioactive cesium-137, which was spread about following the accident at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, has…
Central Japan Railway Co. has said that its new N700S bullet train model will go into service on the Tokaido Shinkansen line in early July 2020, just before the start of the Tokyo…