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Japan is developing the world’s first satellite made of wood

The Kyoto University and a private Japanese company have partnered to develop the world’s first satellites made out of wood by 2023. The company –Sumitomo Forestry said it has started research on tree growth and the use of wood materials in space. The partnership will begin experimenting with different types of wood in extreme environments […]

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Seven nations confirm cases of contagious UK Covid-19 strain

The more contagious coronavirus strain has been reported in at least seven nations around the world. Germany, Australia, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Japan have reported cases. Spain confirmed four cases of the UK strain, all in Madrid and linked to recent travel, deputy health chief said. Madrid deputy health chief Antonio Zapatero […]

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Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission successfully collected asteroid rock samples and asteroid GAS

Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission that successfully collected soil samples from a near-Earth asteroid and returned it to Earth, has also brought gas, the first gas sample from deep space, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said. The sample was dropped off on Earth by a capsule on December 6 in South Australia. Teams from JAXA were able to […]

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Japanese court sentences ‘Twitter Killer’ Takahiro Shiraishi to DEATH

A Japanese man who killed nine people after contacting them on Twitter has been sentenced to death, in a high-profile case that shocked the nation. 30-year-old, Takahiro Shiraishi, dubbed as the ‘Twitter Killer’ was arrested in 2017 after body parts were found at his apartment. The man admitted to murdering and dismembering his victims, most […]

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Nearly 2,000 containers lost after cargo ship encounters storm, 52 feet waves in the middle of the Pacific Ocean

A cargo ship on its way to Japan lost 1,816 containers after they toppled overboard during a storm. The ship, One Apus, arrived at the Port of Kobe, Japan, on Tuesday after an eight-day journey from the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The ship officials are conducting an inspection to determine the extent of the […]

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Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe successfully AIRDROPS rock samples from asteroid Ryugu

Japan’s space agency retrieved a capsule carrying the first rock samples from beneath the surface of an asteroid that scientists say could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on our planet. The spacecraft Hayabusa2 released the small capsule and sent it towards Earth to deliver samples from the asteroid Ryugu, […]

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Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft to airdrop capsule containing asteroid samples on December 6th

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft nearly back home with precious cargo onboard – samples from asteroid Ryugu that it collected a year ago will land on Earth on December 6. The spacecraft is set land in the Australian outback with a container of  soil samples and data that could provide clues to the early days of […]

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Russia threatens to ram into a US Navy destroyer in the Sea of Japan

Russia claims to have caught and chased off a US Navy destroyer after it entered territorial waters in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday. Moscow accused the USS John S McCain of travelling 2km across its maritime border in Peter the Great Gulf and said it threatened to ram the ship. The US warship then […]

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Japanese store employs ROBOT to enforce social distancing, mask wearing

A robot was hired at a store in Japan to ensure all customers wear masks and practice social distancing to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The robot, Robovie is developed by Kyoto-based Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR. It’s job is to guide customers around the sales floor at the official store of […]

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Prince Fumihito, the brother of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito declared heir to the THRONE

Prince Fumihito, the brother of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, has been officially declared heir to the throne during a ceremony in Tokyo. Fumihito is six years younger than his brother Naruhito, who became monarch last year after their father abdicated. Emperor Naruhito has no sons and his daughter is barred from inheriting the throne, despite calls […]

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Greenpeace warns of damage to human DNA from contaminated water of Fukushima nuclear plant

Contaminated water from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant contains a radioactive substance that has the potential to damage human DNA, a report by Greenpeace says. In its report Stemming the tide 2020: The reality of the Fukushima radioactive water crisis released on Friday, Greenpeace claimed the contaminated water contained “dangerous levels of carbon-14”, a radioactive substance […]

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Fukushima’s one million tonnes of contaminated water to be released into sea: reports

Nearly a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release over one million tonnes of contaminated water into the sea, media reports said on Friday, with a formal announcement expected to be made later this month. The decision is expected to rankle neighbouring countries like South Korea, which has already stepped […]