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July 29, 2017 at 8:59 am

Anju Furuya of Okegawa, Japan Won Silver Medal in Women's 800m embly

The World Para Athletics Championships ongoing in London highlighted on its last day, July 23, Japan's woman runner Anju Furuya, 22, from Okegawa, Saitama

July 27, 2017 at 9:54 pm

Rice Paddy Art in Full Swing

Heard of the "rice paddy art"? Perhaps not, but here's an episode to tell you what it is.

July 26, 2017 at 12:25 am

Osaka University Medical TeamTo Embark on World's First iPS-based Treatment of Cardiac Disease

Prof. Yoshiki Sawa and his research team at Osaka University disclosed July 21 the team had filed to the university's review committee application for a clinical study for the treatment of cardiac failure with iPS cells - i.e. via transplantation of iPS-based cardiac cells.

July 23, 2017 at 9:23 pm

An Iconic Figure in Medicine Passed Away at Age 105

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, the legendary man of medicine in active service past age 100, passed away on July 18 morning due to respiratory failure at age 105.

July 19, 2017 at 1:35 am

Tomoki Sato Grabs Gold Medal in World Para Athletics Championships, London

The World Para Athletics Championships ongoing, Day 3, in London, Japan's Tomoki Sato of World-AC won a gold medal and Hirokazu Ueyonabaru (SMBC Nikko Securities) a bronze in men's 1500m (wheelchair T-52), July 16.

July 18, 2017 at 1:26 am

Heat Island - Japan

The whole island of Japan - down south from Okinawa to way up north to Hokkaido, the entire archipelago is moaning under a deadly heat averaging 33-35°C for days on. That's between 91+ to 95°F.

July 16, 2017 at 12:57 am

Raumen Museum Opened Afresh in Yokohama

Let's assume most of you known Raumen, or otherwise spelled Ramen - that popular noodles you' ve heard or tried while in Japan or locally in New York, for instance.

July 13, 2017 at 2:12 am

EMS Targeting Women Coming Mid-July

Elecom, leading electrical equipment manufacturer, is introducing a unique EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) device named Eclear Lean mid-July targeting women in muscle training.

July 12, 2017 at 2:19 am

Poisonous South American Ant Invading Inland Japan

A highly poisonous ant, Hiari or Solenopsis invicta, so far found only at a few ports, is now traced inland, 30 km inside Nagoya Port, July 10.

July 11, 2017 at 1:16 am

Mario and Other Nintendo Characters Marching On

Nintendo's Mario, Pokemon, Kirby, etc. are now out of the game machines into a new arena of activity - joining in car races in the theme parks, holding concerts there, etc., living the dreams of the late President Satoshi Iwata of Nintendo.

July 10, 2017 at 12:47 am

Life Shift: A Wake-Up Call for New Life Style

Drop in any major bookstores, and you wouldn't miss stacks of a book titled "Life Shift: The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity".

July 6, 2017 at 12:42 am

Japan Leads World in 11 Items while Markets Slackening: Nikkei Survey 2016

The 2016 World Share Survey by Nikkei finds Japan leading in 11 of 57 items, noticeably in such frontier fields as lithium-iron battery (Panasonic), carbon fiber, etc.

July 5, 2017 at 12:17 am

Asuka-dera in Nara Credited for the Oldest Pearls

Asuka-dera, otherwise known as Hokoji Temple, in Asukamura, Nara is one of the oldest temples in Japan built in 588 shortly after the arrival of Buddhism in Japan.

July 4, 2017 at 12:09 am

Tokyo Governor Koike Grabs More than Comfortable Majority in Metropolitan Assembly

The 127-seat Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly election just over, the Tokyoites are to have a new greenish assembly under Governor Yuriko Koike who had a while back won her own gubernatorial election with more or less similar lopsided results.

July 2, 2017 at 11:42 pm

Duty-free Shops in Arrivals Area to Open this Fall in Narita

The Narita International Airport will be the first domestic airport to install duty-free shops in the arrivals area this fall.

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