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April 9, 2017 at 11:20 pm

Yamato Dancing on a Hot Plate

Yamato? Not the legendary battleship but a leading mover - Yamato Transport Co. The company is reportedly in a fix over how to handle fast-increasing home-delivery cargo.

April 8, 2017 at 2:37 am

Mitsubishi Electric to Invest 11 Billion to Beef Up Competitiveness in Satellite Business

Mitsubishi's Kamakura Seisakusho Co. is building a new satellite production plant to boost its capacity in that department, reported Mitsubishi Electric, April 7.

April 6, 2017 at 12:42 am

Ramen IPPUDO Challenging a 7.4-Billion-Men Market

Japan's Ramen is rapidly invading overseas markets with a total of 97 firms operating in various parts of the world.

April 5, 2017 at 12:12 am

AI Shogi PONANZA Trounced Top Professional Titleholder in 71 Moves

After Go comes Shogi, Japanese chess, as Grandmaster Amahiko Sato suffered a humiliating loss in 71 moves to AI Shogi PONANZA in the first of the scheduled two games in the Denou Sen - a PC vs. human shogi head-on match.

April 4, 2017 at 1:43 am

Social Awareness Poll Marked Record Highest Since 2008

The Japanese people are content with the social environment, on the whole, disclosed the recent public opinion poll on social awareness compiled by the Cabinet Office, April 1.

April 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm

Grand Sumo Marked a Solid Surplus of 640 million Yen Last Year

Grand Sumo or professional sumo-wrestling is Japan's national sport dating back to the 17th century in the Yedo Period.

March 30, 2017 at 4:41 am

Kindai University Library to House 22,000 Manga Titles

Like it or not, the manga is getting to be a near dominant part of Japanese culture for sure, as a local but major university library is now to house over 20,000 titles of manga to help invigorate books-shy students.

March 29, 2017 at 4:45 am

Yokozuna Kisenosato Won in Rare Upset in Spring Sumo Tourney

The new-crowned Yokozuna (Grand Champion) Kisenosato came from behind to win the Spring Sumo Tournament by beating the front-running Ozeki (Champion) Terunofuji twice in a row.

March 28, 2017 at 12:07 am

Nagoya's UniFa Highlighted in Silicon Valley

This year's Startup World Cup handpicked a unique kid-rearing IT robot manufactured by a venture business, UniFa, in Nagoya, Japan, from among some 200 entrepreneurs from 12 countries and regions of the world.

March 26, 2017 at 10:49 pm

Korea's Park Junghwan Crowned in World Go Championship

The 3-Nation Round Robin in the game of Go closed with the Korean master Park Junghwan carrying away the grand prize of 30 thousand yen - the Chinese master Ban Yuting finished 2:1, Deep ZenGo 1:2 and Japan's Yuta Iyama boobied 0:3.

March 24, 2017 at 2:23 am

METI Tested Automatic Brake for Aged Drivers

The Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) hosted a ground test of passenger cars developed by 8 leading motor manufacturers in Japan to test automatic brake systems to help ensure safety driving of the aged drivers, March 22.

March 22, 2017 at 10:05 pm

3-Nation Round Robin in Game of Go Featuring DeepZenGo

Tokyo stages a round robin in the game of Go featuring Japan, China, South Korea and DeepZenGo starting tomorrow, March 21.

March 22, 2017 at 12:55 am

Average Life Span Marked Record Highest in Japan

The Japanese have led the world for some years in the average life span.

March 20, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Yuka Ando to Challenge World Women's Marathon in London

A week ago on March 12, a youthful woman runner gave her first crack at a marathon and finished closely second to a reputed Kenyan-Bahraini marathoner.

March 16, 2017 at 12:33 am

Legendary Antidiarrheric "Seirogan" to Revive in Liquid Capsule

Today's episode has to do with a popular OTC drug manufactured and marketed over a century ago, 1902, amid the Russo-Japanese War and now reviving in a liquid capsule to meet younger generations.

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