Nathan Shiga

September 25, 2017 at 12:21 am

Tokyo University Unveiled Basic Principle for ultimate Quantum Computer

University of Tokyo's research team announced September 22 it had succeeded in developing the basic principle for a new type of a quantum computer out of a phenomenon known as teleportation that should eventually outperform today's modern computers.

September 20, 2017 at 3:05 am

UK and Italy Past China in Per Capita Tourist Spending in Japan

Government surveys on tourism indicate the tourists from the UK and Italy now outspend the Chinese while touring in Japan.

September 19, 2017 at 12:17 am

Mitsubishi-Fuso to Market World's Premier Power-Driven Truck

The development of EV in full swing the world over, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation now markets the world's first mass-produced electrically powered truck, the company revealed in New York, September 14.

September 13, 2017 at 12:17 am

Violinist Daichi Nakamura Won International Johannes Brahms Competition

A Japanese violinist resident in Vienna, Daichi Nakamura from Kita Kyushu, outplayed the finalists in the violin category of the 24th International Johannes Brahms Competition and won the 1st prize, September 10.

September 10, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Cancer Drug Opdivo Found Effective for Gastric Cancer

The revolutionary cancer drug Opdivo is now proven effective for gastric (stomach) cancer and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare will shortly approve it as such, it was bared September 8.

September 5, 2017 at 12:17 am

LoCarbo Boom in Sushi, Noodles, etc.

Here's a new jargon LoCarbo coined to mean low carbohydrate and a movement to promote foods of low carbohydrate content.

August 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm

73.9% of Japanese "Satisfied/Generally Satisfied" with Current Lifestyle Says Public Opinion Survey

According to the Public Opinion Survey Concerning People's Lifestyles compiled by the Cabinet Office released on August 26, 73.9% of the responders are totally and generally pleased with the current lifestyle - the highest ratio since the survey started in 1963.

August 17, 2017 at 12:22 am

Shochu Landing in Hollywood

Sake is familiar to you, of course, and so is sashimi - but how about shochu?

August 15, 2017 at 11:53 pm

Edamame or Green Soybeans for Miraculous Dieting

How about a great recipe for effective dieting with green soybeans or Edamame as it's called here in Japan?

August 15, 2017 at 12:21 am

Prof. Ishizawa Awarded 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Award

The Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation announced July 27 five individuals and one organization to award this year's awards, July 27, Manila.

August 13, 2017 at 11:28 pm

AI to Help Transcribe Tsugaru Dialect into Standard Japanese

Local dialects are plentiful in Japan - the heaviest in Kagoshima, Kyushu, and Tsugaru up north in Aomori. In the feudal period, heavy dialects often served convenient tools to tell strangers apart for security as in Kagoshima where the Lord of Shimazu did utilize the barrier of dialects for self-defense.

August 1, 2017 at 9:52 pm

Screw That Wouldn't Loosen?

"The wheel falling off - it's like an episode in Lupin III, no? But, it really happened.

July 31, 2017 at 10:14 pm

”Smapho" for Kids Now Coming Up

Opinions divided over whether the kids should or should not own smapho or smartphones, a new type smapho for kids is coming up for sale this month - branded Tone Mobile developed by the Tsutaya Group in DVD rental business, reported July 25.

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.

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