Tech and Japan

Japan's Deep Sea Exploration Team "Kuroshio" to Challenge International Race

An international race in deep-sea exploration is slated for September by an American foundation, etc. competing on how swiftly to study the conditions of the ocean floor.

February 3, 2017 at 12:04 am

World's First Cross-Transplant with iPS Cells Kicks Off

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare approved at its review committee February 1 the world's first clinical research for the treatment of Macular degeneration, grave eye disease, using iPS cells provided by Prof, Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University.

January 16, 2017 at 10:28 pm

Mini Rocket Failed to Launch

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) attempted and failed to launch a Mini rocket off the Uchinoura Space Center January 15.

January 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm

International Space Station Now Mounting Japan's Iithium-ion Batteries

Three Iithium-ion batteries delivered by Japan's space transfer vehicle "Konotori" last month for use on the International Space Station are now being installed outside the station by six US astronauts, 21:30 January 6.

January 7, 2017 at 12:31 am

Chiba City Museum Experimented ICT for Foreigners

Chiba City Museum, Chiba, started a demonstration experiment to apply ICT (Information Communication Technology) to assisting foreign visitors, January 4.

December 20, 2016 at 1:50 am

JAXA and "ispace" to Start Resources Exploration on Lunar Surface

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced December 16 that a memorandum was signed with a private team HAKUTO and its body corporate "ispace" for launching Japan's first lunar exploration car next year.

December 16, 2016 at 1:36 am

Japan's Cargo Spacecraft Kounotori Docked with International Space Station December 14

Japan's No.6 space transfer vehicle Kounotori, launched off Tanegashima Space Center, Kagoshima, December 9, is now successfully docked with the International Space Station, 400 km high in space, past 03:00 December 14 morning.

December 11, 2016 at 7:40 pm

Natsume Soseki Comes to Life in Android

Natsume Soseki, one of Japan's eminent writers, is now back to life in an android and greeted: "You will excuse my long silence."

November 30, 2016 at 8:57 am

AI for Cancer Treatment

The National Cancer Center announced November 29 that a project is underway to employ AI to develop the best cancer treatment.

November 26, 2016 at 6:39 am

Cho Trounced DeepZenGo in Match 3

It was a lopsided match, folks - the Match 3 between Japan's AI Go machine DeepZenGo and Grandmaster Cho Chikun of Japan.

November 26, 2016 at 1:46 am

Japan 10th in Internet Diffusion Rating

The ITU (UN International Telecommunication Union) published a by-country survey on how the Internet is utilized in the dissemination of telecommunication data.

November 23, 2016 at 12:23 am

DeepZenGo Downed Grandmaster Cho Chikun in Match 2

The face-off between DeepZenGo and Grandmaster ChoChikun in Match 2 ended with the Japanese AI Go trouncing its human counterpart in a humiliating chuoshi or large margin, November 19

November 22, 2016 at 2:47 am

AI "DeepZenGo" Bows to Japanese Go Grandmaster

It was not so long ago when Google's AlphaGo trounced a Korean Go professional, then said to be the world's top Go player.

November 13, 2016 at 10:36 pm

Weather Satellite ”Himawari No.9" Safely in Orbit

Up went the H2A rocket No. 31 off the Tanegashima Space Center, Kagoshima, October 2 afternoon with Japan's second meteorological satellite Himawari No.9.

November 12, 2016 at 8:49 am

Wireless-Charged Tram-Car Invented by High School Students

Here in Japan robotics is booming with a variety of field contests for youngsters to challenge and most vocational high schools take part in creating ingenious machines based on high-level skills.

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