SCI-TECH

Sep 01
Nineteen more people were confirmed by the health ministry on Monday to have contracted dengue fever in Tokyo, following three last week and bringing the total number to 22 in the first cases of domestic infection in Japan since 1945. (Nikkei)
Sep 01
The Meteorological Agency says it has developed a system to more accurately predict the intensity of typhoons. (NHK)
Sep 01
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has shown the media its new Hayabusa-2 asteroid explorer. (NHK)
Aug 31
The government plans to start ultrahigh-definition 4K and 8K television broadcasting on broadcast satellite TV channels on a trial basis in 2016 when the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics will be held. (The Japan News)
Aug 30
A 400-kilogram machine part fell into a nuclear fuel pool at Japan’s crippled Fukushima plant Friday, the operator said. (Japan Today)
Aug 30
The space agency said Friday that it has requested the withdrawal of an article published in U.S. journal Science that was based on observation data from its Hayabusa asteroid probe. (The Japan News)
Aug 29
Two more people were said to have contracted dengue fever in Japan on Thursday, a day after the government said it had confirmed the first local infection of the disease in nearly 70 years. (Nikkei)
Aug 29
Japan’s Coast Guard officials say a remote Pacific island has expanded to 7 times its original size, following a volcanic eruption about 9 months ago. (NHK)
Aug 28
A new islet created by volcanic activity in the Ogasawara chain south of Tokyo could be in danger of blowing up, the Japan Coast Guard says. (Asahi)
Aug 28
Women who eat instant noodles, like Ramen, at least two times a week face a greater risk of high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and high cholesterol, U.S. researchers say. (Japan Today)