SCI-TECH

Feb 13
A new outbreak of swine fever has been confirmed on a pig farm in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan. It is the third farm in the prefecture to be hit by the highly contagious disease.
(NHK)

Feb 09
A developmental carriage from the next-generation bullet train has been shown to the media in western Japan.
(NHK)

Feb 09
Fish may not be as stupid as they appear, as a study suggests they can recognise themselves in a mirror. (dailymail.co.uk)

Feb 07
Japan’s swine fever epidemic is spreading, with local authorities in five central and western prefectures saying Wednesday they are struggling to contain the highly contagious virus that was first reported in September.
(Japan Today)

Feb 04
Recent sightings of a rare, serpent-like sea creature — which in Japanese lore, is thought to be a harbinger of natural disasters — have sent Japan’s social media into a frenzy. (news.com.au)

Feb 02
Japan is facing another winter flu crisis with a record-high average of 57.09 patients diagnosed last week with the ailment per medical institution conducting flu tests, the health ministry said Friday.
(NHK)

Jan 30
The winter’s first ice floes have reached the coast of Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.
(NHK)

Jan 27
The number of influenza patients per medical institution in Japan in the week through last Sunday hit the second-highest level since the survey started in 1999, the health ministry has said. (Japan Times)

Jan 24
Sony Corp. on Wednesday showed off the latest tricks of its signature robotic dog, Aibo, including a new security capability of patrolling inside a house. (Japan Times)

Jan 19
Japan’s Epsilon-4 rocket has put into orbit seven small satellites that were developed by private-sector companies and universities.
(NHK)