SCI-TECH

Apr 21
Another volcano erupted in the Kirishima mountain range in the Kyushu region, southwestern Japan, on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. (Jiji)

Apr 20
The Meteorological Agency says an eruption has occurred at Mount Ioyama in southwestern Japan, spewing volcanic rocks around the crater.
(NHK)

Apr 17
Researchers at Japanese electronics maker Hitachi are studying a new method to help people detect cancer at an early stage. The idea is to screen urine samples mailed from home. (NHK)

Apr 13
A Japanese government panel started talks Thursday on action to be taken if the Japan Meteorological Agency announces a significant rise in the possibility of a major earthquake occurring at the Nankai Trough off the country’s Pacific coast. (Jiji)

Apr 12
Since 1979, the Shibuya 109 skyscraper has stood tall, literally, as the epicenter of trendy young women’s fashion in Tokyo. A recent government study, though, considered what would happen if it were the epicenter of an earthquake, and the results weren’t nearly as pretty as the gyaru and one-kei outfits that have been purchased at 109 over the years. (Japan Today)

Apr 11
Japan will aim to realize a carbon-free society by 2050 through an energy policy shift, industry ministry proposals said Tuesday. (Jiji)

Apr 06
The latest artificial intelligence technologies and services are on display at an exhibition in Tokyo. (NHK)

Apr 04
Japanese macaques in Jigokudani valley, Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, take a dip in hot springs during the winter to relieve stress by warming themselves up, a research team has found. (Jiji)

Apr 02
The operator of the Genkai nuclear plant in southwestern Japan says it has found a hole in a reactor pipe where a steam leak was detected on Friday. (NHK)

Apr 02
Japan’s whaling fleet returned on Saturday after catching more than 300 of the mammals in the Antarctic Ocean without interference from anti-whaling protests, officials said.
(Japan Times)