SCI-TECH

Oct 16
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Facebook has informed the government that its recent massive data leak could involve Japanese users.
(NHK)

Oct 15
The government will announce an ambitious plan aimed at cutting disposable plastic waste by 25 percent over the next decade while promoting environmentally friendly bioplastics made from plants, sources said Saturday.
(Japan Times)

Oct 12
Japan’s space agency says it will postpone landing its Hayabusa2 probe on the asteroid Ryugu until at least next January. The landing was planned for late October.
(NHK)

Oct 06
Japan is on of the most technologically advanced countries. In fact, it exports technology to different parts of the world. The country had disappeared from economic forums when the stock market crashed in early 1990s, however now even market leaders agree that Japan is far ahead in the race when it comes to tech. (newsonjapan.com)

Oct 02
Tasuku Honjo, professor at Japan’s Kyoto University, will be awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with U.S. immunologist James Allison for their establishment of entirely new methods to fight cancer utilizing the immune system, Sweden’s Karolinska Institute said Monday. (Jiji)

Sep 29
Japan’s Kounotori 7 unmanned cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station on Friday. (Jiji)

Sep 27
Rubella patients reported in Japan numbered 642 between Jan. 1 and Sept. 16, up nearly sevenfold from 93 for the whole of last year, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Wednesday. (Jiji)

Sep 24
A Japanese cargo spacecraft, the Kounotori 7, is on its way to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. (NHK)

Sep 24
Japan’s space agency JAXA says 2 rovers released from its Hayabusa2 probe have landed on the asteroid Ryugu.
(NHK)

Sep 22
A Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system. (Japan Today)