Sep 07
Japanese airline ANA Holdings said Thursday it will enter the space exploration business by developing technologies to place robots in outer space and to operate them from Earth. (Nikkei)

Sep 06
More than seven years have passed since the tragic Tohoku earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, and in that time life has returned to normal for much of the country. (

Aug 29
Industry groups from Japan and China have agreed to create a unified standard for devices used to charge batteries in electric vehicles.

Aug 28
Experts have found plastic in the stomach of a dead blue whale washed ashore in eastern Japan earlier this month. They say it is an example of how marine plastic contamination is spreading.

Aug 24
Japan’s space agency has picked 3 locations on the Ryugu asteroid for its Hayabusa-2 probe to make its first landing. It sees the asteroid’s equator as the most likely point.

Aug 24
Japanese sporting goods maker ASICS Corporation and telecom giant NTT have unveiled a prototype of a new shirt with a sensor to help wearers avoid heatstroke.

Aug 16
A group of researchers conducted a test to develop technology for a space elevator that would link the Earth and outer space using cables.

Aug 11
Tokyo topped a list of the world’s most innovative cities on Friday, leapfrogging London and New York after embracing the”globe-shaking trends of robotics and 3D manufacturing”. (Japan Today)

Aug 06
As Kaori Shibo bends her head down and peers at a log through a magnifying glass, she emits a delighted gasp. The object of her adoration? Moss. (Japan Times)

Aug 04
A university hospital in southwestern Japan says that over the past 2 years, 15 patients appear to have been infected with drug-resistant bacteria.