SCI-TECH – 6

Dec 05
Researchers warn that Japan could swelter under extremely high temperature every year due to global warming.
(NHK)

Dec 04
Pagers are set to be finally phased out of use in Japan. The last remaining carrier says it will be stopping its service at the end of next September.
(NHK)

Nov 30
Cases of syphilis infections this year totaled 6,096 as of Nov. 18, exceeding an annual amount of 6,000 for the first time since 1970, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Wednesday. (Japan Times)

Nov 29
Huge maglev shinkansen emergency exit shaft unveiled in Tokyo (Japan Times)

Nov 28
A patrol robot equipped with artificial intelligence is being tested at a Tokyo railway station.
(NHK)

Nov 27
Japan will make companies responsible for explaining decisions made by artificial intelligence software they use, according to a government draft of legal guidelines shared with Nikkei. (Nikkei)

Nov 20
Time seemed to have stopped inside the main control room for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s crippled Nos. 3 and 4 reactors — that is how Kyodo News reporters felt when they recently became the first journalists to enter the facility since the 2011 nuclear meltdowns there.

(Japan Today)

Nov 14
Health officials in Japan say nearly 2,000 people have contracted rubella, or German measles, this year.
(NHK)

Nov 13
Canned mackerel developed by high school students in central Japan has been officially certified as space food by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA.
(NHK)

Nov 12
A capsule ejected from a space cargo vessel returned to Earth on Sunday, bringing back experiment samples from the International Space Station (ISS) in the first such mission for Japan. (Japan Times)