SCI-TECH – 8

Jun 14
Japan’s nuclear watchdog on Wednesday approved a plan to scrap a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant northeast of Tokyo over a 70-year period with the cost projected at 1 trillion yen ( billion). (Kyodo)

Jun 12
Japan has put another satellite into orbit to gather intelligence for national security purposes. (NHK)

Jun 11
昨今のバイオテクノロジーは、画期的な製品開発や奇病の治療に取り組む研究者を鼓舞してきました。バイオテクノロジーの進歩によって、環境負荷の減少や作物収量の増加させ、これによって飢餓に苦しむ人々に食料を与える事や、よりクリーンなエネルギー利用を可能にしました。バイオテクノロジーは産業製造の過程においても改革を起こし、ますます安全でクリーン、そして効果的になっています。 (newsonjapan.com)

Jun 09
Delegates from Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan have agreed to set up a conference that would look into tighter restrictions on eel catches. (NHK)

Jun 08
Japanese experts have estimated for the first time the long-term economic damage caused by a possible mega-quake along the Nankai Trough, off the Pacific coast of central and western Japan, or in the Tokyo metropolitan area. (NHK)

Jun 07
It’s the hands-free experience you never knew you needed – a Japanese company has developed a drone-powered parasol it says can hover over users, protecting them from the sun. (Japan Times)

Jun 04
Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai and 2 crewmembers have returned to Earth after completing their mission at the International Space Station.
(NHK)

Jun 02
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has started up the world’s fastest supercomputer for astronomy to simulate phenomena that cannot be observed by telescope.
(NHK)

May 26
A quake with a magnitude of 5.2 struck Nagano Prefecture on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that no tsunami warnings were issued. (Japan Today)

May 25
Corrosion and holes have been found in ventilation ducts at 12 reactors at seven nuclear plants across Japan, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday, raising concerns that workers could be exposed to radiation in the event of an accident. (Japan Today)