SCI-TECH – 8

Mar 11
Japan’s weather bureau said on Friday it sees a 40 percent chance that the El Nino weather pattern would emerge between spring and summer, but there is a higher chance that the current normal pattern without either an El Nino or La Nina will continue. (Reuters)

Mar 10
Aomori Airport has gone to the EXTREME when it comes to snow removal. They’re so good at it that this airport has NEVER HAD A SNOW CANCELATION. Not once despite having the most snow on Japan’s main island. (ONLY in JAPAN )

Mar 09
A flying fireball was observed in skies across Japan on Wednesday morning. (NHK)

Mar 07
For one ship captain, it was a fish story of monstrous proportions. Last week, the largest tuna on record for Wakayama Prefecture was reeled in off the coast of the the Kii Peninsula, reports TV Asahi (tokyoreporter.com)

Mar 07
Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department will establish a new division specialized in fight against cyberattacks on April 1, the police decided Monday. (Jiji)

Mar 03
An international clinical trial has confirmed that an antibody developed by Japan’s Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. <4519> substantially eases itching caused by atopic dermatitis, a research team said Thursday. (Jiji)

Mar 03
Beverage maker Yakult Honsha Co. <2267> and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency said Wednesday they will start an experimental project in fiscal 2017 to examine how probiotics work on human health in outer space. (Jiji)

Mar 02
An international research team led by Japanese government-affiliated Riken said Wednesday it has succeeded in producing livermorium, or element 116, taking a key step in the search for new elements. (Jiji)

Mar 01
A strong quake with a magnitude of 5.7 has hit northeastern Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency says there is no threat of tsunami. (NHK)

Feb 27
A Tokyo zoo’s hopes for a new baby panda grew Monday as it confirmed that its pair of giant pandas had mated for the first time in four years. (Japan Times)