Scientists create world’s thinnest artificial blood vessel
SUITA, Osaka Prefecture--Researchers have announced that they have developed an artificial blood vessel measuring 0.6 millimeters in diameter, the thinnest in the world, which they...
Study: Japanese male managers at higher suicide risk than those on lower rung
Japanese male senior business managers, including executives, are at a higher risk for suicide than lower-level employees, according to the findings of a Japanese research team.
Happy part of human brain found by Kyoto scientists
Tap the right side of your head and you are getting close to the source of human happiness.
'Fear smell' puts mice in hairy situation
Teeth indicate Flores man shrank to Lilliputian size after living...
Radiation monitoring center opens in coastal Fukushima
Japan's first domestically produced rocket carrying a commercial satellite lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture on Nov. 24. (The Asahi Shimbun)
1st Japanese rocket with commercial payload launched
The first Japanese rocket with a commercial payload headed into space on Nov. 24 in a bid by Japan to enter the market for international satellite launches.
Japan plays leadership role in predicting weather in Asia
UPDATE: MRJ's maiden flight heralds game changer for Japan's...
Expo brings high-tech devices for the disabled to trendy Shibuya
Yoshiyuki Sankai, a professor of engineering at the University of Tsukuba, explains the “Robot Suit HAL” in a news conference held in the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Tokyo on Nov. 25. (Takahiro Takenouchi)
'Robot Suit HAL' gets nod as medical device to help patients walk
The health ministry has certified “Robot Suit HAL” as a medical device to help patients with intractable diseases regain mobility in their legs.
Trials begin on proton beam therapy for early-stage breast cancer
Ministry to certify ‘Robot Suit HAL’ as medical device to help ...
Researchers develop handy, accurate test for pancreatic cancer
A Japanese government representative speaks at a U.N. conference on climate change in Bonn in June. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan plans $10.6 billion in climate finance for developing...
Gearing up for global warming talks in Paris next week, Japan said Nov. 26 it plans to provide 1.3 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) in climate financing a year for developing countries from 2020, including public and private funds.
13 years in the making, photo book shows creatures thriving in...
China, France seek five-year reviews of planned U.N. climate deal
Toyota steers toward eliminating most gasoline cars off roads by...

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