Japanese space probe, observatory record huge sunspot activity
Images of a sunspot cluster 66 times the size of Earth were released by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on...
Japan to use facial recognition screening at airports
The Justice Ministry plans to introduce an automated facial recognition system for Japanese travelers at airports to slash the waiting time in screening procedures to enter the...
Scientists determined that this glass dish found in Japan came from ancient Rome. (Provided by the Tokyo National Museum)
Scientists: Glass dish unearthed in Nara came from Roman Empire
KASHIHARA, Nara Prefecture--A glass dish unearthed from a burial mound here is the first of its kind confirmed to have come to Japan from the Roman Empire, a research team said.
Researchers find monkey with symptoms of premature aging disorder
Popular mosquito catcher uses human odor as bait
JAXA shows off second-generation asteroid explorer
An artist's conception of Shimizu Corp.'s Ocean Spiral structure (Provided by Shimizu Corp.)
First deep-sea city of the future could be reality by 2030
Residents could be living in a massive eco-city extending thousands of meters beneath the ocean's surface within 15 years, according to a plan unveiled Nov. 18 by a leading Japanese construction firm.
Toshiba develops portable solar-powered hydrogen system for use in ...
Japan plans to load sensor on satellite to better detect N. Korean ...
3 microsatellites to 'rocketpool' with Hayabusa 2 asteroid explorer
Elderly women receive training to strengthen their lower back and feet at the Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology in Itabashi Ward in April. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Study: Age-related height shrinkage in women linked to serious...
Elderly women who have become shorter by 2 centimeters or more due to aging are at greater risk of heart disease, spinal fractures and pneumonia, a study shows.
Simple blood test could lead to early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s...
After surprise discovery, researchers make mice transparent
New drug offering shortcut to sleep, without the addiction, to be...
A whaling ship leaves Shimonoseki Port in Yamaguchi Prefecture for the Antarctic Ocean in 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan plans new Antarctic whale hunt, but vows to slash quota
Japan on Nov. 18 unveiled plans to resume whale hunting in the Southern Ocean despite an international court ruling that previous hunts were illegal, but said it would slash the quota for the so-called scientific whaling...
Mie University researchers convert discarded oranges into...
Japan targets 424 dangerous invasive species for elimination
PHOTO: Niigata swan lake show heralds onset of winter

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