May 01, 2015
Tokyo Electric Power Co. started freezing soil at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant in trial operations for an underground wall aimed at preventing groundwater from flowing into the damaged reactors and becoming radioactive.
April 27, 2015
High-tech toilets and other cutting-edge gadgetry were unveiled recently as possible additions to the new National Stadium in central Tokyo that will serve as the main venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
April 20, 2015
Japan's space agency unveiled plans to send an unmanned probe to the moon as early as fiscal 2018 to pave the way for future missions to Mars.
April 17, 2015
The Himawari weather satellite captured vivid images of the eye of a typhoon and massive cumulonimbus cloud formations in photos released April 16 by the Japan Meteorological Agency.
April 15, 2015
NAGOYA--Researchers say coastal barriers that use the force of waves to elevate automatically, and so spread the impact of tsunami or storm surges, proved effective in simulated tests and could offer an alternative to erecting massive sea walls.
April 11, 2015
OSAKA--Researchers from two top universities have developed a headset that allows the user to virtually experience what people with autism spectrum disorders, such as autism and Asperger syndrome, actually see.
April 11, 2015
Created to help drivers back into tight parking spaces, Nissan Motor Co.'s Around View Monitor (AVM) is headed for a new mission deep on the ocean floor to search for natural resources.
April 10, 2015
A semi-governmental organization has come up with three possible methods to tackle the most difficult and dangerous task at the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant: removing the melted nuclear fuel from the reactors.
April 07, 2015
GOTO, Nagasaki Prefecture--An experimental project got under way here on April 6 to generate hydrogen from wind power as a step toward achieving a zero-emission hydrogen-powered society.
March 28, 2015
A talking, space-traveling Japanese robot has set two Guinness World Records.
March 22, 2015
OSAKA--A textile manufacturer here says it has come up with a solution for all those middle-aged men emitting body odor.
March 20, 2015
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said almost all the nuclear fuel in the No. 1 reactor at the Fukushima plant likely melted in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.
March 17, 2015
OSAKA--A group of researchers here have developed a robot that expresses joy, anger, sadness and pleasure with body movements that are based on the moves of traditional bunraku puppets.
March 16, 2015
SAGAMIHARA--Japan's space agency unveiled its Mercury probe on March 15 here that will be launched in 2016 on a mission to unlock the mysteries of the planet closest to the sun.
March 14, 2015
SENDAI--A research team from Tohoku University and other institutions has developed a robot capable of being sent aloft and surveying radiation levels inside the reactor building of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
March 09, 2015
Japan’s space agency has successfully transmitted electricity converted into microwaves in an experiment that moves the world closer to receiving energy generated by orbiting solar panels.
March 07, 2015
To promote protection against natural disasters, Shimizu Corp. developed a device that can reproduce the vibrations of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded, including the magnitude-9.0 temblor that struck the Tohoku region four years ago.
March 06, 2015
Researchers in Japan have teamed with the government of the Philippines to develop satellites that can examine the damage caused by typhoons and massive rainstorms in the Southeast Asian nation.
March 02, 2015
SUZU, Ishikawa Prefecture--The first driverless car trial on a public road was held here March 1, as part of a five-year project that could transform travel in Japan.
February 22, 2015
Cars that drive themselves will be tested on roadways in Ishikawa Prefecture in a five-year project that gets under way next month.