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INTERVIEW: Hirai Keen to Use AI in Medical Care, Agriculture

November 8, 2018

Tokyo–Takuya Hirai, Japanese minister for science and technology policy, has expressed his enthusiasm to use artificial intelligence for medical care and agriculture. “We’ll draw up an AI policy package by around the middle of next year by developing a framework

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INTERVIEW: Japan Olympic Minister Positive on N. Korea Joining Tokyo Games

November 8, 2018

Tokyo–Yoshitaka Sakurada, Japan’s minister for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, has sounded positive on North Korea’s plans to join the quadrennial sporting events. “Generally speaking, it’s desirable for the games to be participated by a number of countries,”

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Scenic Shinto Shrine Causing Debate over Name Change

November 5, 2018

Nagato, Yamaguchi Pref.–Motonosumi Inari Shrine in western Japan, which became famous after joining CNN’s list of the 31 most beautiful places in the country, has triggered an online controversy by deciding to shorten its name to make it easier for

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EXCLUSIVE: Hate Expressions Appeared on Google Maps

November 5, 2018

Tokyo–Hate expressions, such as one targeting the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, or Chongryon, had temporarily appeared on Google Maps, Jiji Press learned Sunday. Chongryon’s Tokyo headquarters had been described as a criminal on the online map,

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INTERVIEW: Journalist Ito Hails Solidarity of Sexual Violence Victims

October 16, 2018

London- Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who made headlines through her public allegation of rape against a famous journalist, has hailed the solidarity of sexual violence victims through the Me Too movement. “I want to give big applause to the global

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EXCLUSIVE: Japan to Set Up Imperial Succession Ceremony C’ttee Wed.

October 9, 2018

Tokyo- The Japanese government plans to decide at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday to establish a committee overseeing a series of ceremonies related to Emperor Akihito’s abdication and Crown Prince Naruhito’s accession to the throne next year, Jiji Press learned

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Nobel Prize Winner Honjo Expresses Delight

October 2, 2018

Kyoto- Tasuku Honjo, professor at Kyoto University, said Tuesday that he has led a fortunate life, expressing his delight at winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Honjo, 76, wearing a navy suit and a light blue tie,

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Pagers Gaining Renewed Attention in Wake of Disasters

September 13, 2018

Tokyo- Pager telecommunication devices, which were popular in the 1990s, are gaining attention again in Japan in the wake of recent disasters. As the pagers use special frequencies that can reach inside buildings easily, the radio waves are employed for

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