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2008 Nobel Prize Winner Shimomura Dies at 90

October 22, 2018

Nagasaki- Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, died of old age in the southwestern Japan city of Nagasaki on Friday morning, Nagasaki University said Sunday. He was 90. Shimomura shared the prestigious prize with two U.S.

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Spain May Dethrone Japan in Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040

October 19, 2018

London- Spain is expected to dethrone Japan to second place in global life expectancy rankings by 2040, estimates by a U.S. research institute show. Spain’s Mediterranean lifestyle is key to the change, according to the study by the University of

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Constellation Named after Godzilla

October 19, 2018

Tokyo- An international research group using the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, including NASA, has named a constellation of gamma ray-emitting stars Godzilla, according to Japanese movie distributor Toho Co.. The constellation is among the 22 newly created constellations of such

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Tokyo Park, Miyagi Bay Registered under Ramsar Convention

October 19, 2018

Tokyo- Kasai Marine Park in Tokyo and Shizugawa Bay in Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, have been newly designated as internationally important wetlands for conservation under the Ramsar convention, according to Japan’s Environment Ministry. The ministry was informed of the designation

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Cherry Trees Unseasonably in Bloom in Japan

October 18, 2018

Tokyo- Cherry blossoms, a symbol of spring, are being observed in many parts of Japan now, in the middle of autumn, apparently due to the fallout of record-breaking heat in summer and recent strong typhoons. According to Weathernews Inc., Somei-Yoshino

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Youngest Othello Winner’s Pilot Held Previous Record

October 18, 2018

Tokyo- The pilot of a flight carrying the 11-year-old Japanese boy who became the youngest winner of the World Othello Championship has surprised passengers by saying that he was the previous youngest holder of the title. “The previous youngest-age record

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Robot Pepper Appears before British Parliament

October 17, 2018

London- Softbank Group Corp.’s Pepper humanoid robot testified on Tuesday at the Education Committee of Britain’s House of Commons. It was the first time in the long history of the British parliament, which has served as the world’s standard-setter of

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Japan Sees 1st Monthly Fall in Visitors in Over 5 Years

October 17, 2018

Tokyo- Japan saw the first decline in the number of visitors from abroad in five years and eight months in September, due to major natural disasters early in the month, government estimates showed on Tuesday. The number of inbound visitors

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