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24/7 News Coverage About Japan
July 22, 2016
Taming the African Wild Watermelon
Tokyo (JPN) Jul 22, 2016
In his 1894 novel Pudd'nhead Wilson, American author Mark Twain wrote of the watermelon: "When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat." More than a century later, researchers at biofuel and food product maker Euglena Corporation hope to popularize some of the watermelon's surprisingly beneficial attributes. Long enjoyed as a refreshing, hydrating summer fruit in many parts of the world, the watermelon has undergone a facelift in terms of its health benefits. In recent years, scientists ha ... read more

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Cutting Through the Haze Over Air Quality
Japan's consumer electronics market is renowned as a tough nut to crack for foreign competitors, given the high quality of domestic products and cutthroat competition. But that doesn't seem to matte ... more

Credit Card-Sized Magnifiers: A Sign of the Times
Shoppers of middle to advanced age may remember well their first experience of struggling to read food and medicine labels due to weakened eyesight. They can now rest easier with an added set of eye ... more

Ex-Journalist Announces Tokyo Gubernatorial Run
Former journalist and broadcaster Takashi Uesugi (48) announced his candidacy for the open seat of Tokyo's governorship Wednesday, becoming the youngest candidate in history to run for the highest o ... more
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Solar Carports Set to Dawn on Japan
Has Japan's solar panel buildout reached its peak? If it has not, the solar carport may be the next innovation to spread across the country, further extending Japan's leading position in photovoltai ... more


Hydrogen for Health: the Next Fountain of Youth?
Japan is going crazy over hydrogen, and it's not just for fueling futuristic cars. A growing number of people think it may be the next fountain of youth. The smallest and most fundamental molecular ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Ministering the Masses: DJ Joey Slick Finds Tokyo's Groove
As a man, Mr. Joey Slick may not be a recognizable household name everywhere in Japan, but he probably comes as close as it gets. As a top-rated DJ for the past 16 years on JODW 89.7 InterFM Tokyo, ... more

OPINION: Can Japan Resurrect Freedom of the Press?
By the fall of 1945, Japan had been devastated by war. But the nation, which had fallen into a repressive religious/police state which ultimately led to its destruction, rose anew. Within a relative ... more
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Digital Cameras Adapt for Sports and Study
Digital camera technology continues to open up previously unexplored worlds for study and exploration. For avid fishermen, it may even help them to catch 'The Big One.' Shenzen, China-based Mu ... more

Entrepreneurial 'Dinosaurs' Still Roam in Japan
Dinosaurs, thought to be long extinct on planet Earth, remain alive in Japan - at least some of the species that helped to shape Japan's post-industrial economy. Such is the impression afforded by M ... more
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Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Suspect North Korean nuclear site identified: report

Lockheed demonstrates LRASM's surface launch capability

China slams US Republicans for 'groundless accusations'

Orbital ATK gets $182 million Missile Defense Agency contract

MBDA fires Brimstone missile from Apache helicopter

Space News from
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Atmospheric chemistry on paper

PACE will help uncover new information about health of our oceans

Active tracking of astronaut rad-exposures targeted

GPS jamming: Keeping ships on the 'strait' and narrow

BepiColombo Mission to Mercury on Track for April 2018 Launch

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