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24/7 News Coverage About Japan
April 27, 2017
NUKEWARS
Xi urges 'restraint' over N. Korea as US carrier approaches



Beijing (AFP) April 24, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping urged "restraint" over North Korea in a phone call with Donald Trump Monday, as Japan joined exercises with an American supercarrier heading to the Korean peninsula. The US leader has repeatedly called on China, the North's sole major ally, to do more to rein in Pyongyang, as tensions in the region soar amid speculation it will conduct another nuclear test. "(China) hopes that the relevant parties can maintain restraint and avoid actions that would increase tensions ... read more

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Japan disaster minister to resign over quake gaffe: reports
Tokyo (AFP) April 25, 2017
Japan's disaster reconstruction minister is expected to resign on Wednesday following his controversial remarks over the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, local media reported. ... more
FARM NEWS
'Eating with the eyes' is hard-wired in the brain
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Have you ever wondered why just seeing food can make your mouth start to water? By visualizing neuronal activity in specific areas of the zebrafish brain, scientists at the National Institute of Gen ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Experts outline pathway for generating up to 10 terawatts of power from sunlight by 2030
Golden CO (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realiz ... more
SUPERPOWERS
US warship in west Pacific for Japan navy drills
Tokyo (AFP) April 23, 2017
The US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and other warships started joint exercises with Japan on Sunday, the American navy said, as regional tensions rise over North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes. ... more
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NUKEWARS
US supercarrier due in Sea of Japan 'in days': Pence
Seoul (AFP) April 22, 2017
The US supercarrier Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan in days, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday, after days of mixed messages from Washington over the warship's whereabouts. ... more
TECH SPACE
Japanese Cloud Radar payload ready for final spacecraft assembly
Friedrichshafen, Germany (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
EarthCARE, the Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Mission of European Space Agency (ESA), met its Cloud Profiling Radar (CPR), the Japanese payload for the mission, for the first time when the Japanese Sp ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE
Alaska Aerospace Pursuing Asian Small Satellite Launch Market
Anchorage AK (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Following participation in the 2017 Japan Space Symposium, Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) President and Chief Executive Officer Craig E. Campbell traveled to Hokkaido, Japan with a joint Japanes ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
US to honour 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia: Pence
Sydney (AFP) April 22, 2017
The US will honour a controversial agreement with Australia to take refugees from Pacific island detention centres, Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday - a deal Donald Trump had previously branded "dumb". ... more
BIO FUEL
Towards more efficient biofuels by making oil from algae
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
The mechanism behind oil synthesis within microalgae cells has been revealed by a Japanese research team. This discovery could contribute to the development of biofuels. The findings were published ... more
TRADE WARS
Japan's exports jump in March
Tokyo (AFP) April 20, 2017
Japanese exports recorded their biggest gain in more than two years in March, official data showed Thursday, in a sign of optimism for the world's third-biggest economy. ... more


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NUKEWARS
Pence reassures Japan as North Korea threatens 'weekly' tests
Tokyo (AFP) April 18, 2017
US Vice President Mike Pence reiterated his country's commitment to the security of Japan on Tuesday, as North Korea intensified concerns over its weapons programme with a vow to launch missile tests "every week". ... more
NUKEWARS
Japan could rescue nationals in Korean crisis: defence chief
Tokyo (AFP) April 18, 2017
Japan will prepare to send troops to the Korean peninsula to protect its nationals there if a crisis requires their evacuation, its defence chief reportedly said Tuesday. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Pence visits Tokyo to reaffirm security ties as N. Korea tensions rise
Seoul (AFP) April 17, 2017
US Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Tokyo on Tuesday bringing a renewed commitment to Japan's security amid a growing threat from a nuclear armed North Korea. ... more
MARSDAILY
France, Japan aim to land probe on Mars moon
Paris (AFP) April 13, 2017
France and Japan want to recover pieces of a Martian Moon and bring them back to Earth, the head of France's National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) said Thursday. ... more

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Japan disaster minister to resign over quake gaffe: reports
Tokyo (AFP) April 25, 2017
Japan's disaster reconstruction minister is expected to resign on Wednesday following his controversial remarks over the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, local media reported. Masahiro Imamura plans to submit his resignation to Abe Wednesday morning, national broadcaster NHK said late Tuesday, adding that Abe had already decided to appoint Masayoshi Yo ... more
Rasuwa, Nepal (AFP) April 25, 2017
The Nepal quake survivors who can never go home
Seoul (AFP) April 24, 2017
Rights group urges China to release N. Korean refugees
Kiev (AFP) April 26, 2017
Ukraine, Belarus leaders mark Chernobyl anniversary
Man-Made Space Junk Puts Astronauts, Operational Spacecraft in Serious Danger
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 26, 2017
The European Space Agency (ESA) has warned that man-made junk in space is getting out of hand. Radio Sputnik discussed the space debris problem with former head of the Space Debris Office of the European Space Agency, Dr. Heiner Klinkrad. During a conference on space debris, held in Germany this week, the ESA expressed concerns over the increasing danger of orbiting space trash. Some exper ... more
Oxford, UK (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Engineering technique is damaging materials research reveals
Raleigh NC (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Finding order and structure in the atomic chaos where materials meet
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
Lockheed Martin secures $1.6 billion contract for counterfire radars
Humans threaten 'fossil' groundwater: study
Vienna (AFP) April 25, 2017
Human activity risks contaminating pristine water stockpiled deep underground since the age of the mammoths, said a study Tuesday that warns of a looming threat to a critical life source. So-called "fossil" groundwater - more than 12,000 years old - trickled into sub-surface aquifers long before it could be tarnished by pollution from farming and factory chemicals. Generally stored at ... more
Bloomington IN (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Research sheds new light on forces that threaten sensitive coastlines
Mexico City (AFP) April 26, 2017
In Mexico City, water a rare commodity
Karlovac, Croatia (AFP) April 19, 2017
Croatian rivers face hydroelectric peril
Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlled
Helsinki, Finland (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Plasmonic nanoparticles exhibit properties based on their geometries and relative positions. Researchers have now developed an easy way to manipulate the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures that strongly depend on their spatial arrangement. The plasmonic nanoparticles can form clusters, plasmonic metamolecules, and then interact with each other. Changing the geometry of the nano ... more
Lund, Sweden (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Nanotubes that build themselves
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Nanoparticles remain unpredictable
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Better living through pressure: Functional nanomaterials made easy
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US missile defence equipment reaches S.Korea site
Seoul (AFP) April 26, 2017
US troops began delivering a missile defence system that has infuriated China to a deployment site in South Korea Wednesday, amid heightened tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. Washington is urging Beijing - Pyongyang's sole major ally - to do more to rein it in, but the Asian giant has reacted with fury to the planned installation of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD ... more
Washington (AFP) April 26, 2017
US missile system in S.Korea operational soon: US admiral
Washington (UPI) Apr 26, 2017
U.S. Air Force test-launches antiballistic missile from California
Seoul (AFP) April 17, 2017
US, South Korea agree early deployment of THAAD: PM Hwang
China courts international coalition set up to promote space cooperation
Xi'an (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
A coalition was established Sunday in northwest China's Shaanxi Province to promote innovation and cooperation on space exploration under the the Belt and Road Initiative. The coalition, set up in the provincial capital of Xi'an, encompasses 48 universities, research institutes and academic organizations at home and abroad. It was initiated by the Chinese Society of Astronautics and Xi'an- ... more
Beijing (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Commentary: Innovation drives China's space exploration
Macao (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
Macao marks 2nd China Space Day with astronaut sharing space experience
Tianjin (XNA) Apr 26, 2017
China's Long March-5 Y2 carrier rocket leaves for launch site
Synthetic two-sided gecko's foot could enable underwater robotics
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
Geckos are well known for effortlessly scrambling up walls and upside down across ceilings. Even in slippery rain forests, the lizards maintain their grip. Now scientists have created a double-sided adhesive that copies this reversible ability to stick and unstick to surfaces even in wet conditions. They say their development, reported in ACS' Journal of Physical Chemistry C, could be usef ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
The rise of automated art
Princeton NJ (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Human prejudices sneak into artificial intelligence systems
El Segundo CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Brane Craft Proposal Awarded Phase 2 by NASA
Pro-independence activists arrested in Hong Kong
Hong Kong (AFP) April 26, 2017
Two Hong Kong independence activists who were barred from taking up their seats as lawmakers last year were arrested and charged Wednesday over chaos at the city's parliament. Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching were arrested at their apartments Wednesday morning and were charged with illegal assembly and attempted forceful entry into the legislative chamber, Yau told reporters. The pair be ... more
Changsha, China (AFP) April 25, 2017
Trial of China human rights lawyer delayed: supporters
Beijing (AFP) April 20, 2017
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Beijing (AFP) April 24, 2017
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First Light for Breakthrough Listen at Parkes Telescope
New York NY (SPX) Nov 09, 2016
Breakthrough Listen, the 10-year, $100-million astronomical search for intelligent life beyond Earth launched in 2015 by Internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking, has announced its first observations using the Parkes Radio Telescope in New South Wales, Australia. Parkes joins the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia, USA, and the Automated Planet Finder (APF) at Lick Ob ... more
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Heavy precipitation speeds carbon exchange in tropics
Missoula MT (SPX) Apr 27, 2017
New research by the University of Montana and its partner institutions gives insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change. Cory Cleveland, a UM professor of terrestrial ecosystem ecology, said that previous research in the wet tropics - where much of global forest productivity occurs - indicates that the increased rainfall that may occur with climate change wo ... more
Paris (ESA) Apr 24, 2017
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Bristol, UK (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
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A novel form of iron for fortification of foods
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Apr 26, 2017
Around 1.2 billion people worldwide suffer from iron deficiency, with women worse affected than men. In Europe, one in five women around the age of 20 suffers from iron deficiency. Typical symptoms include diminished work performance, fatigue, anaemia and headaches. Boosting iron levels through the diet or supplements is tricky, as the iron must be in a form that the body is able to absorb ... more
Ithaca NY (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
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Beijing, China (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
Climatic effect of irrigation over the Yellow River basin
Stanford CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2017
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Rocky super-earth found in habitable zone of small red star
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
One of the most successful techniques presently in use for detecting expolantes is the search for transits. Similar to the way the Moon cuts off the light of the Sun during an eclipse, a transit is produced when a planet orbiting a distant star cuts off a small fraction of its light when it passes between us and the star. There are many projects dedicated to detecting and monitoring small variat ... more
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Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 21, 2017
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Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
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Suspected meningitis epidemic kills 745 in Nigeria
Abuja (AFP) April 19, 2017
A meningitis outbreak in Nigeria has killed 745 people, an increase of more than 50 percent in barely a week, officials said Wednesday, sounding the alarm over the feared epidemic. "We need all hands on deck," said Chikwe Ihekweazu, head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as the federal government announced the latest toll from the outbreak, which has mostly affected children. ... more
Geneva (AFP) April 13, 2017
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Seattle WA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
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Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
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Top conservationist wounded in Kenya gun attack
Nairobi (AFP) April 23, 2017
Italian-born conservationist and writer Kuki Gallmann was shot and seriously wounded Sunday while patrolling her conservation park in central Kenya, a region plagued by violence linked to a drought. The 73-year-old, whose best-selling autobiography "I Dreamed of Africa" was made into a film with Kim Basinger playing Gallmann, was "shot in the stomach during an attack" by three men on the spr ... more
Djibouti (AFP) April 24, 2017
US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti
Rabat (AFP) April 22, 2017
Morocco, US stage joint military exercise
Kunta Kinteh Island, Gambia (AFP) April 21, 2017
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Lunar, Martian Greenhouses Designed to Mimic Those on Earth
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Apr 25, 2017
While astronauts have successfully grown plants and vegetables aboard the International Space Station, NASA scientists at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida are collaborating with a university team to develop long-term methods that could help sustain pioneers working in deep space. Agency researchers believe while there are many challenges for human exploration beyond Earth, they are conv ... more
Miami (AFP) April 26, 2017
NASA spacesuits over budget, tight on timeline: audit
Washington (AFP) April 24, 2017
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Houston TX (SPX) Apr 23, 2017
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Electric Boat selected for $95.6 million ballistic missile tube contract
Washington (UPI) Apr 24, 2017
The U.S. Navy announced it is moving forward with it's Ohio Replacement Program, designed to replace the venerable Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine. A key part of the program includes the missile compartment project, which the Electric Boat Corporation of Groton, Conn., secured in a contract worth $95.6 million to produce 17 ballistic missile tubes, according to the Department of ... more
Seoul (AFP) April 26, 2017
N. Korea hails 'largest ever' firing drill
Seoul (AFP) April 25, 2017
S.Korea tourist numbers plummet in China boycott
Seoul (AFP) April 25, 2017
N. Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill


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