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24/7 News Coverage About Japan
August 18, 2017
SUPERPOWERS
Top American general says attack on Japan same as on US



Tokyo (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
The United States' most senior military officer on Friday said North Korea understands that an any attack on Japan is equal to one on the US itself - and vice versa. General Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held talks with his Japanese counterpart at the defence ministry in Tokyo, wrapping up a regional tour during heightened tensions with North Korea. Tokyo remains on alert against potential military provocations by Pyongyang after North Korea threatened to fire missiles tow ... read more

SUPERPOWERS
New US envoy reassures Japan over security pact
Narita, Japan (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
The new US ambassador to Japan on Thursday reassured the country of an "ironclad" commitment to their security alliance, but urged Tokyo to step up its role in the pact, amid heightened tensions over North Korea's missile threats. ... more
SPACEWAR
Kestrel Eye satellite launched to International Space Station aboard SpaceX
Washington (UPI) Aug 15, 2017
The U.S. Army has successfully launched a Kestrel Eye reconnaissance microsatellite aboard a SpaceX mission to the International Space Station. ... more
FLOATING STEEL
Commander dismissed after US Navy ship crashed off Japan
Washington (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
The commander of a US Navy ship that collided with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship off Japan, killing seven American seamen, will be relieved of duty and several other sailors face punishment, a senior admiral said Thursday. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Japan, US conduct live-fire drill amid regional tension
Eniwa, Japan (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Some 300 Japanese and US military personnel on Wednesday carried out live-fire artillery training in northern Japan, officials said, amid high regional tensions over North Korean missile threats. ... more
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NUKEWARS
China, Russia push talks as N. Korea steps back from missile launches
Seoul (AFP) Aug 15, 2017
China and Russia pushed Tuesday for talks to defuse the "confrontational spiral" between the US and North Korea after Kim Jong-Un stepped back from a planned missile strike near Guam. ... more
FROTH AND BUBBLE
Treaty to curb mercury exposure takes effect
Paris (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
A 128-nation treaty to curb exposure to the dangerous heavy metal mercury entered into force Wednesday, the United Nations announced on the convention's website. ... more
WATER WORLD
Japan launches study into suspected Chinese coral poaching
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Japan on Wednesday launched a study into whether precious coral was being illegally poached by Chinese fishermen off its shores to be sold for use in jewellery. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Floating solar power: new frontier for green-leaning water utilities
Washington (UPI) Aug 17, 2017
Lakes and ponds used by water utilities have long been viewed with a single purpose: holding water. Now a handful of pioneering water utilities are looking at their aquatic real estate with a new purpose in mind: solar energy generation. ... more
TRADE WARS
Warning from history: Could Japan-style crash hit China
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Sizzling property prices, a groaning debt load, wealthy tourists and tycoons willing to slap down eye-popping sums for art: China is starting to look like Japan before its economic bubble burst in the early 90s. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Japan gives world-beating fidget spinner a whirl
Fujisawa, Japan (AFP) Aug 9, 2017
One company in perfectionism-obsessed Japan is claiming it has developed a fidget spinner that whirls longer than any rival on the market - 12 minutes and counting. ... more


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WATER WORLD
Japanese seaweed is welcome invader on US coasts: study
Miami (AFP) July 17, 2017
A kind of Japanese seaweed that is considered an invasive species in the United States is actually serving an important role in restoring barren and vulnerable coastlines, US researchers said Monday. ... more
ENERGY TECH
A battery-inspired strategy for carbon fixation
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Scientists working toward the elusive lithium-air battery discovered an unexpected approach to capturing and storing carbon dioxide away from the atmosphere. Using a design intended for a lithium-CO ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE
Japan deploys missile defence over N. Korea threat to Guam
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
Japan deployed its Patriot missile defence system on Saturday after North Korea threatened to fire ballistic missiles over the country towards the US Pacific territory of Guam, local officials and reports said. ... more
AEROSPACE
Japan approves US Marine flights of Ospreys after crash
Tokyo (AFP) Aug 11, 2017
Japan on Friday said it would allow Osprey tilt-rotor aircrafts to continue to operate in the country, accepting US assurances that the flights are safe following a fatal crash off Australia. ... more



Libyan marine rescue zone aims to 'organise' NGOs: navy
Tripoli (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
Libya is not "preventing" NGOs from carrying out migrant rescue operations off its coast, but has set up a coastal search and rescue zone to "organise" their work, its navy said Wednesday. The navy last week ordered unauthorised foreign vessels to stay out of Libya's coastal zone, a measure it said targeted NGOs carrying out search and rescue missions for migrants headed towards Europe. ... more
Freetown (AFP) Aug 17, 2017
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Archinaut Project conducts first large-scale 3D build in space-like environment
Huntsville AL (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Archinaut, a NASA Technology Demonstration Mission (TDM) project developing cutting-edge technology to build and assemble complex hardware and supersized structures on demand in space, achieved an unprecedented milestone this summer. "To our knowledge, this is the first time additive manufacturing has been successfully tested on such a large scale in the vacuum and temperature conditions o ... more
Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
Air Force tests new radar receivers for rescue helicopters
Denver CO (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
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Washington (UPI) Aug 16, 2017
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25 Years of Global Sea Level Data, and Counting
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 14, 2017
This past week marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of a revolutionary ocean research vessel - a space "ship." As the NASA/CNES Topex-Poseidon satellite ascended into orbit, it ushered in a new era of oceanography with the first highly accurate, global measurements of sea levels. That mission and its three successors, all named Jason, have continuously mapped global ocean currents and ... more
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Cambridge, UK (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
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Tallahassee FL (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
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How to move objects at the nanoscale
Trieste, Italy (SPX) Aug 17, 2017
To move a nanoparticle on the surface of a graphene sheet, you won't need a "nano-arm": by applying a temperature difference at the ends of the membrane, the nanocluster laying on it will drift from the hot region to the cold one. In addition, contrary to the laws ruling the world at the macroscale, the force acting on the particle - the so-called thermophoretic force - should not decrease as th ... more
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Jacobs Technology awarded $4.6B contract for missile defense services
Washington (UPI) Aug 9, 2017
Jacobs Technology is receiving a contract with a maximum value of $4.6 billion for services for the Missile Defense Agency, the Department of Defense announced on Wednesday. The services will go toward the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center and communications and informations technology for MDA. The work will primarily be conducted at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, ... more
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Seoul (AFP) July 29, 2017
S. Korea speeds up US missile defence over North's missile test
China's satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space
Beijing (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
Chinese scientists have become the first to realize quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, laying the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network. The achievement based on experiments conducted with the world' s first quantum satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), was published in the authoritative academic journal Nature on T ... more
Xi'an, China (XNA) Aug 14, 2017
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Northrop Grumman to demonstrate autonomous networked unmanned vehicles
Washington (UPI) Aug 14, 2017
Northrop Grumman will demonstrate autonomous unmanned undersea and unmanned surface vehicles at the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise at the Naval Surface Warfare Center this week. The demonstration will coordinate multiple undersea and surface autonomous vehicles alongside an aerial vehicle to collect targeting data for enemy seabed infrastructure, followed by an undersea vehicle enga ... more
Palo Alto CA (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
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Washington DC (SPX) Aug 07, 2017
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Washington (AFP) Aug 3, 2017
Mishap doesn't dampen enthusiasm for security robots
China rejects US criticism on religious freedom
Beijing (AFP) Aug 16, 2017
China on Wednesday denied violations of religious freedom after the United States accused Beijing of persecuting Christians, Muslims, Falun Gong members and Tibetan Buddhists in an annual report. "All Chinese people of all ethnic groups and all regions are fully entitled to religious belief. The so-called report ignores facts," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular pres ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) Aug 18, 2017
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Airbus completes MetOp-C platform/payload coupling
Toulouse, France (SPX) Aug 14, 2017
MetOp-C is the third and final satellite of the first generation of MetOp polar-orbiting meteorological satellites. The payload module of MetOp-C, developed and built by Airbus in Germany, was delivered to Toulouse after it completed a series of tests at ESTEC, the technical centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The satellite, weighing in at four to ... more
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Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Covering 70 percent of Earth's surface, the world's oceans are vast and deep. So vast, in fact, that nearly every coastal country has the potential to meet its own domestic seafood needs through aquaculture. In fact, each country could do so using a tiny fraction of its ocean territory. So finds a study led by scientists from UC Santa Barbara and including researchers from the Nature Conse ... more
Waterloo, UK (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
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Exeter UK (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
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Seattle WA (SPX) Aug 16, 2017
Many exoplanets to be found by coming high-powered telescopes will probably be tidally locked - with one side permanently facing their host star - according to new research by astronomer Rory Barnes of the University of Washington. Barnes, a UW assistant professor of astronomy and astrobiology, arrived at the finding by questioning the long-held assumption that only those stars that are mu ... more
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Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Charlize Theron hopes to create an AIDS-free generation in her home country South Africa which has one of the highest rates of HIV infection in the world. The star who is the founder of Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project which supports community-based HIV programmes said the country's "ridiculously large" HIV burden was hard to ignore and that prompted he ... more
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Dalai Lama cancels Botswana trip with 'exhaustion'
New Delhi (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
The Dalai Lama has cancelled a trip next week to Botswana because of "exhaustion" after Beijing expressed anger at the African country for allowing the visit. The 82-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader, who lives in exile in India, was to speak at a three day conference in Botswana's capital Gaborone, which begins on August 17. An official statement released late Friday said the Dalai Lama ... more
Maiduguri, Nigeria (AFP) Aug 12, 2017
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