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24/7 News Coverage About Japan
November 07, 2017
SUPERPOWERS
Fish food and golf bromance: 5 takeaways from Trump in Japan



Tokyo (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
The world may be facing its most dangerous nuclear crisis since the end of the Cold War but US President Donald Trump's trip to Japan will be remembered for the lighter moments as much as for the high-level diplomacy. Here are five such moments: - Koi-mander in chief - The setting was the idyllic surroundings of the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo. Not a sound could be heard except the chirping of the birds and the whirring of the Secret Service helicopters. As a relaxing diversion to the high-l ... read more

NUKEWARS
Kim portraits and death threats: Life at a North Korean school in Japan
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Portraits of North Korea's late leaders hang proudly in the classrooms of the Korean High School in Tokyo, where the recent surge in tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme have seen faculty and staff subjected to death threats. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Trump announces Putin meet as he kicks off Asia tour
Yokota Air Base, Japan (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
US President Donald Trump touched down in Japan Sunday, kicking off the first leg of a high-stakes Asia tour set to be dominated by soaring tensions with nuclear-armed North Korea. ... more
NUKEWARS
US sends supersonic bombers over South Korea
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
US bombers overflew the Korean peninsula Thursday as part of an exercise with Japanese and South Korean warplanes, the US Air Force said, days before President Donald Trump arrives in the region for a trip set to be dominated by the nuclear-armed North. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Trump readies for high-stakes Asia trip
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Weakened on the domestic front, President Donald Trump embarks this week on a long and challenging Asian tour set to be dominated by the North Korean nuclear threat after months of verbal escalation between Washington and Pyongyang. ... more
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INTERNET SPACE
Sprint, T-Mobile scrap merger talks
San Francisco (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
US wireless operators Sprint and T-Mobile announced Saturday they had called off merger talks after failing to clinch mutually agreeable terms, ending a potential tie-up that would have dramatically impacted the sector in the United States. ... more
INTERNET SPACE
Fujitsu, Lenovo agree to PC merger
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Japan's Fujitsu said on Thursday it had agreed to merge its struggling PC business with Lenovo, giving the Chinese computer giant a controlling share of the business. ... more
SUPERPOWERS
Japan PM Abe begins new term with vow to increase North Korea pressure
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 1, 2017
A newly re-elected Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday pledged increasing pressure on North Korea to force the nuclear-armed country to the negotiating table, days before a visit by US President Donald Trump expected to be dominated by the threat from Pyongyang. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Tsunami reveals human noise pollution in Hawaiian waters
Durham NC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
A tsunami that struck Hawaii in 2011 and caused a temporary halt to boat traffic has provided scientists a rare glimpse into what the bays might sound like without human activities. The tsunam ... more
OIL AND GAS
Japan taking on more oil
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
For the first time in two months, the economy in Japan took on more crude oil from Kuwait, posting a gain of more than 20 percent from last year, data show. ... more
CAR TECH
Investors fuel a multibillion-dollar ride-sharing frenzy
San Francisco (AFP) Oct 29, 2017
Investors including Japan's SoftBank and Google-parent Alphabet are fueling a drive to a ride-sharing future, betting on startups such as industry giants Uber and Lyft which have so far failed to deliver profits. ... more


EU, Japan ask UN to condemn N. Korea over rights abuses

NUKEWARS
200 dead in tunnel accident at N.Korea nuclear test site: report
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 31, 2017
More than 200 people are feared to have died when a tunnel caved in at North Korea's nuclear test site after its latest detonation, a Japanese news report said Tuesday. ... more
AEROSPACE
Japan donating Beechcraft TC-90 aircraft to Philippines
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017
Japan is donating five Beechcraft TC-90 training aircraft to the Philippines to help the country protect its coasts, the Nikkei Asian Review reported. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW
Japanese earthquake zone strongly influenced by the effects of friction
Fukuoka, Japan (SPX) Oct 31, 2017
The islands of the Japanese archipelago are affected both by frequent, low-magnitude earthquakes and tremors and by larger, highly destructive events. One of the largest quakes to strike Japan occur ... more
NUKEWARS
NATO chief calls N. Korea 'global threat' during Japan visit
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 30, 2017
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg called North Korea a "global threat" Monday and said he backed tighter sanctions against it during a visit to Japan, which has been targeted by Pyongyang's provocations. ... more



Air force error allowed Texas shooter to buy guns despite conviction
Washington (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
A domestic violence conviction legally prohibited the Texas church shooter from buying guns, but the Air Force failed to enter it into a database used to run background checks, officials said Monday. Devin Kelley - who shot dead 26 people at a Texas church - could therefore have passed the background check required to buy a gun, which would have raised red flags if the conviction had been ... more
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
In reversal, US tech firms back bill on human trafficking
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Crime writer Ian Rankin predicts rise of 'kind and gentle' books
United Nations, United States (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
UN council weakens response to Myanmar after China objects
Cheyenne Mountain sees better satellite picture
Hanscom AFB MA (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Upgraded Early Warning Radars now provide data on man-made space-based objects without delay, thanks to efforts of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center personnel at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Five massive radar sites arrayed throughout the northern hemisphere, mostly designed and installed during the Cold War, provide missile warning information and track space-based objects for ... more
Mumbai, India (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Liquids take a shine to terahertz radiation
Raleigh NC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Voltage-driven liquid metal fractals
Warwick UK (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Cancer cells destroyed with dinosaur extinction metal
50 years of data from oxygen minimum lab helps predict the oceans' future
Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Canadian and US Department of Energy researchers have released 50 years' worth of data chronicling the deoxygenating cycles of a fjord off Canada's west coast, and detailing the response of the microbial communities inhabiting the fjord. The mass of data, collected in two new Nature family papers, could help scientists better predict the impact of human activities and ocean deoxygenation o ... more
(UPI) Nov 2, 2017
Scientists map coastal communities most vulnerable to natural disasters
Abidjan (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Ivory Coast inaugurates huge China-funded dam
Suva, Fiji (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Tiny Fiji looks for global impact at Bonn climate talks
Metal-silicone microstructures could enable new flexible optical and electrical devices
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
For the first time, researchers have used a single-step, laser-based method to produce small, precise hybrid microstructures of silver and flexible silicone. This innovative laser processing technology could one day enable smart factories that use one production line to mass-produce customized devices combining soft materials such as engineered tissue with hard materials that add functions such ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Researchers reveal the effect of nano-diamond on magnetorheological fluids
Providence RI (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
Researchers show how nanoscale patterning can decrease metal fatigue
Tomsk, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Gold nanoantennas help in creation of more powerful nanoelectronics
Missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh airport
Riyadh (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Saudi Arabia on Saturday intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile near Riyadh's international airport after it was launched from conflict-torn Yemen, in an escalation of the kingdom's war against Iran-backed Huthi rebels. The missile attack was the first aimed by the Shiite rebels at the heart of the Saudi capital, underscoring the growing threat posed by the raging conflict in Yemen. ... more
Moscow (AFP) Oct 26, 2017
Russia conducts ballistic missile tests
Washington (UPI) Oct 20, 2017
Report: Japan eyeing SM-6 missiles for defense program
Syracuse NY (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Lockheed Martin missile defense sensor technology receives prototyping contract
China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020
Beijing (XNA) Nov 02, 2017
China plans to launch its reusable spacecraft in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation Tuesday. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, a researcher from the corporation. The spacecraft can transport people or payload into the orbit and return to Earth. C ... more
Beijing (XNA) Oct 23, 2017
Space will see Communist loyalty: Chinese astronaut
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
China launches three satellites
Beijing (XNA) Oct 02, 2017
Mars probe to carry 13 types of payload on 2020 mission
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Study shows need for adaptive powered knee prosthesis to assist amputees
Raleigh NC (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
New North Carolina State University research into wearable robotics shows how amputees wearing these devices adapted when presented with a real-world challenge: carrying a weighted backpack. The results could assist device manufacturers and clinicians expand the utility of these important devices, and could help researchers develop smarter controllers that adapt to real-world demands. Andr ... more
New York NY (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
Researchers unveil tool to debug 'black box' deep learning algorithms
Pasadena CA (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Physics boosts artificial intelligence methods
Sussex UK (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists allowed to appeal jail terms
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 7, 2017
Hong Kong's leading pro-democracy activists, who were jailed for their role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement were granted leave to appeal their sentences by the city's top court on Tuesday. Joshua Wong and Nathan Law were imprisoned in August after Hong Kong's government pushed for harsher sentences - rather than the initial community service orders they were given. The government's appeal ... more
Beijing (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Disrespecting China's anthem can now cost 3 years jail
Beijing (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
China calls on France to ensure security of its citizens
Hong Kong (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Hong Kong government under fire in LGBT row
Warm Air Helped Make 2017 Ozone Hole Smallest Since 1988
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Measurements from satellites this year showed the hole in Earth's ozone layer that forms over Antarctica each September was the smallest observed since 1988, scientists from NASA and NOAA announced this week. According to NASA, the ozone hole reached its peak extent on Sept. 11, covering an area about two and a half times the size of the United States - 7.6 million square miles in extent - ... more
Paris (ESA) Nov 03, 2017
Wind satellite vacuum packed
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
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Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
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RUDN University researcher found out what happens to organic matter on rice fields
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
A soil scientist from RUDN University has found out how plant root secretions affect microorganisms and biochemical processes in paddy soils (rice fields, for instance). Rice field soils play a very important role in the agriculture of Southeast Asia, since they cover > 160 Mio ha and are used to produce food for a quarter of world population. The results of the study were published in the Europ ... more
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Flour power to boost food security
Bristol UK (SPX) Nov 02, 2017
The advent of 'green' cattle
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Marijuana farming is harming the environment, study shows
18-Month Twinkle in a Forming Star Suggests a Very Young Planet
Ottawa, Canada (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
An international team of researchers have found an infrequent variation in the brightness of a forming star. This 18-month recurring twinkle is not only an unexpected phenomenon for scientists, but its repeated behavior suggests the presence of a hidden planet. This discovery is an early win for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) Transient Survey, just one-and-a-half years into its t ... more
Washington (UPI) Nov 1, 2017
Evolutionary theory suggests aliens might not look all that alien
La Jolla CA (SPX) Nov 07, 2017
Scientists find potential 'missing link' in chemistry that led to life on earth
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
Atmospheric beacons guide NASA scientists in search for life
Tracking mosquitoes with your cellphone
Stanford CA (SPX) Nov 03, 2017
It's a sound that can keep even the weariest among us from falling asleep: the high-pitched whine of a mosquito. This irritating buzz already makes us run, slap and slather on repellant. But if Stanford University researchers have their way, it may also prompt us to take out our cellphones and do a little science. The Prakash Lab at Stanford, led by Manu Prakash, assistant professor of bio ... more
Miami (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
Last season's flu shot protected only 1 in 5 people
Buffalo NY (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope
Washington (UPI) Sep 29, 2017
Scientists are successfully breeding disease-resistance into mosquitoes
US strikes IS in Somalia for first time
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia on Friday, the first time America has hit the jihadists in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said. The strikes occurred in northeastern Somalia and killed "several terrorists," the US military's Africa Command said in a statement. According to Voice of America, which cited the chairman of the town of Qa ... more
Juba (AFP) Nov 4, 2017
Tense standoff in Juba as troops encircle ex-army chief's home
Tiznit, Morocco (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
Morocco architect fights concrete with tradition
Washington (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
US mission in Niger not what US commanders say it was: reportw
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Mice, fish and flies: the animals still being sent into space
Paris (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Sixty years after Laika the dog became the first living creature to go into orbit, animals are still being sent into space - though these days much smaller creatures are going up. Julie Robinson, chief scientist for the International Space Station programme, explains what we are still learning from animals in orbit. - Why no more dogs, cats or monkeys? - When those animals were sent ... more
Moscow (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
Dog star: Scientist recalls training Laika for space
Paris, France (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
The Noah's Ark of animals sent in to space
Houston TX (SPX) Nov 06, 2017
Orbital ATK's to deliver supplies to International Space Station
US sends supersonic bombers over South Korea
Washington (AFP) Nov 3, 2017
US bombers overflew the Korean peninsula Thursday as part of an exercise with Japanese and South Korean warplanes, the US Air Force said, days before President Donald Trump arrives in the region for a trip set to be dominated by the nuclear-armed North. Tensions are high over Pyongyang's ballistic missile and atomic programmes, which in recent months have seen it test ICBMs and carry out it ... more
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 5, 2017
Trump: 'No dictator' should underestimate US resolve
Seoul (AFP) Nov 6, 2017
S. Korea announces sanctions against Pyongyang
Seoul (AFP) Nov 2, 2017
NK preparing new missile test; Xi sends rare message to Kim
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