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Japan considering new base on Antarctica to research climate change

Japan is looking at building a new base on Antarctica so scientists can study air trapped in ice a million years ago, in a bid to better understand climate change, an official said Monday. Tokyo already has four stations on the frozen continent, two of which are currently in use…

GOP electoral gains could give Obama more power to negotiate controversial trade pacts

American companies can expect progress on some critical U.S. trade initiatives if the Republican Party takes control of both houses of the U.S. Congress this November. A Republican victory in the Senate may prevent the chamber’s Democrats, backed by labor unions concerned about the impact of free trade on American…

43-year-old surfer survives shark attack in Japan

A 43-year-old man has been seriously injured after being attacked by a shark while surfing off central Japan, officials said Tuesday, warning local beachgoers to be alert. Tsuyoshi Takahashi, an off-duty life guard, was rushed to hospital on Sunday……

Report: Japanese firm planning to use human-like robots to staff cell phone stores

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s SoftBank Corp is developing human-like robots which it will use to staff its cellphone stores, two people with knowledge of the matter said, in a move aimed at expanding the mobile phone and Internet conglomerate’s technological reach. SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son will announce the plan…

Japan to start building underground ice wall at Fukushima

Japan will on Monday start constructing an underground ice wall at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, freezing the soil under broken reactors to slow the build-up of radioactive water, officials said. The wall is intended to block groundwater from……

Japan test-broadcasts super HD television technology

Japan on Monday began test broadcasts of satellite television programmes in 4K, as major firms including Sony and Sharp bet on the super high-definition technology to rescue their embattled TV units. A consortium of major broadcasters, TV manufacturers……

Former ‘comfort women’ demand apology from Japan

Six former "comfort women" joined an international activist meeting in Tokyo Saturday to demand Japan formally atone for sexual slavery in its wartime military brothels, an emotive legacy still haunting the country. The Asian Solidarity Conference has……

Japanese woman’s body sent by mail marked ‘doll’

Murder detectives were Monday investigating the case of a young nurse whose corpse was sent by parcel post across Japan in a box that claimed to contain a doll. The body of Rika Okada was found in a storage lock-up in Tokyo. Investigators also found……

Japan to create underground ice wall at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan's nuclear regulator on Monday approved a plan to freeze the soil under the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to try to slow the build-up of radioactive water, officials said. The Nuclear Regulation Authority examined plans by Tokyo Electric Power……

Japan makes first arrest over 3-D printed guns: reports

A Japanese man suspected of possessing guns made with a 3-D printer has been arrested, reports said Thursday, in what was said to be the country's first such detention. Officers who raided the home of Yoshitomo Imura, a 27-year-old college employee,……

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