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Lunar race heats up

Lunar race heats up

India, Japan, Russia, and South Korea will also launch their respective moon missions in 2022

Low mortality from "omicron" strain explained

Low mortality from "omicron" strain explained

According to the New York Times, researchers in Japan and the United States conducted a series of experiments on hamsters and rats with strains of coronavirus and found the reason why the newest omicron strain has an extremely low …

Japan to create lifelong COVID-19 vaccine

Japan to create lifelong COVID-19 vaccine

Researchers in Tokyo are developing a “dream” COVID-19 vaccine that offers lifetime efficacy, in what would be a game-changer as the fight against the coronavirus drags on into its third year, The Japan Times reports.  …

More than 20 feared dead in building fire in Osaka

More than 20 feared dead in building fire in Osaka

 A fire swept through a psychiatry clinic in the Japanese city of Osaka on Friday, with 27 people feared dead and police reported to be investigating possible arson. The blaze broke out on the fourth floor of an office building in …

Soyuz MS-20 crew enters ISS

Soyuz MS-20 crew enters ISS

Cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and his associate Yozo Hirano left the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft and stepped aboard the International Space Station. The newcomers were met by Roscosmos cosmonauts Anton …

5-point earthquake hits Japan

5-point earthquake hits Japan

The US Geological Survey recorded a 5-point magnutite earthquake off the coast of Japan in the Pacific Ocean. According to the service, the epicenter was located 812 km southeast of the city of Tateyama, on the island of Honshu, at a …

North Korea fires projectile into seas near Japan

North Korea fires projectile into seas near Japan

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff stated that North Korea launched a ballistic missile towards the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, the Yonhap news agency reported. According to its data, the missile was launched not far from the coastal …

Earthquake hits northern Japan, no tsunami

Earthquake hits northern Japan, no tsunami

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit Aomori and Iwate prefecture in northern Japan early on Wednesday morning but did not cause a tsunami, Japan's Meteorological Agency said. The quake struck at around 2:46 a.m. local time (17:46 GMT). No …

Fumio Kishida elected as new Prime Minister of Japan

Fumio Kishida elected as new Prime Minister of Japan

The Lower House of the Parliament of Japan elected the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Fumio Kishida as Japan’s 100th Prime Minister Monday, according to the vote, livestreamed on the Parliament’s website. …

North Korea tests hypersonic missile

North Korea tests hypersonic missile

North Korea test-fired a newly developed hypersonic missile this week, state news media KCNA reported on Wednesday, joining a race headed by major military powers to deploy the advanced weapons system

North Korea conducts another ballistic missile test

North Korea conducts another ballistic missile test

North Korea has fired a short-range missile towards the sea off its east coast early on Tuesday, said South Korea's military. It happened at nearly the same moment its U.N. diplomat was decrying the U.S.’s …

Who will cover Olympic financial loss?

Who will cover Olympic financial loss?

The spectatorless 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games leaves a financial loss for host nation Japan, setting up talks in the coming months on filling the hole left by hundreds of millions of dollars in unsold tickets. Under the International …