Tag: Japan

Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has been shot during a campaign speech. The 67-year-old was shot from a distance of about 10 feet (3 meters). Reports claim that the suspect Yamagami Tatsuya, 41, remained on the scene up until his apprehension.
Researchers led by Sayaka Wakayama from the University of Yamanashi in Japan have for the first time cloned animals from freeze-dried skin cells, but this technique still has a low success rate.
In an act of incredible oversight, a staggering amount of personal data was lost by an individual. A Japanese businessman lost an entire city's personal data after passing out drunk on a Tuesday night.
Okinawa has been famous as a place where people live well into old age, but that began to change in the years after the war. How Japan's record life expectancy declined after adopting a western lifestyle is a cautionary tale for all.
A 24-year-old Japanese man has vanished after stealing approximately equivalent of $358,000 in Covid relief funds designated for all households in the Yamaguchi Prefecture town of Abu. According to local news outlet Japan Today, the entire cash was transmitted to him thanks to a clerical error by the town's administrators.
A team led by Associate Professor Yasuhiro Oba of Hokkaido University in Japan has found all five ingredients of life on meteorites.
When it was whole, the stone took pride of place on the slope of Mount Nasu. But now the gigantic ancient Japanese rock believed to contain a 1000 year old demon fox spirit has split in half.
In some ways Japan and South Korea might be at least partially to blame for the multiyear long obsession with masking in most of the western world.
A major Japanese medical bulletin has warned that the risk of dying from the COVID-19 vaccine for people in their 20s maybe 40 times higher than the disease itself.
Japan’s fifth wave of Covid-19Delta variant has virtually disappeared so dramatically that some scientists are puzzled as to why it happened. One team suggests the highly infectious Delta strain mutated into extinction on the island nation.