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Giant Gundam In Japan Receives Final Anime-Linked Tribute Before Being Dismantled

The iconic Gundam RX-78-2 statue in Tokyo has been dismantled, but not without a proper send-off. Contractors initially removed the robot's head and left arm as homage to the 'Last Shooting' pose.

Geek March 16, 2017

Study Says It's Safe To Return To Some Areas In Fukushima 6 Years After Nuclear Disaster

Six years after the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster, a study assures residents of Date City in Fukushima that they do not have to worry about dangerous radiation levels. How safe is the median lifetime radiation dose in the most contaminated part of the city?

Earth/Environment March 13, 2017

Apple’s Solar Island In Japan To Boost Clean Energy Promise

Boosting the clean energy pledge of Apple, operations in Japan will be moving to 100 percent renewable energy use thanks to local supplier Ibiden’s 20 new facilities. Among them is a solar island that will generate 12 MW of solar power.

Earth/Environment March 10, 2017

'Unimaginable Levels' Of Radiation Recorded At Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Should We Start Worrying?

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, suffering a meltdown in March 2011 after a twin earthquake and tsunami disaster, has registered unbelievably high levels of radiation. Is this a cause for immediate concern, or should we stay put?

Earth/Environment February 9, 2017

Adult Swaddling Is All The Rage In Tokyo: This Trend Explained

In a strange new form of therapy called Otonamaki meaning 'adult wrapping,' new mothers are getting wrapped up in white cloth and rocked gently from side to side. It's a practice similar to baby swaddling and expected to bring pain relief benefits.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 31, 2017

Kyocera Unveils Second Smartphone That Can Be Washed With Soap And Water; How Is It Different From The First One?

Kyocera has unveiled its second smartphone that can be washed with soap and water, named the Rafre. How is it different from the company's first washable smartphone, and will you be able to buy it?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 29, 2017

70 Percent Of Japan’s Largest Coral Reef Is Now Dead

The impact of global warming on ocean temperature has started taking the toll on coral reefs. According to reports, 70 percent of Japan’s biggest coral reef, the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa, has died from coral bleaching.

Earth/Environment January 16, 2017

Japan Fails Bid To Launch Satellite-Carrying Mini-Rocket Shortly After Liftoff

Carrying a mini Earth-observation satellite, No. 4 vehicle of the SS-520 rocket series managed to lift off Sunday at 8:33 a.m. in Japan when a communications malfunction forced the abortion of the rocket’s second stage.

Space January 16, 2017

First Tuna Sold In Tsukiji Fish Market New Year Auction Fetches Over $600,000

The New Year tuna auction on Jan. 5 at Japan’s Tsukiji market has fetched an astounding price of 74.2 million yen ($642,310). The winner of the bid was Tuna king, Kiyoshi Kimura, for the sixth consecutive year. He runs the Sushi Zanmai restaurant chain of Japan.

Animals January 5, 2017

Radiation From Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Detected On US Shores: Should You Worry?

The seaborne radiation from Fukushima has reached U.S. shores. Cesium-134 was detected in samples of seawater taken from Oregon - is there reason for Americans to panic?

Earth/Environment December 10, 2016

Japan Amusement Park Freezes 5,000 Dead Fish In Ice Skating Rink To Attract Visitors

Space World in Japan issued an apology after receiving negative reactions for its ice skating rink concept. The rink had 5,000 dead fishes that were frozen into the ice.

Animals November 29, 2016

Big Earthquakes Occur Where Faults Are Mostly Flat: Study

A new study has said the biggest earthquakes happened on faults that were mostly flat. It debunked previous theories that big quakes erupt at the border of young tectonic plates, implying curved faults are unlikely to cause huge earthquakes.

Earth/Environment November 27, 2016

Japan To Build World's Fastest Supercomputer By 2017

Japan aims to build the world's fastest supercomputer by the year 2017. How will the machine dubbed ABCI fare when compared with the current record holder, China's Sunway TaihuLight?

Feature | Science November 27, 2016

'Dragon Ball Super' Just Introduced A Brand New Way To Use The Spirit Bomb

One of 'Dragon Ball Z's' most iconic abilities is given a brand new form in 'Dragon Ball Super'.

Movies/TV Shows November 16, 2016

Vegito Set To Appear In The Next 'Dragon Ball Super' Episode

The combined power of Goku and Vegeta may be the only thing that can defeat the evil Zamasu in the next episode of 'Dragon Ball Super.' The stakes have been gradually escalating.

Movies/TV Shows November 8, 2016

'Dragon Ball Super' English Dub Officially In Production

An English dub of 'Dragon Ball Super' is on the way from Funimation.

Movies/TV Shows November 4, 2016

There's A Plant In Japan That Neither Photosynthesizes Nor Blooms

A new plant species has been discovered on Japan's Kuroshima Island. Called Gastrodia kuroshimensis, the plant species is unique in that it neither photosynthesizes nor blooms.

Earth/Environment October 15, 2016

'Dragon Ball Super' Just Revealed Another New Form Of Super Saiyan

The latest episode of the show not only reveals the identity of Goku Black, but also reveals a new Super Saiyan form.

Movies/TV Shows October 10, 2016

Japan Volcano Eruption: Mount Aso Erupts But No Injury Reported

Mount Aso In Japan erupted on Saturday sending volcanic ash 7 miles into the skies. No injury or major damage was reported but officials have raised alert level to 3.

Earth/Environment October 8, 2016

The Origins Of 'Dragon Ball Super's' Goku Black Mave Have Just Leaked

The mystery behind the new villain will be revealed in upcoming episodes, but the surprise looks to have already been spoiled.

Movies/TV Shows September 30, 2016

Spotify In Japan: Music Streaming Service Finally In World's Second Largest Market

Japan has recently gained access to the most popular music streaming service, as Spotify finally rolled out in the country. Spotify offers two different service plans, which should bolster its already large user base.

Apps/Software September 30, 2016

PS4 'Finally' Overtakes Wii U In Japan, But The Numbers Are Depressing

After two and a half years of blood and sweat, the PlayStation 4 has finally managed to overtake the Wii U in Japan in terms of install base. However, the total numbers each have managed to put out thus far leave much to be desired.

Video Games September 28, 2016

'Zoids' Might Be Making A Comeback If A New Teaser Website Is To Be Believed

The toys, anime and game franchise featuring massive animal mechs looks to be returning soon.

Movies/TV Shows September 26, 2016

People In US, Germany, Japan Gain Weight During Different Holidays: Study

A new study confirms that most people really do gain weight during the holiday season. The trend was seen particularly among 3,000 participants from the United States, Japan and Germany.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 21, 2016

What The World's Oldest Fish Hooks Reveal About Okinawa Island And Paleolithic Japan

An archaeological dig in Sakitari Cave on Okinawa Island has provided new evidence that will serve to redefine everything that was once known about people living on the island during the Paleolithic era.

Ancient September 19, 2016

Sakurajima Volcano In Japan Due For Major Eruption Within 25 Years

The Sakurajima Volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Japan, is due for a major eruption within 25 years. Its last major eruption occurred in 1914.

Earth/Environment September 14, 2016

Crunchyroll And Funimation Partnership Is A Huge Win For Anime Fans

Watching great anime has never been easier thanks to this new partnership.

Movies/TV Shows September 9, 2016

Naruto's Son Baruto May Soon Star In An Anime All His Own

A 'Naruto' spin-off anime starring Baruto may be in the cards.

Movies/TV Shows September 6, 2016

Toonami Asia Still Isn't Sure When The English Dub Of 'Dragon Ball Super' Is Arriving

The English debut of 'Dragon Ball Super' was supposed to come in July or August, but that didn't come to pass.

Movies/TV Shows August 29, 2016

How A 'Weather Bomb' Measured In Japan Helps Uncover Earth's Secrets

A series of tremors that reverberated through the ocean floor was detected by scientists in Japan. The twist: the tremors were not caused by an earthquake but were produced by a rare event known as a 'weather bomb.'

Earth/Environment August 28, 2016

'Dragon Ball Super's' Super Saiyan Rose Form Is The Real Deal

The new form of Super Saiyan makes its official debut in a new teaser for an upcoming episode of 'Dragon Ball Super.' The teaser confirms that Super Saiyan Rose is real.

Movies/TV Shows August 22, 2016

What's Next For The Creator Of 'Naruto'? We'll Know Later This Year

Masashi Kishimoto worked on 'Naruto' for 15 years. Now it sounds like he is ready to announce his next project.

Movies/TV Shows August 18, 2016

Health Effects Of Atomic Bombs Dropped In Hiroshima And Nagasaki In Japan Not As Bad As Feared

The long-term health effects of exposure to atomic bomb radiation on survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not as severe as once thought. Radiation-associated mutations were neither found in the survivors’ children.

Public Health August 12, 2016

'Dragon Ball Super' May Soon Reveal A New Form Of Super Saiyan

The popular anime series looks like it will soon debut a brand new form for the show's current villain.

Movies/TV Shows August 9, 2016

World's First 8K TV Satellite Broadcasts Go Live In Japan, Just In Time For 2016 Rio Olympics

Japan’s national public broadcaster, NHK, began to broadcast live in 8K resolution over satellite. Fans of high-end visuals can read on to see the broadcast schedule and the public places where the eye-watering experience will be made possible.

Gadgets August 2, 2016

At Long Last, Kakashi's Face In 'Naruto' Has Been Revealed

The long-running anime series has finally revealed what exactly is underneath Kakashi's signature mask.

Movies/TV Shows July 29, 2016

Even The Creator Of 'Yu-Gi-Oh' Can't Get Enough Of 'Pokémon GO'

New artwork from 'Yu-Gi-Oh' creator Kazuki Takahashi shows his characters playing the addictive mobile game.

Video Games July 27, 2016

'Pokémon GO' Faces Brief Delay In Japan, Might Arrive As Soon As Thursday

After reports surfaced yesterday that stated otherwise, it looks like fans in Japan will have to wait just a bit longer before they can get in on the 'Pokémon GO' craze.

Video Games July 20, 2016

Be Pretty As A Pikachu With These Pokémon Cosmetics

Now that 'Pokémon GO' has taken the world by storm, everyone can look as pretty as a Pikachu by donning nail polish, blush and eyeshadow from Japan's new Pokémon cosmetic line.

Geek July 20, 2016

'Pokémon GO' Japan Launch Delayed Again After Email Leak Goes Viral

'Pokémon GO' launch in Japan had been delayed due to server capacity concerns. The latest app from Niantic Labs is now expected to be released on July 21.

Video Games July 20, 2016

'Pokémon GO' Finally Launches In Japan Tomorrow, McDonald's To Become First Sponsored Location

At long last, 'Pokémon GO' will be coming to Japan — a move that is bound to make the app even more successful.

Video Games July 19, 2016

It's Goku vs. Goku In The Latest Episode Of 'Dragon Ball Super'

The Goku fans know and love faces off an evil version of himself in one of the strangest 'Dragon Ball' storylines yet.

Movies/TV Shows July 8, 2016

Japan's Space Elevator Technology Will Be Put To Test Soon

Japanese scientists will soon test out their very own space elevator technology in the International Space Station. Although the project is still a prototype, it is expected to provide unique insights about how space elevators should work.

Space July 7, 2016

Smart Billboards In Japan Can Show Ads Based On Car Models Passing By

Upcoming smart billboards in Japan will be able to display advertisements depending on the makes and models of the vehicles that are passing by. The system that will power the billboards utilizes a combination of deep learning and big data.

Business Tech June 29, 2016

Supportive Parenting Linked To Richer, Happier Children Later In Life

A new Japanese study found that children who grew up with 'supportive parenting' — which focuses on giving positive attention and care — became richer, happier and smarter later in life. See the different parenting techniques assessed in the research.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2016

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