The wreckage of a World War II B-24 bomber has been discovered in Papua New Guinea 74 years after it was shot down during a fierce battle with Japanese forces.
James Rogers. Fox News. Wed, 23 May 2018 15:27:00 GMT.
Researchers from the University of Tokyo examined how neurons behave and found that they could be trained to join with one another using a 'synthetic neuron-adhesive material'.
Daily Mail. Wed, 23 May 2018 12:09:30 +0100.
TOKYO, May 23 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a 1-1/2-week low on Wednesday morning after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked uncertainty over the outcome of U.S.-China trade talks, while a stronger yen hurt exporters.
Reuters. Tue, 22 May 2018 22:27:44 -0400.
SINGAPORE - Japan has overtaken Singapore in the global ranking for the most powerful passport, according to the latest update released by the Henley Passport Index on Wednesday (May 23).
Straits Times. Wed, 23 May 2018 10:21:52 +0800.
Uber plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers to other taxi providers, as it seeks to expand in the country where the firm has been blocked from setting up its own fleet of drivers.
AutoNews.com. Tue, 22 May 2018 12:45:19 EST. Subscription required.
Japan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) is looking to diversify its intelligence-gathering capabilities by collecting images from privately-owned miniaturised Earth-observation satellites, an MoD spokesperson told Jane’s on 22 May. ...
Kosuke Takahashi, Tokyo. Janes 360. Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT.
A new species of microcrustacean was collected from a submarine hot spring (hydrothermal vent) of a marine volcano (Myojin-sho caldera) in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan. ...
Science Daily. Mon, 21 May 2018 09:56:18 EDT.
A celebrated Japanese climber who lost all but one finger to frostbite on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to reach the summit, officials said Monday. ...
Yahoo. Mon, 21 May 2018 05:27:38 -0400.
Facts About Japan
Japan, an island state off the east coast of Asia, is governed as a
constitutional monarchy. Its capital city is Tokyo; its second
largest city is Osaka. Japan's national currency is the Yen.
In 2007, Japan's estimated population was 127,433,000, and Japanese is
the primary language spoken in Japan.
For more news and information about Japan, visit this official
Japanese government website. For detailed maps of Japan, visit
this Japan map website.
Click on the small Japan map shown at right to display a full-size
map of Japan.