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Gauze found in 80yo Japanese man’s stomach – 30 yrs after doctors forgot it there
A piece of gauze has been taken out of an 80-year-old man’s stomach during an operation on in Japan – after the doctors at the same hospital forgot it there 30 years ago.

01.07.2015 13:24

First-ever robot wedding takes place in Japan (VIDEO)
The moment all of you tech geeks have been waiting for: the first ever robot wedding took place in Japan on June 27. Crowds paid $81 to witness the historic occasion.

28.06.2015 08:36

Dance dance revolution: Japan to lift its 67-year-old ban on dancing
Japan announced that its infamous “no-dancing law” will be lifted in 2016, which means next year Japanese clubbers will be free to dance all night long – something they have not been allowed to do for the past 67 years.

24.06.2015 18:01

770k tons on landfill by 2040: Old Japanese solar panels may harm environment
Japan’s drive towards creating green energy could come at significant environmental cost. The country’s Environment Ministry says that 770,000 tons of solar panels will end up on the scrap heap in two decades, potentially releasing harmful chemicals.

23.06.2015 16:00

​'Go home!' Japan PM heckled over US bases in Okinawa during WWII ceremony
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was heckled on Tuesday, as citizens expressed their discontent with the United States' continued presence in Okinawa. The jeers took place during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa.

23.06.2015 15:13

​Japan to resume whale hunt in Antarctic this year
Tokyo intends to resume whale hunting in the waters of the Southern Ocean this year, despite disapproval recently voiced by the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

22.06.2015 14:16

Pepper first emotional humanoid robot to be sold in Japan for $1,600
A joint venture between Japan’s SoftBank, China’s Alibaba and Foxconn Technology is bringing the emotional human-like robot Pepper to the global market. It’s the first step to make robots available to general consumers for home and work.

19.06.2015 07:14

US House passes standalone fast track bill giving president more authority in TPP talks
The US House has passed Trade Promotion Authority bill that boost presidential authority in negotiating trade deals. This version of the legislation is not linked to any other bill.

18.06.2015 16:36

​Fukushima waste disposal firm’s network infected with virus
The Japanese state-run company managing temporary storage sites for decontaminated waste from the battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has fallen victim to a computer virus, the Environment Ministry announced.

18.06.2015 11:04

​Beijing finishing land reclamation project in S. China Sea, Japan ‘mulls’ shooting down drones
Beijing’s land reclamation project at several disputed islands in South China Sea is nearing completion. As China’s neighbors and the US voice concerns about the activities, Japan may go as far as shooting down China’s drones patrolling the argued waters.

16.06.2015 15:29

​7,000 Japanese claim $297mn in Fukushima nuclear disaster damages
Some 7,000 people in Japan's Tochigi prefecture have sought $297 million in compensation over the Fukushima nuclear disaster. They are also demanding a decontamination fund, health checks, and an apology from the plant's operator.

15.06.2015 12:08

​New drone to autonomously inspect crippled Fukushima reactors
A Japanese company is developing a drone able to fly inside the reactor buildings of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. The device has lasers to avoid obstacles and will be able to recharge its batteries without an operator.

11.06.2015 10:25