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Japanese former actress indicted for marijuana possession

Nov 15, 2016

Japanese former actress indicted for marijuana possession

Prosecutors have indicted former actress Saya Takagi, who advocated legalization of medical marijuana while running in July’s Upper House election, on charges of violating the Cannabis Control Law. Takagi, 53, was indicted Tuesday along with two housemates — Shigenari Moriyama, 58, and Yuki Omi, ...

AI robot fails to get into University of Tokyo

Nov 15, 2016

AI robot fails to get into University of Tokyo

A team of researchers has failed to develop a robot smart enough to get into Japan’s top university. The team, with members from the National Institute of Informatics, said Monday it was abandoning the effort began in 2011 to make a robot able to ...