Daniel Trotta
For Daniel Trotta's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The armed suspect in a shooting in Lewiston, Maine, on Wednesday. At least 22 people have been reported killed and dozens injured in the city, U.S. media has reported, citing police.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Oct 26, 2023
At least 22 killed and dozens wounded in Maine shootings
If the death toll of 22 is confirmed, the massacre would be the deadliest in the United States since at least August 2019.
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2023
Industry faces scrutiny after Titanic sub disaster
But even as industry leaders braced for that increased scrutiny, they said it was difficult to forecast what sort of changes may come.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 5, 2022
Cities driving climate change but are part of the solution, U.N. report says
Many cities around the globe have taken action already, with the banning of things such as plastic bags and diesel cars.
Japan Times
Oct 18, 2019
U.S. Army contracts advance future of high-tech 'smart guns'
A carbine that can call in an airstrike. A computer-aided scope on a machine gun that can turn just about anyone into a marksman. Firearms that measure and record every movement, from the angle of the barrel to the precise moment of each shot fired.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 3, 2017
Born this way? Researchers seek genetic influences on gender identity
While President Donald Trump has thrust transgender people back into the conflict between conservative and liberal values in the United States, geneticists are quietly working on a major research effort to unlock the secrets of gender identity.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 1, 2016
With younger Castro soon to step down, attention turns to Cuba's heir apparent
With revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dead and his brother Raul vowing to step down as president in 15 months, it will soon be the hour of heir apparent Miguel Diaz-Canel, an advocate of modernizing Cuba's state-run media and abysmal internet access.


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