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In Tokyo's 23 wards, the average unit price of new condominiums in 2023 soared about 40% from the previous year to ¥114.83 million, topping ¥100 million for the first time.
Feb 29, 2024
Japan's average condo price hits record high for seventh year in 2023
The nationwide average price was pushed up by rising costs for construction materials and labor.
It’s hard to talk about space-based solar — that is, transmitting the energy — without conjuring images of a death ray. But the team at the California Institute of Technology says the power density of the beam would be comparable to the power density of sunlight.
ENVIRONMENT / Earth science
Oct 27, 2023
Beam solar energy from space? These scientists say yes
The hurdles that have grounded space-based solar in the past aren’t merely technical, they’re also financial.
Employees monitor the production of Covishield, the local name for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, at the Serum Institute of India in Pune, Maharashtra, India.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 5, 2023
Top vaccine maker seeks growth by selling shots to globetrotters
Serum Institute of India plans to start production of yellow fever and dengue shots for travelers to countries where those diseases are endemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 11, 2023
Japan firms face more shareholder proposals
A record 90 publicly traded companies as of Wednesday had received 348 shareholder proposals during meetings this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
May 1, 2023
Fukuoka researcher eager to revive Japan-made semiconductors
The strengthening of research and development ability in Kyushu, once sarcastically called the “silicon island without a brain,” has been touted as a goal.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 8, 2023
Five arrested over unauthorized cultivation of modified Japanese killifish
The arrests are the first in Japan for an alleged violation of the Cartagena law, which came into force in 2004 to regulate the use of genetically modified living organisms.
Japan Times
Feb 12, 2023
Japan's influence in Asia waning, Australia think tank says
A strengthening of Japan"s defense capabilities will not be enough to compensate for the country"s waning overall influence in Asia, an Australian think tank said.
Japan Times
Feb 8, 2023
Can you feel that? Japan researchers develop haptic information sharing technology
The “Feel Tech"" technology has vast array of applications, and the developers hope it will help expand the scope of human communication.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2023
Merger of two universities to create 'Institute of Science Tokyo'
The name will become official after necessary procedures, such as registering with the education ministry and revising the national university corporation act.
Japan Times
Oct 14, 2022
Two Tokyo national universities to merge, eyeing global competition
The Tokyo Institute of Technology and the Tokyo Medical and Dental University said Friday they will merge into a new national university by the end of fiscal 2024.
Japan Times
Sep 16, 2022
Japanese win Ig Nobel prize for study of finger movements
Gen Matsuzaki published research in 1998 and 1999 examining how many fingers people typically use along with the thumb when turning objects such as handles knobs.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Aug 6, 2022
South Korea is scouting out the moon, with more missions to come
South Koreau2019s lunar spacecraft, named Danuri, was launched from Florida on Thursday, setting out on a roundabout but fuel-efficient path that will have it arriving at the moon in mid-December.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2021
Biggest vaccine-maker’s problems keep world short of COVID-19 shots
The Serum Institute of India's travails have become a key illustration of how the effort to inoculate against COVID-19 has failed the developing world.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
May 25, 2021
Tokyo Games cancellation would cost Japan $17 billion, Nomura says
The Nomura Research Institute warned of an even bigger economic loss if a state of emergency is declared to cope with another spike in COVID-19 cases after the games have been held.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 20, 2021
Vaccine nationalism threatens WHO’s 2021 goal of 2 billion doses
Concerns are being raised that countries are holding tight to their supplies and restricting access to materials needed to make more.
Japan Times
Nov 14, 2020
Osaka robot asks customers to wear masks and social distance
The robot, equipped with a camera and sensors, is able to patrol around the store, observe customer movements and measure distance using lasers.
Japan Times
Oct 22, 2020
Virtual reality takes mound in Japan's bid for softball gold
Since 2017, the Japan Softball Association has been working to prepare the national team for its date with Olympic destiny u2014 through virtual reality.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / FOCUS
Aug 31, 2020
Scientists see downsides to top COVID-19 vaccines from Russia and China
High-profile COVID-19 vaccines developed in Russia and China share a potential shortcoming: They are based on a common cold virus that many people have been exposed to, potentially limiting their effectiveness, some experts say.
Japan Times
Aug 8, 2020
World's first trial for self-driving amphibious Japanese bus to start in Gunma
A town in Gunma Prefecture will kick off trials for an autonomous amphibious tour bus this winter as part of a project to foster tourism and facilitate the transport of goods between islands.
Japan Times
May 10, 2020
The world faces a moment of truth on China
Beijing's refusal to allow a probe into the origin and spread of the new coronavirus is fueling suspicion and animosity.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves