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Kyoto University's Center for iPS Cell Research
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 7, 2024
Japan team makes immune-controlling cells from human iPS cells
The team expects that the method can make it possible to mass produce the cells, known for their effectiveness in suppressing rejection in transplantation medicine.
LignoSat, the world's first wooden satellite, unveiled at Kyoto University in Kyoto on Tuesday
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 29, 2024
Kyoto University and Sumitomo Forestry unveil world's first wooden satellite
LignoSat is developed with the aim of combating space clutter and promoting more environmentally friendly space activity.
Kyoto University researchers have found a way to create “near-indefinite” volumes of early-stage sperm and egg cells from iPS cells — a milestone that could potentially lead to new infertility treatments.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 21, 2024
New Japan study on germ cells may help advance infertility treatments
The research aims to expand our understanding of how human germ cells develop, and also opens up possibilities for creating sperm and egg cells in a lab.
There have been cases of simultaneous lung and liver transplants from brain-dead donors overseas, but no such cases in Japan due to a lack of such donors, according to Kyoto University Hospital.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 4, 2024
World's first live lung and liver transplant performed in Kyoto
A boy with a genetic disorder received part of his parents' lungs and part of his grandfather's liver in the operation at Kyoto University Hospital.
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in 2018
Dec 17, 2023
A made-in-Japan solution for space junk that goes against the grain
As space junk clogs Earth's orbit, a Kyoto University team has a new solution: wooden satellites.
Astronomers focus on Jupiter because it’s big, making it easy to see and more likely to suffer the impact of cosmic debris.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 18, 2023
A fireball whacked into Jupiter, and astronomers got it on video
In August, stargazers in Japan recorded a bright flash on the giant gas planet. Scientists want to use data like this to study our solar system’s birth.
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2023
Japanese government shortlists three universities for research institute grant
The new designation system has been introduced as Japanese universities have fallen behind overseas institutions in recent years.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Jun 12, 2023
Woman with severe disability offers tips to change outlook on living alone
Yui Yuda, 25, has spinal muscular atrophy, and lives a life in an environment where tiny freedoms are not taken for granted.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 6, 2023
Walking 8,000 steps daily on weekends enough to lower risk of death, study shows
'There is no need to feel pressured to walk every day,' said Kosuke Inoue, who was assistant professor at Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine when the research was published.
Japan Times
Oct 30, 2022
Japanese children develop subconscious gender biases at young age, study shows
More than 70% of girls from all age groups saw kindness as a female trait, while boys began to associate intelligence with their gender around age 7.
Japan Times
Oct 12, 2022
Top two Japan universities drop in British magazine's world ranking
The University of Tokyo fell from 35th place the year before to 39th, while Kyoto University slumped from 61st to 68th.
Japan Times
Sep 30, 2022
Japanese researchers develop robot that can change the way it laughs
The robot analyzes the frequency of the sound of human laughter and picks from three options to respond to the laugh using an artificial intelligence system, researchers say.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 5, 2022
Japanese research project aims to create Earth-like artificial gravity
The study by Kyoto University and construction firm Kajima hopes to bring ideas out of sci-fi and into reality by enabling humans to live outside of Earth.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 18, 2022
Cats purrfectly know their feline friends’ names, Japanese study says
Scientists from Kyoto University, Azabu University and other institutions have proposed that cats learn to associate names with certain objects, possibly including owners.
Japan Times
Dec 31, 2021
Japan plans launch of world's first wooden satellite in 2023
The object will create less of a burden on the environment than conventional satellites, and will be cheaper to make.
Japan Times
Dec 27, 2021
Nuclear fusion in spotlight as world seeks clean energy future
With its potential to produce near-limitless energy without greenhouse gas, fusion is being discussed once again, but not without its detractors.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 1, 2021
Drug that stops ALS progression found using iPS cells from patients
The team reproduced the disease by culturing iPS cells derived from the skin of patients into motor neurons.
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2021
Toshihide Masukawa, 2008 Nobel laureate in physics, dies at 81
As well as his theory on elementary particles, the scientist was known for being involved in activities to protect Japan's pacifist constitution and other peace activities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 11, 2021
Lawsuit seeks return of Ryukyu remains nearly a century after they were brought to Kyoto
The suit has also prompted discussion over the status of Ryukyuans, whom the government has not recognized as indigenous.
Japan Times
May 29, 2021
University of Tokyo among world's top 10 for natural science research
In the list of 500 global institutions, topped by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, five other Japanese universities and a scientific research institute ranked among the top 100.


People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?