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Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 3, 2021
Nobel laureate Isamu Akasaki, inventor of first efficient blue LED, dies at 92
Akasaki, a professor at the Meijo University, had been recognized for the invention, which has contributed to bright and energy-saving white light sources, widely known as LED lamps.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 15, 2019
As LED bulbs catch on in Japan, Consumer Affairs Agency issues public fire warning
With over 300 accidents involving LED light bulbs logged in the past decade, the Consumer Affairs Agency is warning the public to use them properly after getting reports of fires erupting when switching bulbs.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 18, 2019
Japanese guitarist channels spirit of Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page
For more than 30 years, Akio Sakurai has been obsessed with studying and recreating the minute details of every recorded performance of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 31, 2018
U.N. welcomes Houthi pullout from Yemen's embattled Hodeida but says move must be verified
The United Nations welcomed on Sunday any redeployment of Yemen's Houthi forces away from the port city of Hodeida, but said this should be independently verified to ensure it is in line with the Stockholm cease-fire agreement.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 19, 2018
Blasts heard in Yemen's main port city of Hodeida on first day of truce
Four blasts were heard in Yemen's main port city of Hodeida late on Tuesday on the first day of a cease-fire agreed between the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed government at U.N.-led peace talks last week, residents said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 22, 2018
Over 80,000 Yemeni children may have died from hunger, aid group says
An estimated 85,000 children under five may have died from extreme hunger in Yemen since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in the civil war in 2015, an aid agency said on Wednesday, as the U.N. special envoy arrived in Yemen to pursue peace talks.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 20, 2018
Fierce fighting resumes in Yemen's Hodeida after Houthis say they're open to truce
Intense fighting broke out in Yemen's port city of Hodeida late on Monday, shattering a lull in violence that had raised hopes for a ceasefire between a Saudi-led coalition and Houthi insurgents as the United Nations tried to resume peace talks.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 19, 2018
Yemen's Houthis halt missile attacks on Saudi coalition after foes put brakes on offensive
Yemen's Houthi movement said on Monday it was halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding to a demand from the United Nations.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 12, 2018
U.S.-backed Syrian force resumes ground assault on Islamic State
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Sunday it had resumed a ground assault against Islamic State in its last foothold near the Iraqi border, following the suspension of the offensive last month after Turkish shelling of northern Syria.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 25, 2018
Airstrike kills at least 10 civilians in Yemen's Hodeida, medics and residents say
At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday in an airstrike that hit a group of farmers in a vegetable market in Yemen's Hodeida province, medical workers and residents said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 27, 2018
Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan reported killed with 10 cohorts in U.S.-led attack
The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Saad Erhabi, was killed in a strike on the group's hideouts in Nangarhar province on Saturday night, authorities said on Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 20, 2018
Saudi-led coalition captures large part of Yemen's Hodeida airport as fighting rages with entrenched Houthis: UAE
Arab coalition troops stormed the airport in Yemen's main port Hodeida on Tuesday and captured large areas of the compound in battles with Iran-aligned Houthis, a Yemeni military source, the UAE news agency and local residents said.
WORLD
Jun 18, 2018
U.S. bombs Syrian positions, Damascus military source tells state media
Syrian state media, citing a military source, reported early on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed "one of our military positions" in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 13, 2018
'Dozens' of Russians allegedly killed in clash with U.S.-led forces in Syria
Russian fighters were among those killed when U.S.-led coalition forces clashed with pro-government forces in Syria this month, former associates of the dead said on Monday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Jan 15, 2018
Nobel winner Hiroshi Amano and his team tap gallium nitride technology in bid to transmit power wirelessly from a distance
Hiroshi Amano, a professor from Nagoya University who was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics, is developing together with other researchers a remote power supply system that sends energy to distant places using electromagnetic waves.
WORLD
Jan 11, 2018
Saudi-led coalition says it foiled Houthi attack on oil tanker near key port
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Wednesday it had thwarted an attack on a Saudi oil tanker over the weekend by Houthi fighters near the Red Sea port of Hodeida.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 10, 2018
Yemen's Houthis threaten to block vital shipping lane if Saudi-led force tries to take key Red Sea port
Yemen's armed Houthi movement threatened to block the strategic Red Sea shipping lane if the Saudi-led coalition it is fighting keeps pushing toward the port of Hodeida it controls, the Houthi-run SABA news agency reported.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Jul 16, 2017
Strange days of today's technology
Hang in there, the stinky summer could soon be over
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Jul 1, 2017
Out: One dish, one wine, one band and an abundance of style
With its gleaming glass frontage and punchy name in purple neon beaming into the Shibuya night, you can tell straight away Out is going to be a bit special. But it's only when you're inside and ensconced at the elegant little horseshoe-shaped counter that you realize how out there it is.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 18, 2016
Holiday lights burn bright along Meguro River thanks to biodiesel fuel initiative
Organizers of an elaborate midwinter light display running until January along the Meguro River in downtown Tokyo, a popular cherry blossom viewing spot in spring, are going off the grid as a way to limit harm to the environment.

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