Tag - national-museum-of-nature-and-science



The National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo's Ueno district
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 6, 2023
Japan's national science museum holds record crowdfunding campaign
The institution has raised ¥920 million through the 90-day campaign, with 57,000 members of the public chipping in.
The Nakamise shopping street in Tokyo's Asakusa district under reconstruction after the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. This photograph was colorized with the cooperation of Hidenori Watanave, a professor of the University of Tokyo.
JAPAN / History
Aug 21, 2023
Colorized photos of 1923 Tokyo quake to be displayed
The photos of the 1923 disaster will be displayed as part of an exhibition set to start at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo on Sept. 1.
A popular dinosaur exhibit at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno, Tokyo
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 9, 2023
Crowdfunding success at Japan science museum sends mixed message
While such initiatives provide much-needed cash, they are also a sign of limited government funding for science.
Japan Times
May 14, 2019
Decoding of Jomon woman's genome suggests common ancestor unites Japanese and Han Chinese
A research team led by the National Museum of Nature and Science said Monday it has sequenced and analyzed with high accuracy the whole genome of a woman who lived about 3,500 to 3,800 years ago, in the second half of Japan's Jomon Period, for the first time.
Japan Times
Aug 8, 2018
Carcass that washed ashore on Japan beach confirmed to be of blue whale
The carcass of a 10-meter-long whale that washed ashore on a beach in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, last Sunday has been confirmed to be a blue whale — the largest known animal to have lived on Earth.
Japan Times
Jan 28, 2018
Minakata: Japan's pioneer of ecology
In an old black-and-white photograph on show at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Minakata Kumagusu — with a shaved head and dressed only in a waistcloth — stands by a huge tree, arms crossed in seeming defiance. He could easily be a lumberjack or a rural monk whose life of seclusion...
Japan Times
Oct 8, 2017
Drawing on Japan's flowers of the flock
Masumi Yamanaka, curator of 'Flora Japonica,' an exhibition of 80 taxonomically correct illustrations of Japanese plants, talks about the dedication that drives botanical art.
Japan Times
May 22, 2017
Princess Mako, parents create stir with museum visit in Ueno
Princess Mako, the first grandchild of Emperor Akihito, was congratulated by bystanders about her impending engagement to a former university classmate as she visited a Tokyo museum Monday to perform her first official duty since the news broke last week.
Japan Times
Oct 7, 2016
Emperor's second research paper on Imperial Palace 'tanuki' published by museum
The Imperial Household Agency announced Thursday that Emperor Akihito's research paper on tanuki, or raccoon dogs living on the Imperial Palace grounds has been published in a research report by the National Museum of Nature and Science.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 6, 2016
Laundry detergent Top honored as essential historical material
The National Museum of Nature and Science on Tuesday added Lion Corp.'s enzyme-based laundry detergent Top to a list of important historical materials that have had an impact on Japanese lives and culture.
Japan Times
Oct 1, 2015
Nature museum's exhibition for preschoolers proves popular
The National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo has drawn more than 20,000 visitors to a new scientific exhibition aimed at preschoolers since it opened mid-July.
Japan Times
Events / Events In Tokyo
Jul 9, 2014
Visit Japan's prehistoric past
It's hard to imagine, but millions of years ago elephants roamed Japan. Although they died out long before civilization, Tokyo's National Museum of Nature and Science can help us imagine these majestic creatures and other prehistoric mammals through a display of Japan-specific fossils. The "Ancient Mammals...


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