Tag - research



A fragment of a German cockroach found in Nara Prefecture
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 13, 2023
One of the world’s most common cockroaches may have origins in Japan
The discovery marks what could be the first evidence of the presence of the species during Japan’s Kofun Period.
Caroline Ellison (left), former chief executive officer of Alameda Research LLC, exits court in New York on Tuesday. Her ex-boyfriend and former boss, FTX Co-Founder Sam Bankman-Fried, is charged with seven counts of fraud and money laundering following the collapse of his cryptocurrency empire last year.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 11, 2023
Sam Bankman-Fried's ex says he directed her to commit crimes
In her first day of testimony, Caroline Ellison, 28, portrayed Sam Bankman-Fried as the brains behind fraudulent operations at FTX.
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
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
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 23, 2021
Japan’s VisasQ to buy Coleman Research in U.S. for $102 Million
VisasQ Inc., a Japanese expert network with over 120,000 consultants, is buying U.S.-based Coleman Research Group Inc. to expand overseas.
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
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 24, 2020
DNA analysis to determine genetic impact of Japan's atomic bomb victims
Previous research has not found a genetic link between survivors' exposure and their children's risks of dying from cancer or developing lifestyle diseases.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Sep 15, 2020
Japanese researcher fulfills dream as a 'winterover' at South Pole
Yuya Makino is spending the six-month winter season hunting for neutrinos in Antarctica.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 11, 2020
Bankruptcies in Japan edge down in July despite COVID-19
The data suggests that government measures may be helping keep businesses afloat amid the pandemic.
Japan Times
May 5, 2020
Coronavirus-linked bankruptcies rise sharply in Japan
As of Friday, the number of bankruptcies linked to the spread of the virus totaled 114, according to the survey conducted by Tokyo Shoko Research.
Japan Times
Mar 16, 2020
Coronavirus to cut foreign visitors' spending in Japan by ¥980 billion
The outbreak of the new coronavirus is expected to cut spending by foreign travelers to Japan by ¥981.3 billion ($9 billion), a private research firm said in a new report, raising its earlier estimate of a fall of ¥624.4 billion.
Japan Times
Feb 8, 2020
South Koreans least trusting of Japan among six nations surveyed
The results apparently reflect strained ties between Tokyo and Seoul over wartime labor and other issues.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 4, 2020
Conflicting studies point to meat moderation as healthy diet
A new study on meat consumption has found that people who eat red and processed meat have higher risks of heart disease and early death — contradicting recent research that suggested cutting out meat has few health benefits.
Japan Times
Jan 24, 2020
Personal info of 8.9 million in Japan compromised by viruses and unauthorized access in 2019
Computer viruses and people accessing databases without authorization have led to the compromise of personal information belonging to 8.9 million workers and customers of 32 publicly traded companies in Japan last year, a private credit research firm said Thursday.
Jan 14, 2020
Japan corporate bankruptcies rose in 2019 for first time in 11 years
The number of corporate bankruptcies increased in 2019 for the first time in 11 years, affected by the consumption tax hike, labor shortages and a series of natural disasters, a credit research agency said Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Dec 11, 2019
Poll shows 1 in 10 in Japan identify as LGBT or other sexual minorities
By sexual orientation, 2.8 percent of those polled said they were bisexual, 1.4 percent said they questioned their sexuality, while 0.9 percent described themselves each as either asexual or gay.
Japan Times
Nov 27, 2019
Alpine ecosystems at risk in 10 prefectures from climate change, researchers warn
Alpine animals and plants in 10 of Japan's 47 prefectures, such as Hokkaido, are likely to lose habitats within the country by the end of the 21st century as global warming worsens, a Japanese research team reported Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 25, 2019
Toshiba says its device tests for 13 cancer types with 99% accuracy from a single drop of blood
Testing on the equipment and testing procedure will begin next year.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 13, 2019
U.S. alleges Russian operatives sought to undermine U.S. election agency
U.S. prosecutors have accused Russian operatives of seeking to interfere with a federal agency charged with policing American elections, as part of their case relating to interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential contest, saying the group aimed to interfere with a ban on some election spending by foreign nationals.


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