Tag - researchers



Japan Times
Jan 22, 2019
Competitive culture brings out the worst in scientists
A Chinese researcher wanted to be a pioneer so badly that he ignored ethical boundaries; others think a Nobel is a license to rant
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 19, 2017
Japan sees more women in research, but still fewer than global peers
The number of female researchers at private companies and other institutions in Japan reached its highest level ever last year, government data showed, although it remained low by international standards.
Feb 11, 2017
Japanese researchers recipients of ¥880 million in U.S. military funding since 2007
The U.S. military has provided at least ¥880 million ($7.75 million) in funds to researchers at universities and public institutions in Japan since 2007, U.S. Defense Department materials showed Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 13, 2014
Scientists scour the genomes of people who live past 110
How do some people live past 110 years old? Is it superior genes, clean living, good luck or some combination of those?
Jul 28, 2014
Anthropocentric bent of 'alien' fish
Japanese researchers of fauna and flora are becoming more like their U.S. counterparts inasmuch as they talk about the environment, ecology and biodiversity to disguise their anthropocentric expediency.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 17, 2014
Scientist aims to build 'creaturelike' robot, improve physical capabilities
A 39-year-old Japanese robot scientist based in Switzerland has been focusing on improving the physical capabilities of robots instead of their intelligence, aiming to develop a "creaturelike" robot.
Japan Times
Feb 7, 2014
Female scientists push for breakthrough in equality
Recent news that Haruko Obokata of Riken's Center for Developmental Biology found a new way to generate pluripotent cells cast a spotlight on women in the male-dominant field of science.
Dec 24, 2013
Initiative fails to lure high-skilled foreigners
After drawing too few applicants, a government-led initiative to attract “highly skilled foreigners” is overhauled by the Justice Ministry.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on