National / History Nov 12, 2020

Bones of Hiroshima A-bomb victims returned by Riken

Japanese government-linked research institute Riken on Thursday handed over remains found after the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima to the western Japan city. The remains, including seven bone fragments and bones in powder form, were apparently collected by a research team from Riken's predecessor in ...

Riken institute develops test to detect coronavirus within 30 minutes

National Feb 27, 2020

Riken institute develops test to detect coronavirus within 30 minutes

The Kanagawa Prefectural Institute of Public Health and the government-affiliated research institute Riken said Thursday that they have developed a technology that can detect the COVID-19 coronavirus in only 10 to 30 minutes. Kanagawa Gov. Yuji Kuroiwa told a news conference the same day that ...

Japan's new supercomputer Fugaku to begin operations around 2021

Business / Tech May 23, 2019

Japan's new supercomputer Fugaku to begin operations around 2021

Japan's new supercomputer Fugaku is set to begin operations around 2021 with the country aiming to regain the title of building the world's fastest computer, replacing its current supercomputer K, government-backed research institute Riken said Thursday. The Fugaku, a nickname for Mount Fuji, aims to ...