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Haruko Obokata speaks to reporters in the city of Osaka in 2014. Ten years after the STAP scandal, structural problems that led to the scandal persist, leaving ample room for researchers to tamper with research data, experts say.
JAPAN / Science & Health / FOCUS
Apr 9, 2024
Little change in Japan’s research sector 10 years after stem cell fraud
A decade after the STAP scandal, there is still a lot of leeway for researchers to tamper with data.
Built for two artists, Ishii House is a simple, rectangular timber structure with a double-height window facing the veranda.
LIFE / Style & Design
Mar 16, 2024
Architecture of community won Riken Yamamoto the Pritzker Prize
Unlike many other laureates, Yamamoto is not a household name. But his work and approach have long been admired within the Japanese architectural scene.
Riken Yamamoto is the ninth Japanese architect to receive the Pritzker Prize in the award’s 45-year history.
Mar 5, 2024
Riken Yamamoto awarded Pritzker Prize for architecture
Riken Yamamoto is the ninth Japanese architect to receive the honor, making the nation again the country with the most Pritzker laureates.
Fujitsu and Riken say they have developed Japan's second quantum computer.
Oct 5, 2023
Fujitsu and Riken develop Japan's second quantum computer
The 64 qubit quantum computer from Fujitsu and state-backed Riken will be integrated with a 40 qubit quantum computer simulator.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 24, 2022
Japan-led researchers develop rechargeable cyborg cockroach
The team hopes the study will contribute to the practical use of cyborg insects, including the ability to search for survivors trapped in rubble or to collect data in hazardous zones.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 14, 2022
Japan study shows how to put a crying baby to bed
According to a new study, there may be a science-based technique to prevent the never-ending sleep routine: walking.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 9, 2021
Japan's Fugaku supercomputer goes fully live to aid COVID-19 research
The computer, which can perform over 442 quadrillion computations per second, was originally scheduled to start operating fully in the fiscal year from April.
Japan Times
Jan 7, 2021
Japan's Fugaku supercomputer is tackling some of the world's biggest problems
The world's fastest supercomputer, Fugaku is tasked with challenges such as modeling climate change and helping to manage carbon emissions.
Japan Times
Nov 17, 2020
Japan's Fugaku keeps position as fastest supercomputer
Fugaku performed over 442 quadrillion computations per second, around three times faster than the Summit system developed by the U.S. Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 16, 2020
Kobe hospital conducts world-first transplant of iPS photoreceptor cells
There are some 30,000 sufferers of pigmentary retinal degeneration in Japan and no known treatment, but Kobe City Eye Hospital is working to change that.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2020
Japan supercomputer finds ways to nix airborne virus at work and on trains
Operating commuter trains with windows open and limiting the number of passengers may help reduce the risk of infection.
Japan Times
Jun 23, 2020
Need for speed: Fugaku, Japan's new supercomputer, ranked fastest in world
The supercomputer, named Fugaku after Mount Fuji, also took the top spot in three other categories that measured performance.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 16, 2019
Japan pulls plug on K, once the world's fastest supercomputer, after seven-year run
Engineers were set to pull the plug on Japan's K supercomputer on Friday after seven years of service, during which time it made contributions to research in many fields, including typhoon and torrential rain forecasts and drug development.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 24, 2019
Eye-opener: Japanese doctor's work with iPS cells puts macular degeneration on notice
Science has Dr. Masayo Takahashi's mother to thank, in a way, for some of the most notable developments in regenerative medicine using stem cells.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 18, 2019
Patients doing well after landmark 2017 retina transplants via donor iPS cells in Japan
Of the five, four have maintained their level of visual acuity after the operations, while one experienced an improvement in their vision.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 15, 2019
Fujitsu finishes designing Japan's Post-K supercomputer
Fujitsu Ltd., working with national research institute Riken, has finished designing the successor to the K supercomputer.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 5, 2018
Tokyo-backed institute and medicine firm developing alternative method to regrow hair
The government-backed research institute Riken and regenerative medicine firm Organ Technologies Inc. said Monday they will soon start animal testing of a newly developed method to culture hair follicles for transplantation.
Japan Times
May 19, 2018
Disgraced scientist Haruko Obokata back in public eye with photo spread in weekly magazine
'Hello, Bunshun-san. Yesterday I wrote in my diary that, 'Well, it's come to this, that I am working with you.'"


Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?