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SCIENCE

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 30, 2022
Japanese biotech firm uses tiny worms in test for pancreatic cancer
The creatures, a species of nematodes known scientifically as C. elegans, have olfactory senses much more powerful than dogs, the firm says, and they follow their nose toward cancer cells.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 6, 2022
Japan government JST agency announces winners of female researcher awards
The government-affiliated Japan Science and Technology Agency announced the winners of this year's awards for excellence in science by female researchers on Sunday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Women at Work
Aug 16, 2022
Creating parity in the field of science in Japan
Noriko Osumi is one of the highest-ranking female scientists in Japan, and has worked to address the structural causes behind the severe lack of women within certain academic fields.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 17, 2022
Freeze-dried mice: How a new technique could help conservation
The United Nations has warned that extinctions are accelerating worldwide and at least a million species could disappear because of human-induced impacts like climate change.
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JAPAN
Jun 22, 2022
Will a ¥10 trillion fund be the savior of Japan’s universities?
Experts say that without major reform of Japan's deeply ingrained academic culture, it will be hard to improve the quality of the nation's research — no matter how much money is spent.
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JAPAN
May 19, 2022
Mayuko Yamashita, 26, wins new award for young female researchers
Yamashita, who became an assistant professor in mathematics at 23, was awarded for her work on mathematical applications to particle physics.
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LIFE / Food & Drink
May 8, 2022
A wooden knife sharper than steel? Scientists say so.
Made from the same wood as musical instruments, this experimental, all-natural knife represents a whole new kind of cutting edge.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 11, 2022
Ukraine conflict hurts Russian science, as West pulls funding
Hundreds of partnerships between Russian and Western institutions have been paused if not canceled altogether, scientists have said.
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WORLD
Mar 1, 2022
Ukraine climate scientist fears for Russian peer who apologized for war
Russian researcher Oleg Anisimov took the unexpected step of apologizing for the Russian military invasion during a virtual IPCC meeting.
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COMMENTARY / World
Feb 11, 2022
‘Sapiens’? Humans aren’t wise, just too smart for our own good.
Perhaps that's what defines our species — neither wisdom nor folly, but the ability, as F. Scott Fitzgerald put it, to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still function.
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 10, 2021
Japan researchers use ostrich cells to make glowing COVID-19 detection masks
The discovery could help advance low-cost, at-home testing, and may potentially help those suffering from allergies and other ailments.
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COMMENTARY / World
Nov 12, 2021
Why COVID-19 misinformation works
Misinformed people, especially about COVID-19, do not simply have inaccurate information; they are heavily invested in their misconceptions.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Aug 5, 2021
How Japan has tapped into the history of innovation at the Olympics
From electric vehicles to 5G wireless technology, Japanese technology is being showcased to the world at the Games.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 22, 2021
At this point, the U.K.'s COVID-19 rules follow politics as much as science
If the last 18 months have taught us anything, it's that a successful COVID-19 policy requires three things: high levels of public trust, a coherent strategy and effective implementation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 1, 2021
Science shows why simplifying is hard and complicating is easy
Spotting solutions that are simple and elegant, in other words, requires mental effort or what the Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman calls slow as opposed to fast thinking.
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COMMENTARY / World
Dec 30, 2020
The lesson of 2020: Security doesn’t mean what you think it does
Science and technology will only take us so far when it comes to future threats, conventional or otherwise.
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JAPAN
Dec 18, 2020
Global science chief urges Suga to explain Japan science council controversy
Some have perceived the decision to refuse to appoint six scholars as politically motivated, since they had been critical of legislation adopted by former leader Shinzo Abe.
Japan Times
SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Dec 9, 2020
NSSU freshman Hidetora Hanada emerges to claim amateur yokozuna title
The Nippon Sports Science University student overcame a talent-studded field at Sunday's All Japan Sumo Championships, the country's top amateur sumo tournament.
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JAPAN / Politics
Dec 4, 2020
Despite scandals, Suga achieves his goals in first Diet session as PM
The prime minister overall stayed on course to pass necessary bills and ward off criticism in relation to a science council and cherry blossom-viewing party.
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JAPAN
Nov 8, 2020
Suga rejected nominees to thwart 'critical moves,' sources say
The administration thought 'it was not appropriate to hire them as civil servants' based on their past opposition to his Liberal Democratic Party's security and anti-conspiracy legislation.

Longform

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