Tag - test



Japan Times
Nov 27, 2022
England cricketers land in Pakistan for first test series in 17 years
The three-match series, part of the World Test Championship, will commence in Rawalpindi beginning Thursday, with the second and third tests set for Multan and Karachi later in December.
Japan Times
Aug 28, 2021
Nuclear test ban would mean 'real limit' on developing new weapons, treaty head says
Putting the test ban into force would make it "practically impossible" for any non-nuclear armed states to develop such weapons, CTBTO executive secretary Robert Floyd said.
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2021
New Zealand sheds bridesmaid's tag by winning inaugural World Test Championship title
New Zealand shed their bridesmaid's tag by claiming the inaugural World Test Championship title with an eight-wicket victory against India in a thrilling final on Wednesday.
Japan Times
May 9, 2021
National Stadium holds Tokyo 2020 track test event — minus fans
Sunday's competition, held behind closed doors due to the state of emergency, offered organizers and athletes a chance to trial anti-infection protocols that will be used at the Tokyo Games.
Japan Times
May 11, 2020
The 'Wild West' of COVID-19 antibody tests needs a sheriff
u201cBuyer bewareu201d isnu2019t enough when it comes to antibody tests, where small errors can have huge consequences.
Japan Times
Sep 11, 2019
How much Japanese-language skill do you need to work in Japan?
Back in the bubble period, I was able to get a job at a Japanese bank in Tokyo with language skills that were intermediate at best. With a lot of intensive effort (and classes kindly paid for by my employer) I was able to improve quickly and was eventually writing reports in Japanese.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 20, 2019
Russian nuclear test sensors mysteriously go offline
The operator of a global network of radioactivity sensors said Monday its two Russian sites closest to a mysterious explosion on Aug. 8 went offline two days after the blast, raising concern about possible tampering by Russia.
Japan Times
Mar 20, 2019
U.S. film tells story of Japanese boat exposed to 1954 nuclear test
For many Americans, the story of the Japanese fishing crew that was exposed to a U.S. hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean 65 years ago may be a footnote in history easy to overlook.
Japan Times
Jan 6, 2019
It's 2019 and it's time to hit those Japanese textbooks — for real
Whether you've been here for several days or several decades, listening to fellow expats, immigrants and other non-Japanese residents groaning about their dissatisfaction with their language abilities is nothing new. The advice I've received on how to improve, however, sometimes skews toward the exasperating.
Japan Times
Aug 26, 2018
Osaka teachers resist mayor's plan to raise achievement test scores
Stung by the poor results of a national achievement test covering math, science, and Japanese, Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura wants to raise scores on next year's exam by linking the test results to personnel evaluations and bonuses for school principals and teachers.
Jul 19, 2018
Corporate ekiden champion Moeno Nakamura fails drug test
Women's corporate ekiden road relay champion Moeno Nakamura has been suspended and her team stripped of its title after she tested positive for a banned substance, the Japan Anti-Doping Agency announced Thursday.
Japan Times
Jun 13, 2018
Private-sector test results to account for 20% of national university English entrance exam scores
The Japan Association of National Universities (JANU) has adopted its new English proficiency benchmarks for entry into state-run universities, which now measure English speaking and writing skills, giving high school students a better grasp of the language before entering college.
Japan Times
May 5, 2018
Test Kitchen H: Reliving the glory days of glam Italian cucina
There's nothing self-effacing about Test Kitchen H. Occupying a considerable swath of real estate just off Kotto-dori, this low-slung, newly built, free-standing Italian restaurant exudes the kind of suave swagger most of us thought had faded along with stone-washed denim, Dragon Ball manga and memories of Juliana's discotheque.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 7, 2018
GSDF member held in Fukui for allegedly obstructing Breathalyzer test
A Ground Self-Defense Force member was arrested in Sabae, Fukui Prefecture, over the weekend after he allegedly obstructed authorities from conducting a Breathalyzer test on him.
Oct 13, 2017
Small quake at North Korea nuke test site believed not man-made but last blast suspected of destabilizing mountain
A small earthquake rattled the area near North Korea's nuclear testing field but it did not appear to be man-made, South Korea's weather agency said on Friday, the latest to be observed after the North conducted its sixth and biggest nuclear test in early September.
Sep 13, 2017
South Korea confirms traces of radioactive gas from North Korea's nuclear test
South Korea said on Wednesday traces of radioactive xenon gas were confirmed to be from a North Korean nuclear test earlier this month, but it was unable to conclude whether the test had been a hydrogen bomb as Pyongyang claimed.
Japan Times
Sep 4, 2017
South Korea warns North could launch ICBM, seeks more firepower as U.S. and Japan respond to nuclear test
South Koreau2019s military says it has uncovered signs rival North Korea is preparing for a fresh missile launch, possibly of a long-range ICBM.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 4, 2017
North Korea's provocations leave Japan, allies short on options
Japan is apparently stumped over how to deal with North Korea, which has carried out its sixth nuclear weapons test in defiance of international warnings.
Japan Times
Aug 28, 2017
Is Japan's annual student achievement test worth the cost?
Japan's elementary and junior high school students have strong basic academic skills but struggle to solve complex questions, according to this year's nationwide achievement test results, which were released Monday by the education ministry.
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2017
Tillerson: China warned Pyongyang of sanctions after any nuclear test and Kim 'not crazy'
China has told the United States that it warned Pyongyang it would impose "sanctions actions on their own" against North Korea should it carry out another nuclear test, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday.


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