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Bad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off

Toukyo - Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet captivated the world.

Video: Japanese anime film 'Psycho-Pass' 1st full trailer

The first full-length trailer for the upcoming "Psycho-Pass" movie, opening in January 2015, gives potential spoilers for the rest of "Psycho-Pass 2."

'Parasyte — Part 1' opens across Japan this Saturday

"Parasyte - Part 1," the first part of live-adaptation to the original manga, opens on Saturday, November 29th. Two episodes of the anime aired in celebration.

Japan to build underwater cities in 15 years

No, it isn't some underwater pipe dream. Japanese company Shimizu Corp is really planning to build an underwater Atlantis within the next 15 years.

Strong Japan quake leaves 39 injured, hits popular ski resort

Toukyo - A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake in central Japan left 39 people injured, seven seriously, and wrecked homes in a popular ski resort, the government said Sunday.

Uncanny human-like robots debut in Japan, pose ethical questions

Tokyo - Are you a receptionist, bartender or newscaster? If so, you might want to start training for a new job if Japanese robotics experts have their way. Japan recently debuted uncanny human-like android robots that may be taking your job in the future.

6.2 quake hits central Japan, flattens houses

Toukyo - A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan late Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, causing houses to collapse and injuring at least 20 people, three seriously.

Black widow arrested for ‘poisoning partners with cyanide’

Police in Japan raided the homes of the 67-year-old Japanese black widow, Chisako Kakehi, who was arrested on suspicion of poisoning her husband, as specifics of six former partners’ deaths transpire in local broadcasting.

K computer wins supercomputer award

RIKEN, based at the University of Tsukuba and Fujitsu, has received top ranking from the 2014 HPC Challenge, which evaluates computing power. This was for the university’s “K” supercomputer.

Baseball post season: MLB All-Stars finished year in Japan tour

Tokyo - The MLB All-Stars just finished their tour in Japan playing against the Japanese national team Samurai Japan for five games and two exhibition games. According to MLB, the MLB All-Stars lost 3 to 2 in the series with the Samurai Japan.

Japan lower house dissolved ahead of election

Toukyo - The lower chamber of Japan's parliament was dissolved on Friday in readiness for a general election, expected next month, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to consolidate his grip on power and reinvigorate his economic drive.

Video: 'Death Note The Musical' open rehearsal

An official rehearsal video was streamed for "Death Note The Musical," a stage adaptation of the original manga, set to open April 2015.

Review: Korean educational meeting app PingPong preparing to go global

Technical innovations have come so quickly over the last couple of years that unless something is truly revolutionary, it garners little attention.

Japan's new 'Black Widow' arrested after sixth partner dies

A 67-year-old woman from Japan has been arrested in what the local news media have dubbed the "New Black Widow Case." Chisako Kakehi was held after her sixth ex-partner died in suspicious circumstances.

'Black widow' with seven dead partners arrested in Japan

Toukyo - A 67-year-old millionairess was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of poisoning her husband with cyanide as it emerged six former partners had already died, in Japan's latest apparent "black widow" case.

KFC Japan opening 'KFC Colonel's Cafe' in Kobe on Nov. 28

Kobe - Japan's branch of Kentucky Fried Chicken is opening an upscale KFC coffee shop in Kobe Japan on November 28th, which will have upscale items.

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell car coming to U.S. in 2016

Toyota will introduce its first mass-market hydrogen fuel cell car in Japan next month, with a limited US rollout scheduled for 2016.

Japan's economy shrinks during third quarter

Tokyo - Japan's economic performance was hurt by a recent sales tax hike and investment by business declined. The economy shrank by 1.6 percent even though predictions were that there would be growth following a large decline in the previous quarter.

Japan PM calls snap general election, delays tax hike

Toukyo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday he was calling a snap general election and delaying an expected sales tax rise after figures showed Japan was in recession.

Abe set to call snap Japan poll, delay tax hike

Toukyo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set later Tuesday to call a snap election and seek voters' endorsement for more economic reforms after Japan slipped into recession.
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