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Japanese researchers create most detailed map of universe’s dark-matter distribution

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 22:40
A team of researchers said Tuesday that it has created a more comprehensive map showing the universe’s dark matter distribution by using a camera on ...

Lower House panel approves record ¥97.71 trillion budget for fiscal 2018

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 22:05
The Lower House Budget Committee approved Wednesday a record ¥97.71 trillion ($911 billion) budget for the fiscal year from April, setting the stage for its ...

Doe-eyed superheroes selected as Tokyo 2020 mascots

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 21:33
Tokyo unveiled Wednesday its long-awaited mascot for the 2020 Olympic Games: a futuristic blue-checked, doe-eyed character with pointy ears and “special powers” that was picked ...

Japan suspects yet another North Korea sanctions breach at sea

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 06:35
Japan has discovered another North Korean tanker it suspects of transferring goods with a vessel in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, the Foreign Ministry ...

Majority of Japanese university students don’t read books for pleasure, poll shows

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 05:15
A majority of university students in Japan do not read books for pleasure, an annual survey by the National Federation of University Co-operative Associations showed ...

LDP refuses calls to redo flawed labor survey as debate delays budget talks

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 02:37
Political wrangling over an error-laden survey compiled by the labor ministry on what is known as the discretionary labor system shows no sign of subsiding, ...

Japan weighs deploying anti-ship missile unit to Okinawa’s main island as China maritime assertiveness grows

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 01:18
The government is considering a fresh deployment to Okinawa’s main island of a surface-to-ship missile unit as part of a bid to beef up defenses ...