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Japan’s Kiha E200 Commercial Hybrid Train begins operation

Starting tomorrow Japan will begin to operate a commercial hybrid train service on the Koumi Line of the East Japan Railway Company who has been developing and testing the service for many years. Fuel efficiency is increased by about 20 percent and emissions reduced by...

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Infrared Astronomy Satellite AKARI Maps the Universe

The infrared astronomy satellite AKARI started the regular observations in May 2006. In the last one year, AKARI has carried out the All-Sky Survey observations to map the entire sky, as well as thousands of pointed observations of selected targets. Here we show the beautiful...

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Strong Earthquake Hits Japan

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the Japanese coast on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, hours after another quake of similar strength killed at least seven people in Japan and triggered a small leak of radioactive materials from a nuclear plant. Such a strong...

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America still refusing to sell F-22s to Japan

The producers of the F-22 Raptor, America’s newest and most advanced warplane are in trouble. The U.S. airforce has slashed their orders of the plane from 750 to less than 200 and the manufacturers are looking to congress to repeal the ban on selling the...

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Frozen baby mammoth headed to Japan

Imagine this, You are a reindeer herder, it’s the middle of May and you are going about your reindeer herding business in your permanently frozen homeland in north western Russia’s Yamal Peninsula and all of a sudden you run into this 10, 000 year old...

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The three places in Japan I would love to visit

Yes it’s known that I am Japan enthusiast, but where will I go when I someday finally realise my dream and can afford a trip to Japan? These are the top 3 places I’d like to visit when i go to Japan, probably not in...

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Proper explanation of the origins of the term “Otaku”

I have already branded myself as one but learned so much more about the term from a short post on a new Japan related blog I recently discovered. A somewhat straight from the dictionary meaning of the word Otaku that I recently posted is explained...

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Nintendo one most Valuable Japanese companies

What timing eh? less less than 2 weeks after my Nintendo fanboy splurge my fanatic ego was massaged this morning when I woke up to the news that Nintendo is now one of the top 10 most profitable Japanese companies. Company valued at JPY 6.57...

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HRP-3 Promet Mk-II

Wondering why this robot looks pretty cool? It�s probably because it was designed by Yutaka Izubuchi, who worked on designs for mecha in the Gundam and Patlabor anime series! Japan is a step closer to having an ideal worker who won’t complain in torrential rain...

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