日本人教授の本庶佑氏がノーベル生理学・医学賞を受賞【Japanese professor Tasuku Honjo wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine】
Tasuku Honjo, a 76-year-old professor at Kyoto University, was awarded on Monday the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with U.S. immunologist James Allison for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation.
U.S. rocket company SpaceX on Monday introduced Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as the world’s first passenger on a lunar trip planned for 2023. The 42-year-old founder of Japan’s largest online fashion mall, Zozotown, said he intends to invite six to eight artists on a five-day journey around the moon.
A 6.7 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido last Thursday triggered a massive blackout across the region. Power was restored to nearly all customers within two days, but the trade minister called on the island’s businesses and residents to save energy.
Mars made its closest approach to Earth since August 2003 on Tuesday. Only 57.59 million kilometers separated the two planets. If you missed it, you can expect a good view of the red planet through early September.
A record-breaking heatwave in Tokyo has raised questions about the timing of the next Summer Olympics, which are just two years away. Experts warned that the Games in similar conditions could pose health risks to athletes and spectators alike.
After one of the worst natural disasters in Japan’s recent history, a heat wave covered the nation on Sunday. At least three people died and more than 2,000 others were taken to hospitals, with temperatures exceeding 35 degrees Celsius.
The death toll from torrential rains in western Japan over the weekend reached over 150 on Tuesday. Search and rescue operations continued in hardest-hit areas with dozens of people still unaccounted for.
A strong earthquake with a seismic intensity of lower 6 on the Japanese scale hit Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, leaving five people dead and many homes without water or gas. A concrete wall collapsed and killed a 9-year-old girl on her way to elementary school.
An accomplished Japanese climber, who lost nine fingers to frostbite in a previous expedition, died on Monday during his eighth attempt to scale Mount Everest. The 35-year-old alpinist was found dead in a tent by Sherpas, a Nepalese government official said.
A volcano in eastern Japan suddenly erupted on Tuesday morning. Falling rocks killed a Self-Defense Force member and injured at least 11 others at a nearby ski resort.