The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency on Tuesday showed a capsule that was successfully released from an unmanned cargo spacecraft and landed in the Pacific Ocean earlier this month. JAXA collected experiment samples from the capsule for analysis.
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.
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.
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.