Almost ten years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, researchers report that the particles from power plants contained plutonium.
Tags: japan natural-disasters tsunamis health-and-medicine radioactivity nuclear-energy plutonium
The organisms had been in a dormant state in the seabed in the South Pacific since the age of dinosaurs.
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A new country launches a mission to Mars. A space expert explains what this means for the Middle East and the African continent.
July 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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Are 'murder hornets' from Asia invading North America? A Japanese entomologist who's been stung by one and lived to tell the tale explains what's true about these predatory insects.
May 11, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: insects agriculture wildlife japan entomology pollinators asia invasive-species honeybees wild-bees
You don't have to believe the official figures to realise that the rate of spread of the virus in Japan has been slower than in other countries.
March 26, 2020 • ~5 min
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Japan took a fresh approach to ensuring their society was more resilient to the frequent earthquakes they experience. We could learn from its experience.
March 11, 2020 • ~8 min
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Hayabusa-2 will return with samples of the asteroid after its yearlong journey back to Earth.
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New book examines the past and future of Japanese intelligence services in a rapidly shifting world.
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