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5G Set to Revolutionize Tech Industry

Yukiho Takaichi and Ayuhiko Sasaki report: With an aim to start services by 2020 — when the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be held — development of a new communication method called the fifth-generation mobile communication technology (5G) [...]

[VIDEO] Screaming Foxes Battle It Out in Japan

The world finally has the answer to the age-old question: What does the fox say? Two foxes were caught in a tense screaming match at the Miyagi Zao Fox Village in Japan. According to animal experts, foxes’ high-pitched call is due to their smaller [...]

[VIDEO] Recognition of the Japanese Zero Fighter, 1943

This training film contains an instructional prologue to its dramatic story which features Ronald Reagan as a fighter pilot. Both the prologue and the storyline serve the same purpose: to instruct the viewer on the importance of recognizing the [...]

In Japan, Foreign Residents Help Revive Tourism

Shining a light on the unique discoveries and ingenuity of foreigners. Hiroko Kono reports: More and more regions in Japan are using the talents of foreign residents to invigorate tourism. Consideration of the success stories brings three key [...]

Hip To Be Square

Square watermelons sit at a transshipment point of a Japan Agricultural Cooperatives branch in Zentsuji, Kagawa Prefecture. The ornamental fruit’s shipments have just begun with about 420 watermelons to be sent mainly to department stores in the [...]

Anime Tells Fireworks Story of Nagaoka

NAGAOKA, Niigata — This city’s fireworks display draws tens of thousands of visitors every August. However, it is not just an annual summer event — locals have stories connected to the event and deep feeling for it, which is what a new short [...]

Japan has a Plan to Put Humans on the Moon Around 2030

Japan has announced a new ambitious plan to put humans on the Moon around 2030. The move comes as both India and China are involved in greatly developing their space programs. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was created in 2003 after [...]