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December 21, 2020   Novel coronavirus infections have continued a spread, forcing the Japanese government to suspend its Go to Travel campaign as a pillar of its economic stimulus package to cope ...

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November 5, 2020   In his keynote policy address on October 26, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared that his government would aim at realizing net-zero CO2 emissions, or a decarbonized s...

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October 28, 2020   My “Speaking Out” column titled “Science Council of Japan Should Protect Academic Freedom” on October 5 has received a great deal of response. As a follow-up, I would like to unve...

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October 5, 2020   The Asahi Shimbun newspaper and other Japanese media have criticized the Suga administration’s refusal to appoint six of 105 candidates recommended by the Science Council of Japa...

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August 17, 2020   On August 14, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered Chinese information technology company ByteDance to sell the U.S. operations of its TikTok short-form video app within 90 days. Th...

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July 7, 2020 Japan’s Fugaku supercomputer, co-developed by the government-backed Riken research institute and Fujitsu Ltd., has won the world’s top spot in computing speed and three other performan...

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June 9, 2020   Social confusion has arisen over an interim report on May 28 by the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation on verification tests of candidate alcohol replacements to disinfec...

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April 13, 2020   Crewmembers aboard the Theodore Roosevelt and three other U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carriers have been found infected with the novel coronavirus. Given that U.S. carriers e...

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April 6, 2020   On March 16, Kyushu Electric Power Co. shut down Unit 1 of its Sendai Nuclear Power Station in Kagoshima Prefecture, western Japan. As the deadline for completing an anti-terrorism f...

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February 17, 2020   A nuclear power plant that meets Japan’s new safety standards, known as the toughest in the world, is equipped with a filter vent to filter out radioactive materials in the event...

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