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'Ursine Terror': Plea To Improve Habitat After Spate Of Bear Attacks In Japan

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THE GUARDIAN
 
Experts warn of more encounters as animals forced into populated areas to find food
A spate of bear attacks in Japan has prompted calls to improve their natural habitat, as experts warned of more potentially dangerous encounters with the animals as they venture into populated areas...

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Japan Set To Target Zero Emissions By 2050 In Policy Shift

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HINDUSTAN TIMES
 
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to bind Japan to a target for carbon neutrality by 2050, a shift in stance that will bring the country in line with the European Union and more than 60 other nations in efforts to combat climate change.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to...

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Japan Plans To Dump A Million Tonnes Of Radioactive Water Into The Pacific. But Australia Has Nuclear Waste Problems, Too

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THE CONVERSATION
 
The Japanese government recently announced plans to release into the sea more than 1 million tonnes of radioactive water from the severely damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
The move has sparked global outrage, including from UN Special Rapporteur Baskut Tuncak who recent...

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Japan Youngster Starts Volunteer Online Message Counseling

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AP NEWS
 
Suicides are on the rise among Japanese teens and that worries 21-year-old Koki Ozora, who grew up depressed and lonely.
His nonprofit “Anata no Ibasho,” or “A Place for You,” is run entirely by volunteers. It offers a 24-hour text-messaging service for those seeking a sympathetic ear, ...

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After 10 Years Of Secrecy, Anime Song Duo Claris Finally Remove Their Masks And Show Their Faces

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SORA NEWS
 
Reveal comes 10 years to the day after group’s debut.
One of the big changes in anime songs in the modern era is the rise of in-front-of-the-camera performances by vocalists. It’s now a given that top talent will not only appear at fan events promoting individual anime, but also tour ...

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Japanese Researchers Show Masks Do Block Coronavirus, But Not Entirely

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO -Japanese researchers have shown that masks can offer protection from airborne coronavirus particles, but even professional-grade coverings can't eliminate contagion risk entirely.
Scientists at the University of Tokyo built a secure chamber with mannequin heads facing each ot...

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Japan Gets Deer-Friendly Bags To Stop Animals Eating Plastic

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BBC
 
Japan's famed Nara deer have been considered national treasures for decades - but some of the tourists who flock to see them leave behind a trail of potentially deadly plastic waste.
Last year, one deer was found with more than 4kg of rubbish in its stomach.
Fed up, a group of locals have c...

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Japan Invention QR Code Wins Award For Global Impact In Electronics

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JAPAN TODAY
 
 
The QR code, which was invented in Japan in the 1990s, has received an award recognizing its global impact as a critical information-sharing tool, its inventor said earlier this month.
First developed by what is now Denso Wave Inc, a subsidiary of auto parts maker Denso Corp, the ...

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Japan Dumping Nuclear Waste Water Into Ocean Sparks Global Outrage

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GLOBAL TIMES
 
The Japanese government is about to announce the dumping of more than 1 million tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea. This is an official decision that could come by the end of October, according to Japanese media reports.
The nuclea...

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Japan's Pragmatic New PM Pushes Abe's Vision On SE Asia Trip

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ABC NEWS
 
Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, has left on his first overseas foray since taking over from his former boss Shinzo Abe last month, heading to Vietnam and Indonesia
TOKYO -- Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, left Sunday on his first overseas foray since taking over...

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