Japanese astronaut to land on Moon with Nasa, hints US Prez Biden

When the Artemis astronauts land on the Moon, a Japanese could be in the mix, hinted US President Joe Biden, who is attending the Quad summit in Tokyo. Biden met with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and announced collaboration between the two countries on lunar missions. He also announced that a Japanese…

Japanese researchers develop electric chopsticks to enhance salty taste

Japanese researchers have developed computerised chopsticks that enhance salty tastes, potentially helping those who need to reduce sodium in their diets. Co-developed by Meiji University professor Homei Miyashita and beverage maker Kirin Holdings Co. (2503.T), the chopsticks enhance tastes using electrical stimulation…

Japanese firm genetically modifies tiny worms to detect early signs of cancer

Ascreening test using tiny worms to detect early signs of pancreatic cancer in urine has been developed by a Japanese biotech firm, which hopes it could help boost routine screening. Scientists have long known that the bodily fluids of cancer patients smell different to those of healthy people, with dogs trained to…

Not easy being big: Jupiter hit again, Japanese skywatchers capture rare impact

Jupiter, the biggest planet in our solar system, has always been a source of wonders for astronomers and non-astronomers alike. Due to its massive size and immense gravitational pull, the planet has been taking a beating in recent months. Skygazers in Japan observed a second strike on the surface within a month after…