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Jul 04 Osaka fails to report swine flu mutation (Japan Times)
 An Osaka health official found a genetic mutation of swine flu that is resistant to Tamiflu on June 18 - nearly two weeks before the "first" finding was reported in Denmark - but failed to disclose it, the health ministry said Thursday. The mutation, found in a woman in her 40s in Toyonaka who caught the H1N1 influenza A virus in May, is the first reported case of Tamiflu-resistant swine flu in Japan.
Jul 03 NASA, Japan map most of planet (baltimoresun.com)
 CNN's goinggreen blog has an entry today on the new digital topographical map created by NASA and Japan. It's the most complete map to date. The map was built from 1.3 million images taken by NASA's Terra satellite. CNN says the images were taken by a Japanese imaging instrument called the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or ASTER.
Jul 03 Japanese scientists to breed 'super tuna' (telegraph.co.uk)
 Japanese scientists will have bred a new "super-tuna" within a decade that will be stronger, more resistant to disease and taste better than the bluefin presently in the oceans. Stocks of tuna have declined by as much as 90 per cent in some waters and the World Wildlife Fund has warned that the Atlantic bluefin will have been wiped out within three years unless radical measures are taken to protect stocks.
Jul 02 Researchers race to unravel genome of bluefin tuna (Yomiuri)
 A joint research team of the Fisheries Research Agency, Tokyo University and Kyushu University is expected to finish decoding the entire genome of the bluefin tuna by the end of this year, according to the agency.
Jul 02 Timing of transplant vote in spotlight (Yomiuri)
 The House of Councillors has begun full-fledged deliberations on a bill to revise the Organ Transplant Law and a counterproposal bill to establish an ad hoc committee for discussing how to treat brain death in children.
Jul 01 Japan: Automation Nation? (NewsWeek)
 More than any other country in the world, Japan is a case study in the triumphs of human engineering. Every Japanese manufacturer prides itself on energy efficiency and zero-landfill waste policies. The train and subway stations are models of precision and the application of information technology.
Jul 01 Japan to generate solar power in outer space, then beam it to earth (crunchgear.com)
 This may sound ridiculous first time you hear it, but Japan is thinking about solar power from panels located in space to mother earth, or to be more exact, the nation of Nippon itself. According to the Nikkei, the government plans to ask local technology companies to participate in the endeavor as early as next month.
Jul 01 Wind power has its own environmental problems (Yomiuri)
 Wind power generation is expected to be a clean and environmentally friendly natural energy source, but a new kind of environmental problem has surfaced as infrasonic waves caused by windmills are suspected of causing health problems for some people.
Jun 30 Japanese spacecraft finds uranium on moon (Florida Today)
 Uranium exists on the moon, according to new data from a Japanese spacecraft. Advertisement The findings are the first conclusive evidence for the presence of the radioactive element in lunar dirt, the researchers said. The revelation suggests that nuclear power plants could be built on the moon, or even that Earth's satellite could serve as a mining source for uranium needed back home.
Jun 30 Health ministry to stop survey of all new-flu cases (Yomiuri)
 The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry will suspend in mid-July a survey that calls for reports on all victims of the new strain of influenza, it has been learned. The ministry will switch to a selective survey that demands places such as schools and workplaces make notifications when multiple people become infected with the virus.
Jun 30 Niigata pioneering rice-based biofuel (Yomiuri)
 A new project in which bioethanol will be produced from rice cultivated in fallow farmland and mixed with gasoline will begin in Niigata Prefecture in mid-July, it has been learned. The project is being undertaken by JA Zen-Noh, the national federation of agricultural cooperative associations, in cooperation with the Niigata prefectural government.
Jun 30 A need to nurture scientists (Japan Times)
 Last year, four Japanese scientists, including one who became a naturalized American, received Nobel Prizes. Unfortunately, however, their achievements do not reflect the current state of science in Japan. The government's 2009 science and technology white paper shows that the foundation for basic science research is crumbling and hints that Japan's scientific level is rapidly falling.
Jun 30 Japan a low-key player in space race (Japan Times)
 Japan has launched Earth observation, communications and weather satellites as well as other space vehicles since it began its space program in the late 1960s. The program initially fell under the authority of the National Space Development Agency but is now under NASDA's successor, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA.
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