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Japanese Trump mask maker sees boom in business

Japanese Trump mask maker sees boom in business

Ogawa Rubber Inc is rushing to produce Donald Trump masks after the results of US presidential election. (All photos by Motoo Naka/AFLO) The Japanese mask maker based in Omiya in […]

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Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in Tokyo

Hitachi Social Innovation Forum in Tokyo

A new idea for checking identity. Apparently our finger veins are unique to each and everyone of us. Here Hitachi demonstrates personal identification technology using a smartphone at the company’s […]

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Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base

Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wearing formal attire inspects the troops during the Self-Defense Forces Day at Asaka Base in Saitama on Sunday, October 23, 2016. (All photos by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) According […]

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Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

(Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Japan’s microbiologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries in cell recycling system known as autophagy. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe […]

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Robots from the very near future at CEATEC Japan Expo

Robots from the very near future at CEATEC Japan Expo

A man tries out robot table tennis tutor Forpheus at CEATEC Japan 2016 in Chiba, suburban Tokyo on Monday, October 3, 2016. Japanese electronics maker Omron received certification of the […]