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Chances of Mount St Helens Eruption are Low, but Scientists still Anxious

Chances of Mount St Helens Eruption are Low, but Scientists still Anxious

Chances of eruption at Mount St. Helens volcano are low at the moment, but scientists and policymakers are still anxious. The Japanese volcano has not erupted yet, but some early signs are more than enough to evoke the horrendous, past memories.

In the latest Japanese incident, a few dozen revelers were killed when a dormant volcano erupted suddenly and furiously. This is the reason Mount St. Helens is giving sleepless nights to many people living in proximity to the volcanic site.

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Obayashi Plans to Build Space Elevator by 2050

Obayashi Plans to Build Space Elevator by 2050

Japanese construction company Obayashi has unveiled its plans to build an elevator for space by 2050. The space elevator will reach 96,000 kilometers (59,652 miles) into space. It will be capable of transporting people and cargo at a much lower cost than rockets launched from the Earth.

Taking a kilogram of cargo into space costs about $22,000 making use of the current technologies. However, for space elevator, the estimate will be only about $200 per kg.

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Japan starts controversial annual dolphin hunting at Taiji Cove

Japan starts controversial annual dolphin hunting at Taiji Cove

Nearly two thousand dolphins are expected to be killed during Japan's this year's controversial dolphin hunting season, which started on September 1 and will run through last day of February.

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SoftBank’s humanoid robot ‘Pepper’ to go on sale in US in Summer 2015

SoftBank’s humanoid robot ‘Pepper’ to go on sale in US in Summer 2015

In a recent announcement, Japanese tech firm SoftBank has disclosed that, by Summer 2015, it will start selling its humanoid robot named 'Pepper' in the US. The 'Pepper' humanoids will be sold by SoftBank at Sprint stores across the country.

'Pepper' is a 1.2-meter humanoid robot created by SoftBank's billionaire CEO Masayoshi Son. The robot can dance, make jokes, and comprehend human emotions by studying their expressions.

The launch of the 'Pepper' humanoid robot in Japan has been scheduled for February 2015. The cost of the robot will be 198,000 yen (€1,400).

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Civilians protest at U.S. air station in Okinawa over upcoming deployment of Osprey aircraft

Civilians protest at U.S. air station in Okinawa over upcoming deployment of Osp

About 100 protestors dressed in red color of the Osprey opposition sat on the road to block access to the Futenma air station on Friday. Japanese police stood to guard over about 100 demonstrators who rallied in Japan's southern Okinawa Island chain.

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Google and Five Asian firms to jointly invest $300mn in trans-Pacific fiber-optic cable system

Google and Five Asian firms to jointly invest $300mn in trans-Pacific fiber-opti

According to an announcement made on Monday, a joint investment of $300 million will be made by Internet search giant Google and five Asian telecom companies in a new trans-Pacific fiber-optic cable system.

The proposed underwater cable system, called FASTER, will connect the west coast of the US to the cities of Chikura and Shima in Japan. The cable - the construction of which will begin immediately - is projected to become operational by mid-2016.

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Toyota gives Sienna minivan a facelift; introduces new parent-friendly features

Toyota gives Sienna minivan a facelift; introduces new parent-friendly features

The new Sienna family minivan was introduced by Japanese carmaker Toyota on Thursday, July 17. The new Sienna minivan marks an evident attempt by Toyota to give the vehicle a facelift, with the help of a refreshed and redesigned interior and several new parent-friendly features.

Making the inside of the new Siena minivan notably more family-focused, Toyota has incorporated parent-friendly features which enable parents to have a greater control of their children seated at the back.

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A Robot Olympics in Japan?

A Robot Olympics in Japan?

The Prime Minister of Japan has announced that he plans to stage a Robot Olympics along with the 2020 summer games in Tokyo.

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Koi Fish Found at Boundary Dam

Koi Fish Found at Boundary Dam

Japanese koi fish have been found at Boundary Dam in Estevan. Jennifer Merkowsky from the Ministry of Environment thinks that someone has dumped koi fish into the dam.

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Japan Concerned as Japanese Eel Listed as Endangered Species

Japan Concerned as Japanese Eel Listed as Endangered Species

The International Union for Conservation of Nature designated the Japanese eel as endangered. The news is quite concerning for the Japanese as it is a popular summertime delicacy enjoyed by the locals since ancient times.

On June 12, the Red List of Threatened Species was released. The inclusion of Japanese eel in the list is certainly going to speed up global efforts for the protection of eels. One of the hardest hit will be restaurant owners, who specialize in eel dishes in Japan. As per statistics, nearly 70% of eels worldwide are consumed in Japan.

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