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Agency aims to issue alerts on quake threats to high-rises

Urgent warnings would be issued to areas with high-rise buildings by the Japan Meteorological Agency in conjunction with standard earthquake warnings beginning in fiscal 2018. Read More

Companies develop systems for preventing heatstroke

The technology analyzes factors including workers’ physical condition and the air temperature, and transmits the results to workers and their supervisors. Read More

Senior caregivers and patients need support


Updated on  July 19, 2017 at 6:24 pm
A recent survey found that in 55 percent of all cases of at-home nursing care, the caregiver and the patient are both age 65 and older. Read More

More guidance can help stop power harassment


Updated on  July 12, 2017 at 9:53 pm
More than 70 percent of those subjected to bullying by superiors in the workplace complained of feelings like anger, discontent and reduced inclination to work. Read More

Automated airport gates to scan faces for IDs

The facial recognition system will read photo data stored on an IC chip embedded in a traveler’s passport and compare it with a picture taken at the gate. Read More

Virtual reality headsets simulate dementia symptoms

The images are based on the story of a senior with dementia who had an extreme fear of getting out of cars when traveling between home and a nursing care facility. Read More

More Chugoku and Shikoku schools offer shipbuilding courses


Updated on  July 5, 2017 at 6:59 pm
Imabari Technical High School received more applicants than there were places available when it launched its shipbuilding course in fiscal year 2016. Read More

Overconfidence proved deadly in avalanche


Updated on  July 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm
The accident took place during a safety training program for early-spring mountaineering. Read More

Center proposed for archiving anime, manga

The center would be a branch of the National Diet Library and collect anime and manga through donations and publisher contributions. Read More

Advanced jets, missiles due for deployment


Updated on  June 28, 2017 at 7:26 pm
The Air Self-Defense Force will begin utilizing F-35 stealth fighters and Joint Strike Missiles with air-to-surface capabilities. Read More

Abe Cabinet’s approval rating dips below 50%


Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 3:17 pm
Forty-eight percent of respondents in a Yomiuri Shimbun survey said they could not trust Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the highest level since the second Abe Cabinet was inaugurated. Read More

Stationmaster, 95, livens village gateway

Kumagawa Rail Road in the southern part of Kumamoto prefecture is known for its sightseeing train running through the countryside. Read More

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