• Science Updates
    Japan Space Probe Launches New Robot Onto Asteroid

    A Japanese probe launched a new observation robot towards an asteroid on Wednesday as it pursues a mission to shed light on the origins of the solar system. The Hayabusa2 probe launched the French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, towards the Ryugu asteroid’s surface, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said. “We can confirm that the MASCOT separated […]

  • Science Updates
    Japan Lands 2 Robot Rovers on Asteroid Surface

    The Japanese space agency said that it has made history by successfully landing two unmanned rovers on an asteroid. “The two rovers are in good condition and are transmitting images and data,” the agency, JAXA, said on Saturday after the rovers separated from the Hayabusa2 spacecraft and landed on the asteroid Ryugu. The rovers are […]

  • Internet
    Google, Others to Work With Japan to Help Monitor Illegal Fishing

    The Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) will work together with Google and others to operate a system to monitor poaching at sea, as an increasing number of foreign ships fish illegally in waters around Japan. The move aims to step up efforts to investigate marine poaching, because illegal operations by foreign vessels are believed to […]

  • Internet
    Japan Reportedly Arrests 14-Year-Old for Creating Ransomware

    Japanese authorities on Monday arrested a 14-year-old boy for creating a ransomware virus similar to WannaCry which was responsible for global cyber-attacks last month. The boy, a student at a secondary school in Osaka prefecture, is accused of creating the ransomware – a malware, or malicious software programme that limits or prevents users from accessing […]

  • Gadgets
    Japan Urges Toshiba, Western Digital to Get Along as Chip Spat Flares

    Japan’s government said on Tuesday it wanted Toshiba and partner Western Digital to cooperate, expressing concern about an escalating dispute between the two that threatens to upend the sale of Toshiba’s chip unit. Western Digital sought international arbitration this week to stop Toshiba from selling the unit without its consent, arguing that the Japanese conglomerate […]

  • Gadgets
    Spotify Plans to Launch Music Streaming Service in India, Japan

    Spotify may have plans to launch its music streaming service in India and Japan. According to a report,Spotify is looking into further expanding its presence in Asia. The company’s decision comes less than a year after its rival Apple launched Apple Music, which is available in a number of Asian countries. The world’s most popular […]