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Newswise: The secrets of ancient Japanese tombs revealed thanks to satellite images
Released: 19-Jan-2022 4:55 PM EST
The secrets of ancient Japanese tombs revealed thanks to satellite images
Politecnico di Milano

A research group at the Politecnico di Milano analysed the orientation of ancient Japanese tombs – the so-called Kofun.

Newswise: Lake’s radioactivity concentration predicted for 10,000 days after the Fukushima accident
Released: 4-Nov-2021 4:15 PM EDT
Lake’s radioactivity concentration predicted for 10,000 days after the Fukushima accident
University of Tsukuba

In March 2011, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was damaged by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, causing nearby lakes to be contaminated with radioactive cesium-137.

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Released: 15-Oct-2021 10:20 AM EDT
Researchers find few adverse health effects in wildlife exposed to low levels of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear accident
Colorado State University

More than 10 years ago, the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami damaged the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in a massive release of radioactive material into the environment.

Released: 2-Sep-2021 11:30 AM EDT
Study reveals possibility that many Japanese have undiagnosed Gitelman Syndrome
Kobe University

Clinical Fellow KONDO Atsushi and Professor NOZU Kandai et al. of Kobe University’s Graduate School of Medicine have estimated the prevalence of Gitelman syndrome across different ethnicities using a genome database.

Newswise: Japanese far-right hate group helped popularize anti-Korean sentiment
Released: 25-Aug-2021 1:45 PM EDT
Japanese far-right hate group helped popularize anti-Korean sentiment
University of Notre Dame

A University of Notre Dame researcher conducted two years of ethnographic fieldwork in a historic Korean ghetto in Osaka, Japan, to shed light on the legacy of discrimination that third- and fourth-generation Korean minorities have faced.

Newswise: Kamome goes to the Olympics
Released: 29-Jul-2021 2:00 PM EDT
Kamome goes to the Olympics
Humboldt State University

NBC Sports will air a documentary about the boat Kamome, a small boat ripped from Japan in the March 2011 tsunami that beached in California’s northern Del Norte County two years later, as part of their Olympic Games coverage on Sunday, August 1st at 9 a.m. on NBC stations throughout the country.

Newswise: More Than the Games: The Olympics and the Global Spotlight on Societal Issues
Released: 26-Jul-2021 5:05 PM EDT
More Than the Games: The Olympics and the Global Spotlight on Societal Issues
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Millions of spectators tuned in Friday to watch the opening ceremony of the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Newswise: Grass in the Olympic Stadium developed in Tifton, Georgia
Released: 23-Jul-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Grass in the Olympic Stadium developed in Tifton, Georgia
University of Georgia

The Japan National Stadium’s field is currently sodded with TifSport Bermudagrass, developed in South Georgia.

Released: 12-Jul-2021 4:20 PM EDT
FSU Experts Available to Discuss History, Preparation and Impact of Olympic Games
Florida State University

By: Kathleen Haughney | Published: July 12, 2021 | 3:40 pm | SHARE: After a year’s delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics will commence at the end of July to much fanfare, but with no actual fans in the stands.  The games begin July 23 and run through Aug. 8.  Florida State University researchers are available to assist reporters who are covering the Summer Olympics.

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Released: 18-Jun-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Earlier flood forecasting could help avoid disaster in Japan
University of Tokyo

In Japan, thousands of homes and businesses and hundreds of lives have been lost to typhoons. But now, researchers have revealed that a new flood forecasting system could provide earlier flood warnings, giving people more time to prepare or evacuate, and potentially saving lives.

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Released: 10-May-2021 3:35 PM EDT
Rapid lifestyle changes during early COVID-19 pandemic had no impact on climate change
University of Tokyo

Despite the rapid and significant changes in consumption patterns witnessed during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Japanese households maintained their normal levels of greenhouse gases emissions.

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Released: 11-Mar-2021 5:40 PM EST
Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Monitoring Capabilities Still in Use 10 Years After Fukushima Earthquake and Nuclear Power Plant Disaster
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The events following the Fukushima disaster, a decade ago, drew upon Berkeley Lab’s long-standing expertise in radiation measurements and safety, and led to the creation of long-term radiation-monitoring programs, both locally and in Japan, as well as a series of radiation surveys and technology demonstrations including drone- and helicopter-based surveys, and vehicle-based and hand-carried measurements.

Released: 11-Mar-2021 11:50 AM EST
10 years after Fukushima, animals reclaim the landscape
University of Georgia

In the decade since a tsunami washed over the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, triggering the second-largest nuclear disaster in history, the surrounding towns have struggled to return to normal. But that’s not the case for the wildlife living in the area.

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Released: 5-Oct-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Reducing the high social cost of death
Kyoto University

How will you cope with the death of your mother or spouse? Their death may disturb your concentration, causing accidents or lowering your productivity.

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Released: 12-Mar-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Researchers Predict Potential Spread and Seasonality for COVID-19 Based on Climate Where Virus Appears to Thrive
University of Maryland Medical Center

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology (IHV), which is part of the Global Virus Network (GVN), predict that COVID-19 will follow a seasonal pattern similar to other respiratory viruses like seasonal flu. They base this on weather modeling data in countries where the virus has taken hold and spread within the community.

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Released: 22-Jan-2020 4:05 AM EST
Health Technology Assessment Around the World: Broadening the Understanding of Cross-Country Differences
ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Value in Health announced today the publication of a series of articles investigating the use of health technology assessment (HTA) in healthcare decision making across the globe. The series, “HTA Around the World—Influences of Culture, Values, and Institutions,” appears in the January 2020 issue of Value in Health.

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Released: 6-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST
Study Shows Animal Life Thriving Around Fukushima
University of Georgia

Nearly a decade after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan, researchers from the University of Georgia have found that wildlife populations are abundant in areas void of human life.

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Released: 9-Dec-2019 2:25 PM EST
Why Are Manga Outselling Superhero Comics?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Last year, the Japanese or Japanese-inspired comics and graphic novels reportedly outsold old-fashioned superhero comics for the first time ever in the United States, a trend expected to continue. Satoru Saito, an associate professor of Japanese literature at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, teaches courses on Japanese pop culture and anime which explore the foundations of these narrative forms and how they relate to the wider Japanese culture.

19-Nov-2019 1:45 PM EST
New flu drug drives drug resistance in influenza viruses
University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers examined the effects of baloxavir treatment on influenza virus samples collected from patients before and after treatment.

Released: 19-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Appearance of deep-sea fish does not signal upcoming earthquake in Japan
Seismological Society of America (SSA)

The unusual appearance of deep-sea fish like the oarfish or slender ribbonfish in Japanese shallow waters does not mean that an earthquake is about to occur, according to a new statistical analysis.

22-Jan-2019 3:20 PM EST
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

An earthquake and subsequent tsunami led to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Japan in 2011. This observational study examined associations between the earthquake and power plant disaster with birth rates in Fukushima City, the capital of the prefecture.

Released: 22-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
Osaka University

Osaka, Japan - If you've ever camped by a pond, you know frogs make a racket at night; but what you might not know is how functional and regulated their choruses really are. Frogs communicate with sound, and amid their ruckus is an internally orchestrated system that lets information get through more clearly while also permitting collective choruses and time to rest. Researchers from Osaka University and University of Tsukuba sought to leverage this amphibious acumen for mathematical and technological aims.

Released: 18-Jan-2019 12:00 PM EST
Plant peptide helps roots to branch out in the right places
Kobe University

How do plants space out their roots? A Japanese research team has identified a peptide and its receptor that help lateral roots to grow with the right spacing. The findings were published on December 20, 2018 in the online edition of Developmental Cell.

Newswise: MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like Planets in the TESS Era
Released: 17-Dec-2018 12:15 PM EST
MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like Planets in the TESS Era
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

A Japan-Spain team has developed a powerful 4-color simultaneous camera named MuSCAT2 for the 1.52-m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide Observatory, Canaries, Spain. The instrument aims to find a large number of transiting exoplanets, including Earth-like habitable planets orbiting stars near the Sun, in collaboration with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched in April 2018.

Released: 23-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
UNLV International Gaming Institute Research Helps Japan Launch its First Integrated Resorts
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Japan’s lawmakers on Friday approved the nation’s first integrated resorts; IGI reports offered analysis for officials, business leaders on gaming regulation and ways to balance growing tourism market while minimizing social costs.

Newswise: UNLV Research Helping Japan Launch its First Integrated Resorts
Released: 13-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST
UNLV Research Helping Japan Launch its First Integrated Resorts
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Japan’s tourism economy is about to undergo a massive shift—potentially introducing $10 billion in integrated resorts—with a little help from researchers at UNLV’s International Gaming Institute (IGI).

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