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Robot stocking shelves in Japanese convenience store lets workers maintain social distancing 

Japanese convenience stores are testing out robots to stock store shelves in hopes of combating the country’s labor shortage and allowing human workers to socially distance during a pandemic. FamilyMart, Japan’s second largest convenience store chain, has partnered with robotics company Telexistence on an android stock boy named Model-T, after Henry Ford’s famous car. Rather … Read more Robot stocking shelves in Japanese convenience store lets workers maintain social distancing 

Japanese actress Sei Ashina is found dead in her Tokyo apartment at age 36

Japanese actress Sei Ashina is found dead in her Tokyo apartment at age 36  Ashina’s death by suicide was confirmed by her management company and the Tokyo police The actress was best known for playing one of the lead roles in the 2007 historical drama Silk, an international co-production directed by François Girard  No motive … Read more Japanese actress Sei Ashina is found dead in her Tokyo apartment at age 36

Japanese giant Soft Bank set to offload ARM for $40bn

Japanese giant Soft Bank set to offload ARM for $40bn in deal that could threaten British jobs By Jamie Nimmo For The Mail On Sunday Published: 10:25 BST, 13 September 2020 | Updated: 10:25 BST, 13 September 2020 Britain’s biggest technology company is poised to be sold to a US rival in a highly controversial … Read more Japanese giant Soft Bank set to offload ARM for $40bn

Dead dolphins wash up on coast of Mauritius after Japanese ship spilled thousands of gallons of oil

Dead dolphins wash up on coast of Mauritius after Japanese ship spilled thousands of gallons of oil when it ran aground At least 14 dolphins have washed up on the coast of Mauritius after an oil spill Japanese bulk carrier MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef on July 25  Environmental group Greenpeace has … Read more Dead dolphins wash up on coast of Mauritius after Japanese ship spilled thousands of gallons of oil

Japanese drinkers sleep in street after heavy alcohol sessions

One for the road: Japanese drinkers take to sleeping in the street after heavy booze sessions – prompting police to call for an end to the craze Practice of rojo-ne – literally sleeping in the street – happens often in Okinawa Island’s warm climate and strong local drink have been blamed for the crisis More … Read more Japanese drinkers sleep in street after heavy alcohol sessions

Aerial photos show stricken Japanese cargo ship ripped to pieces on reef off Mauritius

A Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius last month threatening a marine ecological disaster around the Indian Ocean island has broken apart, authorities have confirmed.  Aerial images taken of the Japanese cargo ship taken on Sunday show how the boat has completely broken into two parts. The MV Wakashio ran aground … Read more Aerial photos show stricken Japanese cargo ship ripped to pieces on reef off Mauritius

Author Noriko Morishita draws parallels between the art of Japanese tea making and life

CULTURE THE WISDOM OF TEA by Noriko Morishita (Allen & Unwin £12.99, 224 pp)   You may think you’re particular about how you make your tea — warm the pot? Milk in first? Teabag in a mug? Whatever your brew, it’s nothing to the Japanese tea ceremony. As this delightfully quirky little book, which is part … Read more Author Noriko Morishita draws parallels between the art of Japanese tea making and life

Jimi Hendrix’s very rare Japanese sunburst guitar goes to auction at $50K

Jimi Hendrix’s very rare Japanese sunburst guitar from the early 1960s which he played his hit song Purple Haze on goes to auction at $50K A guitar Hendrix played early in his professional career is set to be auctioned off It hits the market on August 8 by Kruse GWS Auctions at a $50K starting … Read more Jimi Hendrix’s very rare Japanese sunburst guitar goes to auction at $50K

Japanese actor Haruma Miura dead at 30: Kimi Ni Todoke star passes away in suspected suicide

Japanese actor Haruma Miura dead at 30: Kimi Ni Todoke star passes away in suspected suicide If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org  For confidential support call National Suicide Prevention Line, 1-800-273-8255  By Roxy Simons For Mailonline Published: 10:49 BST, 18 July 2020 … Read more Japanese actor Haruma Miura dead at 30: Kimi Ni Todoke star passes away in suspected suicide

Japanese engineers develop plan to clean up space junk with a laser-pulsing satellite

There are an estimated 170 million pieces of so-called ‘space junk’ – left behind after missions that can be as big as spent rocket stages or as small as paint flakes – in orbit alongside some US$700 billion (£555bn) of space infrastructure. But only 22,000 are tracked, and with the fragments able to travel at … Read more Japanese engineers develop plan to clean up space junk with a laser-pulsing satellite