5g To Boost Airport Efficiency

5G to boost airport efficiency

Two Japanese companies are working together to find innovative ways of using 5G mobile communications technology. Japan Airlines and telecom company KDDI are conducting tests to see how 5G can make airport operations more efficient.

An engineer watches a live feed showing airplane parts being repaired at another site. The images come from an ultra-high definition 4K camera attached to a colleague's helmet.

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Scandal - Hit Joc Chief To Resign

Scandal-hit JOC chief to resign

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee will likely announce on Tuesday his intention to resign when his current term expires in June.

Sources told NHK that Tsunekazu Takeda is expected to make the announcement at a JOC board meeting.

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Actor's Condo Searched After Drug Arrest

Actor's condo searched after drug arrest

More details have come to light on the alleged drug use of actor Pierre Taki, who was arrested last week.

Drug control officials from the health ministry arrested the actor and musician, whose real name is Masanori Taki, for using cocaine in violation of the narcotics control law. The 51-year-old admitted to the charges and told investigators he had been using cocaine and marijuana to relieve stress since he was in his 20s.

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Focus On Nissan's New Leadership Structure

Focus on Nissan's new leadership structure

Nissan Motor has been reviewing its management structure in light of the accusations leveled at former Chair Carlos Ghosn. As part of that effort, the automaker convened a panel with 3rd-party experts for the fourth time on Sunday.

It's apparently looking to create stronger roles for outside directors on the company's board.

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Rock Singer Yuya Uchida Dies

Rock singer Yuya Uchida dies

Japanese rock singer Yuya Uchida died of pneumonia on Sunday. He was 79 years old.

Uchida set up a rock'n'roll band in 1958 and played as an opening act for the Beatles in Japan in 1966.

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Joc Chief Takeda To Resign

JOC chief Takeda to resign

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee is expected to announce his intention to resign at Tuesday's JOC board meeting. Sources say he will resign when his current term expires in June.

Tsunekazu Takeda has been facing corruption allegations in France in connection with Tokyo's successful bid for the 2020 Olympics. He headed the bidding committee.

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Rules Created For Genome - Edited Food

Rules created for genome-edited food

An expert panel of the health ministry finalized a report on creating rules for genome-edited agricultural and marine products on Monday, meaning they could be on the market within months.

Genome editing involves engineering mutations in DNA. Scientists are using the technology to develop new varieties of foods, such as more prolific rice species and larger red sea bream.

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Hayabusa2 To Create Artificial Crater On Asteroid

Hayabusa2 to create artificial crater on asteroid

Japan's space probe operating on an asteroid some 340 million kilometers from Earth is preparing to study the asteroid's interior by creating an artificial impact crater.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, announced on Monday that the Hayabusa2 probe will attempt to create the crater on the asteroid, called Ryugu, on April 5.

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5g To Boost Airport Efficiency

5G to boost airport efficiency

Two Japanese companies are working together to find innovative ways of using 5G mobile communications technology. Japan Airlines and telecom company KDDI are conducting tests to see how 5G can make airport operations more efficient.

An engineer watches a live feed showing airplane parts being repaired at another site. The images come from an ultra-high definition 4K camera attached to a colleague's helmet.

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Scandal - Hit Joc Chief To Resign

Scandal-hit JOC chief to resign

The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee will likely announce on Tuesday his intention to resign when his current term expires in June.

Sources told NHK that Tsunekazu Takeda is expected to make the announcement at a JOC board meeting.

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Actor's Condo Searched After Drug Arrest

Actor's condo searched after drug arrest

More details have come to light on the alleged drug use of actor Pierre Taki, who was arrested last week.

Drug control officials from the health ministry arrested the actor and musician, whose real name is Masanori Taki, for using cocaine in violation of the narcotics control law. The 51-year-old admitted to the charges and told investigators he had been using cocaine and marijuana to relieve stress since he was in his 20s.

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Rancher In China May Have Asked For Wagyu Eggs

Rancher in China may have asked for wagyu eggs

Investigative sources say an official of a company operating a ranch in China is suspected of asking a Japanese man to export fertilized eggs of premium wagyu beef cattle.

Japanese police arrested Osaka-based restaurant owner Yusuke Maeda and his acquaintance Toshiki Ogura earlier this month.

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Students From Miyagi Perform In Nyc

Students from Miyagi perform in NYC

High school students from northeastern Japan have taken part in a performance of Mozart's Requiem in New York City to remember the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The 27 Japanese students performed at Lincoln Center on Saturday. They are from Miyagi Prefecture, which was severely affected by the disaster.

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Japanese Official Visits Mfo Camp In Egypt

Japanese official visits MFO camp in Egypt

A senior Japanese official has visited Egypt before the arrival of Self-Defense Forces personnel for an international peace mission.

The Multinational Force and Observers, or MFO, has been monitoring the ceasefire between Egypt and Israel on the Sinai Peninsula in eastern Egypt.

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