Japan's health ministry has decided to begin clinical trials on patients infected by the new coronavirus with a drug used to treat HIV.
Thailand and other countries have reported that the symptoms of coronavirus patients improved after they were administered antiviral drugs that are used to prevent the onset of AIDS.
Actress Sawajiri Erika was arrested on November 16 on suspicion of possessing the synthetic drug MDMA. She has since been transported to the Tokyo Wangan Police Station.
About 0.09 grams of the drug was found in her home in Meguro Ward. When asked about the drug, she stated, "I have used from before."
All Nippon Airways has canceled all domestic flights using Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Narita Airport this Saturday, due to the approach of Typhoon Hagibis. About 370 flights will be affected.
ANA says it may also cancel some domestic flights for Osaka and Chubu International Airport in central Japan.
Unlike humans, robots do not come with the ability to think for themselves. This means that what a robot can do is pretty much what its creator has programmed it to do. While this is useful in factories on the assembly line where a robot might only have a few things to do, it becomes less useful when interacting with the real world.
Robots caretakers is expected to be a thing of the future, and to help that development along, Toyota Research Institute has adopted a unique approach to the problem by using virtual reality (VR) to teach robots skills it would need to be useful around a home. According to TRI’s senior manager Jeremy Ma, the reason for using VR is that because all homes are unique and it would be impossible to create a single set of instructions that would fit all households.
Police say the suspect in an arson attack that killed dozens of people at an animation studio in Kyoto may have used a bucket to spray gasoline before setting it afire.
Police obtained an arrest warrant for Shinji Aoba on Saturday for allegedly starting the fire at Kyoto Animation on Thursday morning, leaving 34 people dead and 34 others injured.
A convicted man remains at large on Friday, two days after fleeing from prosecutors seeking to detain him in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo.
Makoto Kobayashi was out on bail when prosecutors came to his home in Aikawa Town on Wednesday to take him into custody. He brandished a knife and escaped in a car. Police found the car abandoned late on Wednesday about 7 kilometers away in Atsugi City.
The Nintendo Switch is an incredibly popular console, and as such, there are more developers interested in creating games for it than its predecessor, the Wii U. Blizzard has yet to make any of their games available on the console, although in the past, the company has expressed some interest in it.
They even acknowledged that developing Overwatch for the Switch was feasible, but whether or not they’d do it is a different story. However thanks to the work of some developers, it seems that someone has managed to port Blizzard’s Overwatch onto the Switch by using none other than Google’s Android platform.
Sony Mobile adopted a taller skinny display in some of its 2018 Xperia smartphones for the first time. Sony opted for displays with a 2:1 QHD+ resolution in these phones, as opposed to displays with a more traditional 16:9 display ratio as used previously. However, Sony could be looking to go with even skinnier displays in 2019.