Japan passes bill making ‘online insults’ punishable by one year in jail – National

Japan passes bill making ‘online insults’ punishable by one year in jail – National

In an attempt to quell public concern about cyberbullying, Japan has passed legislation making “online insults” punishable by imprisonment. The bill, passed by the Japanese government on Monday, has amended the country’s penal code and will take effect this summer. According to the Japan Times, the amendment comes as a response to the death of … Read more

New Dinosaur Species With Massive Knife-Like Claws Found In Japan: Study

New Dinosaur Species With Massive Knife-Like Claws Found In Japan: Study

The fossil is the first to be found in Asia in marine sediments. A bipedal dinosaur with knives for fingers roamed around the shores of Asia between 66 million and 145 million years ago, a new study has revealed. According to LiveScience, the new genus and species of the dinosaur that lived during the Cretaceous … Read more

Asteroid Ryugu samples contain ‘clues to origin of life’: Japan scientists

Asteroid Ryugu samples contain ‘clues to origin of life’: Japan scientists

Asteroid dust collected by a Japanese space probe contains organic material that shows some of the building blocks of life on Earth may have been formed in space, scientists. Pristine material from the asteroid Ryugu was brought back to Earth in 2020 after a six-year mission to the celestial body around 300 million kilometers away. … Read more

US, Asian allies fly fighter jets amid rising tensions with North Korea

US, Asian allies fly fighter jets amid rising tensions with North Korea

In this photo provided by the South Korea Defense Ministry, US and South Korea Air Force fighter jets fly in formation during a joint drill on June 7.The Associated Press The United States and its Asian allies flew dozens of fighter jets over waters surrounding the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday in a show of force … Read more

Japan is loosening its tourism travel ban, but many Canadians wanting to visit family there still face near-impossible hurdles

Japan is loosening its tourism travel ban, but many Canadians wanting to visit family there still face near-impossible hurdles

A man wearing a face mask waits to board a plane at Yonaguni Airport in Japan on April 13.Carl Court/Getty Images During video calls from Tokyo, where Alexandre Valiquette lives with his wife and children, his three-year-old son calls Francine Grift “nana,” while his younger son, at seven months, just gurgles and smiles on screen. … Read more

Building blocks of life on Earth DID come from meteorites, study claims

Building blocks of life on Earth DID come from meteorites, study claims

It’s a question that has baffled scientists for centuries – where did the building blocks of life on Earth come from? Now, scientists have produced new evidence to back up the long-standing theory that they came from meteorites. The team, from Hokkaido University in Japan, discovered the compounds needed to form DNA and RNA on … Read more

Trading the winners and losers from the dollar at two-year highs

Trading the winners and losers from the dollar at two-year highs

Wall Street may be underestimating the dollar’s jump to two year highs. “With each passing day the dollar goes higher. That creates more of a headwind for the multinationals in the market in general,” “Fast Money” trader Guy Adami said on Tuesday. “A stronger dollar, as counterintuitive as it may be, is not good for … Read more

Google to build submarine cable across Pacific Ocean, connecting Vancouver and Japan

Google to build submarine cable across Pacific Ocean, connecting Vancouver and Japan

Google has announced plans to build the first ever high-speed fiber-optic cable to connect Canada to Asia. The new submarine fiber cable, which will be the width of a garden hose, is expected to be completed next year. It will run from Vancouver to Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, then across the floor of the … Read more

Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 Delay Sees Nintendo Shares Slump 6%

Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 Delay Sees Nintendo Shares Slump 6%

Picture: Nintendo Following the announcement that the company is pushing back the launch of the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 from its previous ‘2022’ release window to ‘Spring 2023’, Nintendo shares dropped 6% in Tokyo trading yesterday. As reported by Reuters, the slump comes after a 25% year-to-date climb, … Read more

Honda’s Asimo robot to retire after 20-year career wowing public

Honda’s Asimo robot to retire after 20-year career wowing public

Honda Motor Co.’s Asimo humanoid robot will retire on Thursday, ending its 20-year career of wowing the public with walking and dancing demonstrations at a showroom at the automaker’s Tokyo headquarters. Since its debut in 2000, Asimo has become a symbol of Japan’s pioneering robot technology, mastering the abilities to run, hop on one leg, … Read more