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Tim Kelly

Sushi meets AI: Japanese inventor's app scopes out choice tuna cuts

3:53pm IST

TOKYO If you've ever bought supermarket sushi, you may know the taste trauma that hit Kazuhiro Shimura one night. But "disappointing" tuna sparked an idea: he'd develop an artificial intelligence (AI) system to make sure your sashimi is always delicious.

Explainer: Strike capability, other military options on table after Japan's Aegis U-Turn

9:38am IST

TOKYO Japan's decision to scrap two Aegis Ashore ballistic missile defence systems means it must find other ways to defend a 3,000-kilometre archipelago along Asia's eastern edge.

Japanese startup creates 'connected' face mask for coronavirus new normal

30 Jun 2020

TOKYO As face coverings become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an internet-connected "smart mask" that can transmit messages and translate from Japanese into eight other languages. | Video

Japanese startup creates 'connected' face mask for coronavirus new normal

26 Jun 2020

TOKYO As face coverings become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an internet-connected "smart mask" that can transmit messages and translate from Japanese into eight other languages.

Japan to consider strike capability to replace missile defence system

25 Jun 2020

TOKYO Japan is to consider the acquisition of weapons able to strike enemy missile launchers to bolster defence against North Korea after a decision to cancel the Aegis Ashore missile defence system, the defence minister said on Thursday.

U.S. military commander says China pushing territorial claims under cover of coronavirus

05 Jun 2020

TOKYO China is using the coronavirus as a cover to push territorial claims in the South China Sea through a surge in naval activity meant to intimidate other countries that claim the waters, the commander of U.S. Forces in Japan said on Friday.

U.S masses planes at Japan base to show foes and allies it can handle coronavirus

21 May 2020

TOKYO U.S. Air Force transport aircraft on Thursday massed at Washington's key Asian military air transportation hub, Yokota Air Base in Japan, to show potential foes and allies it was ready for action despite the coronavirus emergency.

Japan's Abe wants to build ventilators that hospitals probably don't need

21 May 2020

* Hospitals may not need the ventilators that Abe wants to build

Japan's coronavirus lockdown strips exotic dancer of her savings

05 May 2020

TOKYO Exotic dancer Aya Yumiko has been living off her savings since March waiting for the bars and clubs in Tokyo where she performs in burlesque shows to reopen. | Video

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