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Miwa Suzuki

Miwa Suzuki

    Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes 'intelligent' robot pet
    Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes 'intelligent' robot pet
    As Japan celebrates the year of the dog, electronics giant Sony on Thursday unleashed its new robot canine companion, packed with artificial...
    Land in Japan 'too radioactive to farm'
    Land in Japan 'too radioactive to farm'
    Farmland in parts of Japan is no longer safe because of high levels of radiation in the soil, scientists have warned, as the country struggles to...
    Toyota chief urges company to 'restart'
    Toyota chief urges company to 'restart'
    Toyota's president swapped his business suit for a worker's uniform on Friday as he sought to reassure workers and urge them to make a fresh start...
    Bridgestone withdrawal another blow for F1
    Bridgestone withdrawal another blow for F1
    Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone Corp said on Monday it would quit Formula One next year, dealing a further blow to the sport after the recent...
    Japan's election winners vow to battle bureaucrats
    Japan's election winners vow to battle bureaucrats
    The party that swept Japan's weekend elections said on Tuesday it was ready to do battle with the mighty state bureaucracy to reduce civil...
    Gadget controls iPod in a blink of an eye
    Gadget controls iPod in a blink of an eye
    A wink, a smile or a raised eyebrow could soon change the music on your iPod or start up the washing machine, thanks to a new Japanese gadget.
    Cellphones lead Japanese children into 'scary world'
    Cellphones lead Japanese children into 'scary world'
    Young Japanese people are evolving a new lifestyle for the 21st century based on the cellphones that few are now able to live without.
    Japan offers remorse on WWII surrender day
    Japan offers remorse on WWII surrender day
    Japan offered remorse for past atrocities on the anniversary on Wednesday of its World War II surrender as top leaders steered clear of a shrine at...
    Powerful typhoon slams into Japan
    Powerful typhoon slams into Japan
    A powerful typhoon slammed into southern Japan on Thursday, injuring three people, disrupting air and land traffic and cutting power to thousands...
    Japanese children learn to how to defend themselves
    Japanese children learn to how to defend themselves
    Six-year-old Shino Katagiri does not start primary school until April, but her mother is already putting her into classes -- on how to defend...
    Yamaha stocks crash in Japan after raid
    Yamaha stocks crash in Japan after raid
    Police on Monday raided Yamaha Motor on suspicion that the Japanese company tried to export illegally to China agricultural-use helicopters that...
    Four killed in Japan as train derails in blizzard
    Four killed in Japan as train derails in blizzard
    Rescuers on Monday pulled the body of a fourth passenger from the twisted and snow-blown wreckage of a train that crashed in northern Japan after...