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January 2018

SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES FROM JAPAN

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THEME FOR JANUARY
SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES FROM JAPAN

In this month’s Feature, we introduce some of the ideas and technologies that Japanese public and private institutions have been pursuing to make society both in Japan and around the world more energy-efficient, safe and secure.

FEATURES

Connecting the World for a Sustainable Future

An interview with Mamoru Mohri, former astronaut and now Chief Executive Director of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

Inviting Ideas for Sustainable Rice Farming

Miraikan has been hosting a temporary exhibition inviting reflection and ideas on the sustainability of rice farming in Asia.

High-Precision Positioning with “Michibiki”

Japan’s “Michibiki” Quasi-Zenith Satellite System will enable high-precision positional information services for a variety of applications.

Safer Traffic with “Dynamic Map”

Public, private and academic entities are collaborating to make traffic systems safer such as through the development of “Dynamic Map.”

Energy Saving with Superconducting Cable

A Japanese manufacturer has developed an innovative technology for the production of superconducting cable for power transmission.

A New Diagnostic Technology for Malaria

A Japanese researcher is tackling the elimination of malaria, one of the world’s most deadly infectious diseases.

The World’s First Drone for Private Security

A leading Japanese security company has developed a security service that uses drone technology.

Japanese-style Engineering Education Around the World

The engineering education that supported Japanese economic development is now contributing to human resources development all over the world.

Also

PRIME MINISTER’S DIARY

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Research at the Top of Mount Fuji

MY WAY
A Beloved Soba Noodle Shop in Zushi

 

SMEs OVERSEAS
New Roads for Cambodia

 

WASHOKU
O-zoni: An Unpretentious Delicacy

NATIONAL PARKS
In the Foothills of Mount Fuji