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March 30, 2020

Thank you for reading!

The Meidai Watch series, which I have been writing for over three years, since January 2017, finished at the end of March 2020. I wish to thank everyone who has read my posts. Based on my mission to "write freely from an outside perspective...

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February 27, 2020

The Age of AI Is Coming

"When you look at the list of leading research institutes and universities in artificial intelligence research, Japan is nowhere to be found," points out Sadaoki Furui, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Toyota Technological Institute at...

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Just as our human body has a sophisticated regulation system that uses various transmitter substances, plants must also have a similar regulating system - but how does it work? A basic research project that attempted to answer this question...

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While 2019 marked 60 years since the Typhoon Vera, or the Isewan (Ise Bay) Typhoon, it was also a year in which Japan received a repeated battering from large-scale typhoons Faxai (Number 15) and Hagibis (Number 19). Then soon after the sta...

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Typhoon Vera of 1959, or the Isewan (Ise Bay) Typhoon as it is known in Japan, is without doubt one of the most catastrophic natural disasters the country has ever experienced, with more than 5,000 deaths to its name. It led to the enactmen...

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Atsuko TSUJI

Earned B.A. in Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo in 1976. Joined The Asahi Shimbun Company in 1979 as a journalist and wrote many articles in science and technology area for newspaper and magazines...[read more] published by the company including editorial pieces. Knight Science Journalism Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989 and Reuters Fellow at University of Oxford in 2014. Designated Professor of Nagoya University's Institute of International Education and Exchange since October 2016. [close]

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