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Tracking Invasive Fire Ants in Asia
Steve Graff | Oct 31, 2017
These insect transplants have the potential to wreak economic havoc by outcompeting native insects and destroying crops.
Coastal Critters Make Epic Voyages After 2011 Tsunami
Ashley Yeager | Sep 28, 2017
Marine species survived rafting thousands of kilometers on debris swept into the water by the giant wave, scientists say.
RIKEN Head Leaving Early
Kerry Grens | Mar 10, 2015
Ryoji Noyori is stepping down from his post as the leader of the premier Japanese research institute before his tenure expires.
More Retractions for Tokyo Scientist?
Kate Yandell | Jul 26, 2013
A university panel has detected irregularities in 43 papers by Shigeaki Kato.
First Ever iPS-Cell Trial a Go
Bob Grant | Jul 22, 2013
The Japanese government will allow a study of stem cell therapy using patients’ own cells, reprogrammed to be stem cells, to treat vision loss.
Proposed “Japanese NIH” Draws Fire
Chris Palmer | Jun 25, 2013
Scientific societies in Japan contend that a plan for an NIH-like agency to oversee the country’s science ministries will squash basic research.
Japan’s Nuclear Reboot Stalled
Bob Grant | Feb 7, 2013
Regulators are warning that the Asian country’s nuclear power infrastructure may still be vulnerable to earthquakes.
The Science of Stowaways
Hayley Dunning | Sep 30, 2012
A dock dislodged by 2011's Japanese tsunami washes ashore in Oregon, posing an invasive species threat, but also serving as an unprecedented natural experiment in open-ocean dispersal.
Radiation Maps for Japan
Ruth Williams | Nov 14, 2011
Researchers map the fallout from Fukushima.
Less Money for Nuclear
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 3, 2011
Japan passes over nuclear power as it increases spending on scientific research.