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HEALTH

Okinawa Shares Two Keys To Longevity
TOKYO (JPN) April 1, 2016
By Brad Frischkorn

It is home to some of the longest living humans on earth, however, a fact that keeps customers interested in what is harvested and bottled in Japan's southernmost prefecture.

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ENERGY

India: The Future King of Sovereign Solar?
TOKYO (JPN) April 2, 2016
By Brad Frischkorn

Basking in sunshine for an average of 300 days every year, the Republic of India may be set to become the eventual champion of solar power producing nations. Experts have put the nation's theoretical solar electricity output from land sources alone at some 5,000 trillion kilowatt-hours annually, the largest sovereign potential in the world.


HEALTH

Japanese Consumers 'High' on Cannabis Oil
Tokyo (JPN) May 04, 2016
By Brad Frischkorn

Despite living in a country with tough marijuana laws, Japanese consumers are nevertheless getting increasingly 'high' on cannabis oil. Researchers at Arthur Corporation are hoping that the buzz lasts.

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INDUSTRIAL USE

Materials Research Unlocks Tech Marvels
Tokyo (JPN) May 31, 2016
By Brad Frischkorn

Cutting-edge materials research sports a long history of helping to bring world-changing technological changes to broader industrial and consumer use. The principle is no less true today for metal alloy experts, who are tasked with unlocking the keys to making tomorrow's gadgets look, feel, and work as hoped.


INDUSTRIAL USE

'Alien' Robot Technology Set to Invade Earth
TOKYO (JPN) April 1, 2016
By Brad Frischkorn

Wearable robots could finally be migrating from the movie screen to the workplace floor. If so, the task of lifting heavy objects may at last cease to pose a worry.Nara-based ActiveLink Co., Ltd. is one company actively behind the effort to commercialize such technology. Established in 2003 with seed money from Panasonic Corp. and trading company Mitsui & Co., the firm's engineers are excited at the interest shown for their latest products, which began to be marketed in September 2015.


INDUSTRIAL USE

'Cool' Consumer Market Awaits Titanium
Tokyo (JPN) June 13, 2016
By Brad Frischkorn

Once considered a 'wonder metal,' titanium is slowly creeping into everyday 'cool' consumer product use - most conspicuously, in smartphone accessories.

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