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Just as gunpowder and nuclear weapons changed the way wars were conducted in the past, artificial intelligence could fundamentally alter the course of future wars.

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Foreign Minister Taro Kono. Japan will call for international rules on lethal weapons equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) to prevent autonomous machines from starting wars, causing fatal accidents and “deciding” who gets to live or die. Read

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Consumer spending is estimated to decrease by 569.1 billion yen compared to an average year, as people will refrain from going outside during the allergy season.

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Dai-ichi Life Research Institute Inc chief economist Toshihiro Nagahama, saying pollen allergies could cause losses to the economy. Read

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About 70% of the cesium released into the environment is believed to have accumulated in forests near the plant.

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A spokesperson for the Japan Atomic Energy Agency. A four-year study has found that forests in Kawamata town and Kawauchi village in Fukushima Prefecture contain most of the radioactive cesium released during the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident. Read

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E-sports activities led to increased communication among students, especially during competitions.

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Satoru Kaneko, principal of Aichi prefectural Johoku Tsubasa High School in Nagoya, which launched an E-sports club last year, ging a positive assessment of its effects, although some teachers feel uncomfortable with gaming as part of school education. Read

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It is necessary to create a more positive support system for people who could die and to construct apartment buildings that have wider common spaces for residents.

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Yoshiharu Kim, head of the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry. Victims of the March 11, 2011 disaster have moved from temporary homes to higher-quality public housing, but an increasing number of them, particularly men, are dying alone. Read

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The largest problem Japan’s fiscal debt faces is its social security conundrum.

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Former Economy Minister Heizo Takenaka, who is now a professor at Toyo University. He says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should abandon a scheduled increase in the sales tax this year as it risks pushing Japan’s economy into recession and hampering efforts to generate stable inflation Read

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I expect Kumamon products to become popular worldwide.

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Kumamoto Gov Ikuo Kabashima, commenting on reports that sales of merchandise linked to Kumamoto Prefecture's popular bear mascot Kumamon hit a record high $1.3 billion last year. Sales abroad were up by 8.7%. Read

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In the Tokyo metropolitan area, in particular, a problem at a train line operated by one company tends to easily affect services of others under the current situation in which multiple railway operators share their tracks to mutually allow direct train services.

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A transport ministry official. In fiscal 2017, which ended in March 2018, the number of train service disruption cases, such as cancellations and delays of 30 minutes or longer, rose by 603 from fiscal 2016 to 5,934, according to ministry data. Read

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Businesses in disaster areas, such as bakeries and barbershops, are starting to shut because they have no future prospects.

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Takao Matsuzaki, president of the Corporation for Revitalizing Earthquake-Affected Business. He says support is urgently needed for small businesses affected by the March 2011 massive earthquake and tsunami because the surge in demand tied to reconstruction has run its course. Read

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