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North Korea’s foreign ministry launches website to promote “policies and improve diplomatic relations”

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry has launched its own website to promote “policies and improve diplomatic relations”, state media reported on Friday. “The website will help promote understanding of North Korea’s foreign affairs and policy and help boost ties with other countries,” the Korean Central News Agency said in a statement. The website (www.mfa.gov.kp), divided into eight sections, discloses that the ministry has 11 departments. Two of these departments are for Asia (one for China, Japan and Mongolia and the other for the rest of the continent), one for North America,…

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Blink and you’ll miss these sumo robots fighting

Seriously, don’t flinch. Canadian VR developer Robert McGregor has put together six years of Japanese sumo robots fighting each other in a single video.  SEE ALSO: This kangaroo fight is the most bizarre thing you’ll see all day The robots are programmed to push their opponents out of the ring, like regular sumos, but they barely take a minute to pause, going right into the action:  Naturally, these heartless robots don’t seem to care about whether their opponents are utterly wrecked. There’s even a tiny femto-class of sumo robot fighting:…

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You wouldn’t want to meet these robot sumo wrestlers in a dark alley

Robot sumo wrestling is a thing in Japan, with dedicated tech geeks building super-quick machines to take on others at special events across the nation. YouTuber Robert McGregor has compiled a video showing some of the best bouts. The post You wouldn’t want to meet these robot sumo wrestlers in a dark alley appeared first on Digital Trends. Digital Trends – Read Full Article

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Toshiba prefers Japanese government and Bain Capital as investors for its chip business

Toshiba Corp has chosen a consortium of Japanese government investors and Bain Capital as the preferred bidder for its chip business, aiming to seal a deal worth some $18 billion by next week as it scrambles for funds to cover massive losses. But prospects for a clean early resolution to the sale of the world’s No. 2 producer of NAND flash chips remain unclear as Western Digital, its chips business partner that has launched legal action to prevent a deal without its consent, was not part of the winning group….

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Watch These Impossibly Precise Japanese School Kids Set a New Jump Rope World Record

With a mind-blowing display of precision and timing, 14 students from the Fuji Municipal Harada elementary school in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, set a new Guinness World Record for the most skips over a single rope. In just 60 seconds, the students managed to skip 225 times without a single mistake. Read more… Gizmodo – Read Full Article

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Japan to use cancer-sniffing dogs to help early detection

A town in Japan with high rates of stomach cancer is turning to sniffer dogs for help. Kaneyama, a town in northeastern Japan with 6,000 residents, has Japan’s highest fatality rates stemming from stomach cancer, local reports say. SEE ALSO: Just one glass of wine per day can raise your breast cancer risk The town is now taking part in a research programme, in which residents’ frozen urine samples are sent to the Nippon Medical School, just east of Tokyo. At the school, dogs are trained to sniff out signs…

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