More than 1000 passengers including foreign passengers in Diamond Princess Cruise Ship were released after their tests shown negative by last Friday. However, one woman’s test became positive on 22nd, Feb soon. This woman and her husband went back home on 19th, Feb. She had a fever of about 38.7 degrees from the 21st, Feb night. Pneumonia symptoms and virus test positive were confirmed on 22nd, Feb. Continue reading “COVID-19 in Japan：Update 1”
2019-nCov in Japan
Today，Japan confirmed its first death caused by coronavirus (2019-nCov). This woman is around 80s living in Kanagawa Prefecture. Her son in law, around 70s taxi driver was also confirmed as infected with 2019 coronavirus in 13rd, Feb.Continue reading “2019-nCov in Japan”
N-Nose for Cancer Screen
Cancer is a severe disease. People have a great chance to get cancer as age growth. Age positively impact on the cancer cases. According to the study of the average number of new cases per year and age-specific incidence rates in the UK from 2014-2016 (Fig.1), adults aged 50+ account for nearly 89% of all new cancer cases. People aged <50 account for about 10% of all new cancer cases in the UK(2014-2016). The number of cancer cases is primarily distributed in adults aged 50+, which is almost nine times than people aged less than 50 cancer cases. Therefore, cancer shows correlated with age.Continue reading “N-Nose for Cancer Screen”
2019, A Start of a New Era
We still have half a month that 2019 will be over. A lot of things happened this year.
- U.S and China trade war.
- Syrian Civil War goes on
- U.S withdraws officially from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
- The first picture of a black hole was taken.
- The Notre Dame Cathedral fire
- Japan enters the new “Reiwa” era.
- Hong Kong anti-government protests
- The 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.
Robot taxi Start-up Zoox Raises $200M
Zoox has raised $200 million as part of Series C at the end of October according to Robotreport. We didn’t find an update in Zoox homepage. Zoo x is keeping quiet as usual.
In August 2018, Zoox raised $500 million. One month later, Zoox board fired their co-funder and CEO Kentley-Klay. Kentley-Klay confirmed the information in his tweet account. He said Zoox’s board fired him “without a warning, cause or right of reply. ” Bloomberg reported Kentley-klay’s leave via an unnamed source.  However, Zoox kept silent, neither replying a comment nor issuing a statement.Continue reading “Robot taxi Start-up Zoox Raises $200M”
Japan Consumption tax is 10% now
The consumption tax rate increased to 10% from 1st Oct 2019 as Japan tries to cover the cost of social security.
Consumption tax rate incensement is not fresh news. In 2012, the Japan government already had an agreement in the major parties that take two steps to achieve a 10% consumption tax rate incensement. They raised the consumption tax rate from 5% to 8% in 2014 as the first step. It takes another 5 years to prepare the 10% tax increment.Continue reading “Japan Consumption tax is 10% now”
Anthony Levandowski, An Engineer in the Storm
Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer and one of the founding members of Google’s self-driving car project known as Waymo, was charged with theft of trade secrets as working at Google, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. The indictment was unsealed on Aug 26th, 2019.Continue reading “Anthony Levandowski, An Engineer in the Storm”
Hong Kong Protests
Hong Kong anti-government protests are continuously developing without a stop sign for the past two months. If you want to catch up on the story, you can watch this video made by Vox.
Although the statement about China Mainland is conventionally stereotyped, the other parts can help understand the previous story.Continue reading “Hong Kong Protests”
Huawei: A company vs. The U.S.
Huawei becomes a hot keyword in the trade war between the United States and China now. On May 15, Huawei was banned by United States Administration under national security order.Continue reading “Huawei: A company vs. The U.S.”
Japan’s New era Reiwa
On 1st, Apr 2019, Japan unveiled the name of the nation’s new era as “Reiwa”. It contains the expectation of anesthetic and peaceful era. Era name is a long historical tradition from China. However, China doesn’t use it anymore. Japan adopted this ear name system during the reign of Emperor Kotoku. Reiwa is the first era name which is not cited from Chinese classic literature but Japan’s own classic literature Man’yoshu.Continue reading “Japan’s New era Reiwa”