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18 Apr 2014 21:27

Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

Designer Jimmy Choo unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan on Friday, made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there.

  • 18 Apr 2014 10:42

    Murakami's new book unveiled in Japan

    Haruki Murakami's first collection of short stories in nine years hit the shelves in Japan on Friday with some excited fans queuing for the midnight launch.

  • 18 Apr 2014 04:58

    First Earth-sized planet confirmed in habitable zone: NASA

    The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward -- an international team of researchers has confirmed the existence of the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable" zone of a star.

  • 17 Apr 2014 17:56

    Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home

    If you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you make a call.

  • 17 Apr 2014 11:07

    SAT college entrance test gets a revamp

    Getting into college in the United States will no longer hinge so much on a high school student's grasp of arcane vocabulary or obtuse mathematical formulae.

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