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Japan ukulele ensemble crowned world's largest


More than 2,000 musicians strummed ukuleles in a Japanese port city on Saturday to set a new world record for the largest ever ensemble of the Hawaiian guitar.

Their effort was recognised by Guinness

Scientists survey seabed fractured by Japan quake


Scientists on Thursday launched a mission to the seabed off Japan where a massive quake triggered last year's devastating tsunami, to get their first proper look at the buckled ocean floor.


Japan scientist makes ‘Avatar’ robot

A Japanese-developed robot that mimics the movements of its human controller is bringing the Hollywood blockbuster Avatar one step closer to reality.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.