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How Japan created its own jazz

Featured photo: Pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi in 1958. She is still active today at the age of 92. Photograph: Everett Collection Historical/Alamy Postwar Japan embraced the music of its former enemy – and, powered by anti-establishment feeling, remade it. As they find a new global audience, the country’s jazz innovators explain what drove them The story of Japanese jazz is about music and a movement, but also a nation’s state of mind […]

todayJanuary 12, 2022


Japan breaks the internet speed record

Scientists at Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) have smashed the internet transfer record by shifting data at 319Tbps, almost double the last speed test attempted in August 2020. At that speed, you could download over 7,000 high-definition movies in a second. It involved addressing every part of the pipeline, upgrading the fiber optic line with four cores over the usual single core in typical lines, while the laser […]

todayJuly 22, 2021

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