Saturday February 28, 2015
After introducing the car at the 2014 Tokyo Motorshow, Yamaha has green-lighted production of Gordon Murrays Motiv city car and it will be introduced as early as 2019.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday February 24, 2015
The operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant said on Tuesday it had found a pool of highly contaminated water on the roof of a plant building and that it had probably leaked into the sea through a gutter when it rained.
Indo-Asian News Service | Monday February 23, 2015
The fever alarm armband incorporates several first-ever achievements, such as being the first organic circuit able to produce sound output.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday February 20, 2015
As the world's electronic companies scramble to set the agenda for wearable devices, one Japanese vegetable juice maker went one better Thursday, unveiling a wearable tomato machine.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 17, 2015
Japan has made "significant progress" in cleaning up the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, a UN review mission said today as it again advised the country to consider discharging treated water into the sea.
Offbeat | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 16, 2015
Trustworthy Tokyo-ites handed in $28 million of lost cash last year, police said Monday, with three quarters of it returned to its rightful owner, in the latest example of Japan's startling honesty.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday February 14, 2015
As Japan celebrated Valentine's Day today a group of killjoys marched through Tokyo protesting what it called the "passion-based capitalism" of the annual celebration of romance.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday February 7, 2015
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today pledged to resolve a row with Russia over an island chain claimed by both nations and sign a bilateral peace treaty delayed since World War II.
World News | Reuters | Friday February 6, 2015
Japan's government is aiming to restart a nuclear reactor by around June following a lengthy and politically-sensitive approval process in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, sources familiar with the plans said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday February 6, 2015
It is decades since Li Fengqin's father was cut apart by Japanese doctors at a covert base used for human experiments, but she still hopes Tokyo will confront one of World War Two's most barbaric Asian chapters.
Offbeat | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday February 5, 2015
112 years old Sakari Momoi, a resident of Saitama city, is still in good health.
Agence France-Presse | Thursday February 5, 2015
Netflix will also be opening an office in Tokyo as part of the rollout, the company said in a statement.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 4, 2015
A Japanese hacker who hijacked computers in order to issue death threats, leading to the arrest of several innocent people, was jailed Wednesday for his high-stakes games of cat and mouse with police.
Wednesday February 4, 2015
The euro was firm early Wednesday, buying $1.1456 and 134.81 yen, slightly lower than $1.1479 and 134.96 yen in New York Tuesday afternoon but sharply up from the levels of $1.13 and 132 yen seen in Tokyo on Tuesday.
World News | Associated Press | Monday February 2, 2015
Social media users have embraced a 4-year-old tweet by Kenji Goto as a poignant memorial to the slain freelance journalist.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday February 1, 2015
A visibly upset Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday vowed to "never forgive terrorists" after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing the beheading of hostage Kenji Goto.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday January 31, 2015
Japan' deputy foreign minister has said negotiations with the Islamic State group threatening to execute a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist have become "deadlocked," local media reported on Saturday.
Wednesday January 28, 2015
Investors were also troubled by a 3.4 per cent drop in US durable goods orders in December, which offset a Conference Board report that said US consumer confidence jumped in January to its highest level in more than seven years.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 27, 2015
The Japanese arm of Amazon.com said on Tuesday that it was "cooperating fully" with a police investigation into the sale of child pornography, after authorities reportedly raided its Tokyo headquarters.
Monday January 26, 2015
The euro skidded to an 11-year low and stock prices fell on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, putting Athens on a collision course with international lenders.
World News | Reuters | Saturday January 24, 2015
Japan early on Sunday strongly criticised a recording purporting to announce the execution of a Japanese citizen held by Islamic State militants and demanded the immediate release of another captive depicted as appearing on the image.
Friday January 23, 2015
The European Central Bank said on Thursday it would inject over 1.0 trillion euros ($1.15 trillion) into the stagnant eurozone economy.
Associated Press | Thursday January 22, 2015
You can hang out in rabbit cafes or have coffee in Tokyo with two goats. And you're not limited to domestic animals. You can also spend an hour at a cafe holding a great horned owl.
Offbeat | Associated Press, Linda Lombardi | Thursday January 22, 2015
Owl cafes there are just as much of a hoot there as cat cafes are here.