Transport ministry to study self-navigating ships

Japan's transport ministry will set up a panel this month to consider how self-navigating ships can be put into practical use.

The ministry says that in the past 5 years, human error was the cause ...

posted by  Yubi | 12 hours, 34 minutes ago | 1 comment

Olympic Mascot Finalists!

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have unveiled 3 final sets of candidates for the Games' mascots.

The organizing committee announced the finalists from more than 2,000 applicat...

posted by  Yubi | 3 days, 12 hours ago | 1 comment

US and their broken planes, again!

A 15-centimeter object that apparently fell from a US military aircraft has been found on the roof of a nursery in Okinawa, southern Japan.

Staff at Midorigaoka nursery in Ginowan City say they fou...

posted by  Yubi | 4 days, 9 hours ago | 0 comments

New Rules for Go-carts

Japan's transport ministry has decided to mandate seatbelts and other safety features on go-karts that run on public roads.

Go-kart tours are popular mostly among foreign tourists to Japan. But the...

posted by  Yubi | 5 days, 9 hours ago | 0 comments

Nissan will kick off self-driving Leaf EV taxi service test in March

Nissan is the latest automaker to make its autonomous vehicle testing intentions clear – it’ll begin a pilot of self-driving Nissan Leaf electric vehicles that can be hailed using a smartphone app ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 5 days, 23 hours ago | 0 comments

Boom partners with Japan Airlines on supersonic commercial flight

Boom Supersonic wants to revitalize and improve the world of supersonic passenger flight, and it now has a new partner on board in its mission – Japan Airlines (JAL), one of the world’s leading pas...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 days, 2 hours ago | 1 comment

Good News!

Japan's Meteorological Agency says measurements made this year show that the hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica was the smallest one in nearly 30 years.

Chlorofluorocarbons and other man-made ...

posted by  Yubi | 6 days, 7 hours ago | 1 comment

More Tax Concessions for Tourists

The Japanese government is looking for ways to get foreign tourists to spend more money while visiting the country. Tourists are not spending as much as they used to.

Government sources say officia...

posted by  Yubi | 1 week ago | 0 comments

Japan to set April 30, 2019 as abdication date

NHK has learned the Japanese government is set to choose April 30, 2019 as the date for Emperor Akihito's abdication. The following day will be Crown Prince Naruhito's accession.

posted by  Yubi | 1 week, 3 days ago | 0 comments

Harumafuji 'taking responsibility as yokozuna'

Sumo grand champion Harumafuji says he's retiring to take responsibility for his actions and avoid degrading the rank of yokozuna.

Harumafuji is under police investigation for hitting and injuring ...

posted by  Yubi | 1 week, 4 days ago | 0 comments


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