Transport ministry to study self-navigating ships www3.nhk.or.jp

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! www3.nhk.or.jp

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! www3.nhk.or.jp

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 www3.nhk.or.jp

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 techcrunch.com

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 techcrunch.com

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! www3.nhk.or.jp

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 www3.nhk.or.jp

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 www3.nhk.or.jp

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' www3.nhk.or.jp

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

About

Find links to the most interesting articles about contemporary Japanese culture and technology and get your questions about Japan answered directly from Akihabara, Tokyo!


Our categories:

Science & Technology Art & Culture Gadgets Auto & Transportation Anime & Manga Gaijin Lifestyle


Recently registered users: