People In Japan Are Being Told They Have
TIMEPeople In Japan Are Being Told They Have Just 10 Minutes to Prepare for a North Korean Missile AttackTIMEJapanese authorities have admitted that citizens can expect a mere 10-minute warning of a North Korean missile attack. The disclosure comes at the same time as a massive spike in interest in a civil protection website run by country's cabinet ...Japan gets real: what to do when the 10-minute missile warning comesThe Japan Timesall 8 news articles »
Posted on 24 April 2017 | 7:51 pm
Japan services producer inflation holds firm
Japan services producer inflation holds firm in MarchFinancial TimesThe headline services producer price index published by the Bank of Japan clocked in a 0.8 per cent rise in March, the same as in February and besting a median forecast from economists surveyed by Bloomberg predicting a dip to 0.7 per cent. Price ...
Posted on 24 April 2017 | 5:13 pm
Labor shortage a stress test for Japan's
Chain Store AgeLabor shortage a stress test for Japan's 24/7 convenience storesReutersThe big three "combini" operators 7-Eleven, FamilyMart and Lawson, which have expanded through Japan's long slump, are scrambling to ease the pressure on franchisees by offering a mix of financial aid and labor-saving automation. But their earnings ...Report: 7-Eleven Japan and competitors launch next-gen POSChain Store Age7-Eleven Singapore shops offer a taste of JapanNikkei Asian Reviewall 4 news articles »
Posted on 24 April 2017 | 4:13 pm
Japan Wants to Revive the Trans Pacific
Foreign Policy (blog)Japan Wants to Revive the Trans Pacific Partnership Even Without the USForeign Policy (blog)President Donald Trump spiked U.S. participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a massive free trade pact five years in the making among countries representing 40 percent of the world's economy — during his first days in office. But now Japan ...and more »
Posted on 24 April 2017 | 12:16 pm
Japan Is Planning for 200000 Hydrogen Cars
The DriveJapan Is Planning for 200000 Hydrogen Cars by 2025The DriveAs EVs slowly enter the mainstream, Japan plans to skip ahead to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles as the environmentally-friendly conveyance of the future. The Japanese government is working in cooperation its the auto industry crafting a plan to put 40,000 ...Japan dreams of a hydrogen society - Automotive NewsAutomotive News (subscription) (blog)all 38 news articles »
Posted on 24 April 2017 | 10:36 am
Japan court halts restart of two reactors in
By Kentaro Hamada FUKUI, Japan (Reuters) - A Japanese court on Tuesday issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors citing safety concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return to atomic energy four years after the Fukushima crisis. It is the second court ruling in less than a year against reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power, the country's most nuclear ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 2:23 am
Japan court rejects bid to restart of 2
TOKYO (AP) — A court issued an injunction Tuesday ordering two nuclear reactors in western Japan to stay offline, rejecting regulators' safety approval for the facility ahead of their planned restart later this year, a decision that could further delay the government's restart plans.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 2:16 am
Japan says will try again with
Japan's top whaling negotiator said Tuesday Tokyo would try again to justify its "scientific" Antarctic Ocean hunt after a panel of experts said the government had not proved why it needed to kill the mammals. Joji Morishita, Japan's commissioner to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), said he and his fellow officials would do their best to meet demands for evidence their hunt is ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:55 am
Japan says to try again with
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's top whaling negotiator said Tuesday Tokyo would try again to justify its "scientific" Antarctic Ocean hunt after a panel of experts said the government had not proved why it needed to kill the mammals.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:25 am
South Korea, Japan hold first security talks
South Korea and Japan on Tuesday held their first high-level security talks in more than five years despite simmering tensions over territorial and historical disputes. The talks came at a particularly sensitive time as the region prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and with a rising tide of nationalism in Northeast Asia. South Korea is closely watching a possible ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:21 am
Japan student group injects new exuberance
Okuda, 23, is a founding member of a group of students that has become a fresh face of protest against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to enact a more robust defense policy - steps critics say violate the pacifist constitution and could ensnare Japan in U ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:11 am
Silicon Valley Ethos: Prestigious Japan
TOKYO—The University of Tokyo, long considered a breeding ground for Japan’s political and business elite, is venturing into new terrain: entrepreneurship. The nation’s most prestigious university, known as Todai, has produced more than a dozen prime ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:39 am
Amazon Prime Video to Follow Netflix to
Amazon (AMZN) is following Netflix (NFLX) to Japan with Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Prime Video will launch in Japan in September and will be free for Prime users in the country, who pay about $32 a year to for the service. This means that Prime users in ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:22 am
See How PS4's Until Dawn Is Censored in
The YouTube channel Censored Gaming has published its latest video, this one highlighting how the PlayStation 4 horror game, Until Dawn, was amended for its Japanese release. Take a look at the video below to see how Josh's "death by saw" cutscene was ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:22 am
Has Japan "Aged Out of Its Economic
Via Instapundit comes a link to this interesting dilation on the former economic tiger known as Japan. Writing at IEEE Spectrum, Vaclav Smil recaps Japan's post-war rise to global wealth and runs through that country's long decline, which has culminated in ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:52 am
Softbank says its bid for Sprint Nextel
SoftBank Corp. says it believes its bid for U.S. wireless carrier Sprint Nextel is a better choice than the $25.5 billion counteroffer by Dish Network Corp.
Posted on 16 April 2013 | 12:23 am
IAEA reviewing cleanup at damaged Japan nuke
The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency Monday began reviewing the decommissioning process at Japan's crippled nuclear plant, where new problems are triggering growing safety concerns about a cleanup expected to take decades.
Posted on 14 April 2013 | 9:39 pm
As US talks up diplomacy, NKorea takes hard
The United States and Japan opened the door Sunday to new nuclear talks with North Korea if the saber-rattling country lowered tensions and honored past agreements, even as it rejected South Korea's latest offer of dialogue as a "crafty trick."
Posted on 14 April 2013 | 3:59 am
US opposes coercive China action in island
The United States says it's committed to defending Japan and opposes any coercive action by China to seize territory under Japanese control in the East China Sea.
Posted on 14 April 2013 | 3:50 am
Strong quake in Japan leaves 23 people
A strong earthquake shook Japan on Saturday near the southwestern city of Kobe, leaving 23 people injured, seven of them seriously — mostly elderly tripping while trying to flee, police said. No one was killed.
Posted on 12 April 2013 | 2:41 pm