Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sudden eruption of volcano very rare

Sudden eruption of volcano very rare

Sudden eruption of volcano very rare PARIS — The suddenness of the eruption of Japan’s Mount Ontake volcano is an extremely rare phenomenon which makes it impossible to take precautionary…

Japanese sweets and giant robots combine in a new anime series intriguing the Internet

Japanese sweets and giant robots combine in a new anime series intriguing the Internet

Japanese sweets and giant robots combine in a new anime series intriguing the Internet   If you’ve ever been to Kyoto, then you may know that the city’s food culture…

More than 30 feared dead on erupting volcano

More than 30 feared dead on erupting volcano

  More than 30 feared dead on erupting volcano   OTAKI — The first deaths were confirmed Sunday among more than 30 hikers feared killed near the peak of a…

Creative problem solving: Vending machine dispenses cans with 5 yen coins taped to them

Creative problem solving: Vending machine dispenses cans with 5 yen coins taped to them

Creative problem solving: Vending machine dispenses cans with 5 yen coins taped to them One cool thing about living in Japan is that, whether you’re in a bustling city or…

Japan's bullet train hits half century

Japan’s bullet train hits half century

  Japan’s bullet train hits half century Tokyo (AFP) — Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan’s arrival…

Hagino stars but China rule the pool at Asian Games

Hagino stars but China rule the pool at Asian Games

Hagino stars but China rule the pool at Asian Games INCHEON — Japan’s Kosuke Hagino won his fourth swimming gold but China ruled the pool as they shot out to…

Tokyo’s Haneda Airport becomes fourth airport in the world to be awarded coveted 5-Star rating

Tokyo’s Haneda Airport becomes fourth airport in the world to be awarded coveted 5-Star rating

Tokyo’s Haneda Airport becomes fourth airport in the world to be awarded coveted 5-Star rating If you’ve ever visited Japan, chances are pretty high that you’ve been through Narita International…

Meet the unforgettable teachers at quite possibly the coolest cram school ever

Meet the unforgettable teachers at quite possibly the coolest cram school ever

  Meet the unforgettable teachers at quite possibly the coolest cram school ever TOKYO — You’ve probably heard stories about the horrors of Japanese juku, otherwise known as cram schools,…

Nissan defections reignite questions about future CEO

Nissan defections reignite questions about future CEO

Nissan defections reignite questions about future CEO TOKYO — A string of defections by top Nissan executives is reigniting longstanding questions about who will succeed chief executive Carlos Ghosn, the…

Japanese team wins Ig Nobel prize for confirming that banana peels are in fact slippery

Japanese team wins Ig Nobel prize for confirming that banana peels are in fact slippery

  Japanese team wins Ig Nobel prize for confirming that banana peels are in fact slippery They feature so prominently in our Saturday morning cartoons and Charlie Chaplin movies that…