Monthly Archives: June 2017

Japan Tobacco tries to catch up with rival in vaping

Japan Tobacco tries to catch up with rival in vaping

Japan Tobacco tries to catch up with rival in vaping Japan Tobacco Inc said on Wednesday it hoped to catch up with Philip Morris International Inc in smokeless tobacco by…

Are asteroids humanity's greatest challenge?

Are asteroids humanity’s greatest challenge?

Are asteroids humanity’s greatest challenge? Throughout its 4.5-billion-year history, Earth has been repeatedly pummelled by space rocks that have caused anything from an innocuous splash in the ocean to species…

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales in Japan

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales in Japan

North Korea threat boosts bomb shelter sales in Japan The frequent tests and growing sophistication of North Korean missiles is prompting the Japanese government and the general public to think…

Majority of Japanese women in poll support idea of men-only train cars

Majority of Japanese women in poll support idea of men-only train cars

Majority of Japanese women in poll support idea of men-only train cars Concept receives stronger support from female commuters in the Tokyo area than males, with those in favor giving…

WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan

WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan

WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan Salvaged from the Papua New Guinean jungle, a restored World War II Japanese Zero fighter has taken to the skies over…

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders

Bankrupt Takata faces angry shareholders Takata executives faced angry investors Tuesday after the company at the center of the world’s biggest auto safety recall filed for bankruptcy and said it…

Nintendo announces upcoming release of Super NES Classic Edition

Nintendo announces upcoming release of Super NES Classic Edition

Nintendo announces upcoming release of Super NES Classic Edition While its insistence on doing things its own way can sometimes make Nintendo a stubborn company, recently it’s been giving fans…

Japan's child poverty rate eases but 1 in 7 children remains poor

Japan’s child poverty rate eases but 1 in 7 children remains poor

Japan’s child poverty rate eases but 1 in 7 children remains poor   The poverty rate among Japanese children slightly improved in 2015 thanks in part to the country’s better…

Takata expected to file for bankruptcy in Japan, U.S. on Monday

Takata expected to file for bankruptcy in Japan, U.S. on Monday

Takata expected to file for bankruptcy in Japan, U.S. on Monday Drowning in a sea of lawsuits and recall costs, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp is expected to seek…

Taking a look back at Kobe’s opening to the West nearly 150 years ago

Taking a look back at Kobe’s opening to the West nearly 150 years ago

Taking a look back at Kobe’s opening to the West nearly 150 years ago KOBE – On Jan. 1, 1868, foreign merchants, who had spent the preceding days on ships…