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Officials from the city of Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, said Wednesday that a case of classical swine fever has been discovered at a public research institute — the third such case…
China’s ban on imports of plastic waste is forcing other nations, including Japan and the United States, to scramble for new ways to deal with their trash, including exporting…
Nearly 3,000 foreign workers dispatched to a Sharp Corp. plant in Mie Prefecture have apparently had their contracts terminated, according to a labor union.The massive reduction…
Taking out a wallet loaded with cash, receipts and loyalty cards and searching for coins in front of a cashier is a familiar scene at stores in Japan.But the country wants more…
Nearly 70 percent of plastic sent to be recycled in Japan is burned in a method called “thermal recycling” or “heat recovery,” prompting specialists to call for a review of the…
This year has seen a series of Hollywood announcements about future productions based on popular Japanese video games. Amid a box-office slump in U.S. theaters, Hollywood is…
Electronic payments using smartphones are becoming increasingly common at tourist spots, shopping streets and other locations around Hyogo Prefecture.
Japanese scientists and doctors on Friday condemned the birth of gene-edited twin babies, claimed by a Chinese researcher last week.
Information & Communications Technology
December 6, 2018
So-called 4K and 8K ultrahigh-definition satellite television broadcasting in Japan fully started at 10 a.m. on Saturday while the penetration of TV sets supporting the services…
The government has begun to consider introducing unmanned underwater vehicles capable of detecting submarines and other vessels with a view to beefing up warning and surveillance…