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14 injured as driverless train goes wrong way in Japan

Mikami added that the operator has shut down the line and it was uncertain when services would be resumed.

02 Jun 2019 1:18 PM

Japan bans drones over Olympic, military sites

Current law already bans the flying of drones over key facilities such as the Prime Minister's Office and the Imperial Palace.

17 May 2019 2:55 PM

Japan city to shut red-light zone during G20 summit

Japan will host the G20 summit in Osaka on June 28-29, with Donald Trump and China's President among the world leaders expected to attend.

16 May 2019 2:54 PM

Japan gives Ness Wadia 2-year suspended sentence for possessing drugs: report

Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japan’s narcotics laws are being applied tightly.

30 Apr 2019 1:04 PM

Japanese Emperor Akihito to abdicate after three decades on throne

Akihito, who has had treatment for prostate cancer and heart surgery, said that his age would make it hard for him to carry out his duties.

30 Apr 2019 11:26 AM


Japanese couple take home ‘world’s smallest baby boy’

'World's smallest baby boy', born in October, set to go home in Japan.

19 Apr 2019 12:44 PM

5G-connected cows test milking parlour of the future

The 5G-connected gadgets they are wearing is a collar that controls a robotic milking system.

12 Apr 2019 1:29 PM

Amazon Japan raises Prime membership fee

Prime membership fees in Japan are far below the USD 119 annual fee in the United States.

12 Apr 2019 12:18 PM

Toyota to build Japan’s next moon rover

The carmaker will help build a pressurized self-driving rover that will land on the lunar surface in 2029.

13 Mar 2019 11:13 AM

Japanese hotel fires robot staff because they suck at their jobs

The hotel hired its first robot staff back in 2015 to become the most efficient hotel in the world.

23 Jan 2019 3:41 PM


Japanese students' eyesight deteriorates, government blames smartphone use

34.1 per cent of elementary students and up to 67.09 per cent of high school students did not have 1.0 vision.

27 Dec 2018 1:36 PM

Japan cybersecurity and Olympics minister: "I've never used a computer"

Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, was named to the two posts last month by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

15 Nov 2018 11:40 AM

Venezuela's Mariem Velazco wins Japan's Miss International Beauty pageant

Contestants from South Africa, Romania, and Colombia bagged the second, third, and fourth positions respectively.

12 Nov 2018 1:36 PM

India, Japan sign USD 75 billion currency swap agreement

A move will help in bringing greater stability in foreign exchange and capital markets in the country.

29 Oct 2018 5:18 PM

Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

The craft was launched Sunday at 2:52 a.m. from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan.

26 Sep 2018 10:09 AM


Japan preschools using tablets to prep tots for digital age

Coby Preschool in Japan are using smartphone software applications designed especially for preschoolers called KitS.

26 Sep 2018 9:09 AM

Japan successfully lands robot rovers on asteroid's surface

Known as MINERVA-II1, the rovers are collectively world's first mobile exploration robot to land on the surface of an asteroid.

24 Sep 2018 8:10 AM

Japan's hacked crypto exchange says $62 million worth of coins stolen

The company initially put the amount stolen at about 6.7 billion yen ($59.48 million) when it announced the hacking incident.

21 Sep 2018 6:57 PM

Japan’s power supply system weak link in times of disaster

The blackout across entire northern island of Hokkaido after a powerful earthquake showed the weak link in all the technology.

08 Sep 2018 2:04 PM

Drones provide high-tech assistance to Japan's ageing farmers

Developers and farmers have been testing a new drone that can hover above paddy fields and perform backbreaking tasks.

24 Aug 2018 8:08 AM