Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:59
Postman, shopper, builder: In Japan, there's a robot for that
Forget the flashy humanoids with their gymnastics skills: at the World Robot Summit in Tokyo, the focus was on down-to-earth robots that can deliver post, do the shopping and build a house.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:20
Tokyo's Nikkei index opens slightly lower
Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index opened slightly lower on Thursday after falls on Wall Street, with a stable yen offering some support to exporters.
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 08:11
World’s best cities 2018 named by Condé Nast Traveler
Tokyo and Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende share this year’s title of world’s best cities in Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:08
Mekong-Japan co-operation lifted to strategic partnership
Leaders of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries and Japan decided to lift the two sides’ co-operation to a strategic partnership at the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting in Tokyo yesterday.
Sat, 06 Oct 2018 15:34
Going, going, gone! Tokyo's Tsukiji holds last tuna auction before move
Tokyo fishmongers gathered before dawn Saturday for one final tuna auction at the world-famous Tsukiji market before it closed its doors to move to a new site.
Sat, 06 Oct 2018 14:56
Japan military joins historic Philippine war games
Japanese troops stormed a beach in the Philippines Saturday in joint exercises with US and Filipino troops that officials said marked the first time Tokyo's armoured vehicles rolled on foreign soil since World War II.
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:27
Tokyo remains a pricey city for mobile phone users
TOKYO - Tokyo is the most expensive of six major world cities, including New York and London, when it comes to mobile phone service fees. Customers in the Japanese capital shell out ¥7,562 ($67) per month — 4.2 times more than the ¥1,783 Parisians pay, which is the lowest figure among the six cities.
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:07
SoftBank deleted 10.3 million emails in error
TOKYO - SoftBank Corp. has mistakenly deleted about 10.3 million emails that were supposed to be sent to about 4.36 million users of its mobile phones, the carrier announced on Friday.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:15
Urgent : Japan's Abe cruises to party vote win, to stay as PM
Tokyo - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election as leader of his ruling party Thursday, setting him on course to become Japan's longest-serving premier and realise his dream of reforming the constitution.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:02
Chinese tourists apologise after being shamed for trashing Japanese Airbnb
TOKYO - Three Chinese tourists were slammed by netizens after the owner of an Airbnb they stayed at in Japan took to social media to expose their mess.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 01:00
Robots advance on China’s push
IN A SPRAWLING warehouse in Tokyo, several robots made by China’s HIT Robot Group are busy picking and stacking goods on the shelves.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 01:00
Young Thai stars on course for trophy in Japan
TOYOTA, JAPAN - DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Thailand picked up two more wins to stay unbeaten after four games in football’s Toyota International Junior Cup in Tokyo yesterday.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 12:40
Khosit ends as Japan Open runner-up
Thai No 2 Khosit Phetpradab had to be content with the silver medal after he lost the Japan Open final to reigning world champion Kento Momota of Japan in Tokyo on Sunday.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018 12:06
Japan fisheries institute, Google to work on system to monitor illegal fishing
TOKYO — The Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) will work together with Google and others to operate a system to monitor poaching at sea, as an increasing number of foreign ships fish illegally in waters around Japan.
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 01:00
Under the palace of sushi, a vast city of rats
Tokyo prepares to wage Operation Tsukiji as the world-famous Tsukiji fish market shuts its doors for good