Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

I rode this cute self-driving bus that’s coming to Japan next month

I rode this cute self-driving bus that’s coming to Japan next month

DeNA, the Japanese company you might remember as the key collaborator in Nintendo’s smartphone efforts, wants to be a player in the transportation game. After announcing initiatives related to self-driving taxis, car-sharing, and parking space-sharing, the company has now detailed plans for an autonomous bus service called Robot Shuttle. Robot Shuttle is a joint...

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Japan hit by second major quake; several reported dead, some buried alive

Japan hit by second major quake; several reported dead, some buried alive

Doug G. WareKUMAMOTO, Japan, April 15 (UPI) — Another major earthquake rocked southern Japan on Friday for the second day in a row, in the same region where a quake hit on Thursday, killing nine people. Top News – UPI.com

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Japan Coast Guard orders another SAR helicopter

Japan Coast Guard orders another SAR helicopter

Richard TomkinsTOKYO, March 15 (UPI) — Airbus Helicopters reports the Japanese Coast Guard has ordered another H225 helicopter for search-and-rescue operations. Top News – UPI.com

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Tokyo’s new sanctions target Koreans in Japan

Tokyo’s new sanctions target Koreans in Japan

Elizabeth ShimTOKYO, March 14 (UPI) — In a warning to ethnic Koreans with ties to the Pyongyang regime, Japan has unilaterally banned 22 individuals from entering Japan. Top News – UPI.com

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Japan nuclear reactor to resume operations despite radioactive leak

Japan nuclear reactor to resume operations despite radioactive leak

Elizabeth ShimTOKYO, Feb. 25 (UPI) — A Japanese nuclear power plant reactor that had shown signs of radioactive leaks is to resume operations. Top News – UPI.com

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U.S., South Korea, Japan working closely to deter North Korea

U.S., South Korea, Japan working closely to deter North Korea

Elizabeth ShimSEOUL, Feb. 3 (UPI) — The United States, South Korea and Japan are cooperating closely on military intelligence in the wake of North Korea’s recent rocket launch announcement. Top News – UPI.com

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Japan assembles new squadron of F-15 fighter jets

Japan assembles new squadron of F-15 fighter jets

Elizabeth ShimTOKYO, Feb. 1 (UPI) — Diplomatic tensions are spiraling between China and Japan as territorial disputes show no signs of easing. Top News – UPI.com

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Shinzo Abe: Japan won’t fight Islamic State

Shinzo Abe: Japan won’t fight Islamic State

Elizabeth ShimTOKYO, Jan. 27 (UPI) — Japan does not plan to join the international coalition against the Islamic State, the armed group also known as Daesh, ISIS and ISIL. Top News – UPI.com

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Japan: North Korea can miniaturize nuclear weapons

Japan: North Korea can miniaturize nuclear weapons

Elizabeth ShimTOKYO, Jan. 19 (UPI) — The possibility North Korea has the capability to miniaturize nuclear warheads cannot be ruled out, according to a Japanese government official. Latest News – UPI.com

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Japan to respond strongly to Chinese warships sailing near Senkaku Islands

Japan to respond strongly to Chinese warships sailing near Senkaku Islands

Elizabeth ShimTOKYO, Jan. 11 (UPI) — The Japanese government is to respond strongly to Chinese warships that approach the disputed Senkaku Islands. Top News – UPI.com

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