Astroscale opens lab in Tokyo in bid to clean up space junk

May 15, 2015

Astroscale opens lab in Tokyo in bid to clean up space junk

A Singapore-based company that aims to sweep junk from space has expanded to Tokyo and has handed its biggest broom to 32-year-old female President Miki Ito. Japanese entrepreneur Nobu Okada founded Astroscale in 2013 to tackle the growing problem of orbiting space debris — ...

Streaking Sanfrecce beat Frontale for fifth straight win

May 6, 2015

Streaking Sanfrecce beat Frontale for fifth straight win

Sanfrecce Hiroshima picked up their fifth straight win with a smash-and-grab 1-0 victory over Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday to move one point off the top of the J. League table. Sanfrecce, champions in 2012 and ’13, went in front in the third minute through ...

Reds build three-point cushion atop J. League table

Apr 25, 2015

Reds build three-point cushion atop J. League table

Urawa Reds extended their lead at the top of the J. League table with a comfortable 2-1 win over Nagoya Grampus on Saturday. Goals either side of halftime from Takahiro Sekine and Yuki Muto at Saitama Stadium secured the victory for Reds despite Teruki ...

Apple Watch debuts in Japan with little fanfare

Apr 24, 2015

Apple Watch debuts in Japan with little fanfare

The much-hyped Apple Watch went on sale to a muted fanfare Friday as shoppers came to terms with limited availability of the tech giant’s first wearable gadget. Global demand for the smartwatch has been so high that Apple decided to restrict initial sales to ...

Brave Blossoms qualify for Tokyo Sevens quarterfinals

Apr 4, 2015

Brave Blossoms qualify for Tokyo Sevens quarterfinals

Japan came through a group including France, Samoa and Argentina to advance to the quarterfinals of a Sevens World Series tournament for the first time since 2000 at the Tokyo Sevens on Saturday. Japan earned promotion to the competition’s 15 core teams last season ...