DeNA to launch driverless bus service in Chiba next month

Jul 7, 2016

DeNA to launch driverless bus service in Chiba next month

DeNA Co., best known as a mobile video game maker, said on Thursday it will launch a driverless bus service at a park in Chiba Prefecture from next month. The Tokyo-based firm said it has partnered with EasyMile S.A., a French startup that manufactures ...

Museum gives visitors a scientific take on ninja life

Jul 1, 2016

Museum gives visitors a scientific take on ninja life

The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) on Friday gave reporters a preview of its new ninja exhibition, which uses historic documents, tools and interactive attractions to give visitors a more scientific idea of what it was like to be a ninja. ...

Jun 30, 2016

Outgoing Fukushima plant chief says long road still ahead

The crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has seen improvements over the past three years but it will continue to be a difficult project during its decades-long decommissioning, the outgoing chief of the plant said Thursday. Akira Ono, who headed the plant for ...

Yen leaps on referendum surprise; Nikkei tumbles

Jun 24, 2016

Yen leaps on referendum surprise; Nikkei tumbles

Japan braced for global market turmoil Friday as the yen briefly soared above 100 against the dollar and the Nikkei stock average tumbled over 8 percent as Britain voted in favor of leaving the European Union. The yen briefly touched 99 to the dollar ...