Sales rise boosts operating profit at Honda by 38%

Apr 25, 2014

Sales rise boosts operating profit at Honda by 38%

Honda Motor Co. said Friday it logged a group operating profit of ¥750.2 billion, up 37.7 percent, for the business year ended March on higher sales of four-wheel vehicles and motorcycles and the yen’s fall. Consolidated net profit jumped 56.4 percent to ¥574.1 billion ...

Obokata beefs up defense with new papers

Apr 21, 2014

Obokata beefs up defense with new papers

Embattled stem cell researcher Haruko Obokata submitted additional documents to the state-backed Riken Institute on Sunday to back up her denials of alleged misconduct in her research methods, and called for more time to prepare evidence, her lawyer said Monday. The documents, emailed to ...

Apr 18, 2014

Exam scoring errors turn up

Tokyo’s education bureau announced Friday it found more than 130 cases of scoring errors on high school entrance examinations for 2014 that resulted in erroneous rejections at four schools. According to an inquiry conducted at 216 public high schools, the bureau found 139 errors ...

Apr 10, 2014

Riken panel mulls steps to prevent misconduct

The state-backed Riken research institute on Thursday held the first meeting of a panel set up to explore ways to prevent research data from being falsified as alleged in the STAP cell study carried out by Riken researcher Haruko Obokata. “This committee hopes Riken, ...

Apr 9, 2014

Ministry funds programs to hone high schoolers

The education ministry is pumping money into selected high schools nationwide to help nurture certain vocational and international skills, in line with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s growth strategy announced last June.