Aug 30, 2015

Japan to set guidelines for farm drone use

Japan’s agriculture ministry is considering setting rules for how drones can be using in farming amid a recent upsurge of interest by the sector in the technology, according to officials in the agency. Compared with the unmanned helicopters currently used in agricultural work, such ...

Aug 30, 2015

Frequent JR cable fires raise suspicions of serial arson

A recent series of cable fires at Japan Railway facilities in Tokyo has aroused a suspicion of serial arson, due to the abnormally high frequency of such incidents. In only about 10 days through last Thursday, there were four trackside cable fire incidents. In ...

Aug 30, 2015

Nearly 90% of people worried about cyberattacks, survey finds

A government survey published Saturday showed that nearly 90 percent of respondents are concerned about possible cyberattacks on Japanese companies and government bodies. In the poll, conducted by the Cabinet Office in July, 85.7 percent voiced such concern, while 6.8 percent did not. The ...

How will climate change affect your livelihood?

Aug 30, 2015

How will climate change affect your livelihood?

As the reality of global warming starts to hit home, people may ask: “How will it affect my livelihood?” Well, that depends — on your profession, your age, and exactly where you live, among other things. Here, then, are a few scenarios for a ...

Aug 30, 2015

Europe fails to meet recycling goals for electronics

Only a third of Europe’s electronic waste is properly recycled, with vast numbers of cellphones, computers and televisions illegally traded or dumped, a study led by the United Nations and Interpol said on Sunday. Sweden and Norway were close to the European targets of ...