Chinese military shows off newest helicopters, tanks

Aug 30, 2014

Chinese military shows off newest helicopters, tanks

China showed off the growing sophistication of its defense industries Friday by featuring its newest attack helicopters and main battle tanks at a multinational live-firing military exercise in the country’s north. State media said the new hardware performed to expectations in the “Peace Mission-2014″ ...

Aug 30, 2014

Fukushima governor officially accepts radioactive storage plan

Fukushima’s governor on Saturday officially agreed to let the central government store radioactive debris collected from decontamination operations for three decades in return for ¥301 billion in subsidies. “It’s a difficult decision, but I want to accept the construction plan,” Gov. Yuhei Sato told ...

Aug 30, 2014

World's cities not as livable

A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit reveals that many cities have become less livable since the worldwide economic downturn in 2009. Yet, the higher-ranking cities tended to stay at the same level as in past years.

Aug 30, 2014

Is it twilight for cram schools?

Does the announcement by Japan's third-largest cram school that it'll close 20 of its 27 facilities by March 2015 signal the twilight era for the entrance-exam industry?

Aug 30, 2014

GPIF logs first profit in two quarters

The Government Pension Investment Fund posted a ¥2.224 trillion return on investment from April to June, logging its first profit in two quarters, officials of the mammoth entity reported. The results reflected solid showings from the fund’s stock investments at home and abroad, the ...