G-7 transport chiefs vow to take lead in promoting self-driving cars

Sep 24, 2016

G-7 transport chiefs vow to take lead in promoting self-driving cars

Transport ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries agreed Saturday to reinforce international cooperation in creating safety regulations to promote self-driving cars. “We will cooperate with each other and exercise leadership to support the early commercialization of automated and connected vehicle technologies,” a ...

Toyosu panel chair confirms groundwater leaks at market site

Sep 24, 2016

Toyosu panel chair confirms groundwater leaks at market site

The chair of an advisory panel to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed Saturday that groundwater has leaked into the basements of buildings at the Toyosu food wholesale market site. Water pooled in the basements is “deemed to be groundwater,” the panel chair, Tatemasa Hirata, ...

Dr. NakaMats unveils bladed 'guard wig' invention for Donald Trump

Sep 24, 2016

Dr. NakaMats unveils bladed 'guard wig' invention for Donald Trump

Dr. NakaMats, the alias of inventor Yoshiro Nakamatsu, unveiled Friday yet another quirky contraption: a wig with a built-in sword for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “The Guard Wig is one invention out of 3,500 inventions and contains a Japanese sword, shuriken, built inside,” ...

Sep 24, 2016

Waikato routs Hokkaido Barbarians to secure Sapporo Sevens title

Honey Hireme led Waikato to victory in the Sapporo Sevens on Saturday, as the New Zealand side beat the Hokkaido Barbarians 31-7 at the Barbarians’ picturesque ground in Jozankei. Kiwi legend Hireme — who is often dubbed “Honey Bill” in reference to her male ...

Sep 24, 2016

Manchester United manager Mourinho benches Rooney

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been dropped for the English Premier League game against champion Leicester on Saturday. Rooney was put on the bench by United manager Jose Mourinho, who said Friday that the striker had not been the same player since he ...

Osaka rallies to make Pan Pacific Open final

Sep 24, 2016

Osaka rallies to make Pan Pacific Open final

Former champion Caroline Wozniacki continued her late-season resurgence by beating second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on Saturday afternoon to advance to the final of the Pan Pacific Open. Radwanska was close to victory, leading 5-3 in the second set, but Wozniacki seized momentum when ...

Goeido locks up first title with 14th victory

Sep 24, 2016

Goeido locks up first title with 14th victory

Ozeki Goeido captured his first Emperor’s Cup title after downing sixth-ranked maegashira Tamawashi at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. Goeido maintained his perfect record on the penultimate day of the 15-day meet, comfortably beating Tamawashi (9-5) by yorikiri. At 30 years and ...

War crimes tribunal sought to try Islamic State detainees

Sep 24, 2016

War crimes tribunal sought to try Islamic State detainees

War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group’s elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity but cannot get the global backing to bring current detainees before ...