Jun 3, 2015

Bill enacted for JR Kyushu stock listing

Lawmakers passed into law on Wednesday an amendment bill facilitating a planned stock listing by state-owned Kyushu Railway Co., or JR Kyushu, in fiscal 2016. The amendment to a law governing four JR companies under government control, including JR Kyushu, was passed into law ...

May 28, 2015

Theft of copper cable causes major disruption on NYC subways

Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said. The theft of 500 feet (150 meters) of cable forced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to suspend train service entirely ...

Tandem bikes now street-legal in Aichi

| May 11, 2015

Tandem bikes now street-legal in Aichi

On April 1, Aichi eased cycling regulations to let tandem bicycles use public roads, becoming the first prefecture in the Tokai region to do so. Previously, tandem bikes were only ridable in parks for leisure purposes. The change is expected to greatly benefit people ...

Daimler debuts self-driving semi-truck

May 6, 2015

Daimler debuts self-driving semi-truck

Its name is “Inspiration,” and Daimler Trucks says it is the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada’s highways — not only for testing, but business, too. Daimler Trucks North America LLC debuted the self-driving big ...

Sewol salvage plan will be costly, risky

Apr 26, 2015

Sewol salvage plan will be costly, risky

Salvaging the corroded 6,800-ton ferry Sewol from deep beneath a channel notorious for dangerous currents will be difficult, expensive and potentially risky. It will also be one more major headache for a government accused of partial responsibility, due to incompetence and corruption, for the ...

Toyota to start Tokyo trial of i-Road vehicle in green mobility push

Apr 10, 2015

Toyota to start Tokyo trial of i-Road vehicle in green mobility push

Tokyoites will get a chance to zip around town on Toyota Motor Corp.’s three-wheeled electric car-cum-motorbike from Friday, in a trial aimed at crafting a global business model to reduce gridlock and pollution. The world’s top-selling automaker will partner Japanese car-sharing service operator Park24 ...