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Will 2015 be the year hydrogen took off?

Jan 15, 2015

Will 2015 be the year hydrogen took off?

by Shinya Ajima

Industries are increasingly pressing pushing for the adoption of hydrogen fuel technology because they sense potential market opportunities worldwide. But problems abound, including the comparatively high cost of fuel-cell vehicles and the need for specialized hydrogen fuel stations. Also unresolved is how to generate, ...

New Saga governor reconsiders Osprey deployment proposal

Jan 15, 2015

New Saga governor reconsiders Osprey deployment proposal

New Saga Gov. Yoshinori Yamaguchi said Wednesday he will undertake a new review of the proposal to militarize Saga airport by letting the Ground Self-Defense Force deploy a fleet of Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft there. His predecessor had supported the plan. “I will deal with ...

Jan 15, 2015

Abe says revising Constitution is 'natural'

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday it is natural for Japan to revise its Constitution, noting nearly 70 years have passed since it was drafted under the Allied Occupation. “It’s hard to say the Japanese created it on their own,” Abe said on a ...

Jan 14, 2015

Shooting reported at residence of Sega Sammy chairman

Three bullets were found near the residence of Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. Chairman Hajime Satomi in Tokyo’s Itabashi Ward, Tokyo police said Wednesday. A security guard called police at around 8:35 a.m. and reported hearing an explosion and then discovering bullets nearby. Police are ...

Japan-funded bridges appear on new Cambodian money

Jan 14, 2015

Japan-funded bridges appear on new Cambodian money

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday that Cambodia has issued new 500 riel bank notes (about ¥14) bearing images of two bridges donated by Japan. Hun Sen made the announcement at a ceremony to connect parts of one of the bridges across the Mekong ...