Topics

Wakamiya, former Asahi Shimbun editor-in-chief, dies at 68

Apr 29, 2016

Wakamiya, former Asahi Shimbun editor-in-chief, dies at 68

Yoshibumi Wakamiya, former editor-in-chief of the daily Asahi Shimbun, died Thursday on a trip to Beijing. He was 68. He was in the city to attend a two-day symposium on Japanese, Chinese and South Korean affairs until Friday. Wakamiya joined the Asahi Shimbun in ...

Residents rally to halt decline of rural gas stations

Apr 29, 2016

Residents rally to halt decline of rural gas stations

The humble gas station, once a firm fixture of any town landscape, is in decline as dwindling demand for fuel and an absence of next-generation operators slowly cripples the industry. According to the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, the number of gas stations ...