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The ascendancy of a Japanese maestro

| Sep 24, 2016

The ascendancy of a Japanese maestro

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In the past few months, the media has been pleasantly surprised at the sudden ascendancy of some noteworthy Japanese women, mainly in the realm of politics. Since pianist Hiroko Nakamura passed away in July, the media has been filled with obituaries that paid tribute ...

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,” ...

Aichi winery helps mentally disabled make a living

Sep 24, 2016

Aichi winery helps mentally disabled make a living

How can people with intellectual disabilities stand on their own feet? A winery in central Japan could be the answer. About 40 such mentally disabled people are working at Komaki Winery in the city of Komaki in Aichi Prefecture, with their duties ranging from ...