Dec 17, 2015

Youth, 18, arrested for abducting 12-year-old schoolgirl

Police arrested an 18-year-old man in Yokohama Wednesday on suspicion of abducting an elementary school girl who stayed at his house for three days. The suspect, whose name has been withheld because he is a minor, has owned up to abducting the 12-year-old girl, ...

Euglena-based biofuel plant to be built In Yokohama

Dec 2, 2015

Euglena-based biofuel plant to be built In Yokohama

Euglena Co. said Tuesday that it will construct the world’s first plant to produce biojet and biodiesel fuel from euglena, a kind of alga, in Yokohama, in mid-2018. By 2020, the company will start supplying the biojet fuel for cargo aircraft of All Nippon ...

Nov 26, 2015

Japanese piling industry leader unveils data manipulation

Mitani Sekisan Co. said Thursday that it has discovered piling work data manipulation in one of some 350 building projects it reviewed in response to requests from clients and construction firms following the recent revelation by other companies of similar irregularities, which have shocked ...

Nov 6, 2015

Local governments expand piles probe

As the data falsification scandal involving Asahi Kasei Construction Materials Corp. continues to reverberate, municipal governments have started looking into the piling work of other firms, too. Of the nation’s prefectural governments, Gunma and Shiga have launched such probes, while four others are preparing ...