Tokyo's hydrogen mission starts now

| Jan 26, 2015

Tokyo's hydrogen mission starts now

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is setting up a ¥40 billion fund to promote the use of hydrogen energy and promote Japan’s ecological technologies ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games. The fund, according to the draft fiscal 2015 budget, is intended to cover the cost ...

Bullying finds fertile ground in social media

| Jan 19, 2015

Bullying finds fertile ground in social media

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Smartphones have become an essential tool for people of all ages, but they also pose serious challenges for parents and teachers trying to protect children from online abuse. The July suicide of a high school girl in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, serves as an example ...

Campaigns under way but outcome no surprise

| Dec 1, 2014

Campaigns under way but outcome no surprise

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Two weeks after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to dissolve the Lower House and call a snap election, campaigning has officially kicked off with more than 1,000 candidates vying for the 475 seats in the Diet’s lower chamber. The Dec. 14 general election will ...