Sep 19, 2015

Nagoya is recognized as the second 'fair trade town' in Japan

The city of Nagoya won recognition Saturday as Japan’s second “fair trade town” for promoting trade with producers in developing countries under fair conditions, including premium prices. According to Fair Trade Forum Japan, a Tokyo-based organization promoting the international movement in Japan, Nagoya has ...

Jul 12, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 damaged by battery heat, won't fly again this month

The Solar Impulse 2 has been grounded by damaged batteries for at least a few weeks after completing its record-breaking five-day journey from Nagoya to Hawaii. The plane’s team says the batteries were over-insulated and became overheated on day one of the Japan-Hawaii leg. ...

Hawaii-bound Solar Impulse sets record

Jul 3, 2015

Hawaii-bound Solar Impulse sets record

A solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has beaten the record for the longest solo flight, organizers said Thursday. The Solar Impulse 2 is the first aircraft to fly day and night without any ...