Apr 18, 2014

Exam scoring errors turn up

by Masaaki Kameda

Tokyo’s education bureau announced Friday it found more than 130 cases of scoring errors on high school entrance examinations for 2014 that resulted in erroneous rejections at four schools. According to an inquiry conducted at 216 public high schools, the bureau found 139 errors ...

Capital gets .tokyo domain

Apr 7, 2014

Capital gets .tokyo domain

by Kazuaki Nagata

The nation’s capital has joined “.com,” “.gov” and a few other select naming categories on the Internet’s list of top-level domains. This means website addresses ending in “.tokyo” are now possible, domain manager GMO Registry Inc. said at a press conference Monday. Nagoya beat ...

Apr 5, 2014

English-speaking ambulance teams launched in Tokyo

The Tokyo Fire Department has launched English-speaking ambulance teams due to an expected rise in the number of foreigners in the capital ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. The number of foreigners taken to hospital by ambulance in Tokyo is on the rise. ...

Tokyo cuts CO₂ emissions but hoards credits

Mar 14, 2014

Tokyo cuts CO₂ emissions but hoards credits

by Maya Kaneko

About four years after Asia’s first mandatory greenhouse gas emissions-reduction scheme was launched by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, businesses in the capital have succeeded in drastically cutting carbon dioxide emissions without depending on emissions credit trading. Due mainly to the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear ...