Jul 2, 2015

Ministry draws up bill to restrict drone flights

The transport ministry has drawn up a bill aimed at introducing restrictions on drone flights, following incidents earlier this year, including one in April in which a small unidentified drone was flown on to the roof of the prime minister’s office in central Tokyo. ...

Jun 2, 2015

Lower House OKs unified elementary, junior high curriculum

The Lower House on Tuesday approved a bill to introduce unified nine-year education for children of elementary and junior high school ages as a formal education system. The bill to revise the School Education Act was approved by a majority vote from the ruling ...

May 25, 2015

All major power, gas suppliers to cut rates for July

All 10 major electricity firms and four gas suppliers plan to cut their rates for July to reflect lower fuel and liquefied natural gas prices. The monthly electricity bill of an average household is expected to fall some ¥300 from the previous month to ...