Coffee perk offered to Arita Taxi customers

Feb 10, 2016

Coffee perk offered to Arita Taxi customers

Hail a certain cab in Saga Prefecture and you’ll be offered freshly brewed coffee from a machine in the vehicle. Drink as much as you like: It’s free. The service began operating last month and is drawing acclaim from passengers. The nine-seat “Barista Taxi” ...

The Force is strong with Japanese 'Star Wars' fans

Dec 17, 2015

The Force is strong with Japanese 'Star Wars' fans

This week the new "Star Wars" film will hit Japanese theaters at the same time as the rest of the world. With a 10-year gap since the last movie, all of Japan's promotion and hype has awoken many dormant fans who have spent the ...

Sep 17, 2015

Coffee at night proven to disrupt body clock: study

Drinking coffee before bedtime disrupts the body’s internal clock, making it harder to get to sleep on time and more challenging to wake up in the morning, U.S. researchers said Wednesday. The findings in the journal Science Translational Medicine not only explain why evening ...

Study finds caffeine trade thrived in ancient America

Sep 11, 2015

Study finds caffeine trade thrived in ancient America

More than 1,000 years ago, ancient civilizations traded holly and chocolate beverages in what is now Mexico, the Southwest and the South, according to a new study. Led by University of New Mexico anthropology professor Patricia Crown, the study says the trade lasted for ...