Residents rally to halt decline of rural gas stations

Apr 29, 2016

Residents rally to halt decline of rural gas stations

The humble gas station, once a firm fixture of any town landscape, is in decline as dwindling demand for fuel and an absence of next-generation operators slowly cripples the industry. According to the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, the number of gas stations ...

Attack on first-graders puts kids' safety in spotlight

Jul 5, 2013

Attack on first-graders puts kids' safety in spotlight

The knife attack last week by a man on three first-grade boys near an elementary school in Nerima Ward, Tokyo, has once again raised the question of how to keep children safe. In many communities in recent years, residents and convenience store employees have ...