Wyoming, Japanese firms unite in quest for coal

Jul 26, 2016

Wyoming, Japanese firms unite in quest for coal

Aiming to develop new export markets for a fuel source hit by declining domestic demand, Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on Monday signed an agreement calling for cooperation between the state and a consortium of Japanese companies in researching clean-coal technology. Mead signed a memorandum ...

Jul 26, 2016

Kagoshima's Sakurajima volcano erupts, spews plume 5,000 meters up

The Sakurajima volcano in southwestern Japan had an explosive eruption early Tuesday, spewing volcanic ash 5,000 meters into the sky, the Meteorological Agency said. It is the first eruption projecting to such an altitude since August 2013 for the volcano within kilometers of downtown ...

Jul 22, 2016

Japan team boasts rehab-assisting gear wearable like pants

Shinshu University professor Minoru Hashimoto said Thursday his team has developed a trial model of rehabilitation-assisting equipment that can be put on like trousers. The curara equipment for walk rehabilitation will be put to practical use in 2018 after improvements. A university venture will ...

Jul 22, 2016

Trend Micro warns Japan's smartphone users of fake 'Pokemon Go' apps

Ahead of the much-awaited release in Japan of the blockbuster smartphone game “Pokemon Go,” information security firm Trend Micro Inc. warned Thursday that fake “Pokemon Go” apps are rampant overseas. Trend Micro has confirmed 43 counterfeit products, all of which run on the Android ...

Warnings issued ahead of Japan release of 'Pokemon Go'

Jul 21, 2016

Warnings issued ahead of Japan release of 'Pokemon Go'

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Excitement for the imminent Japan launch of “Pokemon Go” has reached such fever pitch that government authorities and business executives are warning prospective gamers against accidents even before its release. The National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) under the Cabinet ...

Jul 21, 2016

Poorly run Japanese language schools may lose license under new rules

The government will introduce new rules on running Japanese language schools to eliminate poorly managed facilities and keep educational quality at an adequate level, sources said. The Justice Ministry will revise the relevant ordinance soon, more clearly stating disqualifying conditions and making its screening ...