Governors' moves muddle reactor restart bids

| Aug 31, 2016

Governors' moves muddle reactor restart bids

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Political moves by the governors of Kagoshima and Niigata over the last week, one sudden and one that was mostly expected, are likely to affect plans in both prefectures to restart or continue running nuclear reactors. On Wednesday, Kyodo News reported that Kagoshima Gov. ...

Apr 24, 2016

Narita-based bus lines reaching out to distant tourist spots

An increasing number of expressway bus services based at Narita International Airport are extending their reach to cover distant tourist areas, such as the central Hokuriku region. The trend is a result of collaborative efforts being made by Narita International Airport Corp., bus lines ...

Robots needed, being developed to fill in for aging farmers

Apr 23, 2016

Robots needed, being developed to fill in for aging farmers

As the average age of farmers globally creeps higher and retirement looms, Japan has a solution; robots and driverless tractors. The Group of Seven agriculture ministers began their two-day meeting in Niigata on Saturday for the first time in seven years to discuss how ...