Noodles to flow in Kobe

Jul 25, 2013

Noodles to flow in Kobe

by Magdalena Osumi

On a summer day in 1959, some men gathered at a river in Takachiho, Miyazaki Prefecture. After a long day of work, they devoured white-wheat noodles that swooshed down an open bamboo pipe. It’s said that hungry workers would eat the bamboo pipes and ...

Nov 27, 2011

Warm Biz warming up

With the relatively successful Super Cool Biz campaign over for the autumn, the next drive for saving energy is already under way. Warm Biz is the latest campaign to save energy after the March disasters in Tohoku left dozens of nuclear reactors offline and ...

Aug 21, 2011

Bury the power lines

One of the unfortunate side effects of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s ongoing financial and managerial problems is that Tokyo’s utility lines may never get buried. The Tokyo metropolitan government started burying lines in Tokyo in 1986, as part of the city’s improved disaster-prevention measures. ...