Apr 24, 2014

Apple loses iPod patent battle in high court

The Intellectual Property High Court on Thursday ordered Apple Inc. of the United States to pay some ¥330 million in damages to a Japanese inventor for infringing on a patent involving its iPod music player. The ruling follows a Tokyo District Court order last ...

Nov 11, 2013

Brakeless bike rider arrested in Tokyo

Tokyo police arrested a man Monday for allegedly riding a bicycle without brakes on the rear wheel, in violation of the Road Traffic Act. This is the first time the rider of a brakeless bike has been arrested after defying repeated requests by police, ...

Apr 6, 2011

Fukushima disaster holds lessons for future

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WASHINGTON (Kyodo) The Japanese people have demonstrated an extraordinary capacity to respond to both natural and human-made disasters with remarkable resilience. Our sympathies and thoughts are with them as they face the aftermath of this disaster. It is far too early to know the ...