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

by Stephanie Pertuiset, A. Gary Shilling, Akira Tashiro, Kanayo F. Nwanze, Simon Johnson, Robert Dujarric, Mkhaimar Abusada, Matthew C. Klein, and Natalie J. Goldring

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 ...