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47 articles published


Business / Corporate Nov 28, 2017

Japan's Hino to develop lower-emissions engine with Indian partner

Hino Motors Ltd. has agreed to develop an advanced lower-emission diesel engine with an Indian company while utilizing the partner's parts procurement capability. Hino, a Toyota Motor Corp. subsidiary that produces trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles, will provide Ashok Leyland Ltd. with engine technology ...

Iconic London double-decker bus finds new life as Nagasaki cafe

National Nov 28, 2017

Iconic London double-decker bus finds new life as Nagasaki cafe

A roadside cafe made from an authentic British double-decker bus recently opened in Nagasaki Prefecture, becoming an Instagram-friendly hit among users of the photo-sharing app. London Cafe, which opened in September in the town of Hasami, is housed in a bus that was built in ...

The beginning, end and rebirth of sculpture

Art Nov 28, 2017

The beginning, end and rebirth of sculpture

by Matthew Larking

The subtitle given to the retrospective of the 60-year career of Osaka-based Michio Fukuoka is oxymoronic: "A Sculptor Who No Longer Sculpts." He used to, but became frustrated and filled with doubt about creativity and so he made sculpture anyway, often about "doing nothing." Fukuoka's ...