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Kyle Stock
For Kyle Stock's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
In almost 30 years of fighting wildfire, Art Gonzales has seen blazes grow progressively bigger and stranger.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Oct 20, 2023
‘It’s all-consuming.’ Wildfire whispering is now a year-round job
What was once limited to certain months now encompasses an entire ‘fire year'
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 4, 2023
How solar roofs are being used to power electric cars
The future of solar-powered vehicles is becoming clear: smaller, lighter, cheaper and a subtle augmentation electric driving, rather than power it in full.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Feb 20, 2023
New smart switch could smooth the road for electric vehicle charging in New York
Installing electric vehicle charging infrastructure is such a logistical headache New York developers have shied away from it, at least on a large enough scale to drive adoption.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Sep 20, 2022
Affordable EVs remain fantasy for most as automakers capitalize on high demand
Many of the electric vehicles at dealerships are available in top trims, and for amounts far above the starting prices in ads and product launch presentations.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 23, 2022
Electric cars have a big tire conundrum
Where the rubber literally meets the road on electric vehicle range, there's an escalating battle between physics and aesthetics.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 20, 2022
One answer to Europe’s energy crisis? More electric cars.
About 350 U.K. residents have been pumping electricity from their vehicles to surrounding homes since 2018.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 31, 2022
Elon Musk’s antics turn owners and would-be buyers against Tesla
Dennis Levitt got his first Tesla, a blue Model S, in 2013, and loved it. "It was so much better than any car I've ever driven,” the 73-year-old self-storage company executive says.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Mar 14, 2022
The EV revolution comes to Volkswagen’s retro vans
It took almost 20 years, a step-change in driving technology, a diesel emissions scandal and a geopolitical gas crisis, but the Volkswagen bus is back.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Nov 9, 2021
The U.S. auto sector’s next big idea: Tiny trucks
Smaller trucks are having a renaissance as young buyers fret over the climate crisis and confront piles of student debt.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 4, 2021
Your car is about to be a software platform, subscriptions and all
Most major automakers are fleshing out a strategy for selling upgrades via over-the-air software updates, and a rash of them will start popping up in the wild in the next few months.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 7, 2018
Subaru and Mazda seek advantage from being among last to sell electric vehicles
American Subaru owners are a green bunch. They tend to bike, camp and kayak more than other drivers and inordinately live in the parts of the U.S. with the toughest emissions mandates. The company plays to this ecological image by producing more than 1 million vehicles each year without sending any waste to landfills. Yet the Subaru set can't buy a battery-powered version of its favorite car.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 6, 2016
Toyota seeks to sell Prius as stylish and sporty, starting with the Super Bowl
It is not easy being green, particularly when gas is cheap.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Nov 10, 2015
Why does Japan get its very own 'Star Wars' trailer?
There was a great disturbance in the force this past week, as if millions of "Star Wars" fans suddenly cried out in joy while trying to read Japanese.

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Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
Why is the most exciting art in Japan so hard to get to?