Japan's first Gundam Base to woo model-building fans in Odaiba

Aug 17, 2017

Japan's first Gundam Base to woo model-building fans in Odaiba

Bandai Co. is looking to tap Japan's expanding tourism market by opening a Tokyo shop dedicated to selling, building and painting plastic models of robots from its popular Gundam franchise. Gundam Base Tokyo — set to open Saturday in the Odaiba district — will let ...

Giant tortoise on the run no more

Aug 16, 2017

Giant tortoise on the run no more

Two weeks after going on the lam, a giant tortoise that went missing from a zoo in Okayama Prefecture has been found safe and sound in bushes about 140 meters away from the spot where she made her getaway. The man and his teenage son, ...

Japan working hard to douse fire ant invasion

| Aug 7, 2017

Japan working hard to douse fire ant invasion

Fire ants, a venomous, highly invasive nonnative pest, have been spotted over the past few months in various parts of Japan, prompting the Environment Ministry to both warn the public to seek immediate treatment for stings and take measures to prevent further infestation. First detected ...