Mongoose busters out to save isle ecosystem

Environment Jul 11, 2013

Mongoose busters out to save isle ecosystem

Making their routine rounds in the mountains of Amami-Oshima Island, which lies roughly halfway between Okinawa and Kyushu, Shintaro Abe and Masahiro Nishi are relieved every time they find evidence their hard work is paying off: rabbit droppings. Abe, 49, is in charge of the ...

NPO, JAXA join hands in guarding satellites

National Dec 12, 2012

NPO, JAXA join hands in guarding satellites

Every day, observers at the Japan Spaceguard Association stare steadfastly at the skies 36,000 km above the equator. And they are deadly serious about their job — to guard Japanese satellites from colliding with space junk and debris. "Due to gravity, the sky above the ...

National | PRIVATIZING PAINS Aug 23, 2001

Pork-barrel highway entity key target for privatization

Kyodo News Japan Highway Public Corp. is the most symbolic privatization target of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's "structural reforms without sanctuaries" campaign. The corporation has strong political influence and huge operating expenses -- 5.363 trillion yen in fiscal 2001. That's about the same as the revenues ...