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Tsukiji sees increase in illegal dumping with relocation on hold

Dec 4, 2016

Tsukiji sees increase in illegal dumping with relocation on hold

Waste dumpers are increasingly targeting the Tsukiji fish market as its impending move to the neighboring Toyosu district hangs in limbo. The illegal waste, including such items as appliances, auto parts, fire extinguishers and even toilet bowls, started appearing in parking lots and pathways ...

Dec 4, 2016

Two U.S. Marines face DUI charges in Okinawa

Two U.S. Marines were arrested separately in Okinawa Prefecture early Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving. The men were identified as Gunnery Sgt. Marco Julio Morales, 36, and Sgt. Orlando Pena, 26, who are both stationed at the Marine Corps’ Camp Foster. Both denied ...

Dec 4, 2016

More companies paying to pinpoint big-data weather forecasts

A growing number of construction companies, farmers and railways are benefitting from area-specific weather forecasts based on supercomputer analyses of so-called big data. Contractors are using the “pinpoint” forecasts to minimize delays at construction sites caused by bad weather, something they could never accurately ...

Dec 4, 2016

Japan to tap private sector to upgrade, run aging waterworks

Japan will encourage companies to start water supply operations currently run by municipalities through a concession system that grants the private sector the right to operate public facilities but not own them, health officials said. The health ministry will draft an amendment to the ...