Tag - air



Nov 25, 2013
Tokyo cries foul over China's declaration of air defense zone
Beijing's setting up an air defense identification zone over a section of the East China Sea violates a basic rule under international law and is a 'very dangerous' move that could lead to 'an unexpected event,' a high-ranking Japanese official warns.
Nov 8, 2013
China must kick costly coal addiction
Thanks to extreme air pollution, foreign arrivals to China plunged by roughly 50 percent in the first three-quarters of the year. Beijing must kick its costly addiction to coal.
Japan Times
Nov 4, 2013
Warming up for the winter chill
In 2000 we moved into an apartment in Tokyo run by the semi-public housing corporation UR. It was new and had a natural-gas heating system. Unlike other gas systems we'd used in the past, however, this one heated water that was then circulated to outlets in different rooms in the apartment. Direct gas...
Japan Times
Nov 1, 2013
Apple's iPad Air tablet greeted by long store lines
Apple Inc.'s iPad Air tablet computer hit the shelves Friday in Japan, where Apple products are proving extremely popular, with more than 300 fans lining up in front of an Apple store in central Tokyo.
Oct 29, 2013
Tokyo Boredom is blazing its own trail — and the first stop is Taiwan
Of all the cliches about Japanese music being bandied around, the one I find most baffling is the idea that bands here are "just copying Western music." It's a rehash of the old jibe, originally born from fear of Japan's rapid postwar industrial growth, about the Japanese being dedicated imitators but...
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Sep 19, 2013
Street concerts aim to connect community
This weekend, the residents of Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, will get the chance to hear music from every nook and cranny of the city.
Sep 10, 2013
A weak air strike is better than none
The U.S. has important national interests in weakening Iran's most important ally in the Levant, ensuring that Lebanese Hezbollah's first invasion of another country fails and showing Iran that even the deployment of Revolution Guard training teams cannot save Tehran's proxies.
Sep 9, 2013
ASDF sends jets to check out drone
Japan scrambles fighter jets after an unidentified drone is seen flying near the Senkaku Islands for the first time.
Japan Times
Aug 26, 2013
Denials of defoliant at former U.S. base site in Okinawa fly in the face of science
The inescapable fact is that the U.S. military, on Kadena Air Base, disposed of materials in drums containing 2,4,5-T , a wartime defoliant, and TCDD, the most toxic component of the dioxin family, known to be associated with the manufacture of such herbicides.
Japan Times
Aug 20, 2013
Solar plane pilots eye globe, pitch Japan stop
Two Swiss pilots wowed a New York audience recently as they described their first cross-country flight and 2015 vision of circling the globe — with a possible stopover in Japan — on nothing but energy from the sun.
Japan Times
Jul 24, 2013
'Hung Yi: Happy Animal Party'
This is the first solo exhibition in Japan of Taiwanese artist Hung Yi, who is known for his colorful sculptures of people and animals.
Jul 13, 2013
Hong Kong air pollution killed 1,600
Hong Kong's air pollution caused more than 1,600 premature deaths in the first half of the year, almost 40 times the number of fatalities attributed to the H7N9 avian flu virus, according to a study by the Clean Air Network.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2013
Finds raise toxic chemical suspicions at ex-Kadena site
The Okinawa Defense Bureau and the city of Okinawa uncover seven more barrels at a former U.S. base site that may have been used to hold toxic chemicals during the Vietnam War.
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2013
Man falls to death from plunging balloon in Gunma
A man was killed Sunday after he fell out of a hot air balloon before it crashed into a lake in Gunma Prefecture, police said.
May 28, 2013
Japanese pilots tell Boeing to disclose more on Dreamliner cures
The Air Line Pilots' Association of Japan urges Boeing to disclose more information on how the U.S. aviation giant 'fixed' the Dreamliner's battery problems.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 5, 2013
Okinawa U.S. land return plan inked
Tokyo and Washington agree on a road map for the reversion of five U.S. military facilities in Okinawa south of the Kadena base and vow to accelerate the handover.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 5, 2013
Japan, U.S. to present plans on Okinawa base land handover
Japan and the United States were to reach a final agreement Friday on plans to return some of the land south of the U.S. Kadena Air Base on Okinawa now used by the U.S. military, a Japanese government source said Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 5, 2013
U.S. land return timetable in works
Japan and the United States plan to disclose concrete plans Friday to return some of the land south of Kadena Air Base on Okinawa that's being used by the U.S. military, a Japanese government source said Thursday.
Mar 30, 2013
Timeline seen for Futenma land reversion
Tokyo and Washington plan to stipulate that the site of a contentious U.S. Marine Corps base in Okinawa be returned to Japan's control within nine years.
Japan Times
Mar 28, 2013
'Ujino Pop/Life'
Muneteru Ujino is renowned for his "sound sculptures" — art objects for which sound is integral. He often experiments with home appliances such as lamps and electric drills, and his combination of art and music has led to comparisons with Luigi Russollo, the Italian painter and composer whose experimental...


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