Naoto Fukasawa: Between craft and design

Feb 25, 2017

Naoto Fukasawa: Between craft and design

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Naoto Fukasawa is probably best known internationally for his designs for Muji, in particular for the wall-mounted CD player he created in 1999, which was featured in Gary Hustwit's popular 2009 documentary "Objectified." Now he remains a creative adviser for Muji, while still designing ...

Rights groups troubled by Obama's Kenya, Ethiopia visit

/ Jul 24, 2015

Rights groups troubled by Obama's Kenya, Ethiopia visit

President Barack Obama's trip to Kenya and Ethiopia is drawing fresh criticism that the two countries are heavy-handed on human rights and basic democratic freedoms. Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit Kenya, his ancestral homeland, when he arrives Friday to attend ...

Al-Shabab forces quit key stronghold as Somali, AU troops advance

Jul 23, 2015

Al-Shabab forces quit key stronghold as Somali, AU troops advance

African Union and local troops have seized one of the last major towns held by the al-Shabab Islamic extremist rebels in the southwest of the country, a Somali officer said Wednesday. The militants withdrew from the town as the troops moved into Bardhere, an agricultural ...

Jul 13, 2015

Email disruption hits millions of au mobile phone users after fire

A fire at a communications center has been blamed for crippling email services for millions of au brand mobile phone users since Sunday. KDDI Corp. and fire authorities confirmed the fire, which damaged equipment at the center, in Tochigi Prefecture, also caused its email servers ...