Enola Gay pilot's log auctioned for $86,500

National Jun 6, 2014

Enola Gay pilot's log auctioned for $86,500

The flight log of Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the U.S. B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, sold for $86,500 (about ¥8.87 million) during an auction of World War II memorabilia in New York on Thursday. The log of one of America's ...

Smartphones drive surge in Net auctions, gripes

National Oct 21, 2013

Smartphones drive surge in Net auctions, gripes

by Junji Yamaguchi

Japan's online auction market has seen major growth in the past several years, driven by the popularity of smartphones and sellers seeking to offload secondhand goods. But the National Consumer Affairs Center has alerted consumers to take precautions against problems with the payment process and ...

Endangered beetles put on block

National Sep 26, 2013

Endangered beetles put on block

Specimens of an endangered species of insect captured in Tottori Prefecture were put up for sale on an Internet auction site, prefectural officials said Thursday. The entries for two diving beetles were removed from the website as soon as officials warned the seller that "such ...