Bike can turn into wheelchair if disaster strikes

| Apr 11, 2014

Bike can turn into wheelchair if disaster strikes

Junji Nagayama, the head of a heavy equipment delivery company in Nagoya, has developed a bicycle that, in just a few minutes, can be transformed into a wheelchair. Named Qjo, which literally means to rescue, the idea is to use the wheelchair for emergency purposes. Cyclists ...

WWII sword returns after 70 years

| Oct 25, 2013

WWII sword returns after 70 years

A "katana" sword confiscated by the U.S. military at the end of the war was recently returned to its owner's family in Japan. Miyoko Asai, 85, received the sword on behalf of her late husband, Masaaki, at their home in Seto, Aichi Prefecture, from Paul ...

Summer becomes mother of cool invention

Jul 19, 2013

Summer becomes mother of cool invention

Many people are desperately seeking ways to escape the summer heat, and businesses are cashing in with new services to help them cool down. A shaved ice machine at the hair salon Asai in Nisshin, Aichi Prefecture, whirs as owner Takanori Asai, 37, mixes the ...