National / Politics May 1, 2016

G-7 energy chiefs discuss investment for stable energy supplies

Energy ministers from the Group of Seven (G-7) countries started two days of talks in Kitakyushu on Sunday, focusing first on promoting investment in production, infrastructure and technology to ensure stable energy supplies. Gathering in Fukuoka Prefecture, ministers and representatives from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, ...

Robots needed, being developed to fill in for aging farmers

National Apr 23, 2016

Robots needed, being developed to fill in for aging farmers

As the average age of farmers globally creeps higher and retirement looms, Japan has a solution; robots and driverless tractors. The Group of Seven agriculture ministers began their two-day meeting in Niigata on Saturday for the first time in seven years to discuss how to ...

National Apr 15, 2016

Japan to propose basic rules for AI research at G-7 meeting

The government plans to propose basic rules for the research and development of artificial intelligence at a Group of Seven meeting of ministers in charge of information and communication technology later this month, sources said Friday. The envisioned proposal is expected to seek the establishment ...

National / Politics Apr 11, 2016

Beijing raps G-7's discussion of South China Sea

China expressed frustration Monday after the foreign ministers of Japan and the other Group of Seven industrialized countries discussed the South China Sea situation during their annual meeting. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said some of the countries have ginned up tensions in the disputed ...