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A computer-generated image shows the new refined design of a next-generation fighter aircraft being co-developed by Japan, Britain and Italy.
Jul 24, 2024
Japan has ‘no concerns’ over rumored hitch in joint fighter jet plans
While experts agree there are currently no indications that the U.K. might drop out of the program, the multilateral project still faces a number of challenges.
A full-scale model of the new design of a next-generation fighter that Japan, Italy and Britain plan to develop together is showcased Monday by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Leonardo and BAE Systems — the projects’ lead system integrators — at the Farnborough International Airshow near London on Monday.
Jul 23, 2024
Japan and partners unveil design for cutting-edge new joint fighter
While unlikely to be the final design, the refined concept features major changes in the wing and aft fuselage areas ostensibly meant to improve its aerodynamics.
Europe's Ariane 6 rocket takes off in Kourou, French Guiana, on Tuesday.
Jul 10, 2024
Europe’s Ariane 6 rocket goes retro in challenge to SpaceX
Reusable rockets and frequent launches "were once aspirational but are now minimal requirements" to compete commercially, said the Rocket Lab CEO and founder.
Seiji Izumisawa, president of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, says the firm is almost finished designing its next-generation nuclear reactor.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 24, 2024
Mitsubishi Heavy moving closer to building new reactor in Japan
The firm can start building the facility once a site for it is established and some late-stage tests are completed.
A hydrogen storage tank with an under-construction green hydrogen compressor at a liquid fuels facility in Sasolburg, South Africa.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 13, 2024
South Africa’s biggest green-hydrogen project woos Japanese investors
If approved, the plant will use 3,700 megawatts of renewable power generation capacity to split water to produce 1 million tons of hydrogen a year.
Ashwani Gupta, then-chief operating officer of Nissan, in April 2023
BUSINESS / Companies
May 31, 2024
Nissan paid ex-COO $3.7 million to quit after sexual harassment claims
Ashwani Gupta's compensation figure for leaving the company is now public in a notice of the annual shareholders’ meeting, which showed he will also receive allowances.
Toyota, Idemitsu Kosan, Eneos and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said they have teamed up to research carbon-neutral fuels for automobiles.
May 28, 2024
Toyota and partners launch joint study on carbon-neutral fuels
Toyota will also independently develop engines that can use e-fuels efficiently
Mitsubishi Electric's TOKUI Fast Accurate Synchronized Motion Testing Robot solves a Rubik's Cube
May 27, 2024
Japanese robot solves Rubik's Cube in record time
Guinness World Records recognized the 0.305-second time achieved by Mitsubishi Electric's machine as a new world best, beating the previous record of 0.38 seconds.
Lithium powder from recycled batteries in Nevada in March
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 21, 2024
Japanese trading firms look abroad to diversify lithium supply
The resource-limited country is aiming to create a stable supply of the mineral, which is critical for producing batteries for electric vehicles.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries scrapped the development of its regional jet last year, after 15 years of effort.
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 28, 2024
Japan really wants to build airplanes, $33 billion project shows
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is aiming to introduce a new aircraft by 2035.
Warren Buffett
Feb 25, 2024
Buffett ups his holdings of Japanese trading houses to about 9%
Berkshire first announced its stakes in the trading houses in 2020 with the intention of holding them long-term and increasing them to as much as 9.9%.
Telecoms giant KDDI plans with Mitsubishi to take convenience store operator Lawson private could help it as it currently stands behind FamilyMart and Seven & I Holdings in a three-horse race.
Feb 14, 2024
There are clouds on the horizon in Japan’s 'conbini-land'
Industry consolidation has pushed minor players out of the conbini game.
The first unit of H3 rocket carrying the Earth observation satellite Daichi-3 is launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture in March last year.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 12, 2024
JAXA to give second shot at H3 rocket launch Thursday
During last year's launch, the second-stage engine of the first unit failed to ignite due to an electrical problem.
Mitsubishi President Katsuya Nakanishi (left), Lawson President Sadanobu Takemasu (center) and KDDI President Makoto Takahashi wear Lawson uniforms during a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday to announce the carrier's plan to raise its stake in the convenience chain.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 7, 2024
KDDI to raise stake in Lawson to jointly run convenience chain
Japan's second-largest mobile carrier currently holds 2.1% of shares but will invest about ¥500 billion to increase its stake through a tender offer.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is one of the largest shareholders in all five of Japan's biggest trading companies.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 30, 2024
Buffett reversal risk pushes Japan firms to diversify investors
Berkshire is one of the largest shareholders in all five of Japan’s biggest trading companies.
Mitsubishi Motors will sell the newest iteration of the Triton pickup truck in Japan starting Feb. 15.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 21, 2024
Japan automakers tap foreign models to drive sales of outdoorsy cars
The popularity of SUVs and pickup trucks has been on the rise in Japan since even before the pandemic on the back of the increasing popularity of outdoor activities.
Plaintiffs and lawyers in wartime labor lawsuits attend a news conference in Seoul last week.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 28, 2023
Top South Korea court upholds wartime labor rulings against Japan firms
The Supreme Court in Seoul upheld decisions by lower courts ordering Hitachi Zosen and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to pay damages.
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities sold Additional Tier 1 notes from Credit Suisse more aggressively than any other firm in Japan, with its sales making up about two-thirds of the notes taken up, which totaled ¥140 billion in value.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 26, 2023
MUFJ securities unit sued again over Credit Suisse AT1 bond losses
Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities sold more than two-thirds of the Additional Tier 1 notes taken up in Japan.
Toyota dealer Hiroshima Toyopet has installed air conditioners at all 30 of its maintenance facilities in Hiroshima Prefecture to ensure mechanics can work comfortably during the summer.
BUSINESS / Companies / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Dec 25, 2023
Hiroshima car dealers seek ways to attract mechanics
Since many people use their cars as a daily means of transportation, it is essential to secure a stable pool of mechanics.
Families of deceased plaintiffs in lawsuits over wartime labor during Japan's colonial rule outside South Korea's Supreme Court in Seoul on Thursday
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 21, 2023
South Korean court upholds wartime labor damages order for Japan firms
The rulings came as South Korea-Japan relations have been improving since Seoul announced in March its plan for solving the wartime labor issue.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals