Air France widens North Korea no-fly zone after ICBM miss

Aug 4, 2017

Air France widens North Korea no-fly zone after ICBM miss

Air France-KLM has expanded its no-fly zone over North Korea after one of its jets flew past the location where an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) splashed down 10 minutes later, an airline spokesman said on Thursday. Air France's Flight 293, a Boeing 777 carrying 323 ...

Agency says rainy season has ended across parts of Honshu

Jul 19, 2017

Agency says rainy season has ended across parts of Honshu

The rainy season appears to be over across large parts of Honshu, including in Tokyo and Osaka, the weather agency said Wednesday. The rainy spell in the Chugoku, Kinki, Tokai and Kanto-Koshin regions of Honshu began June 7 and ended two days earlier than average. ...

Koike kicks off free lightbulb-switching campaign with Pikotaro

Jul 10, 2017

Koike kicks off free lightbulb-switching campaign with Pikotaro

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Monday kicked off a campaign to encourage residents to replace their incandescent lightbulbs with energy-efficient LED lighting for free. Later the same day, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike held a launch ceremony at City Hall with comedian Pikotaro to explain the ...