Pedal power: Bike-sharing services expand in Japan

Lifestyle Oct 21, 2017

Pedal power: Bike-sharing services expand in Japan

by Masami Ito

It's a little past 7:30 a.m. at Shinagawa Station's bustling Konan Exit. The air is crisp on this beautiful autumn morning, with hundreds of people passing through the fourth busiest rail hub in Tokyo on their way to various appointments. Just off to the side ...

G-7 transport chiefs vow to take lead in promoting self-driving cars

National Sep 24, 2016

G-7 transport chiefs vow to take lead in promoting self-driving cars

Transport ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries agreed Saturday to reinforce international cooperation in creating safety regulations to promote self-driving cars. "We will cooperate with each other and exercise leadership to support the early commercialization of automated and connected vehicle technologies," a declaration ...

Manner mode: Defusing tension on the train

Lifestyle Mar 19, 2016

Manner mode: Defusing tension on the train

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Commuting to and from work during peak hours in Tokyo can be an utterly soul-destroying experience. With passengers jammed in like sardines in a can, the suffocating conditions on many trains can elevate stress levels and cause tempers to fray. Given the sheer number of ...

Asia Pacific Mar 12, 2015

China military aircraft to see tech 'breakthroughs' this year: Xinhua

Several types of large Chinese military aircraft will have "breakthroughs" this year after years of development, state media reported, as China pushes its territorial claims in the region. Its largest domestically made military transport aircraft, known as the Xi'an Y-20, "will be available for delivery ...