Creators of destroyed hitchBOT may try to rebuild it

World Aug 4, 2015

Creators of destroyed hitchBOT may try to rebuild it

The Canadian talking and tweeting hitchhiking robot that met its untimely end in the United States over the weekend might be given another chance at life. HitchBOT's co-creators, Frauke Zeller and David Smith, said Monday that they've been overwhelmed with support and offers to revive ...

National Nov 20, 2014

Book vandalized at Fukuoka library over sex slave issue

A book written by a man who provided controversial accounts about wartime "comfort women" was vandalized last month at a library in the city of Fukuoka, sources said Thursday. The library has suspended public access to the 1983 book by Seiji Yoshida, who wrote about ...

National / Crime & Legal Sep 16, 2014

Parked cars in Saitama turning up scratched

The Kasukabe Police Station in Saitama Prefecture has found that more than 70 cars parked in lots or on the streets have had their hoods and doors scratched in apparent acts of vandalism over the past four days. The police are looking for witnesses and ...

National / Politics Mar 20, 2014

Abe to visit Anne Frank House after vandalism

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam this weekend to express regret over the vandalism at Tokyo libraries of hundreds of books related to the young Holocaust victim, an official said Thursday. Abe will visit the museum Sunday, a day ...

Reader Mail Apr 26, 2012

Wide range of views on afterlife

Regarding Dipak Basu's April 19 letter, "Buddhist explanation for flaws": The idea that telling parents that their child is not looking down on them from heaven is "cruel" is Basu's opinion, and he is entitled to it. However, others would argue that sometimes one ...

Editorials Jun 20, 2011

Draft for reconstruction

On June 11, just three months after a massive quake of magnitude 9.1 and a mega-tsunami devastated the Tohoku-Pacific coastal areas, the Reconstruction Design Council, a government panel responsible for drawing up a blueprint for reconstruction of the areas, made public a draft of ...