Japan announced that its infamous “no-dancing law” will be lifted in 2016, which means next year Japanese clubbers will be free to dance all night long – something they have not been allowed to do for the past 67 years.
Japan’s drive towards creating green energy could come at significant environmental cost. The country’s Environment Ministry says that 770,000 tons of solar panels will end up on the scrap heap in two decades, potentially releasing harmful chemicals.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was heckled on Tuesday, as citizens expressed their discontent with the United States' continued presence in Okinawa. The jeers took place during a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa.
A joint venture between Japan’s SoftBank, China’s Alibaba and Foxconn Technology is bringing the emotional human-like robot Pepper to the global market. It’s the first step to make robots available to general consumers for home and work.
The Japanese state-run company managing temporary storage sites for decontaminated waste from the battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has fallen victim to a computer virus, the Environment Ministry announced.
Beijing’s land reclamation project at several disputed islands in South China Sea is nearing completion. As China’s neighbors and the US voice concerns about the activities, Japan may go as far as shooting down China’s drones patrolling the argued waters.
Some 7,000 people in Japan's Tochigi prefecture have sought $297 million in compensation over the Fukushima nuclear disaster. They are also demanding a decontamination fund, health checks, and an apology from the plant's operator.
A Japanese company is developing a drone able to fly inside the reactor buildings of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. The device has lasers to avoid obstacles and will be able to recharge its batteries without an operator.