Tags : Japan

KyoAni arsonist charged with murder of 36 in horrific 2019

The arsonist behind the horrific 2019 attack on Japan’s Kyoto Animation, in the country’s deadliest violent crime in decades, was charged Wednesday with the murder of 36 people. Shinji Aoba, 42, detained in the aftermath of the July attack, sustained fatal burns himself, and has been under constant medical supervision since. The prosecutors have condemned […]...Read More

Fuel-heavy Japan set to ban petrol-run cars by 2030s

Japan wants to ban sales of new petrol cars in around 15 years’ time as part of efforts to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, reports said Thursday. The new policy could be announced as soon as next week, building on an existing push to promote electric and hybrid vehicles, the Mainichi Shimbun said without citing […]...Read More

#COVIDVac: UK, Russia set to roll out as global cases

Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, while Japan and Italy pledged free inoculations as the global death toll shot over 1.49 million after the Americas logged a big surge in cases. Hours after the announcement okayed the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine boasting an efficacy rate of 95% […]...Read More

Super Nintendo World: The ‘Mario’ scape of your dreams soon

The world’s first Super Nintendo World is set to open on the premises of the Osaka-based Universal Studios Japan in a delightful announcement that came directly from inside the park’s newly revealed Bowser Castle Monday. Executive producer Thomas Geraghty of Universal Creative — the innovation and creative arm of Universal Studios — said the opening day […]...Read More

Nike Japan tackles racism and bullying in new self-love advert

Ever since their 1988 “Just Do It” ad, sports brand Nike has become known for producing commercials that spark a conversation and leave a lasting impression on viewers. Last year saw the brand tackling the negative undertones in queries launched at tennis star Naomi Osaka — in spotlight this year as well for donning several masks […]...Read More

Japanese gamer wows Twitter with a portable PS4-in-a-case

Last week the PlayStation 5 went on sale, compelling gamers worldwide to park themselves before their screens and launch an exploration into their newest generation of video game consoles. But while the PS5 might be the latest way to play games at home — aside from the Xbox series, that is — there’s another piece of […]...Read More

SpaceX ‘Resilience’ blasts off to space — a historic first

Four astronauts were successfully launched on the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Resilience” to the International Space Station on Sunday, the first of what the US hopes will be many routine missions following a successful test flight in late spring. Three Americans — Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker — and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi blasted off […]...Read More

‘Deer friendly’ bags all-rage in Japanese city to save their

Nara Park in western Japan is home to an impressive herd of wild deers, that draw massive tourist crowds. But often these hoofed mammals suffer from accidental consumption of plastic bags discarded by the visitors to their home. Acknowledging this concern, local companies have now succeeded in developing paper bags that the animals can safely […]...Read More