TOKYO: With an ageing population in need of transport, Japan is betting on autonomous cars, but an accident involving a self-driving showcase at the Paralympics illustrates the challenges ahead.
Japan is far from the only place with autonomous vehicles on the roads, but its government has set acceleration of the technology as a key priority.
Last year, it became the first country in the world to allow a vehicle capable of taking full control in certain situations to operate on public roads.
The Honda car has “Level 3” autonomy, meaning it can take certain decisions alone, though a driver has to be ready to take the wheel in emergencies.
The government has changed the law to pave the way for increasingly advanced autonomous vehicleRead More »
Saturday, 10 December 2016 Tokyo: Japan has restarted one of its few operating nuclear reactors after a two-month safety check-up, despite still-heated debate over atomic power following the Fukushima disaster. The unit was shut down in October for inspections and maintenance under stricter rules brought in after a quake-sparked tsunami …Read More »
Saturday, 10 December 2016 Tokyo: Donald Trump only wants to make America great again, but one Japanese firm hopes that painting his face on a traditional good luck charm will make the whole planet a better place in 2017. The billionaire property magnate is among a string of celebrity faces …Read More »
Monday, 28 November 2016 TOKYO: Japan plans to build the world’s fastest-known supercomputer in a bid to arm the country’s manufacturers with a platform for research that could help them develop and improve driverless cars, robotics and medical diagnostics. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will spend 19.5bil yen …Read More »
“In Japan, inside and out a white, a red seed,” There is a strawberry that called”Scent Of First Love” or Hastukoi No Kaori in japanese. They won the root. “Awesome!” “Japan is huh sometimes very unique,” such as comments have been submitted. Of course, “Scent of First Love” is real in …Read More »
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 TOKYO: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has urged Japan to continue investing in Malaysia’s growth and development. Addressing key Japanese captains of industry at a lunch meeting here, the Prime Minister said Malaysia was moving towards a high-income nation category and this has opened up lots …Read More »
Wednesday, 7 September 2016 JAPANESE electronics firm Murata’s 10-member android troupe of performers – who went viral with their first synchronised performance back in 2014 – are back with a new routine and a new stage. The Murata cheerleaders will be performing outside of Japan at the Tech Dome Penang …Read More »
Asian Development Bank Scholarship 2016 The Asian Development Bank/Japan Scholarship Program 2016 offers about 300 postgraduate scholarships a year for studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions. What is offeredThe scholarship provides full tuition fees, a monthly allowance for expenses, housing, books …Read More »
Ten things to do in Japan by Natasha Pulley 13 July 2016 The Watchmaker of Filigree Street My first book, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, will come out in paperback in July. The main character is Japanese and I wrote a lot of it in Tokyo, where I lived for …Read More »
Friday, 29 September 2017 : The former All Blacks loose forward, who took the helm of the Japan national side last year, will replace Filo Tiatia in the Sunwolves role. “As the new head coach I understand the responsibility of coaching at this level,” Joseph said in a JRFU statement. “I …Read More »