The fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster continues. Radiation rates are only “slightly higher than normal,” and yet children are told to “avoid touching the outside air.” Reuters highlights the “invisible enemy” being fought. Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it’s like […]
Researchers who are tracking the radiation released during Japan's Fukushima reactor disaster say low levels will hit the U.S. in April, but added it shouldn't be enough to pose a threat to human beings, wildlife or the environment
It's time to learn more about everybody's favorite Multipurpose Japanator Android. I don't know about you, but seeing the exploits of Chibi Ai-Fi brightens my regular Monday gloom just a little bit. Read more...
- due out June 5th in Japan - retail copies include four Setting Sun Star-vader Darmstadtium holographic cards (R rarity) Link
By Marc Chandler: Japan reported some disappointing data, but the BOJ is unlikely to move when its 2-day meeting concludes on Tuesday. Surveys suggest the expectations for additional easing have been pushed from Q2 into Q3. This will...Show More Summary
Tyler Cowen has a post entitled “Is Abenomics Working?” The first line of the post says: Japan’s economy grew by 0.7% in 2013, down from an initial estimate of 1%. That reflects the year over year figures, which makes the “in 2013? phrasing slightly misleading. The rate is quite low because Japanese RGDP was falling […]
The Epic Pass offered by Vail Resorts includes destinations in Colorado, Utah, the Lake Tahoe region and, now, Japan.
Converse Addict remains to be one of the most interesting projects by the Boston sneaker brand and still they do not release it outside of Japan. Today we take a look at the new Spring 2014 offering. Designed by Daisuke Obana … Converse Addict Spring 2014 Collection is a post by David Fischer on Highsnobiety.
(Photo of a surviving Zero by PENTAX) In 1943, 2d Lt. Owen J. Baggett of the US Army Air Force was deployed with the Tenth Air Force to India. At the time, Japan occupied Burma and threatened India. Lt. Baggett was the co-pilot of a B-24 bomber. Show More Summary
Just days after it sought protection in Japan, once popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has been forced to file for bankruptcy in the US in the hope of climbing out of the huge hole it's found itself in. Still reeling from the loss of 850,000 Bitcoins...
Japan’s economy grew by 0.7% in 2013, down from an initial estimate of 1%. …Japan’s trade gap also rose to a new record last month, increasing by 71% to 2.79tn yen in January, official figures showed. There is more here, via R. Lopez. For background and context, see Edward Hugh’s recent post.
The world has mostly kept its interest in nuclear power ON MARCH 11th 2011 the world’s fifth most powerful earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan. At a magnitude of 9.0, its ferocity shifted the planet 17cm off its axis and pushed Japan’s main island of Honshu 2.4 metres to the east. Show More Summary
By Jeremy Schwartz: By Jeremy Schwartz I attended the CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo the week of February 24 and came away with some great insights from CLSA strategists and companies that presented there. Readers of our research will be familiar with the Japan strategist roundtable we released in February. Show More Summary
CaroTrans, a global NVOCC (non-vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, has announced adoption of CargoSmart’s Japan AFR (advanced
Japan's larger automakers - companies like Toyota, Honda and Nissan - have tremendous engineering talent at their disposal. That's largely because, selling as many cars as they do, they've got more revenues to tap into. Logic might dictate,...Show More Summary
Pico Iyer is the author of "The Man Within My Head" and "The Open Road: The Global Journey of the 14th Dalai Lama." NARA -- Three years ago, on this day, I flew from my home in Japan to visit my mother in California. Only a few hours...Show More Summary
2P has put together a summary post of everything currently known about Black Desert. The open-world fantasy sandbox from Pearl Abyss has secured publishers for Korea, Japan, and Russia, and is reportedly working on an internal English-language...Show More Summary
The U.S. stock market edged lower in morning trading Monday as investors weighed disappointing economic news from China and Japan. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell four points, or 0.2%, to... To view the full story, click the title link.
Agriculture may be Japan's next big manga genre! "Mark Trail" cartoonist Jack Elrod passes torch! Darwyn Cooke on what he learned from Will Eisner! Plus much more!
Never mind what the executives say - we've had a sneaking suspicion all along that the upcoming Honda Civic Type R won't be coming to North America. And with good reason: both the prototype we drove in Japan and the concept unveiledShow More Summary