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Oct 02, 2014

Japan battens down the hatches

After seeing one of the warmest, driest and sunniest September months for some time, the start of October weather looks to be rather unsettled and not just for the UK but also for the other side of the world; in particular Japan...

Oct 02, 2014

Search for bodies from Japan volcano halted

The search for bodies from an erupting volcano in central Japan was suspended Thursday as weather conditions deteriorated. Officials are concerned that heavy rainfall could increase the threat of an avalanche of accumulated ash on Mount Ontake. As of...

Oct 02, 2014

Zen approach for Ricciardo in Japan

IT’S quite a change of pace for Daniel Ricciardo, but his sampling of traditional Japanese culture could pay off at Suzuka this weekend...

Oct 02, 2014

Bullet Train Links Tokyo With Hokuriku

While celebrating the 50th anniversary of Japan's Bullet Train on October 1, the Japan National Tourism Organization has confirmed that the extension of the Hokuriku Shinkansen service will open on March 14, 2015... #Tokyo #Japan

Oct 01, 2014

Japan's eruption becomes deadliest volcano in 88 years

The death toll from Japan's volcanic eruption rose to 48 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered summit... #Tokyo #Japan

Oct 01, 2014

Japan's eruption becomes deadliest volcano in 88 years

The death toll from Japan's volcanic eruption rose to 48 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered summit... #Tokyo #Japan

Oct 01, 2014

World's 1st bullet train, made in Japan, turns 50

(AP) -- It was, retired Japanese railway engineer Fumihiro Araki recalls, "like flying in the sky." Zipping cross-country in a super-high-speed train has become commonplace in many countries these days, but it was unheard of when Japan launched its b... #Europe #Tokyo #Mount Fuji

Oct 02, 2014

Milos Raonic overpowers Jurgen Melzer to reach quarter-finals at Japan Open

TOKYO — Canadian Milos Raonic reached his 11th quarter-final of the season Thursday as the third seed overpowered Jurgen Melzer 6-4, 6-3 at the Japan Open. The Thornhill, Ont. native, who was a Wimbledon semifinalist and twice runner-up in the […... #Jurgen Melzer #Japan Open

Oct 01, 2014

Kaizen: An American Idea Gets A Japanese Makeover

This manufacturing philosophy – made famous by the likes of Toyota – had its start in postwar Japan with an American statistician... #Jurgen Melzer #Japan Open

Oct 01, 2014

Japan volcano death toll rises to 48

More bodies have been found near the ash-covered summit of a Japanese volcano as searches resumed amid concern of toxic gas and another eruption. Nagano police said the death toll from Saturday's surprise eruption at Mount Ontake now stands at 48. Lo... #Jurgen Melzer #Japan Open