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Japan wants to construct world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

Sumitomo Forestry marks its 350th anniversary Date : February 19, 2018 Reporter : BNN TOKYO, Japan - As the Japanese company, Sumitomo Forestry marks its 350th anniversary in the year 2041 - it is aiming to unveil its latest project - the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper.  Sumitomo Forestry launched plans to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper, pointing out in a statement that 10 percent of the 70-storey W350 tower would be steel. However, this would be combined with about 180,000 cubic metres of indigenous wood, enough to build ...Full Story

POLITICS

Japan Deepens Economic Support for Philippines in Rivalry With China

Date : November 3, 2017 Reporter : VoA/ BNN Philippine President met Japanese Prime Minister TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Japan is deepening its influence in the Philippines to vie with regional rival China, a welcome boost for an infrastructure overhaul program in the relatively poor Southeast Asian country and for Japanese geopolitical ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Japan wants to construct world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

Date : February 19, 2018 Reporter : BNN Sumitomo Forestry marks its 350th anniversary TOKYO, Japan - As the Japanese company, Sumitomo Forestry marks its 350th anniversary in the year 2041 - it is aiming to unveil its latest project - the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper.  Sumitomo Forestry launched plans ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Nissan decides to suspend production for Japanese market

Date : October 21, 2017 Reporter : BNN Nissan would stop production of domestic market TOKYO, Japan - In a bid to address misconduct in its inspection procedures that led to a major recall recently, Nissan has decided to suspend production of all cars for the Japanese market. Production of all cars, the company said ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Japanese police recover more dead bodies from capsized boat

Date : January 18, 2018 Reporter : BNN The boat likely came from North Korea TOKYO, Japan - On Tuesday, the Japanese police recovered seven bodies from a wooden boat, with indications that the boat likely came from North Korea. The incident added to a rising number North Korean primitive fishing vessels ...Full Story

HISTORY

Japan Marked the 72nd Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

Date : August 6, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Killing 140,000 people in total Japan celebrated the 72nd anniversary of the Hiroshima nuclear bombing, the world's agencies said on Sunday. A minute's silence revered the memory of the victims of the bombing, killing 140,000 people in total. ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

ISIL militants release video claiming to have killed Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

Date : February 1, 2015 Reporter : Trend Japanese government is trying to verify the authenticity Violent jihadists have posted a video online apparently showing the murder of Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist, ending days of deadlock over his fate, The Telegraph reported. The one-minute video, posted by the Islamic State in ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

For the first time in years, snow alert issued in Japan

Date : January 22, 2018 Reporter : BNN Heavy snow warning has been issued for Tokyo TOKYO, Japan - For the first time in four years, Japan Weather Agency has issued a ‘Heavy Snow’ alert, warning that there could be damage to property or disruption to traffic.  The heavy snow warning has been issued ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to inventors of blue LEDs

Date : October 7, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet The team of Japanese scientists STOCKHOLM, Norway -- Over 20 years after their invention, the team of Japanese scientists behind blue colored light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, has been recognized with the Nobel Prize for Physics. Found in everything from light bulbs ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Toshiba selling medical and consumer-electronics units

Date : March 18, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Sold to Japanese camera maker Canon TOKYO - Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp. is selling its medical and consumer-electronics units in order to raise cash to help fund restructuring after a massive accounting scandal.> Big News Network The Japanese electronics ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Maglev train in Japan breaks world record at 590 kilometers per hour

Date : April 19, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Maglev operated by Central Japan Railway TOKYO -- A Japanese train line that uses magnetic charge to lift and move train cars broke a previous speed record on Thursday. The magnetic levitation bullet train, or maglev operated by Central Japan Railway Co., reached 590 ...Full Story

SPORTS

Tochinoshin grabs sole lead as Kakuryu loses again

Date : January 25, 2018 Reporter : Japan Times New Year Grand Sumo Tournament Tochinoshin snatched a one-match lead Thursday after yokozunaKakuryu suffered his second loss in as many days at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, reports the Japan Times The No. 3 maegashira, who entered Day 12 of the 15-day ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Ardent Pokémon Go fans catch 500 million Pokémon in two days

Date : November 23, 2017 Reporter : BNN Region-locked pocket monsters TOKYO, Japan - In a bid to reignite the global craze about the game that lets players go to lengths for region-locked pocket monsters, Pokémon Go developer Niantic kickstarted the Global Catch Challenge. Spurred by the ...Full Story

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