Honda to spend $87 billion on R&D as it revs up electric ambitions

The Honda Motor logo is pictured at the 43rd Bangkok International Motor Show, in Bangkok, Thailand, on March 22, 2022.Reuters Japan's Honda Motor Co Ltd plans to spend $64 billion (S$87 billion) on research and development over the next decade, the company said on Tuesday, laying out an ambitious target to roll out 30 electric vehicle...

In Japan, relief as South Korea votes in Yoon Suk-yeol as president

South Korea’s president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul on Thursday.Reuters Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida was quick to congratulate Yoon Suk-yeol for his victory in Wednesday’s presidential election in South Korea, while analysts say Tokyo will have breathed a sigh of relief at the conservative opposition candidate’s victory. Speaking just hours after Yoon was declared the winner...

Concert Review: Japan Foundation KL’s MIN’YO Concert Brings Us Closer To Japan

Travelling overseas for holiday has become a luxury most of us can’t even dream of doing due to MCOs and Covid-19 having taken over our lives. Yet, despite this, the Japan Foundation KL still found a way to whisk us on holiday without having to leave the country. In a magical display of extraordinary musical...

Otoha Ayase Dismissed From J-pop Group Kamen Joshi For Filming Adult Videos

Former SKE48 member Yua Mikami is infamous for being an AV (adult video) actress. As it turns out, another Japanese idol attempted to follow in her footsteps. Unfortunately, it didn’t go as well as it had for Mikami. Kamen Joshi (仮面女子) aka Mask Girls member Otoha Ayase (綾瀬乙葉) shocked many when it was announced she...

Japan, US draw up plan for any Taiwan emergency: Kyodo

Japanese and US armed forces have drawn up a draft plan for a joint operation for a possible Taiwan emergency, Japan's Kyodo news agency said on Thursday (Dec 23), citing unnamed Japanese government sources, amid increased tensions between the island and China. China claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own "sacred" territory and in the...

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant plans seabed tunnel to release contaminated water into ocean

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant intends to build an underwater tunnel to release water from the plant into the sea, it said on Tuesday, as part of a project to treat and dispose of contaminated water. A decade after a massive earthquake and tsunami ravaged the northeastern coast, disabling the plant...

Japan has zero daily Covid-19 deaths for first time in 15 months: Media

The country has had more than 18,000 deaths from the disease during the course of the pandemic.Reuters file Japan recorded no daily deaths from Covid-19 for the first time in more than a year on Sunday (Nov 7), according to local media. Prior to Sunday, there hadn't been a day without a Covid-19 death since Aug...

Outcome uncertain as Japan’s ruling party heads to vote on next PM

Japan's Minister for Administrative Reform Taro Kono speaks during a joint news conference by the contenders for the presidential election of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), as Japan's former Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida listens, at the party's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan on Sept 17, 2021.Reuters file TOKYO - Japan's ruling party votes on Wednesday...

15 Of The Healthiest Places To Live On The Planet!

It seems there are many factors that contribute to health. Some places just have all of them! If you like good food, fresh air, beautiful scenic views and supportive and friendly people, then you like healthy living. Which is why we have compiled our list of the top 15 healthiest places to live in...