Japan, a country which is already synonymous with fast train is breaking barrier after barrier in pushing the limits of train speed. In yet another achievement Maglev Train broke all previous records by clocking speeds over 600kph (373mph) in a test run. Guess what? This train just broke its own record from just a week before when it clocked in ... Read More »
Abandoned Japanese Village has More Life Size Dolls Than Real Humans
What do you when people abandon your village? Create life-size dolls to keep you company and keep the village look real? Well, that is exactly what has happened in a village in Japan’s remote lya valley. The village Nagoru, located on the Shikoku Island has almost lost all its inhabitants. They have all moved out to bigger towns and cities. ... Read More »
76% of Smartphones Sold in Japan are Apple!
Apple really has a very strong hold on the Japanese smartphone market. In October Apple sold three out of every smartphones. That is a staggering 76% of all smartphones. Apple, which released new iPhone 5S and 5C models in September, won 76 percent of Japanese smartphone sales last month, market researcher Kantar Worldpanel ComTech said Thursday. Apple’s share of smartphone ... Read More »
WWII Bomb Found in Japan Airport – Airport Sealed-off!
Panic stuck Sendai Airport, a major airport in Japan after construction workers found a unexploded World War II bomb in the runway. All 92 flights in and out of Sendai airport were cancelled after the 250-kilogram (550-pound) bomb was uncovered during construction near a runway, local police official Hiroshi Ouchi said. The bomb was identified as American-made and is believed ... Read More »
Fugitive penguin 337 spotted alive in Tokyo Bay
After Penguin Number 337 made a daring bid for freedom from a Tokyo aquarium and vanished into the waters of Tokyo Bay two months ago, many feared the worst for the adventurous feathered fugitive. But the one-year-old Humboldt penguin has now popped up on video footage in a different part of the bay, frolicking in the water and apparently healthy. ... Read More »
Sony Reports $5.7 Billion Loss, Fourth Straight Year of Red
Sony Corporation continues to rack up massive losses. Today the company reported a record annual loss of 457 billion yen($5.7 billion). This is the fourth straight year that Sony has reported a loss. Sony, the once-glorious maker of the Walkman and PlayStation struggles toward a turnaround under a new president. The electronics and entertainment company, which also makes “Spider-Man” movies, ... Read More »
Japan’s Suzuki recalls over 100,000 Swifts
Japan’s Suzuki Motor said Monday it will recall about 109,000 Swift subcompact cars worldwide, half of them in Japan, to repair a defect that may cause petrol leakage. The cars were produced between September 2010 and last month with 55,146 of them shipped to the domestic market and 53,801 others exported outside the country, including Australia, Mexico, and Europe, a ... Read More »