Japan related news snippets

My last Japan related news snippets post in October 2007 was caused by a full stomach and being unproductive. Today’s news snippets are brought to you by a cranky overworked me taking a mid morning break and counting down the minutes to lunch.

Japan to create bicycle lanes on roads to prevent accidents

The Japanese government has announced that it will create bicycle lanes along roads in 98 districts across Japan in a bid to prevent accidents…read more

Japan to build islands for 2014 Winter Olympics In Russia

Japanese firms will help build artificial islands in the Black Sea off the Russian resort city of Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics…read more

Japan opens ‘tallest lift tower’

Japan’s Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has opened what it says is the world’s tallest elevator testing tower. The 173m-high (567ft) structure is called Solae and dominates the skyline of Inazawa City…read more

Japan plans Tokyo missile shield

Japanese officials have carried out exercises to see whether a missile defence shield could be deployed in the capital, Tokyo. Teams set up radio masts and tested communications at two separate locations in the city…read more

Japan NOT to Accept Long-Stay Foreigners Who Don’t Know Japanese

Japan’s Foreign Ministry and Justice Ministry have considered making Japanese language ability a requirement for foreigners seeking long-term residency and when screening their residency permits, it has been learned.

Japanese Teacher Slaps Whole Class of Children in Face

An elementary school teacher is in hot water for hitting all the children in her class after misbehavior from only a handful of students, school officials have admitted…read more

$725,000,000 is the cost for parts and materials to build a Gundam

Ever wondered how much it would cost to build a working, life-sized Gundam robot? At least $725 million for the parts and materials, according to an estimate published on the SciencePortal website run by the Japan Science and Technology Agency…read more

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