Nov 06
Mazda Motor plans to release electric vehicles equipped with range-extending rotary engines in the U.S. and Europe in 2019, bringing back a signature technology as it responds to tougher environmental rules in key auto markets. (Nikkei)

Nov 02
Sony Corp. announced Wednesday that it is scheduled to release a new doglike “aibo” robot on Jan. 11, 2018. (

Oct 27
Japan’s Meteorological Agency has released details of a new system to provide information on a possible huge quake along the Nankai Trough. (NHK)

Oct 22
A giant panda cub at a Tokyo zoo continues to grow steadily about 4 months after her birth. Xiang Xiang was seen walking behind her mother, Shin Shin, during a recent checkup. (NHK)

Oct 20
Japan’s volcanic eruption prediction committee offered the view Thursday that a major eruption may occur at Mount Shinmoe in the southwestern region of Kyushu. (Jiji)

Oct 19
An international research team, including the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said Wednesday that it has found a 50-kilometer-long cave under the surface of the moon through a study of observation data from JAXA’s Kaguya (Selene) lunar orbiter launched in 2007. (Jiji)

Oct 16
Nearly 2,000 fire ants have been discovered in Kyoto in a shipping container that arrived from China, local authorities said Saturday. (Japan Times)

Oct 16
Japan may face a shortage of influenza vaccines this winter due to a production delay. (Jiji)

Oct 14
Japan’s Meteorological Agency says a volcano in the country’s southwest has erupted again, following an eruption on Wednesday. (NHK)

Oct 13
Many foreign companies cooperate with Japan on different issues. During this process, both sides usually communicate by e-mail or use different social networks. Nowadays, a lot of companies, entrepreneurs and private individuals have serious concerns about how to stay safe online and to ensure the security of data. (