Whaling in Japan Banned by Court

Whaling in Japan Banned by Court

The U.N. International Court of Justice has temporarily banned whaling in Japan, rejecting the argument that the purpose of the catch was scientific research. The court agreed with Australia, which brought the case to light in May 2010, that the scientific output of whaling was lacking in comparison with the number of whales that were […]

Robots in Japan Have Roots in Its Robot Anime

Robots in Japan Have Roots in Its Robot Anime

Japanese Animation Guide: The History of Robot Anime is a 90-page inquiry commissioned by the Agency for Cultural Affairs and its Manga, Animation, Games, and Media Art Information Bureau in Japan. This study was published in Japanese last year and the English translation of a shortened version just became available. First of its kind in […]

Toyota Admits Misleading Safety Information [Video]

Toyota Admits Misleading Safety Information [Video]

Toyota has experienced a number of monumental setbacks in the past five years: In 2009 it was affected by the global recession, the tsunami, and the Fukushima disaster that resulted in closing Japan’s 50 nuclear reactors which provided 90% of Japan’s energy needs and affected the supply chain for auto parts, not to mention raising […]