Kamikatsu: The Japanese town working towards a zero-waste goal by 2020

Kamikatsu: The Japanese town working towards a zero-waste goal by 2020

Updated May 20, 2018 07:45:15 If you think working out whether your rubbish should go into the recycling bin or not, spare a thought for the residents of the tiny Japanese town of Kamikatsu. The 1500-odd locals in this village have to sort their waste into 45 different categories. It’s …

Japanese manufacturer fined a record $46 million for car parts cartel

Japanese manufacturer fined a record $46 million for car parts cartel

Posted May 16, 2018 15:00:17 Photo: Yazaki Corporation has been hit with a record $46 million fine for price fixing in Australia. (Supplied: Yazaki Corporation) The giant Japanese electrical component maker Yazaki Corporation has been fined a record Australian fine of $46 million for price fixing and engaging in running …

Japanese roller coaster glitch leaves passengers hanging for two hours

Japanese roller coaster glitch leaves passengers hanging for two hours

Updated May 02, 2018 14:12:21 Sixty-four passengers were left hanging in the air for up to two hours after a roller coaster made an emergency stop at Universal Studios in Japan. The amusement park said the Flying Dinosaur roller coaster’s two carriages stalled midway through the 1,100m ride, with riders …

Japanese scientists invent real life ‘Transformer’ robot that morphs into a car

Japanese scientists invent real life ‘Transformer’ robot that morphs into a car

Updated April 26, 2018 20:40:19 Japanese engineers have unveiled a robot that transforms into a car that can actually carry people on board, in what they said was the first such accomplishment in the history of robots. The 3.7-metre-tall two-seater robot “J-deite RIDE” can transform into a sportscar in a …

Australian barley scare widens as Japanese company recalls 132,000 yoghurt bowls

Australian barley scare widens as Japanese company recalls 132,000 yoghurt bowls

Posted April 04, 2018 15:43:19 More products tainted by Australian barley — which was found to have pesticide levels five times above acceptable limits — are being recalled across Japan. Kyoto-based Japan Luna has announced the voluntary recall of 132,000 yoghurt bowls containing cereal from the suspect batch. On Tuesday, …