Defense Ministry Wants Budget To Boost Space Watch

Defense Ministry wants budget to boost space watch

Japan's Defense Ministry plans to make its largest-ever budget request to boost its space surveillance capabilities.

The ministry is likely to ask for about 5.3 trillion yen, or 50 billion dollars, for its budget for the year that starts in April 2020. The defense program guidelines adopted last year call for boosting Japan's defense capabilities in outer space.

Japan, Tajikistan To Boost Ties

Japan, Tajikistan to boost ties

The foreign ministers of Japan and Tajikistan have agreed to boost bilateral relations in a wide range of fields. Their meeting comes at a time when China is increasing its influence in Central Asia.

Japan's Taro Kono met Tajikistan's Sirojiddin Muhriddin in the Central Asian country on Sunday. Kono is the first Japanese foreign minister to visit the nation in 15 years.

Japan, Us To Boost Space, Cyber-security Ties

Japan, US to boost space, cyber-security ties

Japan and the US have agreed to boost cooperation in the fields of cyber-security and outer space.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan in Washington on Friday.

5g To Boost Airport Efficiency

5G to boost airport efficiency

Two Japanese companies are working together to find innovative ways of using 5G mobile communications technology. Japan Airlines and telecom company KDDI are conducting tests to see how 5G can make airport operations more efficient.

An engineer watches a live feed showing airplane parts being repaired at another site. The images come from an ultra-high definition 4K camera attached to a colleague's helmet.

Japan, India To Boost Security Cooperation

Japan, India to boost security cooperation

The foreign ministers of Japan and India have agreed to boost security cooperation as part of efforts to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono met with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for 40 minutes in New Delhi on Monday evening.

New Defense Guidelines To Call For Ai Boost

New defense guidelines to call for AI boost

Japan's new defense guidelines will call for the introduction of more artificial intelligence technology to make up for a coming personnel shortage.

The National Defense Program Guidelines will be revised next month for the first time in 5 years.

Abe, Xi Agree To Boost Ties

Abe, Xi agree to boost ties

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping have met in Beijing. Both say they're determined to turn a new page in the relationship between the two countries.

Xi said, "As the international situation changes, China and Japan are becoming increasingly dependent on one another.
Our countries also have a growing number of common interests and concerns on a multilateral level. The rapid changes in the world are providing China and Japan with opportunities for more cooperation on higher levels."

Nissan To Boost Production In China By 40 Percent

Nissan To Boost Production In China By 40 PercentNissan and its Chinese partner Dongfeng are reportedly going to invest around $900 million into their manufacturing facilities in order to expand their production capacity. This is just a part of the Japanese company's plan to rise among the top-three best-selling car makers in the world's biggest auto market.

Abe: Peace Treaty Will Boost Economic Development

Abe: Peace treaty will boost economic development

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on Russia to help resolve the 2 countries' territorial issue, for the sake of regional peace, stability, and economic development.

Abe delivered a speech on Friday at an international economic forum hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg.

Japan To Offer Technical Boost For Manned Moon Mission

Japan to offer technical boost for manned moon mission

In the hopes of securing a spot for a Japanese astronaut to go to the moon, Japan will offer technical assistance to an international manned lunar exploration project that was announced by NASA.

The Committee of National Space Policy of the Cabinet Office decided to proceed with the project for technical assistance on Dec. 1, which will be included in the Basic Plan on Space Policy that is scheduled for revision soon.

Flavorful Tofu Dishes Help Boost Nutrition

Flavorful tofu dishes help boost nutrition

The Yomiuri ShimbunIn the world of yakuzen medicinal cuisine, tofu is categorized as a food that "cools down the body." Hiyayakko cold tofu is a typical dish in which to enjoy this product, but increasing your repertoire will help you better remove heat from your body. Cook Hiromi Takeuchi, who holds the qualification of international Chinese medical dietitian, shares cool tofu recipes.

Takeuchi explained the reason tofu is suited to surviving hot days. "In the world of Chinese medicinal cuisine, the characteristics of foods are classified into five categories — cold, cool, neutral, warm and hot. Tofu, which is included in the cool category, is said to have the effect of removing heat from the body," she said.

Toyota Museum Strives To Boost Hospitality For Foreigners

Toyota museum strives to boost hospitality for foreigners

NAGOYA--"Do you know Sakichi Toyoda?" is the question that echoes through a wide entrance hall of the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology here.

Tour guide Kazuo Nakai, 68, explains in fluent English about the history and products of the Toyota Motor Corp. group, which originated from a spinning and weaving machinery maker founded by Toyoda (1867-1930).

Toyota Looks To Boost Productivity With More Flexible Work Style

Toyota looks to boost productivity with more flexible work style

Toyota Motor Corp. is considering expanding the number of employees eligible for its flexible working hours system and guaranteeing 45 hours of extra work pay a month regardless of actual overtime hours, its officials said Wednesday.

The measure is aimed at allowing workers to choose their work time and style and raising their competitiveness and productivity. Toyota has entered talks with its labor union about the plan with the aim of implementing it in December, they said.