Fukushima Daiichi Cleanup To Take Decades

Fukushima Daiichi cleanup to take decades

Work is continuing to decommission the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan's northeast.

The triple meltdown it suffered eight years ago after it was hit by an earthquake and tsunami is considered one of the world's worst nuclear accidents. The process is expected to take decades.

Japanese Tech Adds Starshine To Decades-old Philippine Planetarium

Japanese tech adds starshine to decades-old Philippine planetarium

At a quaint property in the heartland of the Philippine capital of Manila lies a state-owned planetarium that has been attracting a growing number of visitors thanks to more spectacular shows made possible by newly acquired projectors.

Since February, hundreds of people have been flocking to the compound of the National Planetarium along the Padre Burgos Avenue in Manila to see the exhibits and shows which run from mid-morning until late afternoon. On busy days, the crowd grows to over 1,000.

Mansai's Art Marks Setagaya Theater's 2 Decades

Mansai's art marks Setagaya theater's 2 decades

The Setagaya Public Theatre in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month as a pioneering venue for plays and dance performances with distinctive characteristics.

To commemorate the occasion, the theater started the month with the kyogen play "Tojin Zumo." Performers include professional kyogen actors such as Nomura Mansaku and Nomura Mansai, the artistic director of the theater, as well as people selected from the general public. A noh stage was built inside the venue for the program.

Honda Celebrates Four Decades Of Accord

Honda Celebrates Four Decades of AccordIn June 1976 Americans were gearing up to celebrate the Bicentennial and pick a new President, singing along to the number one song on the radio, Silly Love Songs and paying just 59 cents for a gallon of gas. Along came the Honda Accord, a fun and fuel-efficient three-door hatchback, beginning a four-decade long American success story.

There Could Be Decades Before We See A New Lexus Supercar

There Could Be Decades Before We See A New Lexus SupercarLexus International executive vice-president Mark Templin has put the brakes on rumors of a next-generation LFA coming any time soon — from Motoring Australia:
“There’s lots of desire; I would never say never,” [Templin] said of another supercar flagship from Lexus, “but it’s not in our short-term plan.”