Officials Admit Failure To Save Abused Girl

Officials admit failure to save abused girl

Officials at a child welfare center near Tokyo have admitted they failed to act after discovering that the father of a girl who later died of suspected domestic abuse had taken her from a relative's home.

Mia Kurihara, aged 10, was found dead at her home in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture, in late January. Police arrested her parents on suspicion of inflicting injuries that led to the girl's death.

Stats Flaw May Stem From Fixing Another Failure

Stats flaw may stem from fixing another failure

The Japanese government's practice of releasing faulty labor data may have begun as a result of amending another failing.

The labor ministry has come under fire for its improper method for surveying wages and working hours. Officials have been found to have surveyed only one-third of the required companies with 500 or more employees.

Fear, And Loathing In Las Vegas Bassist Kei Passes Away From Heart Failure

Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas bassist Kei passes away from heart failure

It's been reported that Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas bassist Kei passed away on January 12 at his home due to acute heart failure. 

The band's official website announced that Kei's funeral was already held on January 15 at the will of his family. Due to his death, the release of their new album, their tour, and their event 'MEGA VEGAS' will be cancelled for the time being. While the band plans to continue their activities, they commented, "It would make us happy if you would watch over us warmly until the day we see everybody again." 

Power Failure-hit Skating Rink In Hokkaido Reopens

Power failure-hit skating rink in Hokkaido reopens

A skating rink in Tomakomai City in Japan's northern prefecture of Hokkaido has reopened after a power failure caused by an earthquake melted the ice.

Hakucho Oji Ice Arena is the home of the Oji Eagles ice hockey team, a member of the Asia League.

Actor Tsugawa Masahiko Passes Away Due To Heart Failure

Actor Tsugawa Masahiko passes away due to heart failure

It's been reported that actor Tsugawa Masahiko (real name Kato Masahiko) has passed away on August 4 due to heart failure. He was 78 years old. His funeral was already held with close family and friends, but a public memorial service is scheduled to be held in the coming days. 

Since making his acting debut in 1956's 'Kurutta Kajitsu,' Tsugawa has starred in numerous movies, dramas, and plays. He comes from family of talent - his grandfather is director Makino Shozo, father, actor Sawamura Kunitaro, mother, actress Makino Tomoko, and elder brother, actor Nagato Hiroyuki. In 1973, he married actress Asaoka Yukiji. 

Engine Trouble May Be Blamed For Launch Failure

Engine trouble may be blamed for launch failure

The Japanese startup company whose attempt to launch a small rocket ended in a fiery crash says a problem with the main engine is likely to blame.

Interstellar Technologies, based in the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido, developed and produced the 10-meter-long rocket.

Nintendo Credits The Wii U's Failure For The Switch's Success

Nintendo Credits The Wii U's Failure For The Switch's Success

By all accounts the Nintendo Switch has proven to be a success and a win for the company. Just last month Nintendo announced that they have managed to sell a little under 8 million units of the Switch, and it seems that the company also expects that within a year, they should be able to surpass the Wii U's lifetime sales.

For those unfamiliar, the Wii U is the Switch's predecessor and we suppose you could call it a flop and despite it being on the market for only five years, it has since been discontinued, but the failure of the console was not for naught. In a report from CNN Tech, Nintendo has credited the Wii U's failure for the Switch's success, claiming that they have learnt a lot from that failure which they have since addressed with the Switch.

1985 Toyota Celica Liftback, Rusty Jones Failure Edition

1985 Toyota Celica Liftback, Rusty Jones Failure EditionThe third-generation Toyota Celica was built for the 1982 through 1985 model years, and its combination of fuel economy, mechanical reliability, and sporty looks made it a success in the United States. Sadly, these cars disintegrated quickly in rusty areas, and most were driven into the ground elsewhere, so you won't see many on the street today. Here's a battered '85 that I found in a Denver self-service yard a few weeks ago.

Sharp Refrigerator Cools Food Even During Power Failure

Sharp Refrigerator Cools Food Even During Power FailureSharp Corp will release a refrigerator that can keep cooling food even during a power failure.
The refrigerator is combined with either a solar power generation system or a storage battery. When its power plug is connected to a special power outlet, the storage battery automatically starts supplying electricity to the refrigerator about five seconds after a power failure occurs.

Failure Of The Hitomi Satellite

Failure of the Hitomi satelliteThe recent failure of the Hitomi satellite to find X-rays from black holes and galaxy clusters represents a devastating fiasco in the history of space science and has caused great disappointment to X-ray astronomers around the world, since the satellite was regarded as a flagship satellite for their research.

Toyota Recalls 2016 Rav4, Rx350, And Es350 Due To Stability Failure

Toyota recalls 2016 RAV4, RX350, and ES350 due to stability failureThe Basics: Toyota will recall 4,170 examples of the 2016 RAV4, 90 units of the 2016 Lexus RX350, and 12,400 units of the 2016 ES350.
The Problem: A component in the brake actuator assembly may have damage from a manufacturing error. The actuator controls the anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, and other systems. If the part doesn't work properly these safety systems might not activate properly.