Japan's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hit Record Low

Japan's greenhouse gas emissions hit record low

Japan's Environment Ministry says the country's greenhouse gas emissions for the fiscal year that ended in March hit a record low.

The ministry's preliminary figures show Japan's domestic emissions in fiscal 2019 amounted to a carbon dioxide equivalent of 1.213 billion tons. That's down 34 million tons, or 2.7 percent, from the previous year and is the sixth straight annual decline.

25 Years Since Deadly Tokyo Sarin Gas Attack

25 years since deadly Tokyo sarin gas attack

Friday marks 25 years since the deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Many of the survivors and their families are still suffering.

Members of the cult released the toxic nerve agent inside morning rush-hour trains on three lines in central Tokyo on March 20, 1995. Fourteen people died and about 6,300 others were injured.

Tokyo Aims For Zero Greenhouse-gas Emissions

Tokyo aims for zero greenhouse-gas emissions

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has released a basic strategy to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by 100 percent by 2050.

According to the" Zero Emission Tokyo Strategy", Japan's capital will produce renewable energy from solar power and other sources to replace fossil fuels.

Device Developed To Image Gas Emitted By Skin

Device developed to image gas emitted by skin

A group of Japanese researchers has developed a device capable of detecting trace amounts of gas emitted from human skin and projecting it on a screen.

The group is led by Professor Koji Mitsubayashi at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University.

Japan's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fall To New Low

Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fall to new low

The Environment Ministry says Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell to a record low in the fiscal year that ended in March.

The ministry's preliminary figures show Japan emitted one-billion 244-million tons of carbon dioxide in fiscal 2018, down 47 million tons, or 3.6 percent, from the previous year. It was the fifth straight yearly decline.

Gas Stations To Check Id Of Container Customers

Gas stations to check ID of container customers

Japan's fire authority will require gas stations in the country to identify purchasers of gasoline in containers from next year. The move is in response to the deadly arson attack on Kyoto Animation studio in July.

The suspect in the case allegedly bought 40 liters of gasoline in containers at a gas station before launching his attack.

Arson Suspect Seen Carrying Gas Cans Before Attack

Arson suspect seen carrying gas cans before attack

Police in Kyoto say the suspect in Thursday's deadly arson attack had come a long way on foot, pushing a cart loaded with gasoline cans, before reaching the animation studio.

Shinji Aoba is suspected of setting fire to Kyoto Animation's No.1 studio, killing 34 people and injuring 34 others.

Suspect Bought Gas Cans 5km From Arson Site

Suspect bought gas cans 5km from arson site

Investigative sources say the suspect in Thursday's deadly arson attack in Kyoto bought containers and a pushcart to carry gasoline at a store about five kilometers from the attack site.

The fire at Kyoto Animation's studio in Fushimi Ward killed 34 people and injured another 34.

Mazda Is Developing Gas And Diesel Inline-six Engines

Mazda is developing gas and diesel inline-six engines

Once the favored engine configuration for luxury and high-performance cars, the inline-six suffered a bit when the transverse (east-west) engine configuration became popular during the shift to front-wheel drive cars. The packaging benefits are obvious – no driveshaft or transmission intruding on passenger space or rear differential on cargo volume, plus turning the engine 90 degrees meant the front of the car could be shorter. But the inline-six is slowly, slowly crawling out of near-obsolescence, notably in Volvo, Jaguar-Land Rover, and Mercedes-Benz products. Add Mazda to that mix: An investor report first spotted by Jalopnik and confirmed by Mazda reveals that the company is developing a Skyactiv-X and Skyactiv-D inline-six that will be installed longitudinally (north-south) in a new "Large Architecture" platform.

Before reading any further, let's catch up on the Skyactiv-X and -D technologies. The former basically burns gasoline like diesel, providing some benefits and advantages of both types of combustion - here's an explainer on how that all works. We drove a prototype 2.0-liter Skyactiv-X 4-cylinder engine in a Mazda3 mule, too. And the Skyactiv-D series of engines is a comparatively typical turbodiesel. Mazda has a 2.2-liter turbodiesel inline-4 that has had a long and convoluted development and certification process, but is finally showing up in the 2019 CX-5.

24th Anniversary Of Tokyo Sarin Gas Attack Marked

24th anniversary of Tokyo sarin gas attack marked

Wednesday marks the twenty-fourth anniversary of the sarin nerve gas attack on the Tokyo subway system by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Bereaved families of the victims mourned at one of the stations targeted.

Members of the cult released the toxic substance inside rush-hour subway trains in central Tokyo on March 20, 1995. Thirteen people died and about 6,300 others were injured.

Rally Held Ahead Of Sarin Gas Attack Anniversary

Rally held ahead of sarin gas attack anniversary

Relatives of people killed in the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system have held a rally in Tokyo ahead of its 24th anniversary.

The act of terrorism by the Aum Shinrikyo cult left 13 people dead and about 6,300 others injured.