Japan's labor ministry says that employees at nearly half of the businesses inspected by its staff have been required to work illegally long hours.
The ministry conducted on-site inspections at 25,676 business establishments across the country for one year through March. They included entities where deaths from overwork have been reported.
I took the Honda Ridgeline for a long weekend Up North. Most of my time with the truck so far had been in the rain or snow, 40 miles at a time, during my commute to and from the Autoblog office as the Michigan winter dragged on. I had planned trips Up North (always capitalized by most Michiganders) to the family cottage on Lake Huron, but abandoned them due to nasty weather. Even if it was sunny and warm on any given day or week here in the Detroit area, we got weather reports from relatives who live in Ocqueoc year-round that it was still pretty nasty up there.
That would have been fine — I love an icy adventure to Northern Michigan — except the main reason for heading up was to bring a set of furniture, generously donated by my wonderful mother-in-law to the cottage. I didn't want to expose two dressers and a pair of nightstands to freezing rain and snow for four hours, then have to unload them. Finally, though, spring sprang in southeastern Michigan, and we loaded the bed of the Ridgeline with our fresh furniture and drove up to the cottage.
On April 28, former KAT-TUN member Taguchi Junnosuke made a guest appearance on 'Tokumori! Yoshimoto' where he revealed that he's in a long-term relationship.
This was Taguchi's first time appearing on a variety program after withdrawing from KAT-TUN. When asked about the rumor regarding his older girlfriend, he confessed, "I don't think it's something I should hide. Yes, I am." Then, the program's MC Imada Koji asked if things are going well to which he responded, "Yes."
On April 14, indigo la End released their new song "Haru no Iutoori" as a digital single. In addition, they have announced that they will release a new album titled "PULSATE"on July 18.
"PULSATE" is the band's fourth major album, and it will be released in both limited and regular editions. The limited edition DVD will contain footage from their live from April 13 at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall.
aiko will hold a nationwide hall tour called "Love Like Pop vol.20" from June to December.
This tour will be held to celebrate the singer's 20th anniversary year. It's scheduled to kick off on June 8 at Culttz Kawasaki and will last six months with the finale on December 8 and 9 at Festival Hall in Osaka. Check out the tour schedule below!
The Yomiuri ShimbunNTT East Corp. and two other companies announced Thursday the launch of service in which drones patrol offices. The service, which starts next April, is expected to reduce the number of security guards and curtail employees' overtime by encouraging them to go home.
The drone, which was invented by Tokyo-based start-up Blue Innovation Co., navigates via the use of a device that produces radio waves. It can take off and return autonomously because its flight path is set by dedicated software. It can also film inside offices, with the videos managed via a network.
Toyota Motor Corp showed a concept model of a fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) at Tokyo Motor Show 2017, which was open to the public from Oct 28 to Nov 5, 2017.
The FCV, "Fine-Comfort Ride," uses an in-wheel motor (IWM) for each of the four wheels. It realizes a drive range of 1,000km (approx 621 miles) with a large-capacity hydrogen tank and an FC (fuel-cell) stack having a high fuel-electricity conversion efficiency.
To get in the holiday spirit, we've got some amazing Black Friday deals to share with you. We're celebrating Black Friday early and for an entire week this year in the U.S., starting on November 19 through Cyber Monday on November 27, at participating retailers while supplies last.
First up, all PlayStation VR bundles will be available at a great deal at participating retailers. This includes the recently announced PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle at $299.99 USD (MSRP) and PlayStation VR Skyrim VR Bundle at $349.99 USD (MSRP). There has never been a better time to jump into the driver's seat in GT Sport for a heightened VR experience, or transport yourself into the virtual open game world of The Elder Scrolls filled with dragon-fighting action.