Japan Urges S.korea Not To Set Up Wartime Statue

Japan urges S.Korea not to set up wartime statue

Japan is urging South Korea to take appropriate steps to prevent a symbolic statue from being set up outside the Japanese Consulate General in Busan.

The statue represents Koreans who a South Korean labor union group says were forced to work in Japan during World War Two.

Mazda Planning Not One But Two New Crossovers For U.s.

Mazda planning not one but two new crossovers for U.S.

Mazda has already announced plans to unveil a brand new crossover at the Geneva Motor Show, but it turns out there's another one in the pipeline set to satiate the appetites of a crossover-mad U.S. market. Speaking at the Chicago Auto Show, Mazda North America CEO Masahiro Moro told reporters the brand has another model planned for production at the $1.6 billion plant under construction with joint-venture partner Toyota in Huntsville, Ala.

It'll be "a new crossover SUV which is exclusively designed for the North American market," Automotive News quoted Moro as saying. While it'll be a different product from the one debuting next month in Geneva, the two vehicles will share some architecture. The company is reportedly still finalizing the concept for it.

Police To Not Seek Charges Against Ex-coaches

Police to not seek charges against ex-coaches

Tokyo police have informed prosecutors of their decision not to seek charges against two former coaches of a university American football team over a dangerous tackle.

A defender for Nihon University, Taisuke Miyagawa, said he committed the foul tackle in a game in May of last year on the instructions of the two former coaches. The act injured a quarterback from Kwansei Gakuin University.

Not Content With Capsule Hotels, Japan Now Offers Capsule Offices Too

Not Content With Capsule Hotels, Japan Now Offers Capsule Offices Too

One of the many things that Japan is known for are its capsule hotels. These hotels are designed for the office worker who might have worked too late to take the train home, and just needs a relatively affordable place for a hot shower and a good night’s rest. However it seems that Japan has taken the capsule concept and expanded it to now offer capsule offices too.

These capsule offices can be found in East Japan Railway’s Tokyo, Shinjuku, and Shinagawa Stations. Known as “Station Work”, these are little pods that can be used for free and up to 30 minutes at a time. Each pod will provide the user with WiFi, a desk, a monitor, and also USB charging outlets.