Cargo Spacecraft Docks At Space Station

Cargo spacecraft docks at space station

An unmanned Japanese cargo spacecraft has docked at the International Space Station.

Kounotori 8 was launched from Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture on September 25th.

Kddi Begins Operating Base Station Ship Off Chiba

KDDI begins operating base station ship off Chiba

A Japanese telecom company has begun operating a vessel that enables people to use mobile phone services in typhoon-hit Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo.

Mobile phone services remain unavailable across the southern and other parts of the prefecture, partly due to massive power outages caused by Typhoon Faxai. The storm struck the greater Tokyo area a week ago.

Ministry To Seek Space-station Project Funds

Ministry to seek space-station project funds

Japan's science ministry plans to request budget funding in the next fiscal year to join a US-led space station project.

The project calls for a space station called Gateway to be put into orbit around the moon. The planned completion date is 2026.

Norway Hydrogen Station Explodes, Toyota And Hyundai Halt Sales

Norway hydrogen station explodes, Toyota and Hyundai halt sales

A hydrogen station in Norway experienced an explosion on Monday, and the company who runs the station has since shut down 10 other hydrogen stations, according to several local sources. The station was in a suburb of the country's capital of Oslo. As of now, Nel Hydrogen (company who supplied the hydrogen and equipment) doesn't have an official explanation for the cause of the explosion. Reports from Norwegian outlets still don't specify or speculate as to the reasoning. There were no injuries or deaths that were a direct result of the explosion, but two people were taken to the hospital after the force of the blast caused the airbags to deploy in their car nearby.

In response to the incident, both Toyota and Hyundai have halted sales of their hydrogen-powered cars in Norway. The stations that Nel Hydrogen shut down are located across both Norway and other countries in Europe. For some context on the ownership of this station, Nel Hydrogen and Uno X (traditional fueling station company) have a joint agreement in operating that particular location. Due to some of the few stations being shut down across several countries, folks with hydrogen cars don't have many options for filling their cars at the moment.

Toyota Halts Fuel Cell Vehicle Sales As Hydrogen Station Explodes

Toyota Halts Fuel Cell Vehicle Sales As Hydrogen Station Explodes


Toyota has decided to halt sales of fuel cell vehicles in Norway after a hydrogen refueling station exploded earlier this week. The company that operated the station has also suspended operations at all of its other locations after the explosion. Hyundai has had a similar response to Toyota, it has temporarily stopped selling its fuel cell vehicles as well.

Even before electric cars become widely known as the one true alternative to combustion vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell technology has been regarded as one of the possible alternatives. However, such vehicles aren’t all that popular, largely due to the efficiency of the powertrain itself and longstanding concerns about the potential safety risks of using liquid hydrogen.

J-village Station Opens In Fukushima

J-Village station opens in Fukushima

Japanese soccer players will have easier access to training from Saturday with the opening of a new railway station close to their facilities in Fukushima.

The J-Village station on the JR Joban Line in Fukushima Prefecture serves the J-Village training complex. The facility was previously used as an operations base for decommissioning work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after the 2011 accident.

Body Scanners To Be Tested At Tokyo Subway Station

Body scanners to be tested at Tokyo subway station

Japan's transport ministry says it will be testing body scanners at a busy Tokyo subway station next month. The scanners will screen dangerous objects hidden beneath clothing.

The 4-day experiment will start on March 4th at Kasumigaseki station on the Tokyo Metro.

Song List For 'music Station Super Live' Revealed

Song list for 'MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE' revealed

TV Asahi will air its 'MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2018' on December 21 from 7:00 pm. At this time, the song list has been revealed.

This year, 45 artists are scheduled to perform on the show. To commemorate its 1,300th broadcast, the upcoming program will feature special medleys and collaborations. 

Escalator Safety Campaign Starts At Tokyo Station

Escalator safety campaign starts at Tokyo Station

A campaign to promote the safe use of escalators has begun at Tokyo Station ahead of the year-end and New Year's travel season.

The Tokyo branch of East Japan Railway, or JR East, launched the campaign at one of the capital's busiest transport hubs on Monday.

Complete Line Up For 'music Station Super Live' Announced

Complete line up for 'MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE' announced

Additional artists for TV Asahi's 'MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2018' have been announced. 

At this time, four artists, KICK THE CAN CREW, TWICE, Boyz II Men, and May J., have been added to the line up. With this, the complete line up of 45 artists have been determined. To commemorate its 1,300th broadcast, the upcoming program will feature special medleys and collaborations.