S.korean Woman Remembers Son's Train Station Death

S.Korean woman remembers son's train station death

A South Korean woman has visited the station in Tokyo where her son was killed 19 years ago while attempting to save a man who had fallen onto the tracks.

The 26-year-old student, Lee Su-hyon, and a Japanese photographer jumped from the platform at JR Shin-Okubo station to try to save the man on January 26, 2001. All three were hit by a train and killed.

Song List For 'music Station Super Live 2019' Revealed

Song list for 'MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE 2019' revealed

The song list for MUSIC STATION's year-end special 'MUSIC STATION ULTRA SUPER LIVE 2019' has been revealed.

With the theme "anniversary," the program will broadcast on December 27 for 11 hours straight from TV Asahi Station and Makuhari Messe. 

Fourteen Johnny's Artists Added To 'music Station Super Live'

Fourteen Johnny's artists added to 'MUSIC STATION SUPER LIVE'

The second artist lineup for MUSIC STATION's year-end special 'MUSIC STATION ULTRA SUPER LIVE 2019' (December 27 from 12:00 noon) has been revealed. 

Fourteen Johnny's artists have been announced at this time, including Arashi, A.B.C-Z, KAT-TUN, Kanjani8, Kis-My-Ft2, KinKi Kids, King & Prince, Johnny's WEST, SixTONES vs. Snow Man, Sexy Zone, NEWS, V6, Hey! Say! JUMP, and Yamashita Tomohisa. 

Japanese 'ekiben' May Be Sold In Paris Station

Japanese 'Ekiben' may be sold in Paris station

The iconic boxed meals adored by train travelers in Japan could soon be available at a train station in Paris.

A company in northeastern Japan selling local specialty "Ekiben" wants to promote the cuisine in the French capital.

Construction Begins On Kanagawa Maglev Station

Construction begins on Kanagawa maglev station

Construction has begun on one of six stations for ultra-high-speed maglev trains in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo.

Officials from the Central Japan Railway Company, which will operate the magnetically levitated trains, and representatives of local municipalities attended a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday.

Japan To Take Part In Lunar Space Station Project

Japan to take part in lunar space station project

Japan says it will participate in a US-led project to put a space station into orbit around the moon.

The government made the decision on Friday at a meeting of the Strategic Headquarters for National Space Policy, attended by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and cabinet ministers.

Typhoon-hit Railway Station Near Tokyo Congested

Typhoon-hit railway station near Tokyo congested

Commuters had to endure long lines at a key railway station near Tokyo on Tuesday where the escalators and automatic ticket gates were not operating after being damaged by Typhoon Hagibis.

East Japan Railway's Musashi-Kosugi Station, south of Tokyo, was flooded at the weekend due to torrential rain.

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.