Airlines Cancel Flights Using Tokyo Airports

Airlines cancel flights using Tokyo airports

All Nippon Airways has canceled all domestic flights using Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Narita Airport this Saturday, due to the approach of Typhoon Hagibis. About 370 flights will be affected.

ANA says it may also cancel some domestic flights for Osaka and Chubu International Airport in central Japan.

Toyota Is Using Virtual Reality To Help Teach Robots

Toyota Is Using Virtual Reality To Help Teach Robots

Unlike humans, robots do not come with the ability to think for themselves. This means that what a robot can do is pretty much what its creator has programmed it to do. While this is useful in factories on the assembly line where a robot might only have a few things to do, it becomes less useful when interacting with the real world.

Robots caretakers is expected to be a thing of the future, and to help that development along, Toyota Research Institute has adopted a unique approach to the problem by using virtual reality (VR) to teach robots skills it would need to be useful around a home. According to TRI’s senior manager Jeremy Ma, the reason for using VR is that because all homes are unique and it would be impossible to create a single set of instructions that would fit all households.

Suspect May Have Sprayed Gasoline Using Bucket

Suspect may have sprayed gasoline using bucket

Police say the suspect in an arson attack that killed dozens of people at an animation studio in Kyoto may have used a bucket to spray gasoline before setting it afire.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for Shinji Aoba on Saturday for allegedly starting the fire at Kyoto Animation on Thursday morning, leaving 34 people dead and 34 others injured.

Fugitive Suspected Of Using Drugs While On Bail

Fugitive suspected of using drugs while on bail

A convicted man remains at large on Friday, two days after fleeing from prosecutors seeking to detain him in Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo.

Makoto Kobayashi was out on bail when prosecutors came to his home in Aikawa Town on Wednesday to take him into custody. He brandished a knife and escaped in a car. Police found the car abandoned late on Wednesday about 7 kilometers away in Atsugi City.

Workers Using Sheets To Cover Quake-damaged Roofs

Workers using sheets to cover quake-damaged roofs

Workers in the quake-hit city of Tsuruoka are using plastic sheets to cover roofs that were damaged by Tuesday's powerful temblor in northern Japan.

A number of homes in the city's Koiwagawa district lost roof tiles in the quake. They developed ceiling leaks when rains pounded the area on Wednesday.

Someone Got Overwatch Running On A Nintendo Switch By Using Android

Someone Got Overwatch Running On A Nintendo Switch By Using Android

The Nintendo Switch is an incredibly popular console, and as such, there are more developers interested in creating games for it than its predecessor, the Wii U. Blizzard has yet to make any of their games available on the console, although in the past, the company has expressed some interest in it.

They even acknowledged that developing Overwatch for the Switch was feasible, but whether or not they’d do it is a different story. However thanks to the work of some developers, it seems that someone has managed to port Blizzard’s Overwatch onto the Switch by using none other than Google’s Android platform.

Is Sony Using A 21:9 Display For Future Xperia Phones?

Is Sony using a 21:9 display for future Xperia phones?

Sony Mobile adopted a taller skinny display in some of its 2018 Xperia smartphones for the first time. Sony opted for displays with a 2:1 QHD+ resolution in these phones, as opposed to displays with a more traditional 16:9 display ratio as used previously. However, Sony could be looking to go with even skinnier displays in 2019.

Minister Draws Reaction For Not Using Computer

Minister draws reaction for not using computer

Foreign media have reported Japan's cybersecurity minister's admission that he doesn't use computers.

Yoshitaka Sakurada made the admission during questioning by an opposition lawmaker at a Lower House committee meeting on Wednesday. Sakurada is also the minister in charge of preparing for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Scientists To Study Origin Of Japanese Using Dna

Scientists to study origin of Japanese using DNA

Scientists in Japan will start a project to research the origins of the Japanese people by analyzing DNA data.

It's believed that humans started to arrive in the Japanese archipelago about 40,000 years ago. But it is unknown who they were and how they became modern Japanese people.

Tomari Nuclear Plant Using Emergency Generators

Tomari nuclear plant using emergency generators

Japan's nuclear regulatory body says the Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido is using emergency generators to cool fuel after the region was hit by a powerful earthquake.

The plant's operator Hokkaido Electric Power Company says all 3 channels from outside power sources were cut off about 20 minutes after the quake struck early Thursday.

Clinical Test For Worm-using Cancer Screening

Clinical test for worm-using cancer screening

Japanese electronics maker Hitachi and its business partner plan to start full-scale clinical tests to confirm the viability of a cancer screening method that uses worms.

The firms aim to put the method into practical use in 2020.