Japanese actress Sei Ashina is found dead in her Tokyo apartment at age 36

Japanese actress Sei Ashina is found dead in her Tokyo apartment at age 36  Ashina’s death by suicide was confirmed by her management company and the Tokyo police The actress was best known for playing one of the lead roles in the 2007 historical drama Silk, an international co-production directed by François Girard  No motive … Read more Japanese actress Sei Ashina is found dead in her Tokyo apartment at age 36

Tokyo Olympic Games MUST go ahead in 2021, says Japan minister

‘We have to hold the Games at any cost’: The Tokyo Olympics MUST go ahead in 2021, says Japan minister as organisers step up measures against coronavirus after the pandemic delayed the event until next year The 2021 Games must go ahead no matter what, Japan’s Olympic minister says  The Tokyo event was pushed back … Read more Tokyo Olympic Games MUST go ahead in 2021, says Japan minister

Tokyo flying car firm becomes first company to lift vehicle several feet off ground

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads! Tokyo flying car firm takes giant leap into the future as it becomes first company to lift vehicle several feet off ground – with hopes of launch by 2023 SkyDrive completed a successful four-minute ‘flight’ with a single test pilot Project started in 2012 with funding from Toyota, … Read more Tokyo flying car firm becomes first company to lift vehicle several feet off ground

Tokyo flying car firm becomes first company to lift vehicle several feet off ground

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads! Tokyo flying car firm takes giant leap into the future as it becomes first company to lift vehicle several feet off ground – with hopes of launch by 2023 SkyDrive completed a successful four-minute ‘flight’ with a single test pilot Project started in 2012 with funding from Toyota, … Read more Tokyo flying car firm becomes first company to lift vehicle several feet off ground

IOC president Thomas Bach reveals decision to delay Tokyo Games until 2021 could cost £650MILLION

IOC president Thomas Bach reveals decision to delay Tokyo Games until 2021 will cost Olympic organisers another £650MILLION Thomas Bach said executive committees approved the sum to cover the costs  The sum will be split into two parts, with £530million to help reorganising costs The remaining £120m will be divided to support international federations Bach … Read more IOC president Thomas Bach reveals decision to delay Tokyo Games until 2021 could cost £650MILLION

Pepper the robot comforts coronavirus patients being quarantined at Tokyo hotels

Pepper the robot comforts coronavirus patients being quarantined at Tokyo hotels as officials take over 2,800 rooms to free up hospital space amid pandemic Coronavirus patients in Tokyo are moving into hotels while they quarantine  The hotels are using robots to limit the spread of the virus to human workers One hotel features Pepper, which … Read more Pepper the robot comforts coronavirus patients being quarantined at Tokyo hotels

Tokyo 2020 chief insists next year’s Olympics could be SCRAPPED

2020 OLYMPIC GAMES   The 2020 Olympic Games has been postponed until 2021 on March 24 – becoming one of the last major sporting events this summer to fall victim to the coronavirus. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe held a crucial conference call with Olympics chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday to formally decide a plan and … Read more Tokyo 2020 chief insists next year’s Olympics could be SCRAPPED

Coronavirus Japan: COVID-19 places Tokyo Games in fresh doubt, says organisers

2020 OLYMPIC GAMES   The 2020 Olympic Games has been postponed until 2021 on March 24 – becoming one of the last major sporting events this summer to fall victim to the coronavirus. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe held a crucial conference call with Olympics chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday to formally decide a plan and … Read more Coronavirus Japan: COVID-19 places Tokyo Games in fresh doubt, says organisers

Coronavirus Japan: COVID-19 places Tokyo Games in fresh doubt, says organisers

2020 OLYMPIC GAMES   The 2020 Olympic Games has been postponed until 2021 on March 24 – becoming one of the last major sporting events this summer to fall victim to the coronavirus. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe held a crucial conference call with Olympics chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday to formally decide a plan and … Read more Coronavirus Japan: COVID-19 places Tokyo Games in fresh doubt, says organisers

Japanese government predicts Mount Fuji eruption could smother Tokyo 17.3BILLION cubic feet of ash

Japanese government simulates what would happen if Mount Fuji erupted again, predicting Tokyo would be covered beneath 17.3BILLION cubic feet of volcanic ash The Japanese government simulated the potential effects of a Mt. Fuji eruption They ran models for possible eruptions at 92 locations on the mountain In the worst case scenarios, Tokyo could be … Read more Japanese government predicts Mount Fuji eruption could smother Tokyo 17.3BILLION cubic feet of ash