World Japan Tokyo As Theresa May can attest, being dubbed robotic is normally a criticism for a politician, but that term is the unique selling point for one mayoral candidate. On the hustings in Tama City, west of Tokyo, is Michihito Matsuda. He is running a campaign in which unsurprisingly he wants to display his intelligence, but in this case, it is artificial intelligence. To shift human error out of the equation, he wants to use AI to gather and collate data from voters to create politics he says will be “clearly defined”. Campaign posters in Tama City, near Tokyo for Tetsuzo Matsumoto, show a female robot. He says he wants to being Artificial Intelligence to City Hall. @tama_ai_mayor / Twitter. Recommended Slideshows 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 44 In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From Best to Worst 51 In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average Salary … [Read more...] about AI Candidate Promising ‘Fair and Balanced’ Reign Attracts Thousands of Votes in Tokyo Mayoral Election
World The remaining members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult have been executed in Japan, 23 years since they helped launch a sarin attack on the Tokyo subway system. The six men were all hanged Thursday, the Japan Times reported. Seven other cult members, including leader Shoko Asahara, were executed earlier this month. “The pain and anguish of the people who were killed and their families as well as of the survivors left with disabilities, was unimaginable,” Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa told reporters at a press conference. Chemical control unit members emerge from the Kasumigaseki subway station in Tokyo, Japan, on March 20, 1995, while responding to a sarin attack. REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 59 The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World 61 Every World Press Photo Winner Ever: 60 Images That Define Our World Those executed Thursday included members that released the … [Read more...] about Tokyo Sarin Attack: Japan Executes Final Six Members of Doomsday Cult
WorldSuper Typhoon Jebi, a Category 5 storm that’s become the world’s most powerful in 2018, is threatening Japan early next week, with threats to major cities Kyoto, Kobe, and Tokyo.Japan’s main island, Honsho, home to the country’s largest cities, is at risk for up to a foot of rain from Typhoon Jebi, according to the forecast updates. "Rainfall flooding, high winds, battering waves and coastal flooding are expected as Jebi pushes ashore around Tuesday, local time," according to The Weather Channel.Typhoon Jebi’s path and track update suggests the storm will likely aprroach Japan on Monday or early Tuesday next week, but it won’t be at current strength. However, warnings will likely be issued for much of Japan by late this week since Jebi is expected to strike the country at Typhoon strength -- likely category 1 or 2.The latest forecast update for Jebi suggests that typhoon will approach Japan early Tuesday with winds of around 100 … [Read more...] about Super Typhoon Jebi Path, Track Update: When Will Typhoon Hit Japan (Kyoto, Kobe, Tokyo)?
Oct 11, 6:01 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 10/11/18 AT 5:00 AM Tokyo's Tsukiji wholesale fish market, the largest in the world, resumed operations at a new location in the city on Thursday, just days after it closed the door on an 83-year history.The re-opening of the market was marked by a minor truck fire and early morning traffic jam. Despite the change in location, the ritual remained the same. A huge frozen whole tuna was laid out on the ground for its first auction at 5.30 a.m. local time Thursday (4.30 p.m. EDT Wednesday), and the market was filled the sound of bells and the shouts of traders.Kiyoshi Kimura, who previously paid record prices for tuna at New Year auctions, said, "There we go. We're off.”Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, who was also at the site, said, "It might take some time to get used to at the site. Together, we would like to develop this as the core market of … [Read more...] about Tokyo Reopens World’s Largest Fish Market At New Location
Dec 26, 6:43 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Keerthi Mohan @Keemohan 07/09/13 AT 6:04 AM A San Francisco-bound Boeing 777 operated by Japan Airlines was forced to return to Tokyo on Monday after its crew noticed a leak in the hydraulic system that controls the flaps, Reuters reported.The leak was detected about three hours and 20 minutes into the more than 10-hour journey across the Pacific Ocean, and the JAL jetliner carrying 236 passengers returned to Tokyo's Haneda airport.Maintenance engineers are investigating what caused the hydraulic system to leak, a spokesperson for the Japanese carrier told Reuters.This incident comes just three days after an Asiana Airlines 777 crashed in San Francisco on Saturday, killing two and injuring 180 people. Although mechanical failure isn't thought to be a factor in Saturday's crash, National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman told BBC that it is too … [Read more...] about Japan Airlines Boeing 777 Heading To San Francisco Returns To Tokyo Following Leak In Hydraulic System