Japan is aiming to have 40,000 hydrogen-powered cars on its roads by 2020, with plans for a 20-fold expansion to 800,000 by 2030, according to a report released by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on Wednesday outlining the future use of hydrogen and fuel cells. While Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to
22:25 16 March 2016 HIROSHIMA, March 16, Kyodo Takuma Asano struck twice as J-League champions Sanfreece Hiroshima finally put three points on the board with a 3-0 win over Thailand’s Buriram United in Group F in the Asian Champions League on Wednesday night. Hiroshima had not won in any competition since lifting the Xerox Super
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Japan’s 20-km race walk world record holder Yusuke Suzuki will miss the Rio de Janeiro Olympics this summer after pulling out of Sunday’s qualifier, the Japan Association of Athletics Federations announced Wednesday. The 28-year-old has been suffering from a groin injury, and although he initially opted to enter the qualifier in his hometown of Nomi,
Athens Olympic gold medalist Naoya Tsukahara announced his retirement on Wednesday, saying he leaves gymnastics with no regrets. The 38-year-old Tsukahara, who won a team gold for Japan in 2004, said he hopes to become the best coach in the world. “I was feeling my limits so there’s no sorrow,” Tsukahara said. “I can be
Image copyright Thinkstock Nearly half of women who quit smoking during pregnancy take it up again soon after they give birth, according to research in the journal Addiction. The analysis of several studies suggests 13% of women who enrol on smoking cessation programmes quit during pregnancy. But 43% of these restart within six months of
A wide-ranging public health law which includes a ban on e-cigarette use in some public places is set to be passed by the Welsh Assembly. Licensing for tattooists and a ban on the intimate piercing of under-16s also feature in the Public Health Bill, which is expected to be supported by an assembly majority on
KABUL The NATO-led mission in Afghanistan has sent a one-star general to lead foreign troops in embattled Helmand province, officials said on Wednesday, a rare move that signals foreign forces’ deepening involvement in the war with the Taliban. U.S. Army Brigadier General Andrew Rohling has been sent to command the Helmand advisory force, which was
ANKARA Turkey is working on widening the definition of a “terror crime” to include those who use the media to support or praise acts of violence, a senior official from the ruling party told Reuters on Wednesday, days after a suicide bombing killed 37 people. President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday Turkey’s anti-terrorism laws, already
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