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Japanese Officials Google Privacy Settings
2013-07-12 09:35:57

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people worry about their privacy settings on Google, but government officials and journalists in Japan learned their lesson the hard way when they realized that privacy settings on Google Groups had been overlooked, leaving documents and exchanges to be leaked. The government was alerted to the fact they used the default settings on Google Groups, allowing public access to discussion threads. Privacy settings should have been...

Construction Firm Proposes Space Elevator
2012-02-26 06:12:53

A Japanese construction company has announced plans to design and build the world's first space elevator, which they are hoping to have completed in the next 40 years, various media outlets reported last week. According to the website Rocket News 24, the company, Obayashi Corporation, plans to design an elevator that would transport approximately 30 passengers at a time to a station more than 22,000 miles above the Earth's service. The journey will take a little over a week at a speed...

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2010-08-24 11:45:00

A report on Tuesday said that Toshiba is planning to launch the world's first 3D television that does not need special glasses to view. The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper said that Toshiba will unveil three models of the television, which will cost several thousands of dollars. The daily said that the company has developed a new system that emits a number of rays of light with various angles from the screen so that viewers can see stereoscopic images without glasses. "People can enjoy images in...

2009-06-21 20:01:47

Lighters may be forbidden on U.S. passenger planes but they are routinely left behind on domestic flights in Japan where they are allowed, officials say. The Yomiuri Shimbun reports the Construction and Transport Ministry revealed Thursday its check of 511 planes turned up 76 lighters on or around the seats of 57 passenger planes. Ministry officials have told airlines to remind travelers to take their lighters with them when they disembark. The admonition followed a June 6 passenger seat fire...

2009-04-19 14:33:19

Japanese officials have detailed the corporate financial backing of their bid to land the 2016 Summer Olympics to evaluators, officials say. After a state dinner thrown in Tokyo Saturday for the International Olympic Committee's Evaluation Commission, Japan Olympic Committee members presented detailed pictures of the Tokyo bid's finances and marketing plans, The Daily Yomiuri reported. Japan has a strong corporate community with 47 of the top 500 companies in the world based in Tokyo, Japan...

2009-04-01 14:22:16

The Japanese Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry estimated 192,061 non-regular jobs will be lost between October and June. The job category, mostly comprised of temporary workers, is an increase of 34,000 above the previous estimate released in February, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported Wednesday. The ministry predicted 4,290 temporary jobs would be lost in April. The ministry also estimated 184,347 regular workers had lost their jobs between October and March. Broken down by industry,...

2009-02-25 23:00:00

TOKYO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting in February, The Yomiuri Shimbun, the largest newspaper publisher in Japan, will offer a new online database service called "Yomidas Rekishikan" (History Pavilion). The commercial database, the first of its kind in Japan, offers users in-depth information about Japan through access to more than 10 million articles carried by The Yomiuri Shimbun over the past 135 years. Stories are accessible from the newspaper's inaugural edition of 1874 through the...

2009-02-16 09:55:02

A tax evasion investigation in Japan widened to include the possibility of firms receiving kickbacks for securing construction project contracts, sources said. Norihisa Oga, president of consulting firm Daiko, allegedly received tens of million of yen from Nishimatsu Construction Co. in return for securing four contracts with Canon Inc.,The Yomiuri Shimbun reported Monday. A major construction firm, Kajima Corp., is alleged to have paid billions of yen in return for Daiko and two other firms...

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2009-02-13 21:05:00

Tokyo has promised to put on environmentally-friendly and reasonably priced Olympic Games if it is picked to host the 2016 Summer Games, officials said. The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the Tokyo 2016 Candidature File released Friday says Tokyo promises that half of event tickets would cost less than $59 and 95 percent of venues would be located within a radius of about five miles. A city official said the proximity of events would make many people feel they would want to go. The newspaper...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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