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The Japanese government funded major technology retrofits in Yokohama, Keihanna, Toyota and Kitakyushu, OpenGov reports.
Precise, high-definition, three-dimensional maps would enable autonomous cars to recognize traffic lights, turns and dips in roads, Forbes and Nikkei report.
A rapid mobilization force of up to 347,000 responders would converge on Tokyo and surrounding areas if a magnitude 7 or higher quake hits, Nippon.com reports.
Chiba plans to launch full-scale drone delivery by 2020, when nearby Tokyo hosts the Summer Olympics, The Japan Times reports.
The upcoming host of the Summer Olympics plans to showcase its long jump toward solar, hydro and fuel cells at the games, Renewable Energy World reports.
The Japanese megacity receives top honors in the Economist’s annual global rankings of safe cities.
City leaders across the region should implement policies now to promote dense, livable, inclusive cities before it’s too late for such planning, the World Bank warns in a new report.
Tokyo hopes to leverage its role as host of the 2020 Summer Olympics to generate interest in fuel-cell vehicles, Bloomberg reports.
Fully automated underground bike parking in Japan provides riders with ample storage space that is safe from the rain, wind and thieves, CityMetric reports.
Panasonic has partnered with Fujisawa City, Japan to create a futuristic community powered by solar energy and equipped with advanced technologies, Forbes reports.
The Japanese government will fund projects designed to improve the transit, energy and infrastructure of Indian cities, the Economic Times and India Today report.
Special parks throughout Tokyo stock food, water and other essentials to prepare the city for catastrophes, Next City reports.
Rail passengers in Japanese cities can rent garden space atop the roofs of transit terminals, The Pop-Up City reports.
Asian expertise to be shared among emerging nations