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What six countries can tell us about how to recover from disaster.
Christopher Swope July 26, 2017

The Japanese government funded major technology retrofits in Yokohama, Keihanna, Toyota and Kitakyushu, OpenGov reports. 

September 30, 2016

Precise, high-definition, three-dimensional maps would enable autonomous cars to recognize traffic lights, turns and dips in roads, Forbes and Nikkei report. 

September 12, 2016

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.

May 9, 2016

Chiba plans to launch full-scale drone delivery by 2020, when nearby Tokyo hosts the Summer Olympics, The Japan Times reports. 

April 12, 2016
Smartphone apps and 3D maps are a help for the visually impaired, but technology is not always the answer.
Grace Chua January 14, 2016

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. 

August 7, 2015

The Japanese megacity receives top honors in the Economist’s annual global rankings of safe cities.

February 5, 2015

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. 

February 2, 2015

Tokyo hopes to leverage its role as host of the 2020 Summer Olympics to generate interest in fuel-cell vehicles, Bloomberg reports. 

January 27, 2015

Fully automated underground bike parking in Japan provides riders with ample storage space that is safe from the rain, wind and thieves, CityMetric reports. 

January 7, 2015

Panasonic has partnered with Fujisawa City, Japan to create a futuristic community powered by solar energy and equipped with advanced technologies, Forbes reports. 

December 5, 2014

The Japanese government will fund projects designed to improve the transit, energy and infrastructure of Indian cities, the Economic Times and India Today report.  

September 11, 2014

Special parks throughout Tokyo stock food, water and other essentials to prepare the city for catastrophes, Next City reports. 

August 19, 2014

Rail passengers in Japanese cities can rent garden space atop the roofs of transit terminals, The Pop-Up City reports.

April 4, 2014
Japan’s capital has slashed greenhouse gas emissions from office buildings using the world's first city-level carbon-trading system. It's worked — but not for reasons that have much to do with emissions trading.
Maya Kaneko March 10, 2014

Asian expertise to be shared among emerging nations

October 21, 2013
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