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A Story With a Happy Ending

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Akira Yoshino

By Roger Schreffler
Special to PanOrient News

Providence, RI- (USA) Nine years ago, I met a Japanese research executive who, I learned during our meeting, invented how to manufacture lithium-ion batteries. His name: Akira Yoshino.

On Oct. 9, Yoshino and two other battery industry titans were awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

By his own admission, Yoshino never envisioned a world in which we depended on notebook computers and cell phones. Electric cars were completely out of the q...

Latest Assessment of the Effects of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan

Monday, October 14, 2019

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis, which hit 13 prefectures in central, eastern and northeastern Japan on Saturday, has reached 55 people, with 16 still lost and about 100 injured as of Monday night, a new toll said. Most of the victims were drowned in rivers or buried alive.

Four of 12 crew members were rescued by the coastguard from a Panamanian cargo ship that sank in Tokyo Bay on Sunday morning. In addition, mudslides caused by the typhoon have left more than a h...

Greenpeace: Dumping Fukushima Radioactive Water Not Popular in Japan

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) An online survey commissioned by the environmental organization Greenpeace showed that only about 13% of Japanese surveyed support dumping diluted radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, the option seemingly favored by the Japanese government for dealing with over 1 million metric tons of contaminated water in Fukushima.

“We deliberately set out to try and understand the level of understanding Japanese citizens have, what they were thinking and why,” said Shaun B...

Japan and Morocco Come to Agreement on Tax Convention

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Japan and Morocco have come to an agreement on a planned tax convention between the two countries, according to a statement released by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday.

The purpose of a tax convention is to clarify the amount of taxation in the two countries, eliminate international double taxation and prevent tax evasion. In addition, the ministry said that the agreement is expected to promote more mutual investment between the countries.

While ...