Toyota announces plan to build 'city of the future' near Mt. Fuji

Toyota has presented plans to build a sustainable “city of the future” near Mt. Fuji, which…

Health impact of air pollution could be much worse than previously thought, study suggests

The number of health problems related to air pollution can be much higher than…

High risk areas common in 90% of “compact cities” in Japan

A total of 248 counties - more than 90% of 269 counties across the country…

Tokyo is the safest city in the world for the third consecutive year

Tokyo was ranked as the safest city in the world for the third year in a row, followed by…

Tokyo development cycle drives growth

Tokyo has seen highly accelerated growth in its urban infrastructure thanks to the 1964 Olympic Games,…

Changing lifestyle is needed to reverse climate change

You get out of bed in a wood-framed green house, wear a rented dress,…

San Francisco prohibits use of facial recognition technology

San Francisco politicians voted on Tuesday to ban the use of recognition software…

Cities are noisier than ever - and it is the poor who suffer the most

The air on Mint Street (London, England) is heavy with the noise of 08: 15…

Fukushima: First residents return to the city

A town near Fukushima nuclear power plant partially reopened on Wednesday, eight years after…

3 killed and dozens injured after gas leak in Paris

A powerful explosion, apparently caused by a gas leak, blew up a bakery in Paris in the…

Japanese companies in rural areas face difficulties in hiring graduates

Many companies outside of Japan's metropolitan areas are struggling to hire a sufficient number of…

Uber reshapes electric bike to dodge competition

Jump, startup of bicycles and electric scooters acquired by Uber in May, arrives in Brazil…

Japan prepares for year-end blizzards

Heavy snowfall is expected on Sunday in large areas of Japan, especially along the coast of Japan.

More foreigners looking for life on Japanese farms

A growing number of foreign visitors are participating in farm-stay programs in the area.

China has built more skyscrapers in 2018 than ever before

China has built more skyscrapers on 2018 than anywhere else in the world -…

Japan to increase aid to major cities except Tokyo as it seeks to revitalize other regions

The government tabled a proposal on Tuesday to revise its regional revitalization strategy, including…

The most peaceful cities in Brazil, according to IPEA

At the top of the list is the Santa Catarina Jaraguá do Sul, which counts only 3,7 deaths…