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Japan adopts the green way of the eco-warrior

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Japan adopts the green way of the eco-warrior
Daily Mail - Nov 19, 2010

Japan leads the world in technological know-how. And when Japan turns its attention to anything it seems to do it better than anyone else. Take 3D television, digital cameras, cars - take anything, in fact. So when it starts looking into the consequences of environmental change, you might expect the results to be impressive. All the major Japanese companies have made serious commitments to the cause - from Toyota's hybrid Prius, the celebrity's favourite, to Mitsubishi's i-MiEV, currently driven by Birmingham's police force. But few have taken up the baton with such earnest intent as Japan's leading consumer electronics company Panasonic, which has declared its intention to be the number one 'green innovation' company in the electronics industry-by its centenary in 2018. (Daily Mail)
Toyota Plug-In Hybrid PRIUS car at the 2010 Beijing Auto Show
(Cutting edge: The Toyota Plug-In Hybrid Prius at the Beijing Auto Show this year)

NPA surveys Web drug trade / Bulk of 180 suspected buyers had no criminal record
Yomiuri - Nov 20, 2010

One hundred and eighty people were investigated by police from January to June on suspicion of buying stimulant drugs, marijuana or other banned substances via the Internet, the National Police Agency said Friday. About 70 percent had no previous arrests or criminal convictions, the NPA said. According to a survey of the 180 suspects, most said purchases were made for reasons of curiosity or reducing stress, the NPA said. The results clearly suggest purchasing drugs through the Internet is most prevalent among younger generations. (Yomiuri)

Chihuahua joins Japan police rescue squad
AFP - Nov 19, 2010

(A Japanese police department on Friday appointed a chihuahua as a member of its disaster rescue squad)

A Japanese police department on Friday appointed a chihuahua as a member of its disaster rescue squad, where it will serve alongside retrievers and German shepherds. Seven-year-old Momo, or "Peach", earned its top dog credentials when it passed a canine rescue test last week and is set to join the force in January, said a spokeswoman for the Nara Police Department in western Japan. The three-kilogram dog was given the scent of a human "survivor" in a disaster simulation and took under five minutes to sniff out the target person in a 100 square meter area. (AFP)

91% of Aum victims seek money
Japan Times - Nov 19, 2010

Nearly 6,000 victims of the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway system and other crimes committed by Aum Shinrikyo, or about 91 percent of those eligible by law, had applied for government relief by the end of October, the National Police Agency said Thursday. Relief payments totaling \2.73 billion have so far been made to 5,784 of the 5,958 applicants, the agency said. The NPA is moving to raise public awareness of the relief law as about 610 eligible people have yet to apply and the deadline is Dec. 17. (Japan Times)

Japan works to push organized crime out of business
New York Times - Nov 18, 2010

(Japan banned organized crime from the construction of the Tokyo Sky Tree,
a communications tower that will open next year.)

When the toasts are raised here next year at the opening of the world's tallest communications tower, yakuza gangsters will not be celebrating. The yakuza, as members of Japan's criminal underworld are known, are banned from the construction of the 2,080-foot tower, developers say. "The mob cannot come here," said Toru Hironaka, a lawyer who leads a legal team retained by the tower's developers to bar crime syndicates from the construction project. The ban is part of a nationwide effort by the Japanese government and the business community to sever the deep-rooted ties between organized crime and corporate Japan, especially in the construction industry. (New York Times)

No. 2 man at Japan's largest crime syndicate arrested in Kyoto
Japan Today - Nov 18, 2010

A gangster ranked second-in-command to the imprisoned boss of Japan's largest crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, was arrested Thursday for allegedly extorting some 40 million yen from a man in Kyoto from the end of 2005 to 2006, Kyoto prefectural police said. The arrest of Kiyoshi Takayama, a 63-year-old resident of Kobe, came amid an enhanced clampdown by Japanese police forces against the Kodokai gang, a dominant force in the Yamaguchi-gumi led by Takayama, before the release next spring of syndicate boss Kenichi Shinoda. (Japan Today)

By JS on Nov 24, 2010
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