Tags Japan

Tag: Japan

video

Sustainable and resilient structural design to combat earthquake disturbances

To help buildings become more resilient to earthquakes, scientists have taken measures to analyze various vibrational modes with the goal of creating safe and sustainable structures for future generations. Professor Izuru Takewaki and his team based...

Japan is Building the World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant

The applications for solar panels seem endless. In fact, they’re now moving on to unknown land… Well, it’s not really land at all – it’s water. Clean energy companies are looking to wetlands, lakes, ponds,...

Japan To Stop Fukushima Leak With “Ice Wall”

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) recently admitted that 300 tons (nearly 72,000 gallons) of contaminated water are leaking from Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant into the Pacific Ocean. About 1000 tons of underground water...
solar panels

7 Countries with Most Solar Power Usage

The concept of solar power has been around for some time, but it’s never been considered a practical means for satisfying the world’s energy needs. But as better methods for capturing and converting the...
Methane hydrate

Methane Hydrate: A New Source for Japan’s Energy?

Japan recently announced that a team of research scientists managed to successfully extract natural gas from an offshore deposit of methane hydrate. Methane hydrate, also known as clathrates or, more colloquially, as flammable ice,...
Hino_EV_trucks

Hino, Toyota Testing EV Truck on Delivery Routes in Tokyo

Japanese truck manufacturer Hino introduced a concept all-electric delivery vehicle during the Tokyo Motor Show in 2011. This commercial vehicle allowed Hino to gauge interest from parcel companies and small businesses in short-range trucks...
Yokohama AERO-Y

Yokohama Showcasing AERO-Y Concept EV in Tokyo

The Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 in Chiba City kicked off the auto show season this week with intriguing entries from major automakers. Toyota promoted a concept vehicle with advanced carbon roof while Nissan’s Juke...
Mitsubishi-Outlander-PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Available Next Month in Japan

The Outlander PHEV was previewed by Mitsubishi during the 2012 Paris Motor Show. This plug-in hybrid SUV was only months away from production and Mitsubishi hoped to spark international interest. The production version of...
Japan election 2012

Japanese election result stuns anti-nuclear movement

This past weekend, the Japanese headed to the polls to take part in the first election since the catastrophic nuclear disaster. But the election results have anti-nuclear critics across the country shocked and baffled. Many...
TEPCO nuclear japan

TEPCO admits bad habits, lack of safety checks triggered nuclear disaster

It is a bold admission from a company that tried desperately to skirt around accusations that it was responsible for one of the worst nuclear accidents in 25 years. This week, the operator of...

DON'T MISS