Prevening train station accidents
Platform gates have done wonders for reducing the number accidents at train stations, but the devices are expensive and can be logistically hard to install. New ideas are on the way.
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Disappearing rice brands
Government changes could mean the end to around 300 region-specific brands of rice that have been developed over decades. But some farmers are working on ways to preserve many of these varieties while keeping them profitable.
A business hotel game-changer -- no beds
Traditional inns have futons on the floor, but business hotels? The novel concept of opening up the typical hotel room has brought life back to one hotel, and could help kick-start a nationwide change.
Rail transport new delivery tricks
There are not enough truck drivers in Japan to deliver fresh produce, but trains are working to make up the difference. The problem is time, and the solution is new ways to gently freeze perishables like never before.
Obstacle race as company team building
The Spartan Race is billed as "the world's toughest" obstacle race, and it has finally made it to Japan, where some companies are finding it a great chance to get dirty and build office camaraderie,
Shedding light on the dark web
Guns, drugs, computer viruses and corporate secrets can all be found on secret sites online. But there are those out there working to protect legitimate businesses prone to attacks and libel.