WHO: Japan needs anti-smoking law ahead of Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO -- A senior World Health Organization official says Japan should ban smoking in all public places if it wants to successfully promote tourism and host the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. Japan is often known as a smoker's paradise. The health ministry is ... ( read original story ...)

Nikkei gains limited by U.S. Syria strike; posts 4th weekly drop

TOKYO, April 7 Japan's Nikkei share average edged up in choppy trade on Friday but gains were limited as the U.S. missile strike on Syria curbed investors' risk appetite. The Nikkei rose 0.4 percent to 18,664.63 after traversing positive and negative trade. ( read original story ...)

Yokohama Hires “Tire Tailors”

Artisans transform Yokohama tires into a range of interesting products. Yokohama Tire is celebrating the company’s 100th anniversary by demonstrating how Yokohama performance can enhance even non-tire items such as a surfboard, saddle and racing shoes. ( read original story ...)