This week it’s super-thin condoms, why, nobody knows; Nissan’s buddy Renault claims extended-range EVs by 2020, why, because range is a problem; Pakistan wants Japan’s UltraSuperCritical clean coal tech, why, because tit for tat. Oh, and the JTFF became the JTFS, why, technical difficulties, yo!
This week it's weird that Japanese people still love CDs, Japan’s trying to help Myanmar by ironically exporting more energy technology, and some really profound developments in reproductive technology, for which the JTFF finally gets to use the word “sperm.”
This week it's “Kirobo” the monolingual robot arriving at the ISS (along with other stuff - thanks, Japan!), and Hilarious Yet Not Parts #1 & #2, the kind of fossil fuel development vs. carbon credit investment irony-pointing-out that only the JTFF can deliver!
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced plans that it will build a new test course and mega solar system in the city of Sakura in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.
Originally planned in 2007, but postponed due to the economic slowdown, Honda's new test course will be approximately 25 hectares in size and will be utilized for the development of advanced safety technologies. The original plan was for a large-scale, high-speed 4km circuit, but the company decided to modify the purpose and scale of the project.