Japanese fabric zaps germs with electricity

Japanese fabric zaps germs with electricity

KYOTO — A pair of Japanese companies have developed a novel way to be stylish and antiseptic at the same time: a clothing fabric that kills microbes with tiny electric shocks generated by the wearer’s movements. Murata Manufacturing and a subsidiary of...
Shocking attire: Japanese fabric zaps germs with electricity

Shocking attire: Japanese fabric zaps germs with electricity

KYOTO — A pair of Japanese companies have developed a novel way to be stylish and antiseptic at the same time: a clothing fabric that kills microbes with tiny electric shocks generated by the wearer’s movements. Murata Manufacturing and a subsidiary of...
Baseball team’s virus approach offers clues for Japanese business

Baseball team’s virus approach offers clues for Japanese business

TOKYO — The Yomiuri Giants professional baseball team announced on Thursday that two players who had tested positive for the new coronavirus showed negative results after additional checks and plans to continue regular monitoring of club members even after the...
Japanese banks to link e-money with popular Suica transit card

Japanese banks to link e-money with popular Suica transit card

TOKYO — Japan’s three megabanks look to link their digital currencies to East Japan Railway’s popular Suica smart transit card, hoping to expand their customer bases by improving convenience. Mizuho Financial Group unit Mizuho Bank last year rolled...
Japanese prosecutors and politicians keep up a delicate dance

Japanese prosecutors and politicians keep up a delicate dance

TOKYO — Prosecutors in Japan possess the sole power to both investigate any crime as well as levy charges and are grouped in a special administrative agency in the Ministry of Justice. Thus, to ensure democratic control, the right to appoint and dismiss the top...