Japan Current Affairs - 2020

Third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) 2014

The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) 2014 held at The Hague, Netherlands. In the third edition of nuclear summit, 58 world leaders participated to enhance the global nuclear security structure. Objective: To prevent nuclear terrorism by reducing the amount of dangerous nuclear material in the world, improving the security of all nuclear material and radioactive sources Read More…

Japanese architect Mr. Shigeru Ban won the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014

The Japanese architecture, Mr. Shigeru Ban (56) won the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014 for his unique approach in using materials viz. paper tubes, bamboo and shipping containers. About Mr. Shigeru Ban Known for his creative and inexpensive designs for disaster relief shelters. Purpose: To build an inexpensive and easy-to-construct-and- dismantle structures. Designed a range of Read More…

Ukraine crisis 2014: G8 Summit in Russia cancelled

The US and top economic powers have cancelled the G8 Summit to build pressure on Russia against its military action in Ukraine. The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the US, the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission took the decision in The Hague that Read More…

China hiked military budget by 12.2% for 2014

The People’s Republic of China announced to raise its military budget for 2014 by 12.2% to $132 billion. The hike in defense spending would seek to develop more high-tech weapons and to beef up coastal and air defenses. It would also allow Beijing to create a modern force that will project power not only across Read More…

“Earclip-type Wearable PC”- Japanese researchers testing tiny ear computer

Japanese researchers are testing tiny ear computer that is worn on the ear and can be controlled with the blink of an eye or the click of a tongue. About Earclip-type Wearable PC device Invented by: Engineer Kazuhiro Taniguchi (Hiroshima City University, Japan). Tiny personal computer: 17-gram wireless device has microchip and data storage that Read More…