Problems with 787's battery can be remedied within weeks: Boeing
Kyodo -- Mar 15
Boeing Co. said Friday it has proposed a remedy for the battery system problems affecting its 787 Dreamliner jet which can be installed in the aircraft model, grounded worldwide, within weeks.
Michael Sinnett, vice president and chief project engineer of Boeing's commercial airplane division, said at a press conference in Tokyo that its investigation found about "80 potential things" that could lead to battery failure.
He said Boeing's proposed solution for the battery system can address all the possible causes of the incidents, but "we may never get to the single root cause."
Weather officials say the average density of carbon dioxide in Japan is rising above the international standard at all 3 observation points in the country.
Carbon dioxide is one of the greenhouse gases associated with global warming. (NHK )
The Diet passed a bill Friday to set up a system that will assign an identification number to every citizen to improve government management of income, social security and tax information despite public concerns about the potential for data abuse. (Japan Times )
Keeping the meltdown-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern Japan in stable condition requires a cast of thousands. Increasingly the plant's operator is struggling to find enough workers, a trend that many expect to worsen and hamper progress in the decades-long effort to safely decommission it. (AP )
The government of Japan has bestowed one of that nation's highest honors on a Japanese-American, a former U.S. Soldier and World War II veteran, for his work furthering relationships between the Japanese and Americans. (army.mil )
This Monday, members of the seminal metal band X Japan were in Odaiba rubbing shoulders with the likes of Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga and AKB48′s Yuko Oshima. The catch? They were all made out of wax. (Japan Times )