New ODA charter to allow assistance to foreign militaries in...
Japan is set to lift its ban on providing official development assistance to foreign militaries so long as the funds are used for non-combat operations, such as disaster relief and...
Tokyo International Film Festival turns to anime for more spark
The Tokyo International Film Festival is turning to anime and other "cool Japan" features this year in an effort to attract greater interest from the media and Japan's top...
The “Taizo-kai" mandala painting (Noboru Tomura)
'Mandala' Buddhist paintings rarely seen by public set to go on...
KYOTO--Two rarely shown painted “mandala” that depict the Buddhist universe will go on public display at Toji temple, a World Heritage site, on Oct. 31.
Former Finance Minister Fukushiro Nukaga, left, looks on as South Korean President Park Geun-hye greets members of the Japan-Korea Parliamentarians’ Union in the presidential office in Seoul on Oct. 24. (Provided by The Dong-a Ilbo)
S. Korea's Park still wary about summit talks with Abe
SEOUL--South Korean President Park Geun-hye is sticking to her guns that Japan must resolve the "comfort women" issue before she can meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for summit talks.
Alarm sounded for volcanic eruption of Mt. Ioyama in Miyazaki
Residents block Environment Ministry study of candidate waste...
Want to dance? Cabinet approves revised law easing regulations on...
Japan to ratify international convention on nuclear accident...
Health ministry mandates airline passengers report visits to...
Under system that relies on honesty, 70% with dependents abroad...
Man arrested over university bomb threat related to ‘comfort...
Workers drill into a panel of a canopy covering the damaged No. 1 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Oct. 22. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
TEPCO starts removal work of cover over damaged Fukushima reactor...
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant started dismantling a canopy on Oct. 22 installed over the damaged No. 1 reactor building to prevent radioactive substances from entering the atmosphere.
A dinghy of the Tenyo, a hydrographic survey vessel of the Japan Coast Guard, navigates Onagawa Bay. (Yosuke Fukudome)
Nautical charts to be revised to reflect unprecedented changes...
ONAGAWA, Miyagi Prefecture--About an hour into a Japan Coast Guard hydrographic survey mission, a crew member on lookout abruptly shouted for the dinghy to stop.
Google Maps shows state of disaster recovery along Tohoku coastline
ANALYSIS: TEPCO behind schedule to eliminate contaminated water...
Plans to remove cover over damaged Fukushima reactor draws concern
Government having trouble locating landowners of planned...
Tohoku Electric Power kicks up a stink about art display at...
Bittersweet embrace for Fukushima evacuees and their pets
SPEEDI radiation forecasting dropped by NRA as primary alert system
Pippi and Mr. Nilsson, her pet monkey, feast on a big meal. ((c) 2014 Hatake Jimusho / Nibariki / Yoichi Kotabe Pippi Longstocking (TM) (c) Astrid Lindgren)
Book reveals artwork for canceled animated adaptation of...
An art book has been published featuring sketches and other illustrations by Studio Ghibli Inc. co-founders Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki for a canceled “Pippi Longstocking” animated adaptation project.
A miniature doll modeled after the famous papier-mache tiger at Chogosonshiji temple (Choi Chae-soo)
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Papier-mache tiger from Nara brings good luck
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that promote local tourism products. The series appears on...
JR West to build maintenance depot for vintage steam locomotives
ONE TAKE ON JAPANESE CINEMA: Town once blessed by nuclear power...
Osaka Castle theme park to offer feel of Edo Period
Traditional arts, local purveyors turn to anthropomorphic...
Tokyo One Piece Tower to feature pirate ship, casino house
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Stir-fried tempura tofu and sautéed...
Royalty-free digital diva Hatsune Miku helps everyone become music ...
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
No U.S. troop cuts without credible N.Korea nuclear deal, says...
WASHINGTON--It is too premature to talk about reducing American forces in the Korean Peninsula without "authentic and credible" negotiations with Pyongyang about ending its nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...
Hong Kong protesters to hold referendum on government proposal
U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong
China unveils steps to improve judiciary
A Prius hybrid electric vehicle from Toyota Motor Corp. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Toyota to produce Prius hybrid in Brazil by 2016
Toyota Motor Corp. will begin production of its Prius hybrid electric vehicle in Brazil as early as 2016, according to sources.
Regional banks to adopt system to retain married employees who...
Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in...
NEC, Dacom collaborate on high-tech farming to maximize crop...
An X-ray photo taken by the solar observational satellite Hinode two minutes after the start of a partial solar eclipse (coloring added) (Provided by JAXA and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)
PHOTO: Satellite snaps images of gold-ring annular eclipse
The solar observational satellite Hinode captured images of an annular eclipse on Oct. 24 from its orbit 680 kilometers above the North American continent.
Dementia patients establish 1st advocacy group in Japan
In breakthrough, scientists discover molecule that causes...
iPS researchers improve survival rate of transplanted cardiac cells
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Yasukuni Shrine in December 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
POINT OF VIEW/ Eiji Oguma: Japan should draw line between itself,...
Japan continues to face criticism in the United States over the issue of wartime “comfort women.”
EDITORIAL: China’s one-party rule is incompatible with the rule...
VOX POPULI: Maternity harassment ruling brings hope to working...
EDITORIAL: Pregnancy should not be a drag on women’s careers
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