Japan's toll of war dead still rising 70 years later
Unlikely as it may sound, Japan's toll of fatalities from World War II is still rising despite the passage of 70 years.
Morphological defects found in Japanese fir trees around Fukushima ...
Radiation spewed out by the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant may be responsible for differences in the growth of native Japanese fir trees in the area.
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto delivers a speech in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, on Aug. 29. (Kenta Sujino)
Hashimoto to form new national party with 12 Diet members
After leaving the Japan Innovation Party, which he founded, Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto will form a new national party with 12 Diet members by the year-end and field candidates in the Upper House poll next summer.
Samba dancers perform in the Asakusa Samba Carnival in Tokyo’s Asakusa district on Aug. 29. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
Drizzle fails to dampen samba dancers' parade in Asakusa
On an unseasonably cool day, thousands of scantily clad samba dancers marched through Tokyo’s Asakusa district in a festival on Aug. 29, warming the crowds packing the roadside there.
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Sendai reactor to resume commercial operations Sept. 10
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Rows of tanks storing contaminated water line the compound of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Panel blames TEPCO’s negligence for delay in information...
An outside panel of experts accused Tokyo Electric Power Co. of not living up to its responsibility to promptly release all available data on the contaminated water leaks at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Pools to mass-produce algae by stirring the culture fluid with paddle wheels are seen in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Aug. 7. (Masakazu Honda)
1st algae-based oil producing facility in Fukushima set up in...
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--An experimental facility to produce oil from algae was constructed on former farmland that was abandoned after the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami struck the region.
25% of Fukushima landowners ready to sell plots for contaminated...
Nuclear slogan writer who saw the light now banks on solar power
Led by Greek-born pianist, Fukushima student orchestra set to...
Doll mascot for evacuated Fukushima town winning hearts in Europe
Fukushima evacuees return home during Bon to visit ancestors'...
Fukushima fishermen give nod to TEPCO’s plan to release treated...
Worker at wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant dies from head injury
A scene from "Pecoross no Haha no Tamatebako." The boy sees a vision of his younger sister and calls out to her. (Provided by Asahi Shimbun Publications Inc.)
Boy who lost his entire family to atomic bomb in Nagasaki featured ...
A boy who lost his entire family in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki has been featured in the "Pecoross no Haha no Tamatebako" (Treasure chest of Pecoross' mother) manga series since mid-July.
Karuizawa beer, right, and Shiga Kogen pale ale (Choi Chae-soo)
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Nagano craft brews thirst-quenching hit for...
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...
ONE TAKE ON JAPANESE CINEMA: Birth of 1950s and 1960s indie film...
Promo video for Kurokawa 'onsen' in Kumamoto wows global audience
ANIME NEWS: J-Pop Summit Festival 2015 draws 32,000 fans in San...
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Mixi posts record sales on back of 'Monster Strike' app
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'Dragon Quest XI' goes offline for 3DS, PS4 by May 2017
Thai police chief Somyot Pumpunmuang talks to reporters outside of an apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, on Aug. 29. (AP Photo)
Police arrest foreigner, find multiple passports in Bangkok...
BANGKOK--Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine ...
China doesn't let historical accuracy get in the way of good old...
Police arrest foreigner in deadly Bangkok shrine bombing case
N. Korean leader dismisses top officials after standoff with S....
The Sugawara Binary Cycle Power Station, which generates geothermal power in the town of Kokonoe, Oita Prefecture, on Aug. 5 (Junichiro Nagasaki)
Kyushu utility to double geothermal power generation by 2030
KOKONOE, Oita Prefecture--Because it is volcanically active, the island of Kyushu is ideally suited to geothermal power generation. That prompted Kyushu Electric Power Co. to announce an ambitious plan on Aug. 5 to double its...
Follow the money ... all the way to the renovated Currency Museum
Online retailer Rakuten to plug into power sales to business...
Shakeup of life insurance industry sees companies turning to...
The genome of the California two-spot octopus has been decoded by scientists. (Provided by Michael LaBarbera)
Quick-witted octopus's genome decoded as scientists search for...
An octopus has many tricks up its tentacles and scientists are starting to understand why after decoding the genome of this remarkably intelligent animal.
Flesh-eating bacterium infections near 300 in Japan
Smartphone-based audio guide aimed at visually impaired
New transistor bends like rubber, resistant to shock
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, speaks at an Aug. 28 meeting of Cabinet ministers where a plan for the new National Stadium was approved. (Shinichi Iizuka)
EDITORIAL: Key for new National Stadium plan is to win public trust
The government announced an outline of a blueprint for the new National Stadium on Aug. 28, six weeks after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to “take the current plan back to the drawing board and re-examine (the project)...
VOX POPULI: Summer staggers in the heat to a big fall
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VOX POPULI: Far better to be a klutz than a rude multitasker
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