Japan urges Jordan's help in Islamic State hostage crisis after...
Japan pressed Jordan for help in securing the release of Kenji Goto, a Japanese hostage of Islamic State militants, after a video on Jan. 27 appeared to show him saying he could be...
Japan viewed Goto video, called Jordan king ahead of online posting
Hours before it appeared online, the Japanese government obtained the video expressing the Islamic State’s new demand for the release of Kenji Goto, prompting Prime Minister...
A new video posted online on Jan. 27 shows a man who appeared to be Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. (From YouTube)
Purported Islamic State message: Japan hostage, Jordan pilot have...
Japanese officials have held emergency meetings after the release of an online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warning that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours...
"Dr. Yellow" arrives at JR Hakata Station in Fukuoka on Jan. 27. (Yoichi Kawatsu)
Rare sighting of lucky ‘Dr. Yellow’ Shinkansen bullet train...
Railroad buffs and children were delighted and counting their good fortune on Jan. 27 when they glimpsed an inspection Shinkansen, popularly called “Dr. Yellow,” which zipped between Fukuoka and Tokyo.
Tokyo turns blind eye to Okinawan request to stop reclamation work
Rare postcard sent by hospitalized novelist Soseki pops up on...
PHOTO: Ice village on Hokkaido lake offers hot and cold services
PHOTO: 'Disco' protesters sing for peace at prime minister's office
NHK star: Acting is the best job in the world
Woman shakes off anti-Korean sentiment to complete 5th Shikoku...
Bonsai, garden tree exports taking root in Europe, Asia
Workers prepare to dismantle a bridge connecting platforms at JR Tomioka Station in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture, on Jan. 26. (Naoyuki Takahashi)
JR East begins dismantling deserted railway station near Fukushima ...
TOMIOKA, Fukushima Prefecture--Workers have begun tearing down structures at a train station here that was devastated in the deadly tsunami of 2011, citing the danger of collapse they pose to the growing number of visitors to...
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TEPCO to rely on cosmic beams to glimpse melted fuel inside...
Tokyo Electric Power Co. will use cosmic rays at the crippled reactors at its Fukushima plant to identify sites with melted fuel.
Obesity a growing problem among children in Fukushima
JR East to run bus service through Fukushima no-entry zone
Once again, no indictments against former TEPCO execs over...
NRA signs off on TEPCO plan to release decontaminated groundwater...
TEPCO to beef up on-site training after 2 deaths at Fukushima...
It's party time in once-devastated Ofunato Bay as 'yakatabune'...
'Evangelion' producer to open anime studio, museum in rural...
Beef cooked with green onion (Photo by Katsumi Oyama)
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Sweet soy sauce flavor is good match for...
In-season vegetables can help tide you over during the cold season, so cooking expert Megumi Fujii introduces a dish you can whip right up using beef and green onions.
Artist Keiko Migita has transformed one of the suites inside the Park Hotel Tokyo, located in the Shiodome neighborhood of Chuo Ward, into a colorful sento public bath. (Louis Templado)
Check out the art after you check in
Visitors hankering for art as well as a place to stay might consider the Park Hotel Tokyo, as art comes with the room.
Female otaku stake new anime 'holy ground' in Tokyo's Ikebukuro
March 2011 quake raises new interest in ancient art of repairing...
Winning design of Takarazuka Revue monument chosen by local...
ANIME NEWS: NTT Docomo project seeks to create 'Ghost in the...
'Kamen Rider Drive' appeals to all ages with supercar stunts
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Traditional silk-weaving methods used to...
ONE TAKE ON JAPANESE CINEMA: A filmmaker equally comfortable with...
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying (Provided by the Chinese government)
Beijing, Seoul urge Abe not to 'water down' history in war...
China and South Korea called for reflection and sincerity after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indicated that his war anniversary statement would shift away from Japan’s past apologies for World War II.
Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations
China expands construction work in disputed Spratly waters
Ousted Thai Prime Minister Yingluck banned from politics, faces...
System diagram of Mitsubishi Electric Corp.'s new industrial wastewater recycling technology (Provided by Mitsubishi Electric Corp.)
Mitsubishi Electric announces new low-cost industrial wastewater...
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. said Jan. 27 that it has developed a novel low-cost water treatment technology that enables industrial wastewater and sewage to be recycled.
Uniqlo to enter Canada in fall 2016 with 2 stores in Toronto
Japan logs record trade deficit in 2014 on weakening yen
JFE Engineering lands order for sewage treatment plant in Sri Lanka
The Asahi Shimbun
Scientists recover rats' heart functions though iPS cell-derived...
Researchers have revived the cardiac functions of rats that suffered heart attacks by transplanting cell sheets derived from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into their hearts.
Fossil find turns out to be new member of world's oldest...
Hazard map shows smartphone users disaster risk at a click
Demanding baby robot consoles solitary elderly people, keeps them...
From left, "Champ," Chaturon Chaisang and Pavin Chachavalpongpun (All photos by Naoji Shibata)
COMMENTARY: Thailand is touchstone for Abe’s ‘universal...
BANGKOK--A Thai graduate student in his early 30s, who goes by the nickname Champ, remains defiant against the military government, which detained him twice after the coup last year.
EDITORIAL: Tensions rising as Futenma issue moves to new stage
VOX POPULI: It is the details that matter in Abe statement for end ...
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