Survey: 55% of hibakusha stressed over health impact of 1945...
More than 55 percent of survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings still feel anxiety over the impact of radiation exposure on their health, and nearly half fear their descendants may...
In delicate operation, 20-ton object removed from Fukushima fuel...
Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Aug. 2 removed a 20-ton piece of debris from a nuclear fuel storage pool, a small but critical step in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima No. 1...
Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga speaks to reporters in Tokyo on July 31 after a meeting with Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga. (Shinichi Iizuka)
Okinawa governor to rescind approval for U.S. base relocation...
Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga said he will nullify his predecessor’s approval of land reclamation work off Nago, eliminating the legal basis for the central government’s project to build a U.S. military base in the...
A "no entry" sign is placed at a checkpoint for a chemical weapons disposal facility in the Haerbaling district of China's Jilin province, where many of Japan's abandoned poison gas weapons are believed to be buried. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Private-sector fund to help Chinese victims of chemical weapons...
SHENYANG, China--A Japan-China private-sector group will establish a fund to support Chinese people suffering from health problems caused by chemical weapons abandoned by Imperial Japanese Army troops at the end of World War...
International Olympic Committee hears reports on Tokyo emblem flap,...
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Recording released of emperor's wartime surrender along with...
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Police arrest CEO of bankrupt bitcoin exchange
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From right: Lawyer Hiroyuki Kawai, Ruiko Muto, who heads a group pursuing the criminal responsibility of TEPCO, and lawyer Yuichi Kaido celebrate outside the Tokyo District Court the independent judicial panel of citizens’ decision to indict three former TEPCO executives for their roles in the Fukushima nuclear disaster. (Makiko Ikenaga)
Indictment of TEPCO trio encourages Fukushima nuclear accident...
Finally, there is a sense of justice in the air over who should take responsibility for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Ayumi Kikuchi, left, practices the speech she will give at a United Nations event with her English teacher, Fumi Arimura, in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on July 23. She attends the relocated Futaba High School, now operating in the city of Iwaki. (Takuro Negishi)
Fukushima high school evacuee to share experiences at United...
IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--A high school student who thought she was only temporarily fleeing her home during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and remains an evacuee to this day, will address an event at the United...
3 former TEPCO executives face criminal trial over Fukushima crisis
Nuclear watchdog proposes raising maximum radiation dose to 250...
Tsunami-surviving ‘dragon tree’ beheaded, but will roar once...
TEPCO removes canopy panel from Fukushima reactor building
Fukushima fishermen OK TEPCO plan to release decontaminated water...
Crucial emergency test begins at Sendai nuclear plant ahead of...
Fukushima cattle producer's beef with TEPCO, government leads to...
A scene from the Shinjuku Dungeon smartphone game app. The player must get the hero, center, out of the complicated structure of Shinjuku Station to find a treasure hidden in the Tokyo metropolitan government building. (Provided by Daisuke Uehara)
The great escape: Indie game creator finds inspiration in Shinjuku ...
Getting lost in the labyrinth of Shinjuku Station is almost a rite of passage for many first-time visitors to Tokyo, and in this regard Daisuke Uehara was no exception.
A room with space-themed decorations in a guesthouse in Tokyo's Sumida Ward (Takeshi Tokitsu)
'Ita-beya' anime, manga rooms a hit with overseas tourists
Tourists from abroad can now spend the night surrounded by their favorite anime and manga characters for that real “otaku” (geek) culture experience.
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KYOTO GOES KAWAII: Kogatanaya-Chubei offers faithful replicas of...
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'Art of Gundam' exhibition now running in Tokyo's Roppongi
ANIME NEWS: Hosoda's 'The Boy and the Beast' eyes 7 billion yen at ...
Kabuki adaptation of 'One Piece' manga will feature flashy action, ...
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Guo Boxiong, former vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Xi strengthens control after former top military officer detained
BEIJING--A former officer known as the “don of the military’s northwestern faction” was detained July 30 on suspicion of bribery, a move seen as tightening Chinese President Xi Jinping’s grip over the armed forces.
Philippines' Aquino endorses interior minister as successor
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei says Britain denied him visa
China says 'many' countries sending troops for war anniversary
A counter devoted to models of the ETC 2.0 at a car equipment outlet in Tokyo’s Koto Ward (Ippei Minetoshi)
Smart motorists rewarded with 'smart' new toll collection device
Driving on expressways is becoming more like a computer game, and a new electronic toll collection in-vehicle device bolsters that feeling.
Idemitsu to buy stake in Showa Shell for $1.36 billion for...
First 7-Eleven to open in Vietnam in FY 2017 as part of major push ...
Foreign luxury automakers trying to give Toyota a run for its money
Model of a device that uses solar energy to produce hydrogen from water (Tetsushi Yamamura)
Panasonic moves closer to home energy self-sufficiency with fuel...
Panasonic Corp. said it has developed a catalyst that uses sunlight efficiently to extract hydrogen from water, a technology that could lead to energy self-sufficiency in homes powered by fuel cells.
Researchers spot chimpanzees boozing in the wild
World's most powerful laser beam blasts out from Osaka
Scientists discover ‘under-seabed forest’ dating back 20...
Author Tatsuhiro Oshiro in Naha (Photo by Yoshihisa Uehara)
POINT OF VIEW/ Tatsuhiro Oshiro: Tragic realities under...
In the early postwar period, it was said that Okinawa’s reality was a suitable subject for fiction. But I could barely bring myself to face it because my skills were poor and the reality was so complicated.
EDITORIAL: Trials of ex-TEPCO bigwigs a chance to take fresh look...
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EDITORIAL: Shimomura, Mori and Abe all bear responsibility for...
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