ANALYSIS: Okinawa election revolves around distance from central...
NAHA--A clear-cut difference in policy over U.S. military presence is one of the various features that make the Okinawa gubernatorial election different from previous polls in the...
Rule on SIM cards to bring greater freedom for cellphone users
Cellphone and smartphone users in Japan will be able to switch carriers with greater ease in May under new rules requiring service providers to sell the devices without locking them ...
Revelers fill the JR Shibuya Station crossing in Tokyo around 10 p.m. on Oct. 31. (Shigetaka Kodama)
Cast of grisly, colorful characters turns out on Halloween night
Revelers hit the streets of major cities on Halloween night, with hordes of revelers gathering outside Tokyo's JR Shibuya Station and hundreds staging a massive impromptu dance in Osaka.
The unoccupied official residence of the Tokyo governor is going on the auction block after the metropolitan gvoernment failed to find a buyer. (Takaharu Yagi)
Unoccupied Tokyo governor’s residence to be sold to highest...
Failure to find a buyer has forced the government to turn to the auction block to sell the vacant official residence of the Tokyo governor, officials said.
Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in...
Even top Italian pizza makers bow to skills of Japanese woman in...
Former Nagasaki Mayor Motoshima, once wounded by a rightist for...
Completion of nuclear fuel processing plant postponed for 21st time
Joseph Nye: Revising Kono statement will hurt Japan’s interests
NPB/ Softbank Hawks hold off Tigers to win Japan Series for 2nd...
Photo exhibition shows decades of change in Tokyo's Ginza
A panel is lifted by crane at the No. 1 reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, on Oct. 31. (Takaharu Yagi)
TEPCO removes section of radiation cover above Fukushima reactor...
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Tokyo Electric Power Co. has removed part of the canopy above a reactor building at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to gauge the effects of anti-scattering agents pumped inside.
The No. 3 reactor building, second from foreground, at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
NRA rebuts claim that Fukushima cleanup affected faraway rice...
Japan's nuclear watchdog disputed the farm ministry's assertion that radioactive substances churned up by debris removal work at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant contaminated distant rice paddies last year.
TEPCO to postpone nuclear fuel removal at Fukushima No. 1 reactor
Anti-nuclear protesters try to fire up corporate workers in Tokyo
TEPCO starts removal work of cover over damaged Fukushima reactor...
Nautical charts to be revised to reflect unprecedented changes...
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
Tetsuya Kudo, president of Daruma Shokuhin Honpo Corp., tries "natto" that is made from the Tamafukura variety of soybean, in Hakodate, southern Hokkaido, on Oct. 17. (Kotaro Ebara)
JOY OF HOKKAIDO FOOD: Farmers producing a new, sweet ‘big’...
Editor’s note: Hokkaido is attracting attention for its world-class food items. This series introduces readers to delicious foods from the northern Japanese island and the people there who are producing these wonderful...
The special fan features the kanji character for "dai" (great or big) written with a brush and ink, representing the Nara Daimonji bonfire festival. (Choi Chae-soo)
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Especially for fans of Daimonji bonfire...
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...
Crowds, cuteness overwhelm first Hello Kitty Con
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CRAFTED IN TOKYO: Traditional metal-working techniques applied for ...
Bandai in joint venture to launch overseas online anime streaming...
Freedom to be themselves the big turn-on for Tokyo's cross-dressers
ANIME NEWS: Animated 'Garo' series aiming for global audience
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Rice cooked with chicken, burdock adds...
Kim Un Chol, a spokesman for North Korea, attends a panel discussion at United Nations headquarters on Oct. 22. (AP Photo)
North Korea says it has invited EU's top human rights official
UNITED NATIONS--North Korea on Oct. 30 said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by United Nations rights officials unless a U.N....
S. Korean court-martial jails soldiers in hazing death case
In abduction issue talks, N. Korea vows to report on Japanese...
Uncertainty spreads one month after start of Hong Kong protests
4K TV sets are on display at a special corner set up for Sony Corp. products at this Best Buy outlet in the suburbs of Los Angeles. (Tomoyuki Izawa)
DECLINE OF A GIANT: Inflated with success, Sony bungled strategy...
Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series on the troubles facing Sony Corp.
Japan's huge pension fund to boost share purchases
BOJ expands stimulus to shore up shaky recovery
Tokyo Disneyland to double size of fairy tale-themed 'Fantasyland'
A slide showing iPS cells produced from a patient's skin (Provided by Riken)
Heart muscle cells from iPS cells to be mass-produced for drug...
A public research organization announced Oct. 30 that it has entered into a joint venture to develop a new technology to mass produce cardiac muscle cells from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, which could reduce the ...
Popular mosquito catcher uses human odor as bait
Researchers bring extinct vibrant yellow morning glory back into...
Drawing experiment backs argument that chimps have no imagination
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda at a news conference on Oct. 31 (Reina Kitamura)
EDITORIAL: BOJ should have reviewed inflation target before...
In a surprise move on Oct. 31, the Bank of Japan opened up the monetary taps further to shore up the sagging economy.
VOX POPULI: Election an opportunity for Okinawans to assert their...
EDITORIAL: For Okinawa voters, Futenma relocation not an ‘issue...
VOX POPULI: Quotes from October, when winds bring disappointments, ...
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