Japanese businesses lend hand to China in fighting air pollution
Japanese businesses are helping China in its battle against pollution, hoping that technical cooperation may also help clear the air concerning bilateral relations.
Contaminated water found leaking from ALPS at Fukushima plant
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said April 16 it detected a leak of 1 ton of highly contaminated water from the ALPS multinuclide removal equipment at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power...
Hajime Tabata holds a branch of a coffee tree in his garden in Agua Negra, Dominican Republic. (Maki Okubo)
Japanese immigrants in Dominican Republic recall half-century of...
AGUA NEGRA, Dominican Republic--Between 1956 and 1959, 1,319 Japanese immigrated to this Caribbean country in response to their government’s offer of free fertile farmland to each household.
Children at Dazaifu Elementary School in Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture, enjoy Korean dishes for school lunch on April 9. (Tadao Okubo)
Children in Fukuoka Prefecture get a taste of Korea friendship
DAZAIFU, Fukuoka Prefecture--Children at seven elementary schools in this city ate Korean food for lunch to celebrate Dazaifu’s sister-city relationship with Buyeo county in South Korea’s Chungcheongnam-do province.
Obokata's mentor cites 3 pieces of evidence supporting STAP cell...
'Comfort women' issue again open for discussion between Japan,...
N. Korean pingpong squad gets nod to compete in championships in...
'Sleeping' African midge revives in orbit after being rehydrated
Researchers find speedy, efficient method to detect colorectal...
JR Hokkaido reveals design of new bullet train series
Kennedy plants tree of friendship at Ise Jingu shrine
The Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Utilities expected to secure sufficient power supplies this summer
Even if their nuclear reactors remain offline, all power companies across Japan should be able to secure stable electricity supplies this summer with help from other utilities, an industry ministry subcommittee said.
Kiyoe Kamata, a farmer from Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, talks about his years of research into local cultural heritage on Feb. 28. (Yoshitaka Ito)
Fukushima towns seek to protect historic sites ahead of hosting...
OKUMA, Fukushima Prefecture--A sixth-century stone tower and a Shinto shrine are among local cultural assets the town of Okuma wants to protect ahead of a central government plan to construct temporary facilities to store...
Utilities expected to secure sufficient power supplies this summer
Estimated radiation doses of Fukushima returnees withheld for half ...
Radioactive water floods Fukushima plant basements after wrong...
TEPCO moving to divert groundwater from Fukushima reactors
Chefs create gourmet canned food to help tsunami-hit cities
Fukushima plant to create 560,000 cubic meters of rubble by...
Elementary school welcomes back students after lifting of...
(Illustration by Mitsuaki Kojima)
ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ By David McMurray
Easter Vigil--
A page from "Ashita, Jishin ga Yattekuru!" (An earthquake comes tomorrow!) ((c) Asuka Setoridone/ Kadokawa Enterbrain)
Manga artist warns of dangers of quake-driven soil liquefaction
URAYASU, Chiba Prefecture--Artist and writer Asuka Setori was working on a one-shot girls' manga in her apartment at 2:46 p.m. on March 11, 2011, when the magnitude-9.0 Great East Japan Earthquake struck.
ANIME NEWS: New 'Macross' TV series announced
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Microwave turns out tasty sticky rice with...
ANIME NEWS: Shop opens to promote Kyoto International Manga Anime...
Oscar nomination leaves 'Possessions' animator wanting more
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Original drawings by legendary cartoonist Tezuka found in his desk
ANIME NEWS: 'One Piece' exhibit to kick off in Taiwan in July
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Korea News Service)
N. Korean embassy complains to Britain after salon mocks leader's...
LONDON--North Korea failed to see the joke when a London hair salon used a picture of its leader Kim Jong Un to try to attract more customers and has written to Britain's Foreign Office asking it to stop what it calls a...
Fears rise for 287 still missing more than a day after ferry sinks ...
South Korea says 293 missing in ferry disaster
Chinese visa restrictions further hurt North Korean economy
Special cranes move 150-meter-long rails, the world's longest. (Provided by Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.)
Nippon Steel to ship world's longest train rails
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. said it has manufactured the world’s longest weld-free rails and created a system for the tricky process of transporting the 150-meter-long products.
Government cuts economic assessment after consumption tax hike
NTT develops mike that can pick up sound from 20 meters away
Casio to sell ‘tough’ calculator for surveyors
A computerized image showing how methane hydrate (center) emits methane gas. (Provided by associate professor Masakazu Matsumoto from Okayama University)
Researchers unlock mystery of how methane hydrate, or 'burning ice,...
Researchers at Okayama University have discovered the process whereby methane hydrate emits methane gas, a discovery that could lead to the development of mining technology of the new energy source.
Academic entrepreneurs to test cancer therapy using iPS cells
Global warming forcing Mongolian nomads to change lifestyles
Scientists: Lethal, difficult-to-detect bacterium invading western ...
Sadakazu Osaki (Provided by Nomura Research Institute)
POINT OF VIEW/ Sadakazu Osaki: Extended TSE trading hours could...
The Tokyo Stock Exchange in February established a working group to look into extending its cash market trading hours.
EDITORIAL: Diet must keep vigilant eye on state secrecy cases
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