UPDATE: Quake shakes Tokyo and outlying areas; rail services...
A relatively strong earthquake rattled Tokyo and the Kanto region around lunchtime on Sept. 16, but there were no immediate reports of major damage.
One-eighth of population now aged 75 or older
The number of Japanese aged 75 or older reached a record 15.9 million, comprising one in eight people, figures show.
A helicopter simulates a rescue of a person on a sandbar during a flood drill in Kyoto’s Arashiyama district on Sept. 16. (Noboru Tomura)
Kyoto's Arashiyama district holds first drill against flooding
KYOTO--The Arashiyama district here held its first large-scale drill for flooding on Sept. 16, one year after Typhoon No. 18 caused extensive damage in the popular tourist area.
A portrait of Kazuko To under a cherry blossom in Oshima Seishoen taken in April 1997 (From "Yoyu no toki" by Akio Ota)
Former teacher releases portrait collection of former leprosy...
TAKAMATSU--Alarmed by the rapid aging of former Hansen’s disease patients at the Oshima Seishoen national sanitarium here, a local photographer has recently published a collection of their portraits.
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Fifth-graders from a local elementary school harvest "miracle rice" in Tondabayashi, Osaka Prefecture, on Sept. 14. (Mayumi Ueda)
Kids harvest 'miracle' rice grown from stalks that survived 3/11...
TONDABAYASHI, Osaka Prefecture--A "miracle" rice crop grown from a handful of seeds that survived the devastating 2011 tsunami were harvested on Sept. 14, a sign of hope and recovery for the Tohoku region.
The three-kilometer-long conveyor set up in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture (Shinichi Iizuka)
Gigantic belt brings mud to raise ground of tsunami-hit city
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--An industrial-scale conveyor belt stretching three kilometers is transporting thousands of tons of clay from a mountainside to the lowland of this tsunami-stricken city.
Yoshida feared nuclear 'annihilation' of eastern Japan, testimony...
Human chain formed to mark 3rd anniversary of anti-nuclear protest ...
Young people launch website featuring gift items from 3/11...
89,000 still living in temporary housing in Tohoku disaster area
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Salmon still affected by 3/11 disaster, dealing blow to Tohoku...
Origami project takes off, thanks in part to a former first lady
Bellri Zenam, the protagonist in "Gundam Reconguista in G" ((c) SOTSU・SUNRISE)
'Gundam' director sows seeds for future generations with new series
A special edition of "Gundam Reconguista in G" began a limited online streaming on Sept. 8 ahead of the new series' small screen premiere.
From "The Tale of Princess Kaguya" ((c) 2013 Hatake Jimusho・GNDHDDTK)
ANIME NEWS: GKIDS to distribute Studio Ghibli's 'Tale of Princess...
GKIDS Inc., a U.S. independent distributor for animation and family-oriented entertainment, announced it has acquired North American rights to "The Tale of Princess Kaguya" for theatrical release in October.
Manga artist creates free online library of out-of-print titles
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Entrusted with Ghibli's future, director Yonebayashi delivers...
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Indian policemen stand next to a welcome hoarding being erected ahead of an anticipated visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping as they review security arrangements in Ahmadabad, India, on Sept. 15. (AP Photo)
India says it will defend China border after standoff ahead of Xi...
NEW DELHI--India said Sept. 16 it would firmly defend its 3,500-kilometer long border with China after domestic media reported a new face-off on the disputed frontier, just days ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping.
U.S. man in North Korea given 6 years of hard labor
Seoul reminds citizens of North Korea flag ban
Tokyo pitches abductions as global issue at Geneva meet on N. Korea
Sharp Corp.’s new air purifiers, one with an acrylic front touch panel and the other featuring a voice-assistance function, are shown on Sept. 10 in Osaka. The models will be sold in China from October. (Aki Fukuyama)
Sharp to sell upscale, talking air purifiers in China
Sharp Corp. has unveiled two upscale air purifiers that it will market to wealthy consumers in China, where demand is soaring due to persistent air pollution problems.
Canon developing photo-storage device for easier online sharing
Mitsui Fudosan joining high-rise condominium projects in Bangkok
Business jet travelers at Haneda Airport to enjoy faster...
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Competition heats up between Japan, China for railway projects in...
Japanese and Chinese companies are battling for potentially lucrative railway projects around Asia, as rapid economic growth and expanding populations have led to plans for about 10,000 kilometers in railway networks.
Emergency signs, products using phosphorescent materials to expand ...
Researchers perform world's 1st iPS cell implant surgery on human
LED light harnessed to prevent secret snapping of photos
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at the first meeting of the government’s Headquarters for Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan on Sept. 12. On his left is Shigeru Ishiba, the minister in charge. (The Asahi Shimbun)
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is making the regeneration of provincial areas a top policy priority for his reshuffled Cabinet.
VOX POPULI: Blessed 'inactivity' a prerogative of the elderly
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