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Back when Keio University professor Koji Matsui was a trade ministry bureaucrat on loan to the prime minister's office, he watched Japanese Communist Party Chairman Kazuo Shii take...
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Editor’s note: This is a column on Japanese movies written by New Zealander Don Brown, a longtime resident of Japan who specializes in creating English subtitles for Japanese...
Aixinjueluo Pujie and Princess Hiro in formal costumes shortly before their wedding in 1937 (Provided by Kwansei Gakuin University Museum)
Photos, letters from family of China’s last emperor on display...
NISHINOMIYA, Hyogo Prefecture--Letters and photographs that once belonged to the brother of the last emperor of China are the focus of an exhibition here at the Kwansei Gakuin University Museum.
Akemi Arimura, a Shiseido makeup therapist, teaches an elderly woman how to pencil in her eyebrows at a session in Yokohama’s Kohoku Ward on April 8. (Makoto Kaku)
Shiseido makeup therapist says taking care of elderly women is her ...
Makeup therapist Akemi Arimura leaned in so she could gently talk to an elderly client, their faces almost touching.
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JCP's Shii: Abe has never read the Potsdam Declaration
Mahathir tells Japan to use words--not force--to settle disputes
Teenage serial drone flier arrested over threat to buzz Tokyo...
China, India likely to be biggest shareholders in AIIB
Search for 6 missing from Mt. Ontakesan disaster likely to resume...
Scientists calculate existence of massive trove of plankton...
A blackboard from Futaba Junior High School contains goodbye messages from graduating students that were written in 2011. (Provided by University of Tsukuba)
Website shares photos, memories of evacuated Fukushima town
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--Once home to more than 6,000 people, the northeastern coastal town of Futaba today remains completely evacuated following the nuclear accident triggered by the March 2011 Great East Japan...
Katsutaka Idogawa, the former mayor of Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, speaks in Fukui Prefecture on Jan. 25, 2014. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Ex-mayor sues state, TEPCO for stress caused by nuclear disaster
A former mayor who was exposed to high levels of radiation after the 2011 nuclear disaster is suing the central government and the operator of the wrecked Fukushima power plant for stress.
TEPCO robot finds Fukushima No. 2 reactor pressure venting system...
Fukushima again tops in grand prizes at sake competition
Ehime reactor effectively clears NRA screening
Ministry plans to end TEPCO compensation to 55,000 Fukushima...
Fukushima finds 16 new cases of thyroid cancer in young people
Survey: Large majority of Fukushima evacuees have family members...
TEPCO starts prep work to take cover off damaged Fukushima reactor
A scene from "Cesium to Shojo" (Provided by Ryo Saitani)
Theater owner makes directorial debut with anti-nuclear...
Ryo Saitani, owner-operator of a small theater, made his directorial debut when he was past the age of 60 to deliver an anti-nuclear message in fantasy/adventure format.
A scene from "Miss Hokusai." Oei, far left, and Hokusai, center, single-mindedly create ukiyo-e woodblock images in a "nagaya" row house scattered with spoiled illustrations. ((c) 2014 Hinako Sugiura・MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners)
'Miss Hokusai' shines with its superb attention to detail
Animation director Keiichi Hara paid scrupulous attention to the seasonal backdrop and townscape of pre-modern Tokyo with his latest feature film "Miss Hokusai," now playing in theaters nationwide.
New 'Devilman' anime project announced for fall
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Putting a whole sea bream to use, with...
ANIME NEWS: Growing popularity leads to fourth Kyoto manga-anime...
Lisa’s Eye on Tokyo: Tsukiji fish market--A now-or-never visit
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Exhibition shows influence of Nippon Animation studio on Tama city
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Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah leaves the Seoul High Court on May 22. (AP Photo)
S. Korea court suspends ‘nut rage’ executive's prison term
SEOUL--A South Korean court on May 22 suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.
CNN: China navy warns U.S. spy plane in disputed South China Sea
Xi urges young, new media workers to lead rejuvenation of China
S. Korea's Park names new prime minister after scandal strikes...
On-Art's Allosaurus suit "attacks" audience members at a promotional event in Tokyo's Akihabara district on May 1. (Kenji Takayama)
Art company's dinosaur suits a roaring success
The screams that echoed in the nation’s capital confirmed that plastics arts company On-Art had achieved its goal: thrilling and terrifying the bejesus out of children and grown-ups alike.
Rising inequality holding back economic growth, report warns
Japan takes South Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import...
High-tech flying robots dazzle at 1st drone expo
A rendering of the redesigned Kounotori unmanned spacecraft (Provided by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
Auto parts eyed for redesigned space cargo craft to save money
The science ministry intends to redesign the Kounotori unmanned spacecraft used to supply the International Space Station (ISS), and may even use auto parts to save on costs.
Study: Health risks rise for seniors who don't socialize
Scientists to use iPS cells to develop method to treat Parkinson's ...
Fujitsu develops sound system to monitor elderly living alone
Fishermen capture dolphins in a drive fishery in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
EDITORIAL: Japan needs strategy to win international understanding ...
The drive hunt is a traditional method for capturing dolphins alive by herding them together by boats into an area where they cannot escape. In Japan, this method is used in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture.
EDITORIAL: Abe's responses to security questions smack of...
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POINT OF VIEW/ Eiji Oguma: Misunderstanding of security treaty...
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