Sold-out gourmet train drawing tourists to tsunami-devastated...
HACHINOHE, Aomori Prefecture--A symbol of recovery and a gourmet's delight, a special restaurant train that travels along the northern Tohoku coastal area that was devastated by the ...
Images drawn by Meiji Era carpenters found at Kyoto's Chionin...
Numerous pieces of graffiti dating to the Meiji Era (1868-1912) have been found in a section of Chionin temple in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward during repairs to the national treasure.
The Supreme Court on Nov. 26 rules that the 2013 Upper House election was held in “a state of unconstitutionality.” (Reina Kitamura)
Top court says 2013 Upper House election unfair, demands...
The Supreme Court ruled Nov. 26 that last year’s Upper House vote was held in a “state of unconstitutionality” and ordered the Diet to correct the vote-value disparity in the chamber’s electoral system by 2016.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responds to questions in an interview with The Asahi Shimbun. (Shogo Koshida)
Abe: Further interpretation change not possible on collective...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said a further change in the government’s constitutional interpretation regarding collective self-defense would be impossible and that an actual revision of the pacifist Constitution would be...
Mount Aso eruptions disrupt flights
LDP, DPJ have one thing in common for election: Keeping manifestos ...
LDP platform boasts achievements, offers vague policy promises
Industry minister sets summer deadline for energy policy
Scholars urge voters to examine Abe's non-economic policies in...
Free Wi-Fi bound for 143 Tokyo subway stations next month
Cache of letters shows fiction writer Tanizaki answering the call...
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After failures, TEPCO to use special cement to prevent...
The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant plans to fill in trenches on the coastline in yet another attempt to prevent highly contaminated water from pouring into the sea.
Workers transfer a nuclear assembly into a transportation cask inside the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in November 2013. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
TEPCO starts transferring remaining unspent fuel from Fukushima No....
The operator of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has started removing unspent nuclear fuel from a storage pool at the No. 4 reactor building, which was heavily damaged by an explosion following the March 2011...
Work begins in Fukushima to demolish ships stranded by 2011 tsunami
Nuclear watchdog panel: Fault under Tsuruga reactor is active
Diet passes legislation to remove nuclear waste from Fukushima in...
Fukushima rice cultivated in decontaminated fields served at...
Tsunami survivors revive rice planting dance in Fukushima
Nuclear operators push to open new plant, extend life of aging...
Dates set for sequel on Fukushima community ripped apart by...
Arielle Holmes, left, the female lead in "Heaven Knows What," receives the Tokyo Grand Prix prize at the awards ceremony held at the Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo. The film was directed by Joshua Safdie, center, and his brother Benny. (Noriki Ishitobi)
U.S.-French film 'Heaven Knows What' takes top prize at Tokyo...
"Heaven Knows What," a film that is a fusion of fiction and documentary realism, took the top Grand Prix award at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival that wrapped up Oct. 31.
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ANIME NEWS: Original 'Psycho-Pass' production team members return...
Principal members of the star-studded production team for the first season of the "Psycho-Pass" animated TV series will resume their roles for a feature film adaptation.
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Spicy chicken and 'konnyaku' are low in...
ANIME NEWS: 'Madoka Magica' movie, 'Love Live!' series win big at...
STROLLING AROUND TSUKIJI MARKET: Shops proud of, pass on...
ANIME NEWS: Sendai Airport to display wall relief designed by...
A date with a difference: Tours of Kawasaki's industrial zone
ANIME NEWS: 'Yokai Watch' film sequel slated for winter 2015
JOY OF HOKKAIDO FOOD: Hokkaido food fairs big moneymakers,...
A North Korean squid fishing boat drifts off the coast of Ishikawa Prefecture in August 2014. (Provided by the 9th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters)
Sharp increase in North Korean fishing boats in Japan's EEZ
The number of North Korean squid fishing boats entering Japan’s exclusive economic zone has tripled this year, another apparent sign of the desperate economic conditions in the isolated nation.
Trial starts for Japanese journalist accused of defaming South...
Hong Kong police arrest protesters, 7 officers
Pyongyang and Moscow boost ties as tense Beijing watches from the...
In this April 17 file photo, journalists visit Takata Ignition Systems in Schoenebeck, Germany. U.S. safety regulators are threatening fines and legal action against Takata Corp. for failing to admit that its driver's-side air bag inflators are defective and should be recalled nationwide. (AP Photo)
U.S. regulators order nationwide recall of Takata driver's air bags
DETROIT--U.S. safety regulators threatened fines and legal action against Takata Corp. on Nov. 26 unless the company admits that its driver's air bag inflators are defective and agrees to a nationwide recall.
ADB chief: Japan likely to return to growth in 4th quarter
Honda admits under-reporting serious U.S. accidents since 2003
Sony does not plan to renew FIFA sponsorship contract--sources
Cocoons woven by silkworms containing spider genes (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Project under way in Kyoto to commercialize spider-silkworm thread
KYOTANGO, Kyoto Prefecture--A government-academic collaboration project plans to commercially develop high-performance silk created through genetic engineering between spiders and silkworms in about five years.
Scientists re-create key kidney structure for 1st time
Japanese space probe, observatory record huge sunspot activity
Study: Age-related height shrinkage in women linked to serious...
Genichiro Takahashi (Photo by Shigetaka Kodama)
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: Japan, a country that allows...
More than 20 years ago, I used to frequent fashion shows. Creations by Issey Miyake, Comme des Garcons and Yohji Yamamoto were all refreshingly original and beautiful to look at.
EDITORIAL: LDP should present road map for policy agenda
VOX POPULI: Skin-color divide stirs public ire in country of...
EDITORIAL: DPJ fails to show how exactly it would change the...
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