Defense Ministry reveals prototype of first Japanese stealth...
The Defense Ministry released images of a homegrown experimental combat plane designed to be Japan's first stealth fighter.
Growing volcanic island in Ogasawara may collapse, triggering...
An island created by volcanic activity in the Ogasawara chain south of Tokyo could trigger a tsunami if its newly formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, a researcher said.
The “Sun” exhibition room of the Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art in Nagi, Okayama Prefecture (Shunji Matsuo)
Okayama museum in the spotlight at home and abroad
NAGI, Okayama Prefecture--When it opened 20 years ago, operators of the Nagi Museum of Contemporary Art (Nagi-MOCA) never expected it to rank among the country's top scenic views.
Police officers and firefighters clear debris and mud in Hiroshima's Asa-Minami Ward on Aug. 21. (Jun Ueda)
51 still missing in Hiroshima, as city admits evacuation order...
HIROSHIMA--As the death toll from massive landslides caused by torrential rains in northern parts of Hiroshima rose to 39, it became evident that local authorities were too slow in issuing evacuation orders.
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Masao Yoshida, manager of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant at the time of the March 2011 nuclear disaster (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Local leaders seek disclosure of testimony by former nuclear plant ...
Leaders of local governments near the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant want the testimony given by the plant manager months after the accident to be disclosed.
A participant in an anti-nuclear demonstration in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo in May holds a placard that says, "Yoshida testimony should be disclosed." (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
TEPCO shareholders go to court for disclosure of Yoshida testimony ...
Shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power Co. filed a lawsuit Aug. 20 for disclosure of testimony about the 2011 nuclear disaster given by the late manager of the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
TEPCO plans to add sealant to ice walls to halt flow of...
Second group of Fukushima residents given OK to return home in...
TEPCO, Tohoku Electric to 'donate' 200 million yen more to village ...
Residents light fires for the dead in Bon festival in...
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Grieving mother learns of son's giving nature in aftermath of 3/11
Poems of Fukushima native pluck heartstrings overseas
Sworn enemies Merra (Ryohei Suzuki, left) and Kai (Young Dais) do battle. ((c)2014 INOUE SANTA/“TOKYO TRIBE” FILM PARTNERS)
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Plastic models of robots from "Mobile Suit Gundam" are on display on the counter in the Axis Iolite bar in Osaka's Chuo Ward. (Mashio Takeda)
35 years since debut, 'Gundam' continues to attract legions of new ...
OSAKA--On the second floor of a multi-tenanted building in the city's lively Dotonbori district, a unique bar welcomes aficionados of "Mobile Suit Gundam."
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Kyoto looks to duty-free shops for tourism boost
ANIME NEWS: New 'Dragon Ball Z' film announced for spring 2015
Cultural properties serve as backdrops for cosplay fans in Osaka
ANIME NEWS: 'Attack on Titan' dominates U.S. graphic novel...
Thai new Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha salutes upon arrival to attend an establishment anniversary of the 21st Infantry Regiment, Queen's Guard in Chonburi Province, Thailand, on Aug. 21. (AP Photo)
Thai junta leader appointed Prime Minister by hand-picked...
BANGKOK--Thailand's coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Aug. 21 by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to ...
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HORRORS OF NORTH KOREA: Purge of N. Korea’s No. 2 man left...
Tokyo Monorail Co.’s monorail departing from Monorail Hamamatsucho Station in Tokyo’s Minato Ward (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Tokyo Monorail plans quicker link to Haneda Airport
Tokyo Monorail Co. is considering extending its line from Monorail Hamamatsucho Station to JR Tokyo Station to give travelers faster and more convenient access to Haneda Airport.
Mitsubishi Electric opens first of two new elevator plants in China
Mitsui to acquire DuPont assets for agrochemical fungicide
JR East plans to open new line linking Haneda Airport with central ...
Stalagmites containing coral fragments in a limestone cave on Nagashima island in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture (Satoru Sekiguchi)
Rare coral-encrusted stalagmites discovered near proposed air base ...
NAGO, Okinawa Prefecture--Researchers have found rare stalagmites containing coral fragments in a cave off Cape Henoko, where the government plans to relocate an air base from another part of this southernmost prefecture.
Scientists aiming for method that will detect 13 types of cancer...
Pesky starfish that preys on corals gets new life as veggie...
Former automotive engineer designs more user friendly wheelchair
Katsuto Uchihashi (Photo by Takamitsu Aota)
POINT OF VIEW/ Katsuto Uchihashi: In wartime, the vulnerable...
They don’t know war, and they don’t know the fear of losing their lives, and yet they are intrepid. I am describing the “militarist boys without knowledge of war,” who are rife in Japan these days.
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VOX POPULI: 15 years later, yet another landslide disaster in...
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