Researchers to test theory of ancient mariners in a straw boat
Researchers trying to figure out early migration to the Japanese archipelago are building a primitive straw boat to test their theory of a sea-borne route.
NRA calls a halt to TEPCO's plan to freeze soil at Fukushima plant
The nation's nuclear watchdog has put the kibosh on plans by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to start freezing underground soil at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant--a...
Tajima Co. workers in Sakai, Fukui Prefecture, on Feb. 9 sort premium snow crabs that were later presented to the imperial family. (Ryo Kageyama)
PHOTO: Premium snow crabs dedicated to imperial family for 90th...
SAKAI, Fukui Prefecture--Better late than never, the imperial family on Feb. 10 received premium snow crabs from a seafood wholesaler in this port city in a dedication tradition that dates back to 1922.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks to the media during a news conference in Tokyo on Feb. 10. (AP Photo)
Japan announces new sanctions on North Korea
Japan announced on Feb. 10 that it will impose new sanctions on North Korea to protest a rocket launch seen as a test of missile technology.
Window falls out of U.S. helicopter near highway interchange in...
Chinese foreign minister won't take Kishida's calls during N....
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Memorial pictures and messages are projected on an exterior wall of the makeshift gymnasium of Kesennuma Koyo High School during a special event to see off departing senior students on Feb. 8. (Kengo Hiyoshi)
PHOTO: Bittersweet goodbyes for seniors at school destroyed in...
KESENNUMA, Miyagi Prefecture--Students at Kesennuma Koyo High School here are saying goodbye to the temporary facilities where they spent their entire high school years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami in...
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In post-3/11 Japan, seismologists look to history for improved...
Seismologists were dealt a bitter blow in failing to anticipate the magnitude-9.0 earthquake occurring in the Tohoku region in 2011, not taking history into account.
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TEPCO delays robotic surveys at Fukushima nuclear reactors
Rice cooked with grilled lotus root and shrimp (Photo by Mashiro Gohda)
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Winter’s lotus root seasonal favorite...
Naomi Takayama is a cook extraordinaire, yet on any given day, her refrigerator is quite bare.
Jujo Fujizuka where visitors can experience Mount Fuji without having to travel to the iconic mountain (Photo by Lisa Vogt)
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Outside the kitchen window of the house I grew up in was a view of Tacoma Fuji. What’s that, you may ask?
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British Hills hotel to host Valentine’s cosplay party
ANIME NEWS: Yubari film festival set for Feb. 25-29 in Hokkaido
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Crisis in vanishing traditional Japanese crafts prompts new push...
Olympic champion figure skater to play warlord in samurai movie
U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 9 before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats. (AP Photo)
U.S. intelligence chief: North Korea restarts plutonium reactor
WASHINGTON--North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could begin recovering material for nuclear weapons in weeks or months, the U.S. intelligence chief said Tuesday in...
Closely fought Philippine presidential race begins
S. Korea to halt work at joint industrial park with N. Korea
North Korea went all out to keep missile launch under trilateral...
Yamaha's new multilingual announcement system displays information in Chinese on a smartphone at Aeon Mall Narita in Chiba Prefecture. (Kengo Hiyoshi)
Yamaha developing multilingual announcement system that recognizes ...
HAMAMATSU, Shizuoka Prefecture--Yamaha Corp. is developing a listening app that picks up inaudible sounds planted in Japanese announcements and then decodes and displays the intended message in English, Chinese and other...
Internet provider SoftBank's profit suffers over Sprint
ANA, JAL to drop fuel surcharges from April
Yield on 10-year Japanese government bonds hits zero percent for...
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Venture company in Tsukuba plans city of robots
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--A start-up firm here is planning to construct a futuristic “city of robots” that relies on robotic and cybernetic technologies to assist with the daily lives of humans.
Brain scan company delves into gray area of personality assessments
JAXA set to solve age-old riddle of temperature variations on Venus
Newly discovered Thai dinosaur makes museum debut in Japan
An electric signboard in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward shows the benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond yield falling below zero at minus 0.005% on Feb. 9. (The Asahi Shimbun)
EDITORIAL: BOJ's negative interest rate policy positively...
The benchmark 10-year Japanese government bond yield on Feb. 9 fell below zero percent on the market for the first time. Is this good news or bad? Many people probably don’t know, but they certainly must be feeling anxious.
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