More than 20 missing on Mt. Ontakesan, rain suspends rescue...
More than 20 people were reportedly missing on Mount Ontakesan, but the search and rescue operation for victims of the volcanic eruption was called off on Oct. 2 because of...
Seven-member third-party committee evaluating Asahi's 'comfort...
Seven individuals have been selected to serve on a third-party committee that will examine The Asahi Shimbun’s coverage of “comfort women.”
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responds to questions in the Lower House on Oct. 1. (Shogo Koshida)
Abe: No plan right now to replace Kono statement
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated he has no plans to issue a new statement to replace a landmark 1993 apology to former "comfort women" forced to provide sex to wartime Japanese soldiers.
Kiyoto Yamashita, left, works on a test Shinkansen train car three years before the start of bullet train operations. (Provided by Yamashita Kogyosho Co.)
Sleek they may be, but key feature of Shinkansen trains still...
One of the most endearing icons of Japanese technology, the nose of Shinkansen trains, is still produced the old-fashioned way: hammering by hand.
'Washi' model of Mt. Fuji to welcome visitors in 2016
Disabled artist uses thumb, toe to pursue dream
Former Dutch diplomat toils after hours in bringing samurai...
Japanese female college climbers conquer an unscaled peak in the...
UPDATE: Death toll from Mt. Ontakesan eruption hits 47, worst in...
What a run: Tokaido Shinkansen marks 50 years on the tracks
Shinkansen celebrated on special coins for 50th anniversary
Japan Agricultural Cooperative staff members inspect peaches produced in Fukushima Prefecture in August 2014. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Consumers suddenly more wary of produce from Fukushima
Consumers are more reluctant than ever to buy products from Fukushima Prefecture, even though more than three years have passed since the nuclear disaster.
Pupils bid goodbye to their classmates at an elementary school in Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, in March 2013 before moving on. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Over 10,000 Fukushima children still studying far from homes
Thousands of students who evacuated following the nuclear disaster triggered by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami are still attending schools away from their homes in Fukushima Prefecture, a survey shows.
Quicker way found to test for radiation in water
Photo exhibition focuses on what people ate after Great East Japan ...
SURVEY: Iwaki residents harbor mixed emotions toward Fukushima...
Photographer, designer help publish poems by Otsuchi woman penned...
Tsunami-stricken town harvests rice for first time in 4 years
TEPCO struggling to win approval of fishermen over water-discharge ...
TEPCO begins test runs of new ALPS system at stricken plant
The four missing pages from "Mon" (The Gate), along with the manuscript of the novel in the Daitokyu Kinen Bunko library (Kazuya Omuro)
All 751 handwritten pages of Soseki's 'Mon' go on display for 1st...
The entire handwritten manuscript of literary giant Natsume Soseki's novel "Mon" (The Gate) is now on display at a museum in Tokyo for the first time.
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ANIME NEWS: Evangelion Store relocates to Ikebukuro
A shop for fans of the "Evangelion" animated series will move to Tokyo's Ikebukuro district from Harajuku on Oct. 3.
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Easy squash croquette that requires no...
ANIME NEWS: 'Attack on Titan' special to kick off in late November ...
Remnants of military fortress of Tomogashima islands draw...
ANIME NEWS: Margot Robbie tapped for lead role in Hollywood’s...
Novels of Meiji Era great Natsume Soseki spread globally in 21st...
ANIME NEWS: TIFF to host special exhibition devoted to...
Local entities wage charm offensive at tourism expo in Tokyo
Student pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong use their smartphones near the government headquarters on Oct. 2. (AP Photo)
China may be targeting Hong Kong protesters with spyware, U.S....
HONG KONG--The Chinese government might be using smartphone applications to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm said.
Don't meddle in Hong Kong, says China
Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, while protesters demand he...
Russia sees chance of 6-party talks on North Korea resuming
Foreign tourists pose with the popular Japanese character Hello Kitty at the Ginza Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo on Oct.1. (Keiichi Kitagawa)
Japan banking on duty-free sales to drum up spending
The government has expanded the list of items foreign tourists can purchase duty-free to turn around slumping sales at department stores.
Sales of Suzuki’s midsize Ciaz sedan to start Oct. 6 in India
Rakuten begins sales of premium waterproof e-reader in North...
Sukiya beef bowl chain swallows loss of late-night hours in 60% of ...
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Moisturizing skin of newborns may prevent future allergies, say...
Japanese researchers say allergies like atopic dermatitis and those involving food may be preventable if moisturizer is applied to the skin of newborns after birth.
Researchers: Regimen of 'good' vibrations can alleviate fatty...
Robot cheerleaders show off advanced synchronization technology
Scientist develops method to produce water-like crystal clear ice
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INTERVIEW/ Amy Searight: U.S. carries ‘no uncertainty’ about...
The increasing rotational presence of the U.S. forces in Southeast Asia and Australia is not a substitute for a permanent presence but a critical building block of the U.S. rebalance to Asia, said a senior U.S. Defense...
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