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A former top official at Kansai Electric Power Co. has come forward to reveal a nearly 20-year history of doling out "top secret" huge donations to Japanese prime ministers, funded...
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Nearly 60 percent of citizens are opposed to the planned restart of reactors at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, the first such restart under tougher...
The memorial on the island of Tahiti, which is dedicated to those who suffered as a result of French nuclear tests, is seen in this June photo. (Provided by Peace Boat)
Tahiti memorial commemorating those impacted by French nuclear...
The French Polynesian government’s decision to remove a monument on Tahiti dedicated to those who suffered from repeated French nuclear testing in the South Pacific is facing growing opposition, including from survivors of...
Flowers and beverages are offered in a forest in Yokohama where the body of 6-year-old Airi Yamaguchi was discovered in April last year. (Takeshi Tokitsu)
Asahi survey: Officials can't locate 1,588 children in Japan
Government officials cannot confirm the whereabouts or safety of nearly 1,600 children in Tokyo and 29 prefectures, an Asahi Shimbun survey showed.
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Riders in samurai gear compete in a traditional event at the Soma Nomaoi festival in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, on July 27. (Kengo Hiyoshi)
PHOTO: Soma Nomaoi festival regains pre-disaster splendor
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--Hundreds of horseback riders in samurai armor recreated the splendor of feudal Japan at the Soma Nomaoi festival here July 27.
Students receive instructions at the Hitomi Takeuchi Ballet School from top dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet on July 26. (Toshihide Ueda)
Fukushima ballet students get a lift from top dancers from Paris
FUKUSHIMA--Ballet students in Fukushima Prefecture received world-class instruction and encouragement on July 26 as top dancers from the internationally renowned Paris Opera Ballet stopped by to give lessons.
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Cheers of joy resound at Miyagi beach for first time in 4 years
Keiichi Sato (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
New 'Saint Seiya' feature wows audiences with gritty realism
A new feature film adaptation of the popular "Saint Seiya" manga and anime franchise has hit Japanese theaters for the first time in 10 years.
(c) Hirohiko Araki & Lucky Land Communications/ Shueisha/ JoJo's Bizarre Adventure SC Production Committee
ANIME NEWS: English-dubbed 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure' makes U.S....
"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders" animated TV series made its English-dubbed debut on July 5 at the Anime Expo held in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Japanese female directors, short films show increased presence at...
ANIME NEWS: Ghost in the Shell Art Exhibition set to hit Tokyo,...
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University of Tokyo research building explores world of...
A suicide note written by a 25-year-old newspaper reporter appears on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter.
Journalists feeling the heat amid ever-tightening media control in ...
BEIJING--The recent suicide of a provincial newspaper reporter underscores the acute pressure facing journalists working under stricter state control in China.
Japanese assemblyman indicted on drug charges in China
China: Ex-security czar Zhou under investigation
South Korean teens tell court how they were left to escape sinking ...
A train model of “Aru Ressha” made by Nobutaro Hara features many brass fittings. (Provided by the Hara Model Railway Museum)
JR Kyushu to construct operating replica of Meiji Era luxury...
A luxurious train built more than 100 years ago, but which rarely saw service, will be reborn next summer when Kyushu Railway Co. (JR Kyushu) completes a reproduction of the train that the railway plans to use on sightseeing...
Toyota rolls out Lexus NX compact crossover SUV in Japan
HondaJet makes public debut at U.S. aviation event
Mizuho concludes strategic business alliance with China's CITIC...
The "science globe," which shows satellite images of the Earth, is displayed for the first time in Japan at the exhibition facility in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture, on July 26. (Eri Takamizawa)
Giant globe in Miyagi shows real-time view of Earth from space
HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA, Miyagi Prefecture--A gigantic globe designed to show the Earth as viewed from space in real time is giving visitors to the city’s new Discovery Center an out-of-this-world experience.
Relocation of Futenma airbase could wipe out bay full of unknown...
Researchers creating see-through recording system for surgeries
Nagoya Protocol to take effect in October, but Japan has yet to...
A photo released by the Korean Central News Agency on June 30 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watching an earlier test launch of a tactical rocket. (Korea News Service)
EDITORIAL: Japan must tell North Korea that its provocations are...
North Korea has kept up a series of provocative missile launches this year. In its latest test, apparently a political gesture, North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan off its eastern coast on...
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