While Abe seeks to stress close ties, U.S. will be focusing on his ...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will stress closer ties between Tokyo and Washington in the national security and economic spheres during his visit to the United States, but it is perhaps ...
TOKYO NOW AND THEN: Tsukudajima no longer an island but still...
The old families in the Tsukudajima neighborhood of Tokyo's Chuo Ward used to take pride in their island reclusion.
Thousands of military personnel and civilians take part in the Bataan Memorial Death March held at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, on March 22, 2015. (Takashi Oshima)
Memories of militarist Japan linger in U.S.
Nearly 6,000 U.S. military personnel and civilians walked for about 42 kilometers through unforgiving sandy terrain in relentlessly scorching heat.
Sumiteru Taniguchi, an 86-year-old atomic bomb survivor, speaks at his send-off ceremony in Nagasaki on April 18. (Shohei Okada)
A-bomb survivor on what may be his last quest to seek nuke weapons ...
NAGASAKI--Despite his frail condition, 86-year-old atomic bomb survivor Sumiteru Taniguchi is making what is likely his final trip to New York to appeal to the United Nations for a world free of nuclear weapons.
UPDATE: Man who operated drone found in Tokyo was protesting Abe's ...
UPDATE: Bereaved families mark 2005 train crash that killed 107
Locals baffled by expanded coastline in eastern Hokkaido
Segway electric vehicle to hit public roads in July
Japan to name separate minister in charge of 2020 Olympics
White House expects no trade breakthrough with Japan during Abe...
Discovery of the Musashi wreckage raises interest in wartime...
Workers conduct a safety check around tanks storing radioactive water at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in February. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
Radioactive water spills into sea after pumps stop at Fukushima...
A generator that powers pumps broke down, leading to another leak of radioactive water from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.
Land development work is under way around a relocated section of the JR Senseki Line in Higashi-Matsushima, Miyagi Prefecture, on April 21. (Hikaru Uchida)
Tsunami-hit Miyagi railway to resume full operation
HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA, Miyagi Prefecture--The tsunami-hit JR Senseki Line is gearing up to resume full operations next month after a trial run was held April 21 on a previously damaged section of track.
Tsunami-ravaged city releases 10,000 images of disaster,...
Images show structures intact near Fukushima reactor; robots...
Determined sake brewer seeks to revive Fukushima with renewable...
TEPCO releases video from second robot probe at Fukushima reactor
Health ministry proposes more than doubling radiation exposure...
Second 'transformer' robot completes mission inside crippled...
Nuclear regulator blasts court injunction against reactor restarts
Wooden "ema" prayer tablets illustrated with "Love Live!" characters, some featuring anime characters created by worshippers, hang at the Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward. (Orie Yoshihama)
Kanda shrine enlists anime favorites to draw in younger visitors
A shrine in Tokyo's Kanda district is offering lucky amulets adorned with anime girls and wooden prayer tablets featuring fictional characters in a bid to lure a younger generation of worshippers.
An illustration created by Masashi Kishimoto specifically for the first exhibition themed on his “Naruto” manga series ((c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha)
1st ‘Naruto’ exhibition headed for Tokyo this weekend
Months after the original series ended, the first exhibition featuring the ninja manga work “Naruto” will open at the Roppongi Hills commercial complex in central Tokyo on April 25.
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ONE TAKE ON JAPANESE CINEMA: Losing and rediscovering a parent, in ...
'70s lifestyle key to enduring popularity of 'Chibi Maruko-chan'
ANIME NEWS: Girls' manga 'Kakukaku Shikajika' takes top award
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Fast and easy vegetables dressed in tofu...
ANIME NEWS: Japanese manga sales in North America continue...
Lisa’s Eye on Tokyo: With beer and bridges, Ebisu’s not too...
Volunteers help with rescue work at the site of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 25. (AP Photo)
Nepal quake: At least 1,500 dead, Everest shaken
KATHMANDU, Nepal--Tens of thousands of people spent the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on April 25, killing at least 1,500 across the region, collapsing modern...
Philippines, China trade accusations over threats in disputed...
Powerful Nepal quake kills at least 108, toll expected to rise
S. Koreans fear isolation as Japan, China mend ties
President Norio Imoto poses for a photo in the head office of Value Planning Co. in Kobe. (Takashi Nakajima)
Stretch pant maker rebounds from Great Hanshin Earthquake to...
KOBE--An apparel maker here that specializes in "miracle stretch pants" for women also has made a near-miraculous recovery from the devastation of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, when it faced closure after its warehouse...
Labros sells LED light bulb that turns on when power is down
Nobel laureate Nakamura to set up subsidiary of LED firm in Japan
Low-key launch as Apple Watch finally goes on sale
An adult T-cell leukemia cancer cell, center (Provided by Kaoru Uchimaru, associate professor at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Medical Science)
Scientists find AIDS medicine kills type of leukemia cancer cell
Researchers from Kyoto University have discovered that a drug used to treat AIDS also kills adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) cancer cells, a finding that offers hope to tens of thousands of sufferers in Japan.
Survey discovers microplastic contamination spreading far from...
Japan’s first probe to the moon likely to be launched in fiscal...
Love is in the eyes between dogs and owners, say scientists
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EDITORIAL: Careful debate needed on use of GPS data for criminal...
Many cellphones nowadays can show the user’s location on the basis of a satellite-based global positioning system. This allows mobile service providers to know the exact current locations of their subscribers who are using...
VOX POPULI: One scary incident should not dictate the future of...
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: Actor Sugawara’s...
EDITORIAL: Japan must urgently take steps to prevent misuse of...
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