Malaria is next on Nobel laureate Omura's hit list
Nobel winner Satoshi Omura, the brains behind the drug that has almost eliminated river blindness, has targeted a new enemy--malaria.
From Around Japan/ Matsue Castle: Shimane's national treasure...
Editor’s note: This is the first article in a new series "From Around Japan," consisting of essays contributed by residents around Japan, intended to focus on local sightseeing...
Hiroko Masuhara, right, with her partner, Koyuki Higashi (Provided by “Out in Japan”)
'Coming out' project for LGBT people under way in Japan
Hiroko Masuhara wept when she came out as a lesbian, worried about how her friends would react to her long-held secret. They sobbed with her and offered words of encouragement and understanding.
Taro Kono speaks at a news conference on Oct. 7. (Photo by Sayuri Ide)
Nuclear opponents in a tizzy over Kono's appointment to Cabinet
The appointment of maverick lawmaker Taro Kono to a Cabinet post on Oct. 7 had opponents of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's nuclear policies wondering if their champion had bartered his beliefs for political glory.
Child abuse cases soar to record high 89,000 in fiscal 2014
National health care tops 40 trillion yen for 1st time
Fault beneath Monju nuclear reactor likely inactive
Japan’ first passenger jet undergoes ground trial in Nagoya
'Tomato field' hits the road to promote Kumamoto specialty
‘Castle in the sky’ looms like magic
Takarazuka performer a witness to Nazi orgy of violence against...
This photo taken from a crane shows the last panel being lifted from the roof of the 1 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
TEPCO removes final canopy panel at damaged Fukushima reactor...
Tokyo Electric Power Co. finished dismantling a canopy covering a damaged reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant to allow workers to start removing debris.
Yuka Kitago makes a back turn into a wave off the coast of Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture. (Yasuo Kojima)
Fukushima woman who lost loved ones in 2011 tsunami paddles out to ...
IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--Buoyed by memories of her father and grandmother, who died in the 2011 tsunami, a Fukushima woman has overcome her fears of the ocean to ride the waves again as a pro surfer.
Police push for charges against TEPCO, execs over pollution...
Study: Radiation-related stress not easing among Fukushima mothers
Miyagi complex opens in style to attract young to...
Researchers: More than 70% of No. 2 reactor's fuel may have melted
Festival shrine damaged in 2011 tsunami resurrected on isle hit by ...
Evacuees, students help empty Fukushima town preserve its history
Tohoku residents see red over unsightly tsunami barriers
A diorama of the head portion of Evangelion Unit-01 ((c) Khara Inc./ project Eva.)
Dioramas, figures from ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’ on show in...
Kaiyodo Co., a renowned manufacturer of intricate figurines, is hosting a show featuring famous scenes from the popular anime “Neon Genesis Evangelion” replicated through dioramas in Awaji, Hyogo Prefecture.
Nakako Matsumoto, professor emeritus at Kagawa Nutrition University, at her office in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, says she “enjoyed focusing on why dishes are tasty.” (Photo by Masahiro Gohda)
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Simmered 'satoimo' taro tasty and simple to ...
For more than 50 years, Nakako Matsumoto has been studying the hidden secrets that each step in cooking has on flavor and texture.
ANIME NEWS: Shogi manga 'March Comes in Like a Lion' gets TV anime,...
Lisa’s Eye on Tokyo/ IIKURA: A special place of mystery and...
ANIME NEWS: 'Ghost' just got a bigger 'Shell'
Koreans at forefront visiting old Japanese coal mine museum in...
ANIME NEWS: Gamba Osaka soccer stars transform into mice to...
'Fujiko house' recreating atmosphere of manga artist's childhood
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Repeated polishing gives Nagano’s...
Pedestrians walk by the logo of Samsung Electronics Co. near its office in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 7. (AP photo)
Samsung 3Q operating profit surges, shares jump 9 percent
SEOUL--Samsung Electronics announced a forecast-beating profit for the third quarter on Oct. 7, sending its share price up nearly 9 percent, but analysts said strong component sales and favorable currency exchange rates masked ...
South Korea, U.S. write plan to combat guerrilla warfare waged by...
Ex-Hong Kong leader charged with misconduct in public office
China sending senior official for N. Korean anniversary
A visitor dons Kinki Nippon Tourist Co.'s "Smart glass" at Ceatec Japan 2015 in Chiba on Oct. 7. (Yuriko Suzuki)
'IoT' makes a splash at Japan's premier technology fair
CHIBA--Tourism, retail and other players in the nonmanufacturing sector are stealing the limelight from electronics manufacturers at this year’s Ceatec Japan, the country’s largest electronics and information technology...
Takashimaya opens watch store boasting one of the world's largest...
Sharp dials up humanoid robot phone at trade show in Chiba
COMMENTARY: Next step for TPP is to bring China into the picture
Akira Hiruma, president of Hamamtsu Photonics KK, shows a 20-inch photomultiplier tube designed for the Super-Kamiokande neutrino detection facility at his company's offices in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Oct. 7. (Tomohiro Yamamoto)
Tech firm proud of role in Nobel-winning research
HAMAMATSU, Shizuoka Prefecture--The head of the world’s leading light technology company is thrilled that his firm played a part in Nobel Prize winning research.
Humanoid receptionist's sister raises the robotic bar with 3...
Osaka team grabs sperm by the tail in hunt for male contraceptive
Japanese scientists cast light on origin of life by forming...
Mark Thompson, president and CEO of The New York Times, talks about the future of journalism in an interview with The Asahi Shimbun. (Takeshi Iwashita)
INTERVIEW/ Mark Thompson: NYT's ties with IT firms will not change ...
The New York Times, once known as "The Gray Lady" newspaper of record, has moved swiftly to expand its digital operations in recent years.
EDITORIAL: Abe's new Cabinet has no time to lose in addressing Diet
VOX POPULI: Japan should remain aid supplier, not weapons seller
EDITORIAL: U.S. must investigate--and explain--airstrikes in Kunduz
TSUKIJI, Kitchen of the Times
70 years after WWⅡ
News About and Messages by The Asahi Shimbun
Naruto Finale
One Take on Japanese Cinema
Japanese Home Cooking
Kyoto to Take Home
Messages of Hibakusha
AJW Forum Welcome to our new community of thoughtful contributors on the state of East Asian affairs.
Japan China Isle Dispute
2020 Olympics: Tokyo's Attraction
Senkaku Islands Dispute

More AJW