UNESCO delays talks on Meiji sites after Japan, South Korea argue...
BONN--Renewed bickering over history between Tokyo and Seoul forced a UNESCO committee to postpone discussions on whether to list Japan’s “Sites of the Meiji Industrial...
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NASU, Tochigi Prefecture--Olivia is no birdbrain when it comes to predicting soccer matches.
Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga meets reporters after talks with Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga in Tokyo on July 4. (Tetsuro Takehana)
After meeting Suga, Onaga signals 'serious talks from now'
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga held talks July 4 that bypassed the U.S. military base issue but touched upon disparaging remarks uttered at a meeting of ruling party lawmakers.
Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako talk with Tongan Princess Pilolevu during a luncheon at the royal palace in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, on July 4 after the coronation ceremony of King Tupou VI earlier in the day. (Pool)
Crown Prince Naruhito, Crown Princess Masako enjoy luncheon with...
NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga--Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako had a luncheon with royal family members of this southern Pacific nation after attending the coronation ceremony of Tongan King Tupou VI on July 4.
Students, instructors struggle to continue Japanese language...
Real-life 'Face/Off' masks using 3-D technology offer out of body...
Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight
Online campaign spreading worldwide urging Obama to visit...
Pyongyang drags heels on release of report on Japanese abductees
Abe apologizes over LDP group's remarks to avoid delay in security ...
Crown Princess Masako completes first duties abroad in more than 2 ...
Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Kyushu Electric to load nuclear fuel into Sendai plant reactor...
Kyushu Electric Power Co. will begin loading nuclear fuel into a reactor at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture on July 7 ahead of its planned restart in August.
Toshiba Corp.’s robotic probe makes its way through a course created to simulate conditions inside the reactor containment vessel at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant during a demonstration in Yokohama on June 30. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
Shape-changing robot built to photo melted fuel at Fukushima...
YOKOHAMA--Toshiba Corp. unveiled a shape-shifting robot that could finally reveal the actual condition of melted nuclear fuel at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 power plant.
TEPCO told to pay 27 million yen to family of Fukushima evacuee...
Cauldron lit at 1964 Tokyo Olympics inspires again in battered...
Shareholders of 9 utilities reject proposals to abolish nuclear...
Struggling TEPCO to gain additional funding from 3 national...
Document shows TEPCO recognized risk of huge tsunami at Fukushima...
Fukushima town decides to preserve pro-nuclear signs as negative...
Evacuees from Fukushima town get official OK to return home in...
The Hello Kitty balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Nov. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo)
Hello Kitty goes Hollywood with animated feature blockbuster...
Sanrio Co.’s ubiquitous bobtail cat Hello Kitty is set to star in her own Hollywood blockbuster.
Tora-san's signature fedora hat and plaid blazer were on display at the Tora-san museum in Komoro, Nagano Prefecture. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Devoted Tora-san fans join forces to reopen museum in Nagano next...
KOMORO, Nagano Prefecture--A museum dedicated to items associated with the late actor Kiyoshi Atsumi, known as Tora-san from the "Otoko wa Tsurai yo" (It's tough being a man) film series, is expected to reopen as early as next ...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Elegant denim tissue cases from birthplace of...
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Nagasaki promotes famed slopes with cute 'moe' girls
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Rescuers shine flashlights across the rubble of a factory building in Wenling city in eastern China's Zhejiang province July 4. (Chinatopix Via AP)
Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 9 people
BEIJING--A shoe factory collapsed in eastern China during a weekend shift, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 30, officials said July 5.
Taiwan denounces China's new national security law as...
Japan to provide 750 billion yen in ODA to Mekong region
Taiwan military stages parade for 70th anniversary of 'victory...
Hisao Tanaka, president of Toshiba Corp. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Toshiba accounting irregularities likely to exceed 100 billion yen
Toshiba Corp. is likely to have padded its operating profits by more than 100 billion yen (about $814 million) during the five-year period from fiscal 2009 to fiscal 2013 through inappropriate accounting methods, The Asahi...
Investors lining up en masse for Toyota's new 'Model AA' shares
Sharp to market see-through LCDs in 2017
Zombies, 'yokai' monsters invade USJ summer attractions
Cloth printed with a special ink developed at the University of Tokyo can conduct electricity even when the fabric is stretched. (Keisuke Yamazaki)
Scientists create stretchable, printable, wearable conductor for...
Researchers have developed an electrically conductive ink that can be used in clothing to provide a more comfortable way to measure biological data.
Iwate beekeeper creates possible solution for colony collapse...
New type of tiny dinosaur egg unearthed in Hyogo
Japan hatches plan to land probe on south pole of moon
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers questions in a Diet session on security legislation on July 3. (Shinichi Iizuka)
EDITORIAL: Abe must take sincere actions to protect freedom of the ...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologized on July 3 for the intimidating remarks made against the news media by lawmakers of his Liberal Democratic Party.
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