Japanese soccer club fined for fan's racist gesture
Yokohama F Marinos club has been slapped with a 5 million yen ($48,179) fine after a fan made a racist gesture during an Aug. 23 match against Kawasaki Frontale at their Mitsuzawa...
With eye on China, Japan defense planners seek spending boost
Japan's defense planners are seeking their biggest budget ever for the coming fiscal year to pay for stealth fighters, drones and a hi-tech submarine, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
Anti-Korean demonstrators march through Tokyo’s Shin-Okubo district in February 2013. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
U.N. panel urges Japan to enact law to prohibit hate speech
The United Nations called on Japan to enact legislation to "firmly address" growing incidents of hate speech against ethnic Koreans and other minorities.
Hate speech rallies spreading across Japan
LDP finally begins work to stamp out hate speech
Abe wears down biggest political rival Ishiba, convinces him to...
Pedestrians glance up at the good luck golden frog on the wall of the JR Hakata Station terminal in Fukuoka's Hakata Ward. (Shoma Fujiwaki)
Hakata travelers crane necks to spot 'lucky' golden frog on...
FUKUOKA--A figurine of a golden frog obscurely perched high on a wall outside JR Hakata Station here has become an Internet sensation, fueled by rumors that good luck will come to anybody who spots it.
Beauty of Japanese-made sparklers sparking a market comeback
Hiroshima mayor admits delay in issuing evacuation advisory for...
Japan carries out 2 more executions, bringing total under Abe to 11
Hayao Miyazaki (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Retired anime giant Miyazaki to receive honorary Oscar
NEW YORK--Despite saying a retiree like himself doesn’t need an award, Studio Ghibli's renowned anime director Hayao Miyazaki appeared pleased to learn that he will receive the Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion...
Documentary highlights 50-year anti-war crusade by photojournalist
DRAWER OF MEMORIES: Shinjuku Station becomes stage for Haruki...
Haruki Murakami likens writing to plunging into the 'darkness' at...
Kosuke Hagino of Japan swims butterfly during his men's 200m individual medley at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia Aug. 24. (AP Photo)
SWIMMING/ Hagino edges Phelps in 200m individual medley at Pan...
GOLD COAST, Australia--Katie Ledecky set her second world record in as many nights for her fifth gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships, while Michael Phelps missed another individual gold when he was touched out by...
MLB/ Yankees' Tanaka begins work to return to mound
BASEBALL/ Smiles lead to Seiryo's incredible come-from-behind win
SUMO/ Hakuho captures 30th title, gains on 2 legends on Day 15

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