Sponsors scrambling to deal with abrupt pulling of Olympic emblem
Japanese companies jumping on the Olympic bandwagon as a publicity vehicle were forced to quickly shift gears after the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee sacked an emblem that had...
Maestro Ozawa celebrates 80th birthday at special concert
MATSUMOTO, Nagano Prefecture--World-renowned conductor Seiji Ozawa celebrated his 80th birthday on Sept. 1 by performing at a special concert here and receiving praise by noted...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye (Asahi Shimbun file photos)
Japan, South Korea move closer to a summit this fall
The leaders of Japan and South Korea are set to finally hold their first summit talks in late October or early November, sources said.
Obama lauds Japan-U.S. ties as ‘model of reconciliation’ to...
Ex-chief justice blasts Abe's lack of respect for constitutionalism
SDF chief told U.S. late last year that security bills would pass...
A solar power farm in Aichi Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Solar power proved its worth this summer
Solar power accounted for 10 percent of the nation’s electricity when demand peaked this summer, showing that alternative energy is a key resource in times of need.
Japanese troops attack California island in training exercise with ...
Volunteer squad in Shiga to help foreign residents in disasters
Paper crane folded by Hiroshima girl lands in Brazil to spread...
Junichi Kajioka (Photo by Yasushi Okubo)
Junichi Kajioka tackles futility of war in film about the Battle...
Making his directorial debut, London-based Japanese actor Junichi Kajioka has produced an independent short film about the disastrous Battle of Imphal in 1944.
Politician with Japanese heritage pushing women’s programs in...
Hiroshima student calls for elimination of nuclear weapons at...
Former kamikaze pilot embarks decades later on anti-war mission
Organizers plan to hold the final game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup at the 72,000-seat Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan set September deadline to get Rugby World Cup house in order
World Rugby has demanded Japan send a new proposal for its 2019 World Cup venues and provide assurances about the tournament's "financial security" after Tokyo's new National Stadium was scrapped as the centerpiece venue.
MLB/ Ichiro gets 4,192nd career hit combined in major leagues,...
MLB/ Tanaka tosses 5-hitter, leads Yankees over Blue Jays 4-1
Japan releases 2020 stadium guidelines, but no cost estimate

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