Abe, Obama to discuss stronger alliance, China at talks in Tokyo
WASHINGTON--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama will reaffirm their commitment to a strengthened bilateral alliance when the two leaders meet in Tokyo next...
Train-loving 'Yuritetsu' cuties adorn Yuri Kogen Railway cars
A popular manga about a high school girls railway club has ended, but the train-loving "moe" (adorable) characters will live on as their images will adorn the sides of train cars on ...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye before a trilateral summit meeting in The Hague on March 25 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
DRIFTING ALLIANCE: Obama wants concession on TPP to offset Abe's...
After the trilateral summit of Japan, the United States and South Korea at the U.S. ambassador’s residence in The Hague in March, President Barack Obama, who coordinated the meeting, asked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to stay...
DRIFTING ALLIANCE: Crimea crisis shines spotlight on allies'...
Peace advocates given cold shoulder ahead of Constitution Day
Scholars form ‘Save Constitutional Democracy’ to challenge...
Buyers check the quality of nori laver seaweed at the final  bidding of Saga nori this season in Saga on April 18. (Katsuyuki Iwaizako)
Seaweed harvest in Ariake Sea the worst in 14 years
SAGA--The seaweed harvest in Japan’s primary “nori” laver production center was especially poor this season for the first time since a massive crop failure in fiscal 2000.
Visually impaired learn independence in making white canes for the ...
Down syndrome births over past 15 years up twofold
Top universities in Japan, S. Korea set up offices to promote...
Readers show off their fresh-off-the-presses copies of Haruki Murakami's latest work, "Onna no inai otokotachi," which went on sale after the stroke of midnight on April 18 at the Kinokuniya bookstore in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward. (Louis Templado)
Haruki Murakami fans count down to midnight for release of new book
International best-selling novelist Haruki Murakami shows no signs of slowing his creative output, and lately, he even has been keeping his readers up late.
PHOTO: Washington welcomes spring as cherry blossoms bloom
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Mao Asada exhibition draws record crowd in Tokyo
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka makes his major league debut as he pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on April 4. (Photo taken by Hikaru Uchida of The Asahi Shimbun)
MLB/ Tanaka overcomes rocky start to win Yankees debut
TORONTO--Masahiro Tanaka got his debut off to the shakiest of starts before showing why the New York Yankees spent $175 million to bring him to the major leagues as he led the Bronx Bombers to a 7-3 win over the Toronto Blue...
FIGURE SKATING/ World champion Asada still undecided on retirement
FIGURE SKATING/ Mao Asada wins world championship title
FIGURE SKATING/ Olympic champ Hanyu wins world figure skate title

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