ANALYSIS: Abe's ‘money in politics’ nightmare resurfaces
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration had been sailing along relatively scandal-free until questions surfaced this month about two of his “star” Cabinet members.
Abductees association skeptical about Abe's plan to dispatch team to North Korea
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided to send officials to North Korea to confirm the status of Pyongyang’s reinvestigation into the abduction of Japanese, but family members of...
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto during a debate with Makoto Sakurai at the Osaka city office on Oct. 20 (Gen Hashimoto)
'Hate speech' debate turns ugly between Osaka mayor, anti-Korean...
OSAKA--A "hate speech" debate between Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto and the leader of an anti-Korean group on Oct. 20 stopped short of a brawl as security guards were forced to separate the two men.
UPDATE: In blow to Abe, 2 female Cabinet ministers resign over...
U.S. Ospreys join earthquake drill in Wakayama
Abe names successors to Obuchi, Matsushima
A trumpeter with the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia performs in front of a statue for fallen U.S. Air Force members in the Ryujinmura district of Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, on Oct. 20. (Asami Matsumoto)
U.S. Air Force band performs in gratitude for 70 years of honoring ...
TANABE, Wakayama Prefecture--Nearly 70 years after a B-29 bomber crashed here toward the end of World War II, a U.S. Air Force band returned to pay its respects to fallen comrades and the locals who have mourned them since.
Handwritten note by philosopher Hegel found in 1801 maiden work in ...
Female monkey using her 'charms' to become top banana at Oita zoo
ASAHI POLL: 27% of Fukushima voters want immediate end to nuclear...
Eiko Kawasaki (Photo by Ryuichi Kitano)
Defector seeks return of Japanese from North Korea
Eiko Kawasaki hid her true identity and face for years in Japan to protect the family members who remained abroad. But by the time she became 70 years old, she asked herself, “Is it OK for my life to end while keeping such...
Making 'invisible' Ainu visible is photographer's labor of love
American living in Boeing 727 hopes jetliner home project finds...
Sister of freed death-row inmate says family’s half-century...
Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring his fourth goal against Japan in Singapore Oct. 14, 2014. (Nobuhiro Shirai/ The Asahi Shimbun)
SOCCER/ Neymar scores all 4 as Brazil beats Japan 4-0
SINGAPORE--Say "Neymar," and say no more.
FIGURE SKATING/ Takahashi announces retirement
TENNIS/ Nishikori beats Raonic to claim Japan Open title
SUMO/ Hakuho wins autumn tourney to move into tie for 2nd on...

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