Japan pledges $25.5 million for refugees from Islamic State
Japan pledged $25.5 million (2.75 billion yen) in emergency aid for Iraqi and Syrian refugees fleeing the Islamic State, but officials made clear that Tokyo cannot provide military...
Japanese scientists win wacky Ig Nobel Prize for slippery banana study
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts--Japanese researchers who proved that banana skins are slippery were awarded a 2014 Ig Nobel Prize on Sept. 18.
Protesters rally against plans to relocate a U.S. military base at a beach in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, on Sept. 20. (Seinosuke Iwasaki)
Thousands protest U.S. base relocation in Okinawa
NAGO, Okinawa Prefecture--About 5,500 demonstrators occupied a beach here on Sept. 20 to protest a drilling project for the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
Whale meat now on the menu at LDP's headquarters
INSIGHT: Future of negotiations on abductions remains uncertain
Park keen to improve Japan ties, but 'comfort women' issue still...
A new smartphone app analyzes a baby's crying patterns and determines that this baby is hungry. (Satoshi Ukai)
Researchers develop app that can tell what babies want when they...
TAIPEI--Researchers in Taiwan have developed a smartphone app that can analyze crying patterns of newborn babies and determine what the infants want from their parents.
Hiroshima to build 31 small dams as precaution against more...
Tochigi town passes water-protection ordinance to block nuclear...
Father searches for gloves of baseball-loving couple killed in...
The program is hosted by Ryoichi Niimoto, right, who appears with announcer Dionne Mitsuoka, inside a Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK) recording studio in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward. (Louis Templado)
Tuning in to learn how English-sounding Haruki Murakami reads in...
Editor's note: This article is part of The Asahi Shimbun AJW's series on internationally acclaimed writer Haruki Murakami.
At 98, painter has sights set on landmark exhibition
Yoshiko Yamaguchi, wartime actress in Manchuria, dies at 94
Frenchman's 'bento' box dream comes true in Kyoto
Maegashira No. 10 Ichinojo throws down maegashira No. 15 Okinoumi on Day 8 of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Sept. 21. (Shiro Nishihata)
SUMO/ Hakuho shows no sign of letting up on Day 8
Yokozuna Hakuho remained on track for a 31st Emperor’s Cup when he steamrolled komusubi Jokoryu on Sept. 21 to stay in a tie for the lead with Mongolian compatriot Kakuryu at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.
SUMO/ Hakuho, Kakuryu tie for lead, 3 wrestlers one win back on...
Games-Diversity, sporting power on show at Asiad opening
SUMO/ Hakuho dispatches Yoshikaze to stay tied for lead on Day 6

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