Sakurajima volcano erupts spectacularly in southern Japan
One of Japan's most active volcanos erupted spectacularly Friday evening with a fiery blast that sent lava rolling down its slope.
LDP eyes SPEED member Imai for a run in Upper House election
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is set to field pop sensation Eriko Imai of the mega-hit dance group SPEED in the Upper House election this summer, sources said Feb. 5.
An F-100 fighter jet similar to the one involved in the accident at the Osan Air Base in South Korea is seen in this 1957 photo taken at the Itazuke Air Base in Fukuoka city. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
U.S. fighter from Fukuoka involved in 1959 nuclear accident in...
Newly uncovered documents and other testimony about a U.S. nuclear weapon accident reveal a Japan connection that was kept hidden from the Japanese public for more than half a century.
Japan ramps up defense alert with plans to shoot down N. Korea...
Japan to go on alert ahead of North Korea missile launch
Abe makes clear his desire to amend pacifist Article 9
A U.S. soldier, center right, the protagonist, repeatedly suffers abuse in a Japanese POW camp. (©2014 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS)
Jolie-directed WWII film ‘Unbroken’ plays in Japan without...
Overcoming a campaign to keep it off screens, Angelina Jolie's POW flick “Unbroken” finally opened in Japan on Feb. 6 to a healthy audience without incident.
Areas around Japan prepare relief aid for quake-hit southern Taiwan
Heavy ridgepoles installed on rooftop at Kasuga Taisha shrine in...
BOJ governor doesn't exclude possibility of negative interest...
Satoshi Murayama, chairman off the Kanagawa City Union, during a recent interview (Takeshi Suezaki)
Student activist in '60s praised for current work helping 5,000...
Satoshi Murayama, a self-proclaimed “radical activist” who has stood up for the downtrodden in Japan since the 1960s, has received an award from the South Korean government for his latest cause.
Japanese singer to publish song in memory of victims of Paris...
Gas station owner’s kindness turns around lives of troubled kids
Ozeki Kotoshogiku holds wedding reception week after major triumph
Japan's Sara Takanashi competes during the qualification jump of the Ski Jumping World Cup Ladies event  in Hinzenbach, Austria, Feb. 6. (AP Photo)
SKI JUMPING/ Sara Takanashi wins 9th straight World Cup event
HINZENBACH, Austria -- Japanese ski jumper Sara Takanashi extended her winning streak in the women's World Cup to nine events on Saturday.
Takanashi wins again in women's ski jump World Cup
Former national head coach Eddie Jones sees youths as vital to...
SKI JUMPING/ Takanashi of Japan wins 6th straight women's World Cup

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