Slight drop seen for first time in Japanese who support capital punishment
In a sign of wavering support for capital punishment, the first decline in the percentage of Japanese who support the death penalty has been noted, although the support rate remains ...
Narita sightseeing tours to give travelers a taste of Japan between flights
Two mini-tours for travelers in transit at Narita International Airport are set to launch as early as next month, with destinations including a notable shrine, as well sake tasting...
A still video posted on the Internet late on Jan. 24 is purported to show hostage Kenji Goto.
New video purports slaying of hostage Yukawa; hostage Goto pleads...
A video of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, who was taken hostage by the extremist Islamic State group, was posted on the Internet late on Jan. 24, in which the audio portion and photos claim that another Japanese hostage,...
UPDATE: Abe says Japan is still working to free 2 hostages, calls...
Obama condemns murder of Japanese man by Islamic State militants
Nursing to be added to foreign trainee program, but Japanese...
Haruna Yukawa in Syria in spring 2014 (Provided by acquaintance)
UPDATE: Families, colleagues shocked by new video of Japanese...
Families and colleagues of the two Japanese held hostage by the Islamic State were shaken by a video claiming that one of the captives had been slain.
Police search Amazon over online sale of child porn
Obesity a growing problem among children in Fukushima
Syrian beats the odds and is reunited with his family in Japan
Seiichi Yasuda in Osaka's Abeno Ward in November. In the food delivery rack are his "hakoniwa" miniature landscapes. (Sachi Otsuta)
Osaka diorama artist delivers majestic landscapes in small packages
OSAKA--The boxes are just 20 centimeter squares that are 6 cm high, but the landscapes tucked inside them present views as grand as the real thing.
OBITUARY: Shunshin Chin, author who helped to connect Japan, China
INTERVIEW/ Seiji Ozawa: Recovering conductor will tackle rare...
Judoka Hitoshi Saito, winner of 2 Olympic golds, dies at 54
Yokozuna Hakuho, right, forces out yokozuna Kakuryu on Day 15 of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on Jan. 25. (Shiro Nishihata)
SUMO/ Hakuho finishes off New Year tourney with perfect 15-0...
With his record-setting 33rd Emperor's Cup already in the bag, yokozuna Hakuho added a perfect 15-0 finish to his accomplishments on the final day of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on Jan. 25.
SUMO/ Record-setting Hakuho closes in on perfect record at New...
SOCCER/ Japan football officials back Aguirre to stay on as coach
SUMO/ Hakuho overpowers Kisenosato to wrap up record-breaking 33rd ...

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