Government sets goals for fertility rate, draws a blank on measures
The government came up with targets for the fertility rate but failed to present any specific step to end the population decrease that could “endanger the sustainability” of...
Communist Party scrambling to hire aides after surprise gains in Lower House poll
The Japanese Communist Party is on a hiring blitz for 50 secretaries for newly elected candidates following its unexpectedly strong showing in the Dec. 14 Lower House election.
Former South Korean Prime Minister Lee Hong-koo (OP Shashin Tsushinsha)
South Koreans start movement to nominate Article 9 for Nobel Peace ...
SEOUL--In a bid to counter Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push for constitutional revisions, a group of South Korean intellectuals started a campaign to nominate war-renouncing Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution for the...
Japan, U.S. delay update to mutual defense guidelines
Weak opposition played heavily into LDP's hands, voters say in...
Hokkaido university to extend contract of former Asahi writer of...
Shinichi Aizawa, center, a special adviser in charge of Riken's verification testing, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Dec. 19. At right is Hitoshi Niwa, a senior researcher at Riken. (Jun Ueda)
Obokata resigns as Riken reports her failure to re-create STAP...
Embattled researcher Haruko Obokata and a separate team of independent researchers failed to replicate the creation of stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency (STAP) cells, the government-affiliated Riken research...
Record 15 million foreign visitors predicted for Japan in 2015
Venus probe discovers solar winds speed up after leaving sun
Japan XPRIZE hopefuls take lunar rover on 'moon run' in Hamamatsu...
Stem cell researcher Masayo Takahashi (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Nature names stem cell pioneer Takahashi as one of year's top 10...
The British scientific journal Nature has named Japanese stem cell researcher Masayo Takahashi as one of Nature's 10 people who mattered in 2014.
INTERVIEW: Nobel Peace Prize winner makes plea to end child labor
Crown Princess Masako's health improving as she turns 51
Nobel laureates Amano, Nakamura leave their marks in Nobel Museum...
Hideki Matsui and former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter during Matsui's retirement ceremony in New York on July 28, 2013 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
BASEBALL/ Matsui to team up with Jeter for charity in Japan
Hideki Matsui will team up with former New York Yankees teammate Derek Jeter to hold a baseball charity event in support children affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
SOCCER/ Japan coach Aguirre named in match-fixing complaint
FIGURE SKATING/ Olympic champ Hanyu retains Grand Prix Final title
FIGURE SKATING/ Hanyu tops short program at Grand Prix Final

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