2 collections of documents from Japan included in UNESCO’s world register
Collections of documents on medieval Buddhist temple operations and the return of Japanese nationals from Soviet internment camps after the end of World War II were added to...
Hibakusha, Article 9 campaigners to fight on despite failure to land Nobel Peace Prize
Atomic bomb survivors and supporters of the pacifist Constitution vowed to continue fighting to keep the world's attention on their causes despite their disappointment at again...
Katsunobu Kato speaks at a news conference on Oct. 7 after he was named a Cabinet minister. (Sayuri Ide)
Ministerial post with long title raises eyebrows within political...
Katsunobu Kato, a close political ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, must have one of the oddest Cabinet posts ever devised.
Abe, Taiwan opposition leader deny meeting at Tokyo hotel
Seoul won't discuss emergency evacuation protocols for Japanese
Nuclear opponents in a tizzy over Kono's appointment to Cabinet
Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, in August (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Enough power to go around this winter
The government is confident there is a sufficient electricity supply to heat homes and offices this winter and will not call on households and businesses to conserve energy.
Autumn Takayama Festival heralds arrival of winter
Traces from New Year's rites found at Japan's 8th-century 'mystery ...
Murakami fans disappointed but see benefits from Nobel Prize miss
Takaaki Kajita, a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, discusses his research with The Asahi Shimbun. (Wataru Sekita)
Neutrino scientist overcomes doubters on way to Nobel Prize
For years, critics scoffed at Takaaki Kajita’s suggestion concerning neutrinos. After all, the elementary particles were and remain a mystery to some of the sharpest minds on the planet.
Nobel winning writer warned of dangers of nuclear power during...
Nobel laureate Omura’s roots as a scientist were planted as a...
Maestro Ozawa conducts Vienna Philharmonic in special performance
Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki delivers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies during a baseball game Oct. 4 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo)
BASEBALL/ Ichiro to stay with Miami for 2016 MLB season
Miami Marlins' Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, who owns the Major League Baseball record for consecutive 200-hit seasons, has signed a one-year deal to stay with the team for the 2016 campaign, the team said Oct. 6.
BASEBALL/ Marlins' Ichiro pitches inning in relief
Upstart Japan keeps alive chance to advance to Rugby World Cup...
FIGURE SKATING/ Asada leads her team to victory in Japan Open

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