Abe: Further interpretation change not possible on collective self-defense
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said a further change in the government’s constitutional interpretation regarding collective self-defense would be impossible and that an actual revision ...
Museum finds drawings from Schliemann’s report on ancient Greek remains
TENRI, Nara Prefecture--A museum here said it has confirmed 28 original drawings from German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann’s report on ancient Greek ruins that could shed...
The Supreme Court on Nov. 26 rules that the 2013 Upper House election was held in “a state of unconstitutionality.” (Reina Kitamura)
Top court says 2013 Upper House election unfair, demands...
The Supreme Court ruled Nov. 26 that last year’s Upper House vote was held in a “state of unconstitutionality” and ordered the Diet to correct the vote-value disparity in the chamber’s electoral system by 2016.
LDP, DPJ have one thing in common for election: Keeping manifestos ...
LDP platform boasts achievements, offers vague policy promises
Industry minister sets summer deadline for energy policy
Medical service workers in Kurayoshi, Tottori Prefecture, practice putting on and taking off protective clothing as part of an Ebola-prevention exercise. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan to join Ebola fight in West Africa with SDF aircraft...
Air Self-Defense Force aircraft will be dispatched to deliver protective hazmat suits to Ebola-affected West African countries, government sources said.
No sign of Chinese coral poachers off Ogasawaras for first time in ...
Journeying sunflower seeds brighten the mood in quake-stricken...
Internet industry leaders bring expertise, fun to the classroom
Actor Ken Takakura during a news conference after receiving the Order of Culture award in November 2013 (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
'Tough guy' actor Ken Takakura dies at 83
Ken Takakura, who played “tough guy” characters in yakuza movies as well as a reticent cop in “Black Rain” opposite Michael Douglas, has died. He was 83.
Japan's oldest world boxing champ ready to rumble in her hometown
Anime giant Miyazaki receives honorary Oscar for lifetime of work
Murakami receives literary prize, sends message of hope to Hong...
Sapporo will bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
OLYMPICS/ Sapporo looking to bid for 2026 Winter Games
SAPPORO--The mayor of Sapporo has announced his city's intention to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Sony does not plan to renew FIFA sponsorship contract--sources
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