Symposium pushes ideas on building peaceful East Asia community
Academics from around Asia called on nations to overcome their “inferiority complexes” and make all notions of war taboo to create a peaceful and prosperous East Asia community.
Tokyo native creates database of Japanese-Americans interned in Hawaii
HONOLULU--A retired airline employee from Japan has completed a database detailing the names, occupations and personal histories of Japanese-Americans in Hawaii who were forced into ...
Kunio Hatoyama, center background, congratulates himself in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, on Dec. 14 after his Lower House election victory became certain. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Lower House members' assets rise to average 34.63 million yen
The 475 Lower House members own assets worth an average 34.63 million yen (about $284,687), excluding stocks, up by 2.35 million yen from 2013, according to Asahi Shimbun calculations.
China's Xi offers hand in friendship toward visiting Japanese...
Abe pledges massive aid package to Pacific nations to build...
Rift remains after Tokyo, Seoul meet over World Heritage sites
An empty house stands in Yahata-Higashi Ward of Kita-Kyushu in January. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Law makes it easier to knock down abandoned houses without consent
Old, empty houses that pose a danger to the public can be demolished throughout Japan without the owner's consent through a special measures law which comes into force on May 26.
Strong quake hits Tokyo and surrounding areas
Thousands surround Diet to protest U.S. base in Okinawa
Couple caught trying to smuggle 400 rare turtles from Japan
Mimasaka Higuchi, former chairman of the Japan Muslim Association (Photo by Akira Fujiu)
Elderly Japanese Muslim offers message of peace as Islamic...
He's the "face" of Japanese Muslims and he's got a lot of explaining to do. That's why Mimasaka Higuchi, despite being 79, is still a very busy man.
In Kyoto, foreign couples tying the knot in Shinto rites in English
Shiseido makeup therapist says taking care of elderly women is her ...
Kita Ward assembly scrambling to remove barriers for new...
Sekiwake Terunofuji, right, forces out No. 6 maegashira Aoiyama as yokozuna Hakuho, seated below, watches on the final day of the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan on May 24. (Sayaka Yamaguchi)
SUMO/ Terunofuji wins 1st title and likely promotion to ozeki as...
Up-and-coming Mongolian sekiwake Terunofuji won his first championship title at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo on May 24, making his promotion to ozeki, the sport's second-highest rank, a virtual certainty.
FIGURE SKATING/ Asada resumes training, eyes return to competition
MLB/ Yankees pitcher Tanaka out at least a month with tendinitis
Tech firms propose cutting-edge devices for new Olympic stadium

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