Health ministry mandates airline passengers report visits to Ebola-plagued nations
The health ministry on Oct. 24 said all passengers arriving at airports from designated countries in Africa must inform immigration officers of their visits as part of new efforts...
Under system that relies on honesty, 70% with dependents abroad pay no income tax
Alarmed by gaping holes in oversight, the Board of Audit wants to tighten scrutiny on tax deductions for overseas dependents to prevent dubious individuals from cheating the...
The No. 3 reactor, left foreground, and No. 4 reactor, background, shortly after the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in March 2011 (Provided by TEPCO)
Japan to ratify international convention on nuclear accident...
Japan intends to ratify an international convention that sets a global uniform standard for compensating victims of nuclear accidents.
Former Japan PM Fukuda to meet China's Xi next week--source
Voter says Obuchi aide provided gifts of wine
Support group of Japan's new trade minister spent funds at S&M bar
Hokusei Gakuen University professor Yugo Ono, center, responds to reporters' questions about threatening letters received by the university. (Kazuhiro Sekine)
Man arrested over university bomb threat related to ‘comfort...
Hokkaido police arrested a man on suspicion of threatening to blow up a university that employed a former Asahi Shimbun reporter who had written articles about the “comfort women” issue.
2 Nobel Prize winners among 7 chosen to receive Order of Culture...
Used Japanese comic books refurbished in Cambodia, get new life...
Chestnut tiger butterfly caught off Kyushu after 1,200-km journey
Yuta Minagawa, right, at his junior high school’s judo club in Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture on Oct. 14 (Shintaro Egawa)
2-year-old miracle survivor of 2004 quake seeks career saving...
UONUMA, Niigata Prefecture--When 12-year-old Yuta Minagawa sees TV coverage of natural disasters in Japan, he prays that every victim will be rescued. Ten years ago, it was Yuta at the center of a miraculous rescue shown on...
Defector seeks return of Japanese from North Korea
Making 'invisible' Ainu visible is photographer's labor of love
American living in Boeing 727 hopes jetliner home project finds...
Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring his fourth goal against Japan in Singapore Oct. 14, 2014. (Nobuhiro Shirai/ The Asahi Shimbun)
SOCCER/ Neymar scores all 4 as Brazil beats Japan 4-0
SINGAPORE--Say "Neymar," and say no more.
FIGURE SKATING/ Takahashi announces retirement
TENNIS/ Nishikori beats Raonic to claim Japan Open title
SUMO/ Hakuho wins autumn tourney to move into tie for 2nd on...

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