Tokyo aquarium adopts CG technology, illuminations to lure grown-ups
Splashy illuminations, computer graphics and much larger exhibition spaces have been unveiled at a remodeled aquarium in Tokyo’s Shinagawa district.
Ancient Jomon clay ear ornaments discovered in western Japan
YAMATO-KORIYAMA, Nara Prefecture--Archaeologists have unearthed a rare pair of large clay earrings from the latter part of the Jomon Pottery Culture (c. 8000 B.C.-300 B.C.) period...
Lower House members at a local hearing on security legislation held in Naha on July 6 listen to, from right: Nago Mayor Susumu Inamine; Masahide Ota, a former Okinawa governor; Nanjo Mayor Keishun Koja; Tomokazu Takamine, former president of The Ryukyu Shimpo; and Ishigaki Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama. (Satoru Semba)
Concerns raised in Okinawa hearing about security legislation
Opposition party-selected speakers demanded a retraction of the security bills now being deliberated in the Diet, while those picked by the ruling coalition expressed support but voiced different concerns about the legislation.
Critics fault ruling party's manga pitching constitutional change
After compromise with S. Korea, Japanese sites win UNESCO...
Police squad enters Diet for 1st time in 55 years in...
Julie Hamp, a former senior executive of  Toyota Motor Corp. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Ex-Toyota executive likely to avoid charges
Prosecutors are leaning toward dropping the drug-smuggling case against a former senior executive of Toyota Motor Corp. after evidence showed no malicious intent on her part.
Tokyo printing firm to digitize 55 historic globes for viewing...
Female whale shark gets male companion at Osaka aquarium
Group celebrates 10 years of 'sending in the clowns' to hospital...
Sakari Momoi holds the certificate from Guinness World Records certifying him as the world’s oldest man on Aug. 20, 2014. (Pool)
The world's oldest man dies in Japan, aged 112
Sakari Momoi, who was recognized as the world’s oldest man and credited healthy eating and getting plenty of sleep for his longevity, has died at the age of 112, Japanese media said on July 7.
Hawaii state senator meets birth mother after almost half a century
American ramen fanatic publishes book of Tokyo's top noodle joints
Iwate father and son hoping for clean sweep with handcrafted...
Japan's Yuki Ogimi, right, scores a goal as United States' Julie Johnston watches during the first half of the final of the FIFA World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on July 5.  (AP Photo)
Soccer/ Early onslaught left Japan with no way back
VANCOUVER--When your game is built on possession and suffocating the opposition, the last thing you want to do is concede an early goal--let alone four inside the first 16 minutes as Japan did in the Women's World Cup final on ...
SOCCER/ Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup...
TENNIS/ Nishikori battles through calf problem at Wimbledon
OLYMPICS/ New Tokyo stadium to cost over $2 billion, stick with...

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