Abandoned tombstones piling up across Japan in shadow of rapidly aging population
Some 30 minutes by car from JR Takamatsu Station in Kagawa Prefecture, a lonely site on the side of a mountain is where abandoned tombstones go to their final resting place.
The implications of Japanese collective self-defense on Korean Peninsula
A military conflict on the Korean Peninsula was one scenario envisioned by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Cabinet when it decided to allow Japan to exercise the right to collective...
Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, center, arrives at Chichijima island on July 28, and is welcomed by Ogasawara village officials. (Takaharu Yagi)
Defense minister wants to use Osprey to airlift critically ill...
The defense minister unveiled a plan on July 28 that would use the Self-Defense Forces Osprey aircraft for airlifting sick or injured people in need of immediate medical attention from the Ogasawara islands to hospitals on the ...
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ASAHI POLL: 59% oppose planned restart of Kyushu reactors
Tomoko Sato looks at morning glories that were grown from seeds that belonged to her deceased son, Kenta. Her son was killed in the tsunami that was triggered by the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. (Satomi Ono)
Mother cherishes flowers from seeds left by young son killed in...
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--Tomoko Sato takes special care of the morning glories that she has planted under the eaves of her small house, feeling that they are gifts from her young son.
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Hague child abduction treaty applied for 1st time to Japanese...
Tarantula takes unwelcome tour of Kagoshima campus
Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki speaks during a recent interview with The Asahi Shimbun. (Hikaru Uchida)
One-eyed 'Ararky' continues quest of no-holds-barred photography
For a famed photographer, the loss of eyesight could mean the end of a career.
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Local politician wages anti-drug crusade, admitting past addiction
Seiryo High School baseball team players smile before the start of the bottom of the 9th inning in the final of the Ishikawa prefectural tournament held July 27. (Shoko Hina)
BASEBALL/ Smiles lead to Seiryo's incredible come-from-behind win
KANAZAWA--Down 8-0 in the bottom of the ninth inning and with little hope, the Seiryo High School baseball team still never forgot its motto, "always keep smiling."
SUMO/ Hakuho captures 30th title, gains on 2 legends on Day 15
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