October 06, 2015
When Satoshi Omura moved to Tokyo to teach night classes at Sumida Technical High School in Koto Ward, the experience changed his life, bolstering his desire to become a scientist.
October 05, 2015
Maestro Seiji Ozawa led the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra as a guest conductor after being feted with a special birthday performance during an open rehearsal on Oct. 4 at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall.
October 03, 2015
China ignored repeated pleas from Japan and nominated two symbols of the brutalities of World War II to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.
October 01, 2015
NAGASAKI--A manga artist is using the storytelling power of the traditional "kamishibai" picture-card show to pass on a message of peace to future generations from a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of this city.
September 29, 2015
MARUGAME, Kagawa Prefecture--She's an artist simply and affectionately known as the "Castle Grandma."
September 26, 2015
Acclaimed photojournalist Kikujiro Fukushima, whose images of victims of the 1945 atomic bombings and environmental pollution reflected his anti-establishment viewpoint, died of a stroke on Sept. 24. He was 94.
September 25, 2015
LONDON--Pakistani child education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai urged nations to divert funds spent on defense to education and healthcare, saying it was the best response to a surge of terrorism and extremist thinking.
September 19, 2015
After dabbling in Sri Lanka’s plastic, tea and gem markets, Hisashi Ueda struck gold using a more down-to-earth resource: elephant dung.
September 18, 2015
SAITAMA--Kiyoharu Matsuo returned home safe and sound after traveling across Siberia, the latest leg in the 71-year-old’s motorcycle odyssey that has taken him to 111 countries and covered more than 360,000 kilometers.
September 14, 2015
World-renowned pianist Martha Argerich visited Japan this year marking the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
September 07, 2015
A park with Japanese and Greek gardens that symbolize the remarkable life of writer Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) opened in this seaside town in southern Ireland where he spent his summer vacations as a child.
September 06, 2015
Just like other boys his age, Prince Hisahito, who celebrated his ninth birthday on Sept. 6, is interested in insects and geography.
September 03, 2015
Making his directorial debut, London-based Japanese actor Junichi Kajioka has produced an independent short film about the disastrous Battle of Imphal in 1944.
September 02, 2015
MATSUMOTO, Nagano Prefecture--World-renowned conductor Seiji Ozawa celebrated his 80th birthday on Sept. 1 by performing at a special concert here and receiving praise by noted musicians, celebrities and diplomats.
August 28, 2015
In conservative Pakistan, Hameeda Waheeduddin has her work cut out trying to elevate the status of women.
August 19, 2015
GENEVA--A Hiroshima high school student whose great-grandfather survived the world's first atomic bombing urged the international society to make a significant stride toward a nuclear-free world at the Conference on Disarmament at the United Nations Office here.
August 14, 2015
Nobuo Okimatsu vividly recalls the day he expected to die. It was Aug. 15, 1945, and he had received orders to mount a kamikaze suicide attack.
August 12, 2015
For award-winning author Monique Truong, writing fiction is the only way to make sense of a complex world.
August 07, 2015
A twist of fate has led the grandson of the only U.S. crew member aboard both the B-29s that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 to Japan to meet survivors of those horrific blasts.
August 01, 2015
IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--A high school student who thought she was only temporarily fleeing her home during the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and remains an evacuee to this day, will address an event at the United Nations headquarters this month.