March 25, 2015
The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, which triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster, was immediately followed by a legion of photo books, collections of testimonies, journalistic reports and books addressing the nuclear power issue.
March 19, 2015
The village of Kawauchi, where I serve as mayor, is located 20 to 30 kilometers southwest of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
March 18, 2015
Driven by large deals, global transaction volume of mergers and acquisitions in 2014 grew to a post-2007 high in terms of value.
March 11, 2015
“Teikoku no Ianfu” (Comfort women of the empire) is an ambitious piece of work that has received praise by some but also been so reviled by others that the author faces legal action in South Korea.
March 06, 2015
The sudden drop in crude oil prices from early autumn 2014 has had a beneficial effect overall on Asian economies, particularly those that depend heavily on crude oil imports, such as Thailand, Singapore and South Korea.
March 05, 2015
I have been covering the Palestine-Israel conflict in the Middle East for nearly 30 years.
POINT OF VIEW/ Muneo Kanno: Farmers, volunteers unite to bring Fukushima's fertile land back to life
February 25, 2015
IITATE, Fukushima Prefecture--I helped organize the Fukushima Saisei no Kai (Resurrection of Fukushima) nonprofit organization three months after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami and have been engaged independently in radioactive cleanup work and radiation level measurements.
February 20, 2015
Yuichiro Miura, a professional skier and mountaineer, became the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest at age 80 in 2013.
February 20, 2015
Peter Maurer, International Committee of the Red Cross president, believes it is important to focus on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons and "the necessity to move forward on nuclear disarmament."
February 18, 2015
Goro Miyazaki, who became a director of animated films after working as a landscape architect, admits he will probably never be able to overtake his father, a world-renowned film director.
February 11, 2015
The Central Economic Work Conference, convened annually by the State Council (Chinese central government) and the Communist Party to determine the economic management policies and growth targets for the next year, was held in Beijing for three days from Dec. 9.
January 21, 2015
Asia’s economies are expected to continue to recover through 2015. But growth rates overall will likely match or be only slightly higher than those in 2014 because external demand will lack driving strength, and there is little prospect that growth will be bolstered by fiscal or monetary policy.
INTERVIEW/ Hideki Shirakawa: Scientists need freedom of basic research, not just pursuit of efficiency
January 02, 2015
The number of Nobel Prize winners from Japan topped 20 on Dec. 10, with this year’s physics prize awarded to a trio of Japan-born scientists for their studies on blue light-emitting diodes.
January 01, 2015
The entire world was recently reminded of the preciousness of peace when Malala Yousafzai was named co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
December 26, 2014
FUKUSHIMA--Psychiatrist Yukihiko Kayama said it is becoming more embarrassing, with the passage of time since the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, for mothers in Fukushima Prefecture to casually discuss their fears of radiation.
December 22, 2014
Adults need to get more involved to prevent vulnerable teenage girls from falling prey to the evils of the thriving “JK” industry, said a social activist with a troubled past.
December 19, 2014
SENDAI--The tsunami generated by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, swept away manuscripts and paintings that served as testaments to the histories of regional communities.
December 15, 2014
A disturbingly low 52.66 percent of eligible voters turned out in the Dec. 14 Lower House election, the worst figure in the postwar period. It means that only about one in two eligible voters bothered to cast a ballot.
INTERVIEW/ William C. Potter: By joining Vienna, U.S. splits nuclear powers on humanitarian impact on nuclear weapons
December 07, 2014
The third international conference on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons will be held in Vienna, starting Dec. 8. The U.S. decision to attend is seen as vital to promoting nuclear disarmament.
December 05, 2014
The Japanese transportation equipment industry’s direct investment in Indonesia rose rapidly in 2011 and has since remained at high levels.