May 14, 2013
"La Maison en Petits Cubes," a picture book based on Kunio Kato's animated short of the same name, won the prestigious Prix Sorcieres literary prize in France.
May 04, 2013
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has traded 434 kilograms of its plutonium kept in France for the same amount of plutonium in Britain owned by a German utility.
May 01, 2013
An event in Paris on Sept. 20-22 will recreate five major tourist spots in Tokyo to give visitors a glimpse of life in the Japanese capital, particularly its “cute” culture.
April 08, 2013
The cost for overseas reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel from Japanese nuclear power stations has nearly tripled since 1995 because of problems at a contracted British plant,...
March 25, 2013
Mamoru Hosoda's animated feature film "Wolf Children" hit the big time in France in 2012, where it ended up playing in 110 cinemas and reaching at least 100,000 moviegoers,...
March 18, 2013
Japan and France are at odds over a French company’s sales to China of a cutting-edge helicopter landing system that Japan fears will be deployed around the Senkaku Islands.
February 19, 2013
NTT Docomo Inc. said Feb. 19 it will start sales in June in France of a redesigned version of the Raku-Raku (easy-easy) Smart Phone F-12D, targeted at seniors.
January 19, 2013
Legendary manga artist Leiji Matsumoto has been invited to the 40th Angouleme International Comics Festival as guest of honor to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his manga...
January 18, 2013
In the hostage crisis at a natural gas plant in Algeria in northern Africa, local troops stormed the facility for rescue operations. Much information remains unconfirmed, but...
January 13, 2013
A troupe of performers whose average age is 74 has landed its first overseas gig.
January 07, 2013
Mitsubishi Corp. announced Jan. 7 that it has acquired a 50 percent stake in the Toul–Rosieres solar power plant from EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) in northeastern France.
December 19, 2012
Growers of "yuzu," a large lime-like citrus fruit used to flavor winter dishes in Japan, believe there is a potential market in Europe after initial shipments to France this...
December 14, 2012
GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN, France--Life in this French village revolves around wine. The backyards of its tidy houses nurture the grapes that have made Burgundy famous the world over....
November 25, 2012
In the village of Lubocino in northern Poland, grasslands and fields are spread out on a continuously undulating plain. Cows stand around on the roadside, while chickens dart...
November 15, 2012
A beam of light shines through the darkness, revealing the silhouette of a man wearing a hat low over his eyes and smoking a cigarette.
November 06, 2012
Leiji Matsumoto, creator of "Galaxy Express 999," "Space Pirate Captain Harlock" and many other classic manga series, can now be addressed as chevalier, or knight.
October 26, 2012
REIMS, France--The late Ecole de Paris artist Tsuguharu Fujita (Leonard Foujita) hoped his works would not be scattered and lost, and wrote in his diary, “if possible, I want ...
October 16, 2012
Japan has reacted angrily to a French television host who showed a composite picture of national team goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima with four arms and made a joke about the...
October 15, 2012
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia--Norodom Sihanouk, the revered former king who was a towering figure in Cambodian politics through a half-century of war, genocide and upheaval, died on...
October 14, 2012
SAINT-DENIS, France--France lost 1-0 at home to Japan on Oct.12 in a lackluster performance that will give coach Didier Deschamps plenty to worry about ahead of next week's...