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Riken admits to problem images, but stops short of withdrawing...
Riken's president, Ryoji Noyori, second from right, and other officials at the news conference on March 14 (The Asahi Shimbun)
The Riken national research institute acknowledged March 14 it was sloppy in its presentation of images in a groundbreaking pair of papers on stem cells, but said it was...
THREE YEARS AFTER: Photographer restores 750,000 pictures thought...
Munemasa Takahashi (Photo by Kazuo Yamamoto)
Munemasa Takahashi has restored and returned 340,000 photos that were washed away by the 2011 tsunami to their rightful and grateful owners.
Photos highlight the tragedy that befell livestock, pets after...
Naoto Matsumura talks about his photos on display at Gallery Tamamiseum in Nagoya’s Naka Ward. (Ryuzo Nakano)
NAGOYA--Naoto Matsumura kept a visual record of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. But the images he snapped are not of neighbors and others who were forced from their homes.
Photo book captures Skytree fans bending over backwards for...
A man takes photos of his family members with Tokyo Skytree in the background. (Provided by Tomotsugu Ohta)
The author of a new book has noted a peculiar phenomenon in front of Tokyo’s latest landmark: the lengths tourists will go to photograph Tokyo Skytree, the world’s tallest...
Memories of wife, daughters help disaster victim move forward
Photos and souvenirs are a poignant reminder of the loss suffered by Mitsugu Nitta and his son Yu. (Shingo Kuzutani)
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--After losing his wife and young daughters in the earthquake and tsunami disaster two years ago, Mitsugu Nitta was inconsolable.
Researchers unlock the secret of 'flying' squid
A shoal of squid fly across the sea, stretching their fins and thin membranes between their arms. (Provided by Kota Muramatsu)
SAPPORO--Better not substitute squid for swine in the idiom "when pigs fly," because now researchers at Hokkaido University have succeeded in proving that these ocean mollusks...
Photos show workers' eye views of Fukushima disaster aftermath
The destroyed covering at the No. 3 reactor building following a hydrogen explosion. The photo was taken on March 15, 2011. (Provided by TEPCO)
The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has released a barrage of images, many taken by workers themselves, showing chaos at the site as three reactors were going...
VOX POPULI: Illiteracy among children still global problem
I found innocent eyes staring at me as I looked at photographs in next year’s calendar given to me by photographer Hiromi Nagakura. Gazing at the smiling faces of children...
TEPCO releases new photos of quake, tsunami and nuclear accident
Fissures in a mound at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant immediately after the March 11, 2011, Great East Japan Earthquake (Provided by TEPCO)
Previously unseen photos show tsunami swamping reactor buildings and wrecking equipment at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, images which help explain the circumstances in...
TEPCO releases more photos of tsunami damage at Fukushima nuclear...
A curved line on the hilly area in the background may show where the tsunami reached at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Provided by TEPCO)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. on July 9 released more photos of the damage at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant caused by the tsunami that was triggered by the Great East...
Artist posting 100 prayers on Facebook for disaster victims
Maki Matsuzawa shows one of the photos of 100 people praying for the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake. (Yuka Orii)
YOKOHAMA--With 100 portraits of people of various nationalities and faiths praying for victims of last year's Great East Japan Earthquake, artist Maki Matsuzawa wanted to...
Moms want breast-feeding preserved on film
Photographer Hiroko Ishikawa takes a picture of a mother breast-feeding her child at a studio in Osaka. (Erina Ito)
Wedding photos and maternity shots have long been a staple of family photo albums. These days, however, another type of more personal portrait is becoming popular.
REMEMBERING 3/11: Images of the lost loom large in survivors' lives
Fujio Sato, a survivor of the Great East Japan Earthquake in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, sleeps with portraits of his deceased wife and two grandchildren on Feb. 26. The 63-year-old says he changes the positions of photos every night. (Satoru Ogawa)
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--Fujio Sato lost his wife, grandson and granddaughter in the Great East Japan Earthquake, but sleeps with their photographs every night.
Exhibition of tsunami-damaged photos under way in Tokyo
Photographer Munemasa Takahashi holds a poster explaining the damage to Yamamoto town in Japanese and English at the venue for "Lost & Found" photo exhibition in Tokyo's Minato Ward. (Ryoko Suzumura)
Even though about 1,500 family photographs gathered from the debris of the March 11 tsunami are no longer identifiable, Munemasa Takahashi thought they still could tell a...
AKB48 craze spawns questionable cash deals among minors
Sellers of AKB48 photos and other goods woo young fans, including elementary school children, at a venue for the group's event in Rifu, Miyagi Prefecture in November. (Satoshi Kobayashi)
The popularity of the girl singing group AKB48 has led to brisk trading among teenagers of collectible photographs of their idols, but has also spawned dubious transactions...
Iwate calendar a reminder of happier times
Hiroshi Fujieda, a photographer from Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, shows off some of his work covering the Sanriku region in northeastern Japan. (Ryoko Takahashi)
MORIOKA--A local printer has put out a calendar featuring scenic photos of Iwate Prefecture taken shortly before the March 11 disaster, hoping the images will help local...
Town hall becomes 'guardian' of mementos
Photos and albums found after the tsunami are displayed at the town hall lobby in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture, on Monday. (Photo by Teruo Kashiyama)
YAMADA, Iwate Prefecture--Beaming children flashing V-signs. A traditional wedding portrait at a Shinto shrine. A family trip to a hot spring spa.
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