November 17, 2014
It happened to be an “ennichi” festive day and the street was bustling with a surprisingly large crowd. It was my first trip to the Sugamo Jizo-dori shopping street in...
March 14, 2014
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...
March 12, 2014
Munemasa Takahashi has restored and returned 340,000 photos that were washed away by the 2011 tsunami to their rightful and grateful owners.
October 22, 2013
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.
October 05, 2013
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...
March 11, 2013
RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--After losing his wife and young daughters in the earthquake and tsunami disaster two years ago, Mitsugu Nitta was inconsolable.
February 09, 2013
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...
February 02, 2013
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...
November 14, 2012
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...
September 12, 2012
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...
July 10, 2012
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...
July 04, 2012
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...
May 20, 2012
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.
February 28, 2012
ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Prefecture--Fujio Sato lost his wife, grandson and granddaughter in the Great East Japan Earthquake, but sleeps with their photographs every night.
January 31, 2012
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...
January 21, 2012
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...
December 15, 2011
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...
March 22, 2011
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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