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'Antinuclear activist' says drone stunt was simply to attract...
Yasuo Yamamoto is taken to the Kojimachi Police Station in Tokyo on April 25. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A self-professed antinuclear activist indicted May 15 for landing a drone on the roof of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office in Tokyo last month told investigators his action...
Prisons told to keep eyes on the skies to spot drones
The Justice Ministry is concerned about the misuse of drones around prisons and other correctional facilities. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Justice Ministry has alerted prisons to the dangers posed by drones that might be used to deliver contraband to inmates or take covert photographs.
UPDATE: Man who operated drone found in Tokyo was protesting Abe's ...
Yasuo Yamamoto, second from right, is transported from the Obama Police Station in Obama, Fukui Prefecture, on April 25 to the Metropolitan Police Department in Tokyo. (Noboru Tomura)
A man held for landing a drone on the roof of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office in Tokyo said he was protesting the administration's nuclear policy.
EDITORIAL: Japan must urgently take steps to prevent misuse of...
Drones are for sale at a shop in Osaka’s Chuo Ward on April 22. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A small, camera-equipped drone was discovered on the roof of the prime minister’s office building in Tokyo on April 22.
Ministry flapping its wings on regulating drones
Investigators check a drone found on the roof of the prime minister's office in Tokyo on April 22. (Kazuhiro Nagashima)
The government is targeting drones, and it's not just a reaction to one of the flying machines being found on the roof of the prime minister's office.
UPDATE: Radiation detected on drone found on roof of prime...
Investigators check a drone, under tarpaulin, on the roof of the prime minister's office on April 22. (Kazuhiro Nagashima)
A small, camera-equipped drone discovered on the roof of the prime minister's office building in Tokyo on April 22 produced a low level of radiation, police said.
Mourners gather in silence in front of Abe's office in Tokyo
Mourners gather in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on Feb. 1. The signs, from left, read: "In memory of Mr. Haruna Yukawa and Mr. Kenji Goto," and "Give back Mr. Yukawa and Mr. Goto's lives." (Yasuhiro Sugimoto)
A crowd gathered in silence in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo on Feb. 1, following the release of an online video purportedly showing the decapitated body of...
PHOTO: 'Disco' protesters sing for peace at prime minister's office
Demonstrators dance to music played by DJ Shuya Okino in front of the prime minister’s office in central Tokyo on Jan. 26. (Masaru Komiyaji)
Peace activists sang and danced at a “disco” event outside the prime minister’s office in Tokyo in a joyful and less-confrontational way to get their message across to...
PHOTO: Crowd in Tokyo urges government to save Kenji Goto
Demonstrators in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward urge the government to save Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto on the night of Jan. 25. (Takeshi Tokitsu)
About 200 demonstrators in Tokyo called on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to secure the release of freelance journalist Kenji Goto from the Islamic State extremist group in the...
Fukushima puzzle: Who ordered halt to pumping of seawater at...
Lighting is restored in March 2011 to the central control room of the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. (Provided by TEPCO)
The identity of the individual in the prime minister's office who exacerbated the nuclear disaster seems destined to forever remain a mystery.
100th anti-nuclear protest held in Tokyo, but with far fewer people
Keiko Kato, a regular participant in Friday night anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo, holds a sign reading “Don’t make us say this 100 times” on May 2. It was the 100th such protest in front of the prime minister’s office in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward. (Satoru Ogawa)
Anti-nuclear demonstrators held their 100th rally in Tokyo on May 2 amid concerns over the dwindling number of participants at the Friday night fixture in front of the prime...
VOX POPULI: Bill to guard state secrets slams door on government...
Cabinet members wait for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to start a Cabinet meeting on Oct. 15. The minutes of such meetings will be produced and disclosed to the public after 30 years. (Shogo Koshida)
In the corridors of power, everyone understands the importance of keeping records. I was acutely reminded of this by Kenichi Shimomura's book, "Shusho Kantei de Hataraite...
Tokyo rally protests moves to restart Kashiwazaki-Kariwa reactors
Demonstrators outside the prime minister’s office in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district on Sept. 27 protest moves to restart reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture. (Shinichi Iizuka)
Anti-nuclear demonstrators rallied in central Tokyo on Sept. 27 to oppose Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s moves to restart two reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in...
Mothers pray for nuclear-free Japan on Tanabata Festival day
Mothers and their supporters call for a nuclear-free Japan in front of the prime minister’s office in Tokyo’s Nagatacho district on July 7 during Tanabata Festival day. (Satoru Ogawa)
Mothers and their young children celebrated the traditional July 7 Tanabata Festival outside the prime minister's office in Tokyo where they offered up prayers for a...
Anti-nuke activists mark 1st anniversary of weekly protests
Protesters call for an end to the use of nuclear power outside the prime minister's office in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward on March 29. (Soichiro Yamamoto)
Anti-nuclear activists gathered outside the prime minister's office on March 29 to call for an end to Japan's dependency on nuclear power and mark the one-year anniversary of...
Weekly anti-nuke protests still going strong, but with far fewer...
Protesters calling for the abolition of nuclear power plants on March 15, the first Friday after the 2nd anniversary of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture (Satoru Ogawa)
Anti-nuclear demonstrations that have been a fixture in front of the prime minister's office in Tokyo on Friday nights for nearly a year are still drawing sizable crowds, but...
Opponents of nuclear power vow to continue protests under new...
Anti-nuclear demonstrators protest outside the prime minister's office in Tokyo's Nagatacho district on Dec. 21. (Soichiro Yamamoto)
Anti-nuclear protesters who have been gathering for months each Friday near the prime minister's office continued expressing their opposition Dec. 21 in an effort to underscore ...
Anti-nuclear rallies pass the 6-month mark
Protesters denounce Japan's dependence on nuclear power, during a weekly Friday night rally outside the prime minister's office in Tokyo's Nagatacho district, Sept. 28. (Hiroki Endo)
Anti-nuclear campaigners have demonstrated outside the prime minister's office weekly for six months now, bringing their message to the heart of government.
Anti-nuclear protests signal new activism in Japan
Protesters hold handmade signs and banners criticizing the restart of the Oi nuclear power plant and the government's appointment of a new nuclear regulator in front of the prime minister's office on Aug. 17. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
This is Japan's summer of discontent. Tens of thousands of protesters--the largest demonstrations the country has seen in decades--descend on Tokyo every Friday evening to...
EDITORIAL: Anti-nuke protests offer an opportunity to move...
Anti-nuclear demonstrators gather before the Diet building on July 29. (Jun Ueda)
A myriad of lights cast a soft glow around the Diet building as dusk fell on July 29.