August 13, 2012
There are no crowds cheering on Yoshihiro Yamazono's gold medal quest, but the 70-year-old farmer has shown a dedication and endurance worthy of any Olympian.
August 10, 2012
As in previous years, this year's ceremony to memorialize the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945, opened with a song sung by Himawari (Sunflower), a choir formed by...
September 17, 2011
Farm ministry research has dashed hopes that sunflower seeds planted in areas around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant would help clean up radioactive contamination.
July 14, 2011
Sunflowers bloom radiantly in small plots of land amid the invisible devastation wrought by the disaster at Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
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