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RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--A memorial pen made from branches of the “miracle pine tree” that survived the 2011 tsunami was displayed on Feb. 25 with a whopping price tag...
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Abe ally raises doubts about Tokyo war crimes trial
A close political ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe questioned the legal basis of the Tokyo tribunal that convicted 25 Japanese military and political leaders of Class-A war crimes.
Children prepare to head down the slopes of Mount Ontakesan on Feb. 26 in Otaki, Nagano Prefecture. (Wataru Sekita)
Ontakesan ski resort opens 5 months after deadly eruption
OTAKI, Nagano Prefecture--Skiers hit the slopes on Mount Ontakesan on Feb. 26 for the first time since an eruption about five months ago killed more than 50 people.
Education minister disputes report of political fund transgression
Tourism officials invest on links to Michelin Guide
Amnesty International: Japan moving away from human rights...
LDP's Nikai to visit China in bid to improve relations
ASDF member suspended for running counseling business
Kawasaki to give manufacturers a 'cool' image to attract young...
Prince William starts first Japan visit--with green tea
Bags filled with contaminated soil pile up at a temporary storage site in Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture. The bags will be transferred to the interim storage facility straddling Okuma and Futaba. (Eiji Hori)
Trio of approvals in Fukushima seals deal for radioactive soil dump
Ending a prolonged and often contentious process, Fukushima Prefecture and two town governments agreed to host an interim storage facility for contaminated debris from the 2011 nuclear crisis.
Tsunemasa Niitsuma, deputy head of TEPCO's Fukushima Revitalization Headquarters, apologizes at a Feb. 25 meeting with Fukushima fishermen, including Tetsu Nozaki, left, head of the Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations. (Hiroki Ito)
Fukushima fishermen blast TEPCO over failure to disclose...
Fukushima fishermen appear to have finally run out of patience with Tokyo Electric Power Co.
Fukushima cleanup fails to convince as just 10 to 20% of evacuees...
Hot on the trail of radioactivity, despite dwindling public...
Nagoya exec exploited boy, 15, for radioactive clean-up work
3-D project under way to preserve data of disaster-ravaged...
TEPCO vows safety first in training program for workers at...
Kansai Electric gets NRA go-ahead to restart 2 reactors in Fukui
Children's picture book uses dragon as metaphor for nuclear power
Ryoko (Ryoko Fujino, right) and Kazuhiko (Mizuki Itagaki) commence the proceedings. ((c) 2015 "SOLOMON'S PERJURY" Film Partners)
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Editor’s note: This is a column on Japanese movies written by New Zealander Don Brown, who is fluent in Japanese and has been making English subtitles for Japanese films. It will run on the second and fourth Fridays of the...
Itsutsuji Co.'s "konbu" kelp comes in various shapes (Nanako Ito)
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Natto mascot embraces weirdness to become unlikely star
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Tokyo schools serve up new lessons on 'washoku' culture
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The Constitutional Court of South Korea (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
South Korean court abolishes law that illegalizes adultery
SEOUL--A South Korean court on Feb. 26 abolished a 62-year-old law that bans extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15 percent.
U.N. panel: N. Korea shipping firm skirts sanctions by renaming...
Gunman kills 3 in S. Korea's Sejong city, later found dead
U.S. institute: N.Korea nuclear arsenal could multiply in the next ...
Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Toyota looks to clinch long-term partner status for Olympic Games
Toyota Motor Corp. will likely become an official sponsor of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics next month, joining the ranks of McDonald’s Corp. and Coca-Cola Co.
Hitachi, Demansys demonstrate compact energy storage system in U.S.
Chinese New Year holidaymakers revel in spending weakened yen...
Dentsu reports advertising expenditures in Japan top 6 trillion...
The Environment Ministry’s wind power generating facility off Goto, Nagasaki Prefecture (Provided by Toda Corp.)
Surplus in wind power to produce hydrogen for fuel cells
GOTO, Nagasaki Prefecture--An offshore project will get under way here in March to use excess electricity generated from wind to create hydrogen that can fuel local island communities.
Manned submersible being developed that reach deepest point of...
Drink more black tea for stronger bones, researchers say
Japanese team to launch lunar rover in 2016 for Google competition
A drone for surveying volcanoes flies over Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture in an operational test on Dec. 9. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
EDITORIAL: Japan urgently needs regulations for drones
The use of small, unmanned flying robots called drones is spreading rapidly in various fields.
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