Donjon of famed Himeji Castle reopens to long lines after huge...
HIMEJI, Hyogo Prefecture--The illustrious donjon of Himeji Castle, a World Heritage site, has reopened to the public after a major five-year face-lift.
Daughter retains the reins of furniture retailer after bitter...
A high-profile family feud between the chairman and the president of a leading furniture retailer ended with the latter’s victory in a proxy fight at the company’s annual...
A woman in her 60s, who suffered domestic violence at the hands of her husband, lives in a welfare facility for the elderly in Tottori Prefecture. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Survey: A quarter of women report experiencing domestic violence
About a quarter of the women respondents have been victims of domestic violence, including verbal abuse, from their husbands, a Cabinet Office survey showed on March 27.
Ground Self-Defense Force personnel carry an SDF member on a stretcher during a joint drill with U.S. Marines at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California in February. (Yusuke Fukui)
SDF gears up for life-saving operations in combat on outlying...
The Self-Defense Forces are shifting the focus of their combat casualty evacuation care training for front-line units to bring it in line with the policy more toward defending the nation’s outlying islands.
Narita Airport to replace security checks with surveillance cameras
Tourists said 'Good night' a record 470 million times in Japan in...
Japan repatriates 8 children in 1st year under Hague abduction...
Bereaved families return to Mt. Ontakesan to mourn 6 months after...
Tours down old Lake Biwako canal hoped to liven up Kyoto, Shiga
Bulgarian develops app to let users experience music of Noh theater
Mega fuel cells provide power to Osaka wholesale market
Workers place bags of contaminated soil trucked to an interim storage facility in Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 25. (Keisuke Sato)
Radioactive soil finally moved to Futaba site
FUTABA, Fukushima Prefecture--The Environment Ministry has begun transporting radioactive soil to the planned site of an interim storage facility here after years of tough negotiations with town officials.
AKB48 members perform at a concert in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, on March 11, the fourth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami. (Naoko Kawamura)
AKB48 members continue to bring smiles to disaster-hit areas...
Four years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, the number of entertainers visiting the devastated areas is declining.
Costs in problem-plagued struggle at Fukushima plant near 600...
Meet the 12-year-old Fukushima girl who is braving it alone at...
Team develops method to estimate thyroid radiation dosage soon...
Survey by Fukushima students seeks to address radiation fears
Cosmic beams reveal melted core inside Fukushima No. 2 reactor
Train service resumes on final stretch of JR line in disaster-hit...
TEPCO believes nearly all nuclear fuel melted in Fukushima reactor
Kiyomi Hasegawa, second from left, urges students to sample boiled black beans at her "school of beans" in her condominium in Yokohama on March 14. (Mitsuko Nagasawa)
JOY OF HOKKAIDO FOOD: Bean expert on a mission to spread appetite...
Editor's note: Hokkaido is attracting attention for its world-class food items. This series introduces readers to delicious foods from the northern Japanese island and the people there who are producing these wonderful...
Shunji Iwai (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ONE TAKE ON JAPANESE CINEMA: Schoolgirls bond over murder in...
Editor’s note: This is a column on Japanese movies written by New Zealander Don Brown, a longtime resident of Japan who specializes in creating English subtitles for Japanese films, as well as other cinema-related...
KYOTO GOES KAWAII: Uneno's powdered 'dashi' a must for Japanese...
'Let's Play' gaming event draws 35,000 fans at Makuhari Messe
ANIME NEWS: Tokyo International Film Festival expands to 10 days...
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: White miso adds savory flavor to 'tonjiru'...
ANIME NEWS: Full-CG 'Stand By Me Doraemon' wins Japan Academy Prize
Subculture 'invades' rural Japan galleries in bid to share...
ANIME NEWS: Authors Fujii, Hase win sci-fi award
A military parade in October 2009 marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
China to invite foreign militaries to join parade marking victory...
BEIJING—In an unusual step, China's insular military will invite foreign armed forces to take part in a lavish military parade in Beijing this fall marking the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II, an...
S. Korea demands release of two men accused by N. Korea of...
Xi relying on old boy network to strengthen Chinese military
Sri Lanka's Sirisena meets China's Xi amid new look at ties
Sharp Corp.’s Healsio Ocha-Presso green tea maker (Yoshiko Sato)
A sharp approach to making green tea in North America
Sharp Corp. is targeting health-conscious North Americans with the release of an updated home appliance this summer that makes nutritious green tea.
Ninja among Japanese themes for SIM cards targeting tourists
A time of trials for U.S. shale
Toyota outlines initiatives to grow after recall scandal
The lungs of mice infected with influenza viruses that have been injected with fluorescent protein genes (Provided by Yoshihiro Kawaoka)
Scientists develop technique to track flu virus without killing...
Japanese researchers have found a way to observe the spread of the influenza virus inside living tissue without the need to dissect, a development that may herald more effective treatments for conditions like pneumonia.
Researchers employ interactive robots to help children with...
Scientists regenerate damaged nerve cells with hybrid artificial...
PHOTO: Engineers develop robot that mimics actions of bunraku...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers a question in an Upper House Budget Committee meeting on March 20. (Shinichi Iizuka)
EDITORIAL: Abe making light of the Constitution by calling SDF...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe caused a stir March 20 when he referred to the Self-Defense Forces as “our military” during an Upper House Budget Committee session.
VOX POPULI: Be it baseball or soccer, fan enthusiasm exactly the...
POINT OF VIEW/ Genichiro Takahashi: Prayer for tolerance--the...
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