UPDATE: Obama declares U.S. obligation to protect Senkaku Islands
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gained major reassurances from U.S. President Barack Obama on April 24 concerning national security, but the two nations could not resolve their...
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The governor of Niigata Prefecture said the central government must stop spreading the lie that its new safety requirements for nuclear power plants are “the world’s strictest...
U.S. President Barack Obama at the Japanese guard of honor in the Imperial Palace on April 24 (Pool)
Obama: Not hopeful North Korea will change soon
U.S. President Barack Obama says he's not optimistic North Korea will stop behaving irresponsibly in the near future.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama shake hands on April 24 at the State Guest House in Tokyo before their summit. (Pool)
Senkakus issue to be included in joint statement to be issued...
The Senkaku Islands issue will be included in the joint statement to be issued on April 24 after the meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting U.S. President Barack Obama.
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Typhoon-wrecked hiking trail in one of Japan's most famous gorges...
Good ‘diplomacy’ at dining table with home-style dishes
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Masahiro Nishida (Photo by Kengo Hiyoshi)
NPO leader draws from his past in helping post-earthquake orphans
SENDAI--In a room littered with toys in a building outside JR Sendai Station, the headquarters of the Children's Grief Support Station, children are often hesitant to enter, but the NPO's director, Masahiro Nishida, does not...
Local residents collect soil samples for inspection in a park in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, while measuring airborne radiation. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Minister sorry for delay in releasing survey results on radiation...
Industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi apologized April 18 for a six-month delay in releasing the results of a survey in Fukushima Prefecture about the amount of radiation each resident will likely be exposed to per year.
Report: Radiation levels around Fukushima drop significantly in...
TEPCO discovers radioactivity levels beyond threshold for release...
New robot for nuclear disasters can tread into most hazardous sites
Utilities expected to secure sufficient power supplies this summer
Contaminated water found leaking from ALPS at Fukushima plant
Fukushima towns seek to protect historic sites ahead of hosting...
Utilities expected to secure sufficient power supplies this summer
Asagaya Anime Street in Tokyo's Suginami Ward opened under the elevated tracks of JR Chuo Line. Fans line up in front of some of the shops on March 29 before they open for the first day of business. (Motooki Hayasaka)
Asagaya Anime Street on track to bringing fans closer to anime...
A narrow passageway under the elevated tracks of the JR Chuo Line between Tokyo's Asagaya and Koenji stations has become a new mecca for anime fans.
"Wonder" by Mirai Mizue ((c) Makotoya)
ANIME NEWS: 10 animated Japanese shorts to compete at Animafest...
Ten animated shorts from Japan will be screened in competition at Animafest Zagreb 2014, to be held June 3-8 in the Croatian capital, according to the festival organizer.
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Broad bean salad goes well with wine
ANIME NEWS: Life-sized 'Zaku' repair bay debuts at Nasu Highland...
In the world of kimono, perfection is a behind-the-scenes art
ANIME NEWS: A-1 Pictures celebrates opening of Tokyo Station
Indie director from Oita working on film in Canada
ANIME NEWS: Tezuka Osamu Books opens in bookstore near Tokyo...
Meiji-Taisho Era novelist Soseki becoming trendy across the world...
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines' Baosteel Emotion unloads iron ore at a port in China's Zhejiang province on April 22. (Kentaro Koyama)
Mitsui O.S.K. pays 4 billion yen to retrieve ship seized in China
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. has paid 4 billion yen ($39.1 million) to Chinese authorities to settle a 1930s contract dispute and secure the release of its ship, the Shanghai Maritime Court said April 24.
Abe hopeful Tokyo governor's Beijing visit will help mend ties...
Visitors flock to China memorial to Japanese official's assassin
Anti-Obama protesters clash with police in Manila
The new and final model of the Orochi sports car is displayed in a showroom in Tokyo's Chuo Ward. (Shigeo Ohata)
Mitsuoka Orochi to make final lap
Mitsuoka Motor Co. has revealed the latest--and final--edition of its custom-designed Orochi sports car.
Want to buy a used Japanese car in Zambia? Go to the post office
Marubeni says Chinese authorities detain three staff at grain unit
JAL, Bangkok Airways to expand codeshare flights
A man visits his wife who has dementia at a care facility in Takamatsu in February. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Scientists develop app to detect mild cognitive impairment
A research team has developed an app that can detect mild cognitive impairment without the presence of a physician.
Researchers unlock mystery of how methane hydrate, or 'burning ice,...
Academic entrepreneurs to test cancer therapy using iPS cells
Global warming forcing Mongolian nomads to change lifestyles
The Niigata Chuetsu-oki Earthquake in July 2007 damaged this road near the No. 1 reactor of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture. (Provided by the Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
EDITORIAL: Governor’s doubts about nuclear safety should be...
There are many reasons to doubt whether the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which is keen to restart idled nuclear reactors, is really committed to ensuring that citizens will never again become victims of a...
VOX POPULI: Expanding Cabinet nears ‘mutation’ threshold
EDITORIAL: Abe misses the point in disclosing minutes of Cabinet...
VOX POPULI: Abe-Obama summit could remove a 'thorn' in Japan-U.S....
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