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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Feb. 8 he is preparing to slap unilateral sanctions against North Korea for its “intolerable” act on firing a long-range ballistic missile that...
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RIKUZENTAKATA, Iwate Prefecture--Just one last time, that's all Chikara Yoshida is asking for as he seeks closure over his son's disappearance in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami...
Candles in floating glasses illuminate a canal in Otaru, Hokkaido, on Feb. 5.(Hiroyuki Yamamoto)
PHOTO: Candlelight festival warms 500,000 hearts in chilly Otaru
OTARU, Hokkaido--Half a million people are set to see this historic port city’s bleak winter in a more romantic light, thanks to the “Otaru Snow Light Path” seasonal illuminations event.
A TV at JR Osaka Station is tuned to a report on North Korea’s missile launch on Feb. 7. (Hikaru Uchida)
Korean residents worry Pyongyang’s missile launch will ratchet...
Ethnic Korean residents in Japan fear that North Korea’s launch of a long-range ballistic missile on Feb. 7 will increase the Japanese public's rancor toward them.
Abe’s supporters blast Tokyo-Seoul deal over ‘comfort women’
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Fan club campaigns to rebuild Edo Period office on front line of...
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Masaaki Matsumoto, head of the Fukushima prefectural government’s Evacuees Support Division, defends a new assistance plan at a briefing session in Tokyo’s Nakano Ward on Feb. 7. (Jun Sato)
‘Voluntary’ Fukushima evacuees denounce end of free housing,...
The Fukushima prefectural government is maintaining its plan to terminate the free housing program for “voluntary” evacuees from the nuclear disaster despite a barrage of criticism and complaints expressed during an...
Tetsuji Imanaka (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Defiant to the end, last of Group of Six anti-nuclear scientists...
KUMATORI, Osaka Prefecture--Tetsuji Imanaka is the last of the so-called Kumatori Group of Six, a maverick band of nuclear scientists at an elite university here that spent decades speaking out against nuclear energy.
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Nuclear reactor mockup to be used to advance decommissioning...
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Seaside community washed away by tsunami to house memorial park
The British Hills is a medieval-themed resort hotel in Tenei, Fukushima Prefecture. (Provided by British Hills Co.)
British Hills hotel to host Valentine’s cosplay party
TENEI, Fukushima Prefecture--A special Valentine’s Day cosplay event will be held here in which participants can enjoy a romantic stay at the medieval-themed British Hills resort hotel.
Actor Takamasa Suga will serve as a jury member at this year’s Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
ANIME NEWS: Yubari film festival set for Feb. 25-29 in Hokkaido
Film director Hiroshi Kashiwabara and actor Takamasa Suga will serve as judges at the 26th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival that will be held from Feb. 25 to 29 in Hokkaido.
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Crisis in vanishing traditional Japanese crafts prompts new push...
Olympic champion figure skater to play warlord in samurai movie
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N. Korean patrol boat crosses to South, retreats after warning...
SEOUL--A North Korean patrol boat crossed into South Korean waters early on Monday and retreated after the South Korean navy fired warning shots, a South Korean military official said.
U.N. condemns N. Korea launch, pledges significant new sanctions
Seoul: North Korea fires rocket seen as covert missile test
UPDATE: North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers...
A wearable device attached to a special undershirt. Data, including angle of posture, can be graphically checked on a smartphone app. (Tsukasa Fuke)
Undershirt to keep tabs on health
Underwear will soon be advising wearers on how to take care of their bodies.
Cows can 'chill out' in jacket that helps beat the heat
Fukuoka’s Nishitetsu railway to run new commuter train in 2017
Toyota posts $5.4 billion quarterly profit, raises forecast
A part of the fossilized skull of a Sirindhorna khoratensis, a newly discovered taxon of iguanadons (Koichi Hotta)
Newly discovered Thai dinosaur makes museum debut in Japan
FUKUI--Japanese dinosaur fans are among the first to see the skeleton of a newly discovered taxon from Thailand that went on display at the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum from Jan. 30.
Paralysis recovery breakthrough as scientists uncover nerves'...
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An elevated railway for the Hokuriku Shinkansen has been constructed near Fukui Station in Fukui city. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
EDITORIAL: Extension of Hokuriku Shinkansen to Osaka requires...
A growing number of political and business leaders in the Kansai and Hokuriku regions are beginning to clamor for an early start of construction to link the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Osaka.
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