Concerns raised in Okinawa hearing about security legislation
Opposition party-selected speakers demanded a retraction of the security bills now being deliberated in the Diet, while those picked by the ruling coalition expressed support but...
Kyushu Electric starts transferring nuclear fuel into Sendai...
Kyushu Electric Power Co. on July 7 began moving nuclear fuel into a reactor on expectations it will be the first in Japan to restart under tougher safety regulations implemented...
K the clown spins a plate in the children’s ward of the Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daiichi Hospital in Nagoya’s Nakamura Ward on May 7. (Taku Hosokawa)
Group celebrates 10 years of 'sending in the clowns' to hospital...
NAGOYA--On a spring day in early May, Kosuke Omune turned out in the children’s ward of the Japanese Red Cross Nagoya Daiichi Hospital in Aichi Prefecture.
A surveillance camera inside the entry and exit area of the N700 series Shinkansen train currently running on the Tokaido and Sanyo Shinkansen lines (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Shinkansen trains to get more security cameras after suicide blaze
Two Shinkansen operators plan to install cameras inside the passenger compartments of trains following the self-immolation incident on a bullet train that left two people dead last week.
Ancient Jomon clay ear ornaments discovered in western Japan
Tax-free counter planned to attract foreigners to Osaka’s...
Tokyo aquarium adopts CG technology, illuminations to lure...
Critics fault ruling party's manga pitching constitutional change
The world's oldest man dies in Japan, aged 112
After compromise with S. Korea, Japanese sites win UNESCO...
Hawaii state senator meets birth mother after almost half a century
Yosuke Takagi, state minister of economy, trade and industry, right, notifies Naraha Mayor Yukiei Matsumoto of the government's plan to remove the Fukushima town's evacuation order on Sept. 5 at the town office on July 6. (Takuro Negishi)
Naraha residents can return home Sept. 5 in lifting of evacuation...
NARAHA, Fukushima Prefecture--The people of Naraha, a town that was evacuated after the disaster at the nearby Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, will be allowed to return home Sept. 5, the government said.
Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Kyushu Electric to load nuclear fuel into Sendai plant reactor...
Kyushu Electric Power Co. will begin loading nuclear fuel into a reactor at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture on July 7 ahead of its planned restart in August.
Shape-changing robot built to photo melted fuel at Fukushima...
TEPCO told to pay 27 million yen to family of Fukushima evacuee...
Cauldron lit at 1964 Tokyo Olympics inspires again in battered...
Shareholders of 9 utilities reject proposals to abolish nuclear...
Struggling TEPCO to gain additional funding from 3 national...
Document shows TEPCO recognized risk of huge tsunami at Fukushima...
Fukushima town decides to preserve pro-nuclear signs as negative...
Sangenjaya’s triangle area features pubs and eateries in a mazelike alley. The 26-story Carrot Tower towers over the area. (Photo by Lisa Vogt)
Lisa’s Eye on Tokyo: Sangenjaya--The triangle, the tower, the...
On the border of Isehara, Hadano and Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture, there’s a shrine on a mountain called Oyama. People in the Edo Period (1603-1867) made pilgrimages to the mountain from several routes, and one route was...
The logo of the Japan Media Arts Festival
ANIME NEWS: Japan Media Arts Festival now accepting entries
Entries from Japan and abroad will be accepted through Sept. 9 for the 19th Japan Media Arts Festival, an annual event that recognizes excellence in the divisions of art, entertainment, animation and manga.
Ninja secrets revealed to Parisians to promote Mie Prefecture...
Scholarly event held to assess impact of iconic Nintendo gaming...
ANIME NEWS: World Cosplay Summit 2015 headed for Nagoya in late...
Hello Kitty goes Hollywood with animated feature blockbuster...
Devoted Tora-san fans join forces to reopen museum in Nagano next...
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Elegant denim tissue cases from birthplace of...
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Liu Yunshan, left, propaganda chief of the Communist Party of China, delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the "Great Victory and Historical Contribution" exhibition commemorating the World War II victory over Japan at the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression on the 78th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident on July 7. (AP Photo)
China kicks off war commemorations with graphic exhibition
MARCO POLO BRIDGE, China--With dioramas of heroic Communist soldiers and graphic pictures of massacres, China formally kicked off its commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on July 7 with the...
China stresses nationalism in war anniversary propaganda push
Widow of ex-South Korean leader to visit North Korea
Shoe factory collapses in eastern China, killing 9 people
Users can assemble their own electronic systems with Mesh electronic tags and a special app for iPads. (Shinya Takagi)
Sony turns to young employees for product lineup
Long criticized for its old-fashioned business practices, Sony Corp. on July 6 unveiled a lineup of products developed by younger employees.
Isetan Mitsukoshi to add more luxury buses for travelers wanting...
Taisei develops eco-friendly, ‘self-sufficient’ building
Japan Display touts reflective display that needs just 1% of...
An artist’s rendition of the new weather satellite Himawari-8 (Provided by the Japan Meteorological Agency)
Japan’s state-of-the-art weather satellite begins global watch...
A next-generation satellite that will boost the accuracy of weather forecasts and track typhoons and storms via the world’s first color meteorological images from orbit began operations on July 7.
Scientists create stretchable, printable, wearable conductor for...
Iwate beekeeper creates possible solution for colony collapse...
New type of tiny dinosaur egg unearthed in Hyogo
Toshinobu Nakasato, far right, in front of the Diet building in December with other Lower House members elected from Okinawa Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
POINT OF VIEW/ Eiji Oguma: Weakened LDP power base allows Abe to...
Many policy goals of the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, such as the push for national security legislation and nuclear energy, lack public support.
EDITORIAL: Diet should pay more attention to Okinawa’s views...
VOX POPULI: Greece's financial siren echoing throughout Japan
EDITORIAL: After year of futility, Japan needs new game plan for...
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