Hidden cameras in clocks, watches, pens used for sneak child porn...
Special cameras disguised as wristwatches, and even ballpoint pens, were behind 30 percent of incidents in which pedophiles took surreptitious footage of naked children.
Japan’s first probe to the moon likely to be launched in fiscal...
Japan's space agency unveiled plans to send an unmanned probe to the moon as early as fiscal 2018 to pave the way for future missions to Mars.
Economy minister Akira Amari speaks to reporters after a TPP negotiation with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman in Tokyo on early April 21. (Kazuhiro Nagashima/ The Asahi Shimbun)
Japan, U.S. talks fail to close gap on farm, auto trade
Japan and the United States need further work to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said April 21.
Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue celebrates winning a third term on April 19. He was the only candidate. (Motoki Nagasawa)
INSIGHT: Voters lose out in one-person local election campaigns
Just moments after the deadline for candidacies passed, Tomihisa Taue and his staff celebrated his victory for a third term as Nagasaki mayor.
Healthy McCartney back in Japan for 5th solo tour with dates in...
Airlines to pay passengers of Hiroshima accident $5,000 apiece for ...
SOCCER/ King Kazu silences critic, renews scoring record
Partnership to offer health-care room for seniors at apartment...
Female entertainers hold same-sex wedding in Tokyo
Families of victims of eruption on Mt. Ontakesan link up for...
Japan, US talks seeking compromise on farm, auto trade
Yauemon Sato stands before a bank of solar panels at his company's Oguni power plant in Kitakata, Fukushima Prefecture. (Rei Kishitsu)
Determined sake brewer seeks to revive Fukushima with renewable...
KITAKATA, Fukushima Prefecture--Yauemon Sato’s determination to forge ahead with his ideas, no matter how unorthodox, has led fellow workers to describe him as “a dump truck with broken brakes.”
The No. 1 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
TEPCO releases video from second robot probe at Fukushima reactor
Rust or peeling paint on a steel floor was visible in video footage taken by the second robot probe sent into one of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Health ministry proposes more than doubling radiation exposure...
Second 'transformer' robot completes mission inside crippled...
Nuclear regulator blasts court injunction against reactor restarts
Risk probability of major nuclear accident to be cut by half
Radiation exposure of cleanup workers around Fukushima plant well...
Juvenile salmon released to keep spawning cycle alive in a...
Injunction on reactors seen as victory by some, blip on road to...
Ebisujinja shrine is located in Ebisu Garden Place. It provides visitors a healing atmosphere amid lovely gardens. (Lisa Vogt)
Lisa’s Eye on Tokyo: With beer and bridges, Ebisu’s not too...
Did you know that Ebisu is the only truly Japanese figure among the seven deities of fortune? Yup, that’s right! The other six came from China and India. Ebisu is the god of fishing, farming and business.
A visitor at the Tanizaki Junichiro Exhibition looks at illustration reprints at the Kanagawa Museum of Modern Literature in Yokohama on April 5. (Minao Ota)
Female manga fans storm Tanizaki exhibition in Yokohama
YOKOHAMA--Literary giant Junichiro Tanizaki, famous for exploring kinky sex themes in his novels, is attracting a new kind of fan--young girls. And it's all due to a popular manga.
ANIME NEWS: New Cheburashka short to hit theaters
Production of iconic gyroscope toy coming to a close after 90 years
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Small village finds fame as producer of 'yuzu' ...
SURVIVAL OF KIMONO: Saving the disappearing fashion goes political
TOKYO NOW AND THEN: Busy Shibuya crowds still stopped by Hachiko...
Historic Shirakawa hopes to build on recent surge in foreign...
Lu Bu weeps in the Jan Mai Kawng Camp in Myitkyina, capital of Kachin State in northern Myanmar, on March 25 while talking about her eldest daughter who was raped and killed in January. (Shingo Kuzutani)
Peace still elusive for Kachin ethnic minority in northern Myanmar
MYITKYINA, Myanmar--The days when the generals lorded it over Myanmar are gone, but some ethnic minorities still live in fear of the military.
Pyongyang puts out call for foreign investors in 'international...
South Korea ready to start work to salvage sunken ferry
S. Korea police clash with protesters over ferry disaster
Yamaha’s Saluto motorcycle to be sold in the Indian market (Provided by Yamaha Motor Co.)
Yamaha to sell family motorcycle in India with enhanced fuel...
Yamaha Motor Co. said April 20 that it will begin marketing in India from this month a 125-cc motorcycle for family use whose fuel efficiency is about 10 percent better than the previous models of the same class.
ANA aircraft with ‘Star Wars’ character to fly international...
China pins economic hopes on exports of bullet trains, nuclear...
ANA Holdings to invest in struggling Skymark Airlines
A student at Azabu University in Kanagawa Prefecture gazes at a dog during an experiment on the effect of eye-to-eye contact between humans and another species. (Provided by Mikako Mimura)
Love is in the eyes between dogs and owners, say scientists
Making eyes at your dog leads to more than mere puppy love.
Breaking down the barriers of autism with a simple headset
Nissan to apply parking-assisted technology to deep-sea searches
Scientists: Hormone gives killifish that loving feeling
Anupong Tangwongsakul shows off his Honda CR-V displaying the Japanese letters “Hashire Melos” on the rear window in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (Naoji Shibata)
INSIGHT: Weak yen under Abenomics hurts expat pensioners' lives in ...
CHIANG MAI, Thailand--A phrase in Japanese is painted in large letters across the front and rear windows of a Honda four-wheel drive vehicle that Anupong Tangwongsakul steers through the scorching heat of this northern Thai...
INSIGHT: China's Statue of Liberty may have deep roots in society
EDITORIAL: Japan, U.S., China need to broaden perspective to deal...
VOX POPULI: Spring is a good season to launch the battle against...
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