Italian hackers demonstrate spy software to Japan intelligence...
A government spy agency met in April with representatives of an Italian firm that specializes in computer hacking software and surveillance capabilities but was unable to protect...
INSIGHT: Mitsubishi Materials moving to settle wartime forced...
Mitsubishi Materials Corp. is seeking to finally resolve the issue of the company's use of wartime forced labor by opening negotiations for an out-of-court settlement with Chinese...
The central government plans to reclaim the sea area around the Henoko district in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, to relocate the Futenma air base. (Provided by Okinawa Times)
Henoko landfill work put on hold for a month to ease tensions with ...
Tokyo will suspend reclamation work off the Henoko district in Nago, Okinawa Prefecture, for a month from Aug. 10 to help ease strains with the prefectural government over moves to relocate a key U.S. military base.
Japan’s first biosafety level 4 facility to handle highly infectious diseases will soon start operations at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases’ Murayama Branch Laboratories in Musashi-Murayama, western Tokyo. (Provided by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases)
Japan’s first BSL-4 lab to open in western Tokyo in August
Japan’s first laboratory with a top biosafety level clearance to deal with highly dangerous diseases, such as Ebola, is set to start operations in western Tokyo.
LDP lawmaker calls students protesting security legislation...
Belgian designer calls Tokyo Olympics emblem 'plagiarism'
Park meets with Okada, but still cautious about holding summit...
Launch of Expocity that seeks to recreate buzz of Expo '70 set for ...
PHOTO: Akita moves into pole position for Kanto Festival
Tokyo marks record 5th straight day of heat wave with mercury...
Japanese-Polish peace program nixed after critics say suicide,...
The Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, in July (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Survey: 52% of medical, care facilities near nuclear plants lack...
More than half of medical and nursing-care facilities within 30 kilometers of nuclear power plants across Japan have not compiled mandatory evacuation plans in the event of an accident, an Asahi Shimbun survey showed.
Two cranes are used to remove a huge piece of debris from the nuclear fuel storage pool of the No. 3 reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Aug. 2. (Tatsuya Shimada)
In delicate operation, 20-ton object removed from Fukushima fuel...
Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Aug. 2 removed a 20-ton piece of debris from a nuclear fuel storage pool, a small but critical step in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
Indictment of TEPCO trio encourages Fukushima nuclear accident...
Fukushima high school evacuee to share experiences at United...
3 former TEPCO executives face criminal trial over Fukushima crisis
Nuclear watchdog proposes raising maximum radiation dose to 250...
Tsunami-surviving ‘dragon tree’ beheaded, but will roar once...
TEPCO removes canopy panel from Fukushima reactor building
Fukushima fishermen OK TEPCO plan to release decontaminated water...
A stairway leads up to the main hall of Sensoji temple in Tokyo's Asakusa district. (Photo by Lisa Vogt)
Lisa’s Eye on Tokyo: Sensoji temple--Spend quality time with...
After so long in Japan, I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that I only recently figured out that the Senso in Sensoji, and Asakusa as in the station name, is actually the same kanji.
A scene from "Momotaro, Sacred Sailors" ((c) 1945 Shochiku Co.)
ANIME NEWS: Kawasaki museum screening war films, propaganda anime...
The Kawasaki City Museum is hosting a series of screenings of war films, including propaganda pieces, foreign movies and documentaries, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
The great escape: Indie game creator finds inspiration in Shinjuku ...
ANIME NEWS: All 'Doraemon' comics go digital to celebrate 45th...
'Ita-beya' anime, manga rooms a hit with overseas tourists
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Milano Expo showcases award-winning oyster...
KYOTO GOES KAWAII: Kogatanaya-Chubei offers faithful replicas of...
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'Art of Gundam' exhibition now running in Tokyo's Roppongi
Chinese idol group Flower 56 in June (Provided by CFP)
Chinese deride government influence on new local idol group
SHANGHAI--China's newly minted answer to the Japanese idol giant AKB48 is out of tune with many Chinese because of the group's apparent propaganda message.
South Korea to replace health minister after MERS outbreak
China wants no talk of South China Sea at upcoming ASEAN meeting
Xi strengthens control after former top military officer detained
Narita International Airport (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Talks to start on new runway at Narita International Airport
The central government and local authorities in Chiba Prefecture will begin preliminary discussions as early as late August on constructing a third runway at Narita International Airport.
Suntory to age whisky in zero gravity aboard ISS
Smart motorists rewarded with 'smart' new toll collection device
Idemitsu to buy stake in Showa Shell for $1.36 billion for...
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Researchers: Fish are smarter, more socially minded than you think
OSAKA--In a discovery that challenges conventional wisdom that fish do not have high cognition abilities, a group of Japanese researchers has found that a species of tropical fish can logically infer a social standing among...
Panasonic moves closer to home energy self-sufficiency with fuel...
Researchers spot chimpanzees boozing in the wild
World's most powerful laser beam blasts out from Osaka
“Frottage” artist Masao Okabe traces the inscriptions of a stone monument for farmland development in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefeture, in June. (Toshihide Ueda)
INSIGHT: Physical sense helps preserve memories of 2011 triple...
MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture--A salty smell struck my nose as I descended from my car. The Pacific Ocean loomed about 4 kilometers ahead as I looked toward the east from Yasakajinja shrine near the northern end of this...
EDITORIAL: Isozaki’s views reflect the cowboy mind-set of Abe &...
VOX POPULI: 'People power' triumphs in 'bottom-up' democracy
POINT OF VIEW/ Tatsuhiro Oshiro: Tragic realities under...
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