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Japan’s ministers pay respects at controversial Yasukuni Shrine

Japan’s ministers pay respects at controversial Yasukuni Shrine

The shrine is Japan's most notorious rallying point for nationalist sentiment…

NIN and Björk highlight Fuji Rock

NIN and Björk highlight Fuji Rock

TOKYO (TR) – With headliners at last year’s Fuji Rock Festival including the reformed Stone Roses and Radiohead, the 2013 incarnation appeared to be a tough act to follow —…

The eclectic mix of Fuji Rock

The eclectic mix of Fuji Rock

The popular festival runs betweem July 26 and 28 at the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture…

High infidelity: Ashley Madison comes to Japan

High infidelity: Ashley Madison comes to Japan

The infidelity service on Monday launched its operation in Japan…

25th Pink Grand Prix wraps in Tokyo, looks to brighter future

25th Pink Grand Prix wraps in Tokyo, looks to brighter future

Last year, 41 pink films were released in Japan…

Premature escalation? Sex-industry source reverses position on ‘Abenomics’

Premature escalation? Sex-industry source reverses position on ‘Abenomics’

The days of cheap sex in Tokyo may now be just a memory…

Japanese exports rose in March, helped by weaker yen, Bloomberg says

Japanese exports rose in March, helped by weaker yen, Bloomberg says

The increase is better than median estimate by 22 economists surveyed…

Japan orders interception of N. Korean missiles amid signs of possible nuclear test, AFP says

Japan orders interception of N. Korean missiles amid signs of possible nuclear test, AFP says

North Korea may test launch medium-range missiles as early as Wednesday…

North Korea deploys new missiles, warns embassies diplomats not safe, AFP says

North Korea deploys new missiles, warns embassies diplomats not safe, AFP says

Pyongyang said it can’t guarantee safety of embassies after April 10…

Japanese authorities on alert for new bird flu strain; six deaths reported in China, Reuters says

Japanese authorities on alert for new bird flu strain; six deaths reported in China, Reuters says

World Health Organization works on vaccine; virus transmission not human to human…