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China, Korea angered as Japan ministers visit controversial Yasukuni Shrine

China, Korea angered as Japan ministers visit controversial Yasukuni Shrine

Visits by Japanese politicians to Yasukuni Shrine anger China and Korea due to its enshrinement of 14 Class-A war criminals…

Japan’s welfare roll climbs to post-World War II high, AFP says

The number of Japanese receiving welfare benefits in July rose to a record 2.05 million, the highest since the government started recording the data 60-years ago, Agence France-Presse reported, citing…

Contractors in Japan begin to shovel aside yakuza groups

Contractors in Japan begin to shovel aside yakuza groups

Industry might now be seeing criminal organizations as something other than a necessary evil…

Tarawa: At world’s edge

Tarawa: At world’s edge

Shaped like a fishhook with a turquoise-blue lagoon in its center, Tarawa is a curved strip that extends for over 50 kilometers…

Back to basics with Nobel Prize winner Masatoshi Koshiba

Back to basics with Nobel Prize winner Masatoshi Koshiba

Nobel Prize winner aims to get Japanese young people more acquainted with the fundamentals of science…

Closing ceremonies for Kabuki-za in Ginza

Closing ceremonies for the five-decade-old Kabuki-za theater, located in Chuo Ward's Ginza district, will be held today.…

Return to Tarawa

Return to Tarawa

Sixty-six years ago, the Pacific island atoll of Tarawa was a World War II battlefield of billowing black smoke and death's stench…

Nippon, Nippon über alles?

The grainy black and white photo is surely one of a kind. Seated at a table are two “Aryans” and three Asians, at least two of whom are clad in…

Invasion of the (kid) body-snatchers

Invasion of the (kid) body-snatchers

Underground sex business preys on children…

King copra in Majuro

King copra in Majuro

With the Marshall Islands being a collection of tiny coral atolls, revenue is left to only a few options…

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