Politics › Apr. 24, 2014 - 10:50AM JST
U.S> President Barack Obama inspected the guard at a pomp-filled ceremony with Emperor Akihito Thursday, kicking off the formal proceedings of the first state visit…
National › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:46AM JST
A court condemned the Defense Ministry on Wednesday for hiding evidence that proved there was a link between a young sailor's suicide and his vicious…
National › Apr. 24, 2014 - 07:15AM JST
Cheating and adultery are one of the leading causes of divorces and break-ups. No one wants to be cheated on, and for those who do…
National › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:49AM JST
A memorial to a Korean who assassinated a Japanese official more than a century ago has drawn a flood of visitors since it opened in…
National › Apr. 23, 2014 - 03:30PM JST
The Imperial Household Agency announced this week that it has received over 100,000 applications from individuals seeking to participate in the first ever public opening…
National › Apr. 23, 2014 - 07:01AM JST
Sixty percent of Japanese people support the country's whaling program, but only 14% eat whale meat, a new poll showed Tuesday.
The survey comes less…
Crime › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:32AM JST
Police in Neyagawa, Osaka Prefecture, admitted Wednesday that they mistakenly arrested a woman in her 20s over her suspected involvement in a blackmail case which…
Crime › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:28AM JST
A former police officer indicted over a stampede that killed 11 people at a festival in Japan in 2001 was acquitted again Wednesday.
Crime › Apr. 23, 2014 - 06:18PM JST
Relatives of a seven-year-old girl and a pregnant woman who were killed on April 23, 2012, when a car hit a group of elementary school…
Crime › Apr. 23, 2014 - 03:00PM JST
Pirates raided a Japanese tanker in the Malacca Strait and pilfered several million liters of diesel fuel it was carrying, Malaysian marine police said Wednesday.…
Crime › Apr. 23, 2014 - 06:55AM JST
Police in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, said Tuesday that a 79-year-old woman was stabbed to death at her home.
According to police, the body of Eiko…
Entertainment › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:55AM JST
Justin Bieber said sorry and insisted he loved Japan and China after he stepped into a bitter fight over history by visiting a controversial war…
Entertainment › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:04AM JST
Jodie Foster is a married woman.
The 51-year-old Oscar winner wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, Foster's publicist confirmed Wednesday. Jennifer Allen offered no…
Entertainment › Apr. 24, 2014 - 05:20AM JST
Legendary rockers Led Zeppelin said on Wednesday they will include previously unreleased songs in the first batch of reissues of their nine studio albums, including…
Entertainment › Apr. 23, 2014 - 06:25AM JST
Apparently, someone is unhappy at Studio Ghibli these days with one of the posters that are lining the studio’s walls. And who might that be?…
Entertainment › Apr. 23, 2014 - 05:36AM JST
British director John Boorman's long-awaited sequel to his 1987 Oscar-nominated film "Hope and Glory" about home front life during World War II is to be…
Politics › Apr. 24, 2014 - 05:57AM JST
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said consumer inflation may exceed the central bank's projection in the fiscal year that ended in March, voicing confidence…
Politics › Apr. 23, 2014 - 09:15PM JST
U.S. President Barack Obama dined at a tiny Tokyo sushi restaurant on Wednesday night -- a place with three coveted Michelin stars but only a…
Politics › Apr. 23, 2014 - 06:00PM JST
President Barack Obama confirmed Wednesday that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China…
Politics › Apr. 23, 2014 - 01:48PM JST
A meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week in Tokyo may not seal one of the world's biggest…
Business › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:45AM JST
Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen.
Business › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:10AM JST
NEC Corp announced Wednesday that its subsidiary NEC Saudi Arabia has opened a new office in Dubai in response to increased demand for reliable ICT…
Business › Apr. 23, 2014 - 03:58PM JST
Japanese railway and hotels giant Seibu Holdings jumped nearly 11 percent on its return to the Tokyo stock market Wednesday, a decade after it was…
Business › Apr. 23, 2014 - 03:24PM JST
Tokyo stocks ended 1.09% higher Wednesday, buoyed by another day of gains on Wall Street and as railway and hotels giant Seibu Holdings rose nearly…
Business › Apr. 23, 2014 - 06:53AM JST
The European Commission cleared on Tuesday a $16 billion bid by Japanese company Suntory for the U.S. maker of Jim Beam bourbon whisky.
Technology › Apr. 24, 2014 - 08:20AM JST
Facebook profits tripled to $642 million in the first quarter on a 72% surge in revenues helped by strong gains in mobile users and mobile…
Technology › Apr. 24, 2014 - 07:00AM JST
Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.
The new twist on time travel debuted Wednesday as part of the "Street View"…
Technology › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:36AM JST
WhatsApp now has 500 million regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said.
That is up from…
Technology › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:36AM JST
Marubeni Corp's fully owned subsidiary, Oita Solar Power Corp, on Wednesday held an opening ceremony for a mega-solar power plant in Oita City, Oita Prefecture.…
Technology › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:14AM JST
Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls…
Sports › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:27AM JST
Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka floored Belgian challenger Stephane Jamoye four times with his killer left hand Wednesday to retain his World Boxing Council bantamweight title with…
Sports › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:00AM JST
Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial for bribery in Germany on Thursday in a case that could see the Briton's long dominance…
Sports › Apr. 24, 2014 - 04:42AM JST
Last year's runner-up FC Seoul beat Beijing Guoan 2-1 to advance to the knockout stage of the Asian Champions League on Wednesday.
Kang Song-ho scored…
Sports › Apr. 24, 2014 - 03:16AM JST
Results of Japanese baseball games played on Wednesday.
Lotte 3, Orix 1
Seibu 7, Rakuten 5
Nippon Ham 10, Softbank 6
Sports › Apr. 24, 2014 - 01:51AM JST
Spain's Kiko Martinez retained his International Boxing Federation super-bantamweight title Wednesday by beating Japanese challenger Hozumi Hasegawa on a technical knockout.
American referee Robert Byrd…
World › Apr. 24, 2014 - 07:30AM JST
As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the…
World › Apr. 24, 2014 - 07:10AM JST
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests…
World › Apr. 24, 2014 - 07:07AM JST
Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing around 50 people.
A union official, Fernandez Tshibondo, said the train…
World › Apr. 24, 2014 - 07:03AM JST
Australia and Malaysia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as…
World › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:24AM JST
Two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day…
Lifestyle › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:59AM JST
Early on in a couple’s romantic relationship, there’s still a lot the two individuals don’t know about each other. Each date is another step in…
Lifestyle › Apr. 23, 2014 - 06:38AM JST
Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.
Lifestyle › Apr. 22, 2014 - 06:42AM JST
To all of our women readers out there – have you ever felt betrayed by another female friend? Perhaps you were deceived and taken advantage…
Lifestyle › Apr. 21, 2014 - 06:47AM JST
Although the association of carnations with Mother’s Day began in the United States and stretches back over 100 years, I grew up never really being…
Lifestyle › Apr. 19, 2014 - 06:05AM JST
There appears to be a generational shift in the workforce of Japan recently. New additions to companies labelled as “monster recruits” in the media, along…
Arts & Culture › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:56AM JST
Haute couture shoemaker Jimmy Choo says he is happy to focus on his own exclusive footwear line, amid reports the famous brand bearing his name…
Arts & Culture › Apr. 23, 2014 - 06:26AM JST
Forty years of practice has made songwriting harder, not easier, for Tom Petty.
"As life goes by, you get a little more carefree or distracted…
Arts & Culture › Apr. 22, 2014 - 06:04AM JST
For those of a certain age, hearing the term “cassette tape” harkens back to a simpler time of making a super special mix-tape for a…
Arts & Culture › Apr. 21, 2014 - 06:53AM JST
“Forget the reactor. Forget all the bull$#!^ Facebook posts about how radiation is melting the starfish and mutating our sushi. Forget about what it means…
Arts & Culture › Apr. 20, 2014 - 06:49AM JST
These tattooed badasses are not, in fact, extras from that bafflingly misguided "47 Ronin" movie. They’re the members of the newly-signed Wagakki Band, which combines…
Kuchikomi › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:41AM JST
"When two or three moms who are friends board the train together, it's tragic," complains a man in his 50s. "They occupy the silver seats…
Kuchikomi › Apr. 23, 2014 - 06:42AM JST
Like dogs before them, cats are increasingly being welcomed into the human family. Lonely? Rent a cat.
You can thank the NPO Tokyo Cat Guardian…
Kuchikomi › Apr. 18, 2014 - 06:30AM JST
The Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway was opened in short segments beginning with a 4.5-km-long section linking Kyobashi to Shibaura that went into service on Dec 20,…
Kuchikomi › Apr. 14, 2014 - 06:42AM JST
“Abenomics.” “Womanomics.” One undisputed achievement to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s credit is the semantic gloss he’s given the gray science of economics.
Abenomics is familiar…
Kuchikomi › Apr. 11, 2014 - 07:00AM JST
In his "East Asia Anemometer" (an anemometer is a device for measuring wind speed) column for the Sankei Shimbun column of March 29, Takao Harakawa…
Executive Impact › Apr. 21, 2014 - 06:18AM JST
For foreign companies in Japan that are a long way from their home market, their chamber of commerce can play a vital role in bringing…
Executive Impact › Apr. 14, 2014 - 06:46AM JST
No matter how tough times are for the economy, women still want to look their best. One company helping them to do that is U.S.…
Executive Impact › Apr. 07, 2014 - 06:20AM JST
If you’ve seen products from Coca-Cola, Unilever, P&G, Mars, Mondelez, Heinz, Kao, Suntory or Bridgestone, then you have probably seen the work of Schawk!/ANTHEM Japan,…
Executive Impact › Mar. 31, 2014 - 06:07AM JST
Entrepreneurship and innovation can be a rare thing in Japan.
Nevertheless, original thinking is just what the nation requires as it strives to emerge from…
Executive Impact › Mar. 24, 2014 - 06:53AM JST
Fifty years ago, a businessman named Mitsuo Hirano made what was a bold decision at the time in Japan: to establish an affiliate of a…
New Products › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:09AM JST
Wet napkins are common in Japan, and the CCP Co Ltd (a subsidiary of the Bandai Namco Group) has made it so you may never…
New Products › Apr. 23, 2014 - 06:46AM JST
Toshiba is going to unleash the world's first 4K LCD display (3840x2160) built-in notebook PC - dynabook T954 - on April 25.
The price is…
New Products › Apr. 22, 2014 - 06:43AM JST
While there are a great deal of fancy cleaning robots such as Roomba available in the market, CCP is going to start selling another casual,…
New Products › Apr. 21, 2014 - 06:34AM JST
Elecom is going to release the world's smallest wireless LAN adapter WDC-150SU2M in late April.
The part of WDC-150SU2M that sticks out from the USB…
New Products › Apr. 20, 2014 - 06:00AM JST
Major online store Rakuten and the American company Livescribe have agreed to sell a smartpen called Livescribe 3 on Rakuten Books.
As soon as you…
Travel › Apr. 24, 2014 - 06:07AM JST
As the sun sets, the cloudy sky melds with the glaring white of the frozen terrain. Tourists trudging in single file line marvel over blue…
Travel › Apr. 23, 2014 - 06:29AM JST
The Orient Express lets out a whistle and a chug, just as it did 130 years ago when it pulled out of Paris's Gare de…
Travel › Apr. 21, 2014 - 06:39AM JST
In Kyushu, there’s a tiny little village that’s drawing in visitors from across the world. Part Ghibli fantasy, part English Cotswolds, the town houses an…
Travel › Apr. 19, 2014 - 06:22AM JST
Ascott is expanding its portfolio of properties in Japan through a master lease agreement with Mitsubishi Estate Company (MEC), one of Japan’s largest real estate…
Travel › Apr. 17, 2014 - 06:43AM JST
During my high school years, I worked in a supermarket, where an announcement over the loudspeaker system for “Code 19″ always meant it was time…