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‘Black rain’ radiation from 1945 Hiroshima A-bombing can still be detected on survivor’s shirt: study

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 23:06
Scientific tests on a shirt worn by a 16-year-old girl who was exposed to rain containing radioactive materials that fell after the Hiroshima atomic bombing ...

Grandchildren of hibakusha and B-29 crewman unite to press for nuclear-free world

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 22:49
The granddaughter of a survivor of the atomic bombings in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the grandson of the only U.S. serviceman who flew on ...

Patrons recall Hiroshima beer hall that survived A-bombing to bring relief to survivors

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 22:49
Hiroshima Parco, a commercial facility popular with young people that’s located in Hiroshima’s Naka Ward, has some old tiles embedded in its walls. Few people ...

Nagano Gov. Shuichi Abe cruises to third term

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 22:33
Nagano Gov. Shuichi Abe was re-elected to a third term Sunday after receiving wide support from the ruling and major opposition parties.The 57-year-old independent, who ...

West Japan flood victims still living in despair a month after disaster: survey

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 22:24
Residents in western Japan stricken by the worst rain disaster in decades are still living in despair a month afterward, with many lacking funds to ...

Mayor urges easing of regional tensions as Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of U.S. atomic bombing

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 17:54
Hiroshima marked the 73rd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing on Monday, with its mayor making a fresh call for a world without nuclear weapons ...

French woman staying in Nikko missing since late July

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 06:28
A French woman has been missing in eastern Japan since late last month, police announced Sunday.Tiphaine Veron, 36, was last seen on the morning of ...

Despite summits with Moon, Xi, Trump, Kim shows no signs of wanting to meet Abe anytime soon

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 05:27
While North Korea has held summit talks with the leaders of neighboring South Korea and China as well as the United States this year, Supreme ...

Hokkaido celebrates 150th anniversary of its naming with a plug for ethnic diversity

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 03:57
Hokkaido formally celebrated the 150th anniversary of its name Sunday in Sapporo, with the Emperor and Empress in attendance and Ainu representatives performing traditional dances.The ...

Foreign disaster victims in Hiroshima struggle to overcome language, paperwork barriers in quest for assistance

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 03:57
A month after the historic rain disaster in western Japan, residents in Hiroshima are still struggling to come to terms with the aftermath. And the ...

Postpartum support for mothers in Japan defies government efforts to promote it

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 03:54
Postpartum support for mothers to cope with depression and other mental health maladies is still hard to come by despite government efforts in recent years ...

In aftermath of deadly rains, Hiroshima pins recovery hopes on tourism

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 03:11
A month after heavy rains lashed western Japan and disrupted railway systems in the region, communities and business owners in Hiroshima are hoping they can ...

Abe arranging September talks with Xi, will skip Yasukuni: sources

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 02:56
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is arranging to hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of an Eastern Economic Forum conference in ...

Doping cases mar Japan’s fair play image ahead of 2020 Games

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 00:50
Revelations about doping in recent years have shaken the very foundations of the Japanese sporting world and its reputation for fair play.Many cases from cycling, ...

Using their noodles: Fukui school’s soba club hopes to roll to national title

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 23:43
Noodle club members from a high school in the city of Fukui are hurriedly honing their soba-making skills to prepare themselves for the national high ...

Tourists trading in their Japan guidebooks for Instagram

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 21:33
Tourism is booming in Japan, but a growing number of visitors are ditching their guidebooks for an app best known for celebrity snapshots and images ...

Japanese exec pleads guilty to drugging, sexually assaulting colleague at NYC hotel

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 20:18
A Japanese technology executive is expected to face 7½ years in prison after pleading guilty to charges he drugged and raped a co-worker in his ...

Japan’s rigid koseki system keeps it all in the family

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 06:59
Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Mio Sugita is being criticized for comments she made about how LGBT individuals should not receive government “support” because, biologically speaking, ...

There’s no easy way to escape from your smartphone

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 06:57
Two decades ago, it was still common to see articles in the media disparaging the lack of manners and self-absorbed behavior of mobile phone users. ...

There’s nothing new about Japan’s online backlash against tourists

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 06:56
The internet loves a clapback, so when writer Melissa Martin shared a few snappy responses from a monk named Daniel Kimura to less-than-positive reviews of ...

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