Updated Sunday, January 17, 2016 1:08 am TWN
Saturday, January 16, 2016
An overnight bus on its way to a ski resort in central Japan careened off a mountain road early Friday, killing 14 passengers and injuring 27 others.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Coming from the high-rise neon madness of Tokyo's Shibuya neighborhood just one train stop away, simply walking through the neighborhood of Daikanyama may feel almost like being in a Zen temple. But stroll past the upscale boutiques and restaurants on narrow hilly streets and you'll find true serenity just a few blocks from the station at the Kyu Asakura House and its garden.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Japan's Emperor Akihito expressed his hopes for world peace as he appeared Saturday with his wife, Empress Michiko, sons and grandchildren behind bullet-proof glass before thousands of well-wishers waving flags.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Friday, January 1, 2016
A team of Japanese scientists have met the criteria for naming a new element, the synthetic highly radioactive element 113, more than a dozen years after they began working to create it.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
An apology from Japan's prime minister and a pledge of more than US$8 million sealed a breakthrough deal Monday in a decades-long impasse with South Korea over Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.
Former Japanese jockey Katsuji Takashima, 23, had not yet chalked up a single victory when he fell from his horse and sustained serious injuries. Takashima has now retired from the Japan Racing Association (JRA) and turned his eyes toward equestrian meets in the hope of representing Japan in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
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