Mass Killing at House for the Disabled Shocks Japanese Society

Japanese society is hurt by the worst homicide case in post-war Japan.

July 31, 2016 at 1:33 am

Tokyo's Gubernatorial Election in Full Swing: Koike Inch Ahead

The Upper House election just over with LDP/Komeito beating the opposition in a landslide, Tokyo has plunged into its gubernatorial election with three major contestants vying for victory.

July 13, 2016 at 9:21 am

Brown Bear Feeding on Seagull's Eggs

This is Nathan Shiga to tell you of a brown bear up in Raisu, Hokkaido, feeding on seagulls' eggs on top of a 10-meter-high steep cliff. Takashi Kawabata, 79, chanced to film the scene at 8:30 July 1 morning.

July 3, 2016 at 1:47 am

A Budget to Kill People?

For some reason the Communist Party is disturbingly gaining momentum in the national political scene in Japan, as it's somehow picking up public support in a few national opinion polls enough to vie with a leg of the coalition government - the Komeito.

June 25, 2016 at 2:59 am

Battleship Yamato Afloat

Today's episode has to do with Japan's legendary battleship of World War II "Yamato" whose images were partly bared June 22 in Kure, Hiroshima - the chrysanthemum emblem at the bow, its gigantic screw, the biggest ever built then.

June 25, 2016 at 2:15 am

Never Say "Meltdown"

A queer trickery is just bared over the use of the term "meltdown" right after that nuclear power-station disaster in Fukushima in 2011.

June 25, 2016 at 2:05 am

Tokyo's Gubernatorial Elections

A 13 billion yen outlay for 3 events in less than 4 years - what do you folks think this is? Tokyo is about to run 3rd election in a little short of 4 years to elect its governor.

June 17, 2016 at 4:16 am

Two Japanese Principals in the Royal Ballet

Now, Britain's legendary Royal Ballet picked two Japanese dancers for this prestigious position for the first time in 20 years.

June 3, 2016 at 7:28 am

Hanako Mourned in Thailand

The passing of Hanako made the headline in her homeland Thailand and a ceremony was held in Ayutthaya, May 29, to mourn the death of a live symbol of friendship between Japan and Thailand.

June 3, 2016 at 6:59 am

Can You Weep Over Passing of an Elephant?

Yes, we can - rather those who have lived day-to-day with her in sight wept over the passing of a grandma elephant Hanako at Tokyo's Inokashira Natural Park, May 26.

May 28, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Obama in Hiroshima Hugs a Hibakusha

May 27, 2016 will be remembered by the Hiroshimans the day a new page of history opened in the A-bomb city of Hiroshima. An impulsive hug seemed worth thousand words of apology.

May 28, 2016 at 7:16 pm

90+% of A-Bomb Victims Welcome Obama to Hiroshima

An NHK survey revealed over 90% of A-bomb victims in Hiroshima "evaluate" and "rather evaluate" the visit of Hiroshima by the acting president of the United States, Barak Obama.

May 25, 2016 at 8:46 am

4 Stray Dogs Jammed Flight at Haneda Airport

Ah! Four dogs somehow managed to crawl into the compound of Tokyo's Haneda International Airport and frustrated some key flights.

May 19, 2016 at 9:49 am

President Obama Visiting Hiroshima - No Apology?

In reference to President Obama's scheduled visit of Hiroshima, Assistant C. Rice phrased the US government's position this way in her interview with CNN, May 15:

May 19, 2016 at 8:50 am

President Obama to Hiroshima

Now, the news of President Obama's visit of Hiroshima is the talk of the town not only in Hiroshima but throughout Japan today.

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