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.

May 10, 2016 at 6:46 am

To Nuke, or Not To Nuke, That is the Question

The ongoing US presidential campaign is something you can't miss - this time particularly because of a formidable GOP candidate Donald Trump and the way he has disoriented the routine course of primary election.

May 10, 2016 at 6:11 am

Thank You Taiwan!

A while back I shared with you an episode on the megaquake in Kumamoto, Kyushu, touching little on the damages and stressing how it is to live afloat a sea of lava.

April 26, 2016 at 11:17 am

Japan to Team Up with US Firm in Decommissioning Nuclear Reactors

It's a good news. Japan's Atomic Power Co. is looking into a possible partnership with a US corporation specializing in decommissioning nuclear reactors to retire 6 reactors now due for decommissioning.

April 20, 2016 at 10:27 am

Nuclear Power Plant Near Kumamoto Quake Site Stands Fast

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) revealed April 18 in its ad hoc meeting held in the wake of a series of quakes of high magnitude up in Kumamoto, stating that the data collected up until the meet indicated "the station could continue operation".

April 20, 2016 at 10:04 am

Mega Quakes in Kumamoto Rocking Kyushu

I say "rocking" as the quakes are active at this writing, April 17, 22:00.

April 13, 2016 at 4:21 am

Trump Will Review All Agreements with Japan - if Elected

" If elected, President Trump would put all agreements with Japan to review", told the former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson in an exclusive interview with NHK in New York, April 11.

April 4, 2016 at 10:59 am

Countryman Says Nuclear Fuel Cycling is "Japan's own policy choice"

A day after the nuclear Security Summit concluded, the US Assistant Secretary Thomas M. Countryman said in an interview with NHK that the US is not in a position of either endorsing or opposing Japan's policy, indicating the US government has no intention of asking Japan to forsake its policy (of cycling nuclear fuel).

April 4, 2016 at 10:35 am

Award-winning Writer Restricted Near US Camp Schwab, Okinawa

Here's a rare piece of episode from Japan about an Akutagawa Award-winning writer restricted by the US Army while rallying in protest against the relocation of the Futemma Military Base to Henoko.

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