Jul 21, 2011

Film on double A-bomb survivor Yamaguchi set for British debut

A documentary film on double atomic-bomb survivor Tsutomu Yamaguchi, who was joked about on a BBC quiz show, will make its British debut this summer, with his eldest daughter hoping the screening will make people in the country and around the world more aware ...

Moms rally around antinuke cause

Jul 9, 2011

Moms rally around antinuke cause

Japanese mothers, many with no history of political activism, have started taking to the streets to urge the government to protect their children from radiation leaking from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Using social networking media, they have organized antinuclear energy rallies ...

Evacuees comforted by flutist's soothing melodies

Apr 8, 2011

Evacuees comforted by flutist's soothing melodies

ISHINOMAKI — Cathartic flute melodies have been soothing the nerves of evacuees in the earthquake-hit cities of Sendai and Ishinomaki and the town of Onagawa in Miyagi Prefecture this week, during a series of charity concerts given by a popular South Korean musician at ...

Mar 31, 2011

U.S. military mops up tsunami-hit school

ISHINOMAKI, Miyagi Pref. — In a high school gymnasium carpeted with mud, a Japanese boy slipped and was helped to his feet by a U.S. Navy sailor, while close by a group of U.S. soldiers and local teachers mopped together in neat lines. The ...

Evacuees persevere, eye future

Mar 29, 2011

Evacuees persevere, eye future

MINAMISANRIKU, Miyagi Pref. — A woman occupies herself by arranging boxes of supplies for evacuees at a sports arena in Minamisanriku on the coast of Miyagi Prefecture, one of the communities hit hardest by the magnitude 9.0 quake and massive tsunami on March 11. ...

Mayor of Bikini asks all to warn of nukes

Feb 28, 2011

Mayor of Bikini asks all to warn of nukes

The mayor of Bikini Atoll, the site of a U.S. hydrogen bomb test in 1954, called on people throughout Japan, including in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to work together in keeping alive the memory of the horrors of nuclear weapons. “This is the saddest event ...

Dec 31, 2010

Speed reading aids-users adapt to modern info overload

What’s the secret behind a group of 70- to 80-year-olds with no prior baseball experience suddenly hitting fastballs clocking 150 kph at a batting center? A student who learned the secret suddenly became more proficient at English, while it also helped a businessman improve ...

Studying in U.S. 'key' for entrepreneurs: Roos

Nov 4, 2010

Studying in U.S. 'key' for entrepreneurs: Roos

Studying and pursuing careers in the United States will improve ability to communicate across borders and help Japanese entrepreneurs collaborate with talent around the world, U.S. Ambassador John Roos said Monday. “The value of outside education, of getting intraperspectives and practices, directly bolstered Japan’s ...

AirAsia X looks to add two more Japan cities

Sep 23, 2010

AirAsia X looks to add two more Japan cities

The chief executive officer of AirAsia X, long-haul low-cost carrier based in a Malaysia, said he hopes to add two Japanese airports to its international service by 2012 after starting flights to Tokyo’s Haneda airport in December. “As far as other airports in Japan, ...

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Judo's Tani juggles election, Olympic gold

HAMAMATSU, Shizuoka Pref. — When two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Ryoko Tani said in May she would run in the upcoming Upper House election — without giving up her goal of winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics — many wondered: Can she pull ...