Nuclear evacuees face dilemma over returning home

/ Jul 23, 2015

Nuclear evacuees face dilemma over returning home

More than four years since Satoru Yamauchi abandoned his noodle restaurant to escape radiation spreading from the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, the central government is almost ready to declare it is safe for him to go home. But like many of the ...

'Silver porn' shows 50 shades of graying Japan

Apr 1, 2015

'Silver porn' shows 50 shades of graying Japan

Dressed in a kimono and kneeling silently on a tatami mat floor, 61-year-old Yasue Tomita looks as if she might be about to perform a Japanese tea ceremony. Instead, she’s debuting as a porn actress. Fluttering her eyelashes demurely as the cameras prepare to ...

Media grill party chiefs in televised debate

| Dec 1, 2012

Media grill party chiefs in televised debate

With campaigning for the Lower House election set to kick off in a few days, the leaders of 11 parties gathered for a televised discussion Friday that saw most of the questions thrown at Liberal Democratic Party chief Shinzo Abe, whose party leads the ...