Japan executes convict for murdering woman in Nagoya

Jun 25, 2015

Japan executes convict for murdering woman in Nagoya

A 44-year-old convicted murderer was executed by hanging on Thursday after six years on death row, the first execution authorized by Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa since she acceded to the post last October. The last time Japan put an inmate to death was in ...

Consumers worldwide most impressed by Japan's robotics

Jun 22, 2015

Consumers worldwide most impressed by Japan's robotics

When people around the world think of what Japan does best, robot technology tops the list, beating out anime and washoku Japanese cuisine, according to a survey by advertising giant Dentsu. This year’s “Japan Brand” survey by Dentsu Inc. points to growing international interest ...

Volunteer guides kick off project to help tourists in Tokyo

Jun 19, 2015

Volunteer guides kick off project to help tourists in Tokyo

There’s help at last for those lost-looking foreigners wandering around Tokyo’s most popular tourism destinations. Teams of volunteer guides on Friday kicked off a campaign to approach confused visitors in Shinjuku and Ueno to see if they can help them out. The 40 or ...