Topics

Mystery donor who posed as 'Tiger Mask' to help poor kids reveals himself

A mysterious donor who posed as a cartoon wrestler hero and triggered a wave of similar donations for underprivileged children in Japan several years ago revealed his identity Wednesday at a pro wrestling event in Tokyo and called for sustained support for youngsters. Masatake Kawamura, a 43-year-old company employee from ...

Dec 8, 2016

Pilot of crashed U.S. fighter jet retrieved off Japan

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force rescue boat on Thursday retrieved the pilot of a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 that crashed into the Pacific off western Japan the previous day, according to the Defense Ministry. The condition of the pilot, who is set to be ...

Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951

Dec 8, 2016

Abe predecessor visited Pearl Harbor in 1951

The news media widely reported this week that Shinzo Abe will be the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor when he goes later this month — but he won’t be. In 1951, then-Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida made a brief visit during a ...

Dec 8, 2016

Tokyo, Moscow mull joint statement following leaders' summit

Japan and Russia are mulling the release of a statement calling for talks on joint economic activities on Russian-held, Japanese-claimed islands following the leaders’ bilateral meeting next week, Japanese government sources said. The envisioned joint statement, to be issued after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Nobel laureate Ohsumi urges youth to ask fundamental questions

Dec 8, 2016

Nobel laureate Ohsumi urges youth to ask fundamental questions

Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi, who won this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his study on cell recycling, encouraged young people Wednesday to pursue fundamental questions, however “naive” they may appear. The 71-year-old honorary professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology made ...