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3/11 charges for Tepco execs delayed by three months

Oct 25, 2014

3/11 charges for Tepco execs delayed by three months

Prosecutors have delayed for three months a decision on whether to charge three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, an official with a panel that requested the indictments said Friday. The Tokyo District Prosecutor’s Office ...

Treasures of the Shoso-in hoard on display

Oct 25, 2014

Treasures of the Shoso-in hoard on display

by Eric Johnston

The 66th annual exhibition of important cultural artifacts from the Shoso-in treasure house opened to the public on Friday with 59 items on display, including over a half dozen appearing for the first time. Included in the displays of artifacts from the Nara Period ...

Nico Nico moves into Ikebukuro

Oct 24, 2014

Nico Nico moves into Ikebukuro

by Patrick ST. Michel

Since launching in 2006, online video-sharing service Nico Nico (originally Nico Nico Douga) has become one of Japan’s central hubs for aspiring artists and entertainers to share their talents with users across the country. They’ve fostered a millions-strong community capable of influencing mainstream Japanese ...

Oct 24, 2014

China criticizes new U.S. missile defense radar in Kyoto

The United States is damaging stability in the Asia-Pacific region by positioning a missile defense radar in Japan, according to an official in Beijing. “Neighboring countries pushing forward the deployment of anti-missile systems in the Asia-Pacific and seeking unilateral security is not beneficial to ...