Yamanote fetes green trains with rolling nuptials

Oct 15, 2013

Yamanote fetes green trains with rolling nuptials

Chosen for their special connection to the Yamanote Line in Tokyo, a lucky couple exchanged vows on board a specially reserved train Monday as part of East Japan Railway Co.’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the introduction of its series of lime green ...

NRA issues safety vow on its first anniversary

Sep 19, 2013

NRA issues safety vow on its first anniversary

Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka vowed Thursday to ensure that the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is made safe as the regulatory body marked the first anniversary of its launch. “The situation at the Fukushima No. 1 plant remains unstable. Every time a ...

Sep 18, 2013

China museum unveils forced labor 'evidence'

A Chinese museum marked the anniversary of the 1931 Mukden Incident Wednesday by revealing documents it said will facilitate a compensation claim against Tokyo over forced labor in World War II. Imperial Japanese soldiers set off an explosion by a Japanese-run railway in Manchuria ...

Kin of 9/11 victim calls for rethink on violence

Sep 12, 2013

Kin of 9/11 victim calls for rethink on violence

Family members of Japanese killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks marked the 12th anniversary Wednesday at a ceremony in New York, with one expressing concern about the implications of a possible U.S. attack on Syria and calling for ending the cycle of hatred ...

On Guam liberation day, 'colonial' U.S. riles

Jul 25, 2013

On Guam liberation day, 'colonial' U.S. riles

by Ronron Calunsod

Guam this week marked the 69th anniversary of its liberation from wartime Japanese forces, holding a parade at the historic Marine Corps Drive in the capital. Several war memorial activities across the U.S. territory were organized in the runup to the liberation day last ...

Crown Prince and Princess celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary

Jun 10, 2013

Crown Prince and Princess celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary

Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako marked their 20th wedding anniversary Sunday just months after the Crown Princess, who has been suffering a stress-induced illness, carried out her first official overseas trip in 11 years. “In the past 20 years, we have experienced ...

Turkey's Muslim Armenians come out of hiding

Apr 26, 2013

Turkey's Muslim Armenians come out of hiding

They dropped their language and religion to survive after the 1915 genocide, but close to 100 years later, Turkey’s “hidden Armenians” want to take pride in their identity. Some genocide survivors adopted Islam and blended in with the Kurds in eastern Turkey’s Dersim Mountains ...

Tokyo Disneyland officially turns 30

Apr 16, 2013

Tokyo Disneyland officially turns 30

Thousands of fans packed Tokyo Disneyland on Monday to celebrate its 30 years in business. Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and dozens of other familiar faces from the annals of Disney history paraded through the 51-hectare park, cheered on by 15,000 people who had ...