Haiyan victims still suffering as Christmas nears

Dec 20, 2013

Haiyan victims still suffering as Christmas nears

More than a month has passed since Typhoon Haiyan demolished a large number of towns and villages in the central Philippines, and the people now have sufficient supplies of food and other basics. But most lost their homes and are now having to live ...

WWII sword returns after 70 years

| Oct 25, 2013

WWII sword returns after 70 years

A “katana” sword confiscated by the U.S. military at the end of the war was recently returned to its owner’s family in Japan. Miyoko Asai, 85, received the sword on behalf of her late husband, Masaaki, at their home in Seto, Aichi Prefecture, from ...

Summer becomes mother of cool invention

Jul 19, 2013

Summer becomes mother of cool invention

Many people are desperately seeking ways to escape the summer heat, and businesses are cashing in with new services to help them cool down. A shaved ice machine at the hair salon Asai in Nisshin, Aichi Prefecture, whirs as owner Takanori Asai, 37, mixes ...