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National Jan 1, 2014

Cabinet minister Shindo pays a visit to Yasukuni

Japanese Cabinet minister Yoshitaka Shindo visited the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Wednesday, in a move that is certain to fuel anger in China and South Korea, both of which suffered from Japanese war-time aggression. The visit by Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Shindo ...

The most viewed news stories of 2013

National Jan 1, 2014

The most viewed news stories of 2013

On first impression, the news stories most read online in 2013 paint a fairly gloomy picture, a mix of loneliness, darkness and tragedy. However, you can also see readers' penchant for science and fantasy, even if Atlantis was not actually discovered. May there be ...

The most viewed life stories of 2013

General Jan 1, 2014

The most viewed life stories of 2013

From burgers to ballerinas, LINE sending to gender bending, kawaii cute to Nadeshiko adorable, here are the life section stories that caught online readers’ eyes in 2013. As a gyaru might say, “Yababa!”

The most viewed community stories of 2013

General Jan 1, 2014

The most viewed community stories of 2013

A majority of the most read community stories addressed timeless issues. These were stories about issues that naturally spark debate and will no doubt continue to do so as Japan’s multicultural landscape continues to shift and shape.

The most viewed culture stories of 2013

Culture Jan 1, 2014

The most viewed culture stories of 2013

Pop culture ruled the roost in popular stories, but also showed its staying power: The most read online story from the JT culture section this year turned out to be a review of a manga drawn by Osamu Tezuka and first published in 1972. ...

The most viewed sports stories of 2013

General Jan 1, 2014

The most viewed sports stories of 2013

The sports story most read online in the year in which Japan won the bid for the 2020 Olympics should come as no surprise. Baseball fans had plenty to celebrate, and figure-skating followers had no shortage of drama. Let's hope to see some Sochi ...

Zaccheroni leaving door to World Cup squad open

Soccer / J. League Jan 1, 2014

Zaccheroni leaving door to World Cup squad open

JEF United Chiba's Seiichiro Maki was Japan's surprise pick for the 2006 World Cup, Jubilo Iwata's Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi for 2010. Alberto Zaccheroni has been largely conservative in his squad selection since taking over for Takeshi Okada four years ago but now, with six months to ...