Akemi Nakamura
Japan Times
Aug 29, 2006
Monk with JCP fliers ruled not trespassing
The Tokyo District Court acquitted a Buddhist monk Monday on charges of trespassing at a housing complex in Katsushika Ward, Tokyo, while distributing fliers for the Japanese Communist Party in December 2004.
Japan Times
Aug 17, 2006
Entrepreneur beats heavy odds to make comeback
When Katsumi Iizuka personally assumed in 2001 the 2.4 billion yen debt that his failed personal computer firm had accumulated, few would have expected him to make a comeback.
Japan Times
Aug 11, 2006
Sister of B-29 copilot visits crash site in Ibaraki
TSUKUBAMIRAI, Ibaraki Pref. -- Wilma Cook remembers how hard her father tried to discover what happened to her brother, 2nd Lt. Eugene Cook, when his B-29 bomber crashed in Japan during an air raid in March 1945.
Japan Times
Aug 10, 2006
Artist finds lifework painting shutters along shopping streets
HANNO, Saitama Pref. -- Sadao Kiyota airbrushes colors on the shutters of the Tonki tofu kitchen, which is closed one recent Monday as are neighboring stores on the Hanno Ginza shopping street near Seibu Hanno Station in Saitama Prefecture.
Jul 29, 2006
Koreans want answers to slave laborers' fates
and two other South Koreans seeking information on relatives who were slave laborers in Japan during the war take part in a ceremony Friday in Tokyo as others hold photos of three North Koreans who were denied visas. SATOKO KAWASAKI PHOTO
Jul 27, 2006
A-bomb tales as relevant now as ever, student says
, an American student who spent the last year at Tokyo's Waseda University, rehearses Saturday for the Japanese-language recitation play "The Day the Dragonflies Were Gone" with fellow performers from China, Japan, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Sweden and Ukraine. AKEMI NAKAMURA PHOTO
Jul 19, 2006
Stricter visa rules eyed for foreigners of Japanese descent
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party's special committee on foreign workers proposed Tuesday that the government set stricter regulations for foreign nationals of Japanese descent when they renew their visas.
Jul 7, 2006
Mindan tells Chongryun honeymoon is over after North's 'brutal' launches
blamed the decision on Pyongyang's missile tests the previous day, but there had been dissent within its ranks since the accord was struck. The joint statement of reconciliation was signed May 17 when the leaders of the two groups held a historic meeting in an effort to end 60 years of hostilities.
Jul 4, 2006
Elevator death bares systemic ills
are left as they are." He also said elevator manufacturers are reluctant to sell repair parts to independent maintenance firms.
Jul 1, 2006
Tokyo, Fukuoka apply for '16 Olympics
is all smiles Friday with Tsunekazu Takeda, chairman of the Japanese Olympic Committee, at the JOC secretariat in Shibuya Ward as he submits the capital's proposal to host the 2016 Olympic Games. KYODO PHOTO
Jun 30, 2006
Civil servant guilty of political activity, avoids fine
The Tokyo District Court convicted a government official Thursday of violating the National Civil Service Law for passing out copies of the Japanese Communist Party newspaper in 2003.
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2006
Arakawa tram rear-ends stopped trolley; 26 hurt
A trolley car slammed into the back of another one that was stopped for a safety test Tuesday morning on the Arakawa tram line that runs through Kita Ward, Tokyo, injuring 25 passengers and one safety inspector, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said.
May 30, 2006
Foes give 'Kimigayo' sarcastic spin
A citizens' group opposed to the government's adoption of the Hinomaru as the national flag and "Kimigayo" as the anthem has posted two sarcastic alternatives in awkward English of the song on its Web site, ruffling the feathers of officials and conservative lawmakers.
May 18, 2006
Chongryun, Mindan hold historic talks
The leaders of the pro-Seoul and pro-Pyongyang groups in Japan ended 60 years of hostilities Wednesday with a reconciliation meeting in Tokyo.
May 17, 2006
Reduce NHK channels, reorganize NTT: panel
An advisory panel to communications minister Heizo Takenaka proposed Tuesday that NHK user fees be lowered by reducing the number of the public broadcaster's channels.
Japan Times
Apr 24, 2006
For female 'otaku,' a coffee house all their own
Opening the thick wooden door to the Swallowtail coffee house in Tokyo, a man in a black tailcoat greets female customers: "Welcome home, Madam."
Japan Times
Apr 8, 2006
Japan struggles with the right-to-die issue
The revelation in late March that a Toyama Prefecture surgeon shut off the life support of six patients and let them die has raised once again the issue of how to treat the terminally ill.
Apr 1, 2006
33 metro teachers hit for symbol snub
The Tokyo Metropolitan board of education Friday punished 33 public school teachers who refused to stand to face the national flag and sing "Kimigayo," the national anthem, at March graduation ceremonies.
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Mar 17, 2006
Curtain rises on Tokyo International Anime Fair
From popular TV series and unreleased work to cutting-edge production technology, everything the domestic animation industry has to offer will be at the 5th Tokyo International Anime Fair 2006, from March 23 to 26 at the Tokyo Big Sight.
Mar 16, 2006
NHK to take on global broadcast giants?
Can NHK become an internationally known broadcaster like the BBC or CNN?


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