Takaki Tominaga
Oct 2, 2007
Japan won't be isolated in North talks: Kelly
Japan's interests will not be left behind in the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear ambitions, former top U.S. nuclear negotiator James Kelly said in a recent interview. Fears have been raised in Tokyo that Japan could become isolated in the multilateral talks because it is maintaining a policy...
Japan Times
Aug 8, 2006
A-bomb exhibit at Nevada Testing Museum proves eye-opener
An atomic bomb exhibition organized by the Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for Atomic Bomb Victims opened Saturday at the Atomic Testing Museum in Nevada, with about 200 visitors attending the opening ceremony.
Jul 19, 2006
Hollywood slates 'Megumi Story' screen run
An award-winning documentary about Megumi Yokota, who was abducted from Niigata by North Korean agents at age 13 in 1977, will be released in theaters next month starting in Hollywood, the Washington-based production company Safari Media said. "Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story" will begin its theatrical...
Japan Times
Feb 11, 2006
Film brings Yokota story to new audience
PARK CITY, Utah (Kyodo) Two Canadian filmmakers were shocked and intrigued by a newspaper article in 2002 that reported North Korea's admission that it had abducted Japanese citizens to train spies, and so they made a film about it.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2005
Hollywood deal maker banks on J-horror
With blockbuster remakes like "The Ring" and "The Grudge," which were originally known as "Ringu" and "Juon" in Japan, the reimagining of Japanese horror films has grown into a booming business for Hollywood lately.
Japan Times
Oct 18, 2005
Returning war booty hard work
Efforts are gathering pace by Japanese and American volunteers seeking to return war mementos to the families of Japanese soldiers who died in battle during World War II.
Japan Times
Jun 11, 2005
Americans renew love affair with Japanese swords at Yoshihara display
"Spirituality and Artistry Forged in Steel" is the way Japanese swords are introduced at a museum in southern California, and their beauty and craftsmanship are once again piquing the interest of American visitors.
Japan Times
Feb 10, 2004
'Gyudon' sales still on the rise in U.S. despite mad cow case
LOS ANGELES (Kyodo) While restaurants in Japan serving "gyudon" beef on rice have been hit by the ban on U.S. beef, their counterparts in the United States are seeing increased sales despite the first case of mad cow disease in the U.S. in December.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals