World Mar 16, 2018

Trump pardons sailor who invoked 'Clinton defense' in trial

U.S. President Donald Trump pardoned a former Navy sailor who served a year in prison for taking sensitive pictures of the reactor inside a nuclear submarine, according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Trump repeatedly invoked the sailor, Kristian Saucier, during his presidential ...

Cut-out enthusiast fills niche face first

Culture May 18, 2015

Cut-out enthusiast fills niche face first

by Masaaki Kameda

Are you the type to put your face in a goofy head-in-a-hole board for a photo at a tourist spot, or do you think such antics are child's play and give them a miss? Company employee Tomoyuki Shioya, 32, is obsessed to the point that ...

Photographer documents Ainu life

National Jan 20, 2015

Photographer documents Ainu life

by Eriko Aoyagi

Taka Maesawa, a photographer from Nakashibetsu, Hokkaido, has published a photo book documenting the Ainu ethnic minority for more than 30 years since 1983. "I want people to know about the beautiful Ainu culture and the history of ethnic Ainu who have been discriminated against," ...

Nagasaki bomb museum shows 26 new photos

National Jul 24, 2014

Nagasaki bomb museum shows 26 new photos

The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum is exhibiting 26 recently discovered photographs taken a year and four months after the bomb was dropped on Aug. 9, 1945. Nagasaki Municipal Government officials found the pictures, including one showing ground zero, at the U.S. National Archives. Notes written on ...