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Giant panda Lei Lei at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo's Taito Ward on May 20
Jun 17, 2024
Clock ticking for transfer of Tokyo giant panda cub twins to China
The likelihood of the transfer is expected to rise when the twins — who turn 3 on June 23 — reach an age at which they can breed.
Animator Hayao Miyazaki is among Time's 100 most influential people of 2024.
Apr 18, 2024
Hayao Miyazaki among Time's 100 most influential people
Miyazaki, who won his second Oscar last month, was described as a "one-of-a-kind creator" in the magazine.
A giant panda at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington during one of its last days on American soil. Pandas Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and Xiao Qi Ji were returned to China on Nov. 8 upon Beijing's request.
Nov 14, 2023
Pandas don’t play diplomatic hard ball like China does
Panda diplomacy is endangered, with the forced return of three bears from Washington to China an exercise in "dumb power."
The National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo's Ueno district
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 6, 2023
Japan's national science museum holds record crowdfunding campaign
The institution has raised ¥920 million through the 90-day campaign, with 57,000 members of the public chipping in.
Xiang Xiang the giant panda was put on public view on Sunday for the first time since returning to China in February.
JAPAN / Society
Oct 10, 2023
Japan-born panda Xiang Xiang makes public debut in China
In a video posted to Weibo by a giant panda research center in Sichuan Province, the female panda can be seen leisurely eating bamboo shoots.
A popular dinosaur exhibit at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno, Tokyo
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 9, 2023
Crowdfunding success at Japan science museum sends mixed message
While such initiatives provide much-needed cash, they are also a sign of limited government funding for science.
Japan Times
Jun 23, 2023
Tokyo's twin giant pandas turn 2
Many fans flocked to Ueno Zoo even before opening time to celebrate the twin cubs' birthday.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2023
Tokyo's twin panda cubs get ready to become independent
The zoo plans to have the male cub, Xiao Xiao, and his twin sister, Lei Lei, gradually spend more time away from their mother to eventually be just the two of them by the end of this month.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2023
Japan Times 1998: Sumida most vulnerable if big temblor hits Tokyo
When there hasn't been a big earthquake for a while, people start to worry and prepare. That seemed to be the case in 1998.
Japan Times
Feb 21, 2023
Tokyo zoo bids farewell to giant panda Xiang Xiang
Accompanied by two zoo employees keeping a close eye on her, Xiang Xiang was taken from the zoo by truck to Narita Airport on Tuesday morning.
Japan Times
Feb 19, 2023
People flock to see giant panda Xiang Xiang before return to China
Some people at Ueno Zoological Gardens were reduced to tears as their allotted one-to-two minute time seeing Xiang Xiang came to an end.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2023
Fans wait hours at Tokyo zoo to see panda bound for China
Up to 2,600 visitors will be able to see the 5-year-old panda Xiang Xiang each day until Feb. 19.
Japan Times
Nov 3, 2022
Pandas still popular in Japan, 50 years after first arrival
The first pair of pandas to be kept at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, Kang Kang and Lan Lan, arrived from China in October 1972.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 22, 2022
Arrested former ADK chief denies giving bribes to Tokyo Olympic exec
The ex-head of the ad agency is said to be claiming that the money paid to the former executive member was too much to be regarded as a bribe.
Japan Times
Oct 20, 2022
Head of Japan's third largest ad agency resigns amid Olympic bribery scandal
The president of ADK Holdings — Japan's third-largest ad agency — has resigned, the company said.
Japan Times
Jul 5, 2022
Japan icon Yukiko Ueno awarded by WBSC for long-term contributions
The 39-year-old threw six shutout innings to help Japan beat the United States in last summer's gold-medal game as Olympic softball returned for the first time since 2008 in Beijing.
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2022
Tokyo station trials sound visualization for deaf and hard of hearing
A train station in Tokyo started reproducing platform announcements and the sounds of train arrivals and departures onto a screen in the form of text and sign language.
Japan Times
Jan 12, 2022
Twin pandas born in Tokyo zoo make public debut
The pandas will be viewable for only three days and to a limited number of visitors amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections.
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2021
Japanese cellist Michiaki Ueno wins Geneva music competition
Ueno was formerly a student of Japanese cellist Hakuro Mori, professor at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo.
Japan Times
Oct 8, 2021
Twin giant pandas born in Tokyo zoo named Xiao Xiao and Lei Lei
The births on June 23 of the male panda Xiao Xiao and female panda Lei Lei marked the first time for Japan's oldest zoo to witness the birth of twin pandas.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan