Fukushima Update #51Teen Evacuees 'Living Strong'

The nuclear accident of March 2011 left countless children traumatized as entire families fled their homes. As they grow up,…
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Dengue sourced to Ueno Park

  Dengue fever is believed to have spread to another famous park in central Tokyo.

Slippery banana research bags prize

  A team of Japanese researchers receives an Ig Nobel prize for showing that a banana peel is six times…
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Frenzied reception for iPhone 6

  Apple’s new iPhone launches in Japan to long lines of eager customers.

New volcanic isle swallowing neighbor

  A new volcanic island in the Pacific is engulfing its neighbor.

Virtual reality headsets wow at Tokyo Game Show

  VR headsets draw crowds as the Tokyo Game Show gets underway in Makuhari.

Search for landslide victims ends

  The last person missing in a Hiroshima landslide that claimed 74 lives has been found.

Japan to keep whaling as commission tightens rules

  The IWC votes to adopt a stricter approach to issuing whaling permits as Japan vows to file a new…
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Mikan harvest in full swing

  Japanese farmers in Kumamoto harvest ripe mikan tangerines.

Amid losses, Sony plans further cuts

  Sony’s cell phone division will shed 1000 workers after revising a projected loss to more than two billion dollars.