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High-Profile Japan Murder Case Ends In Life Sentence

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 09.20.2011 | World

CHIBA, Japan — A man was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for raping and killing a young British teacher in Japan four years ago, closing on...

The Surprising Truth About The World's Most Expensive Cities

Posted 09.12.2011 | World

Want to know where you'll spend and where you'll to save? Each year, consulting firm Mercer carries out its Cost of Living Survey and compiles a ranki...

PHOTOS: 10 Icons Of Modern Architecture

Tom Mallory | Posted 09.05.2011 | Arts
Tom Mallory

A few weeks ago ICOMOS' recommendation against the registering of 19 buildings designed by Le Corbusier in the World Heritage List provoked heated dis...

Report From Tokyo: Telling It Like It Is

David Wagner | Posted 09.02.2011 | World
David Wagner

In scathing terms, one of Japan's honest citizens lashed out the other day, claiming that rather than do what is in the best interest of the people, the government is simply making decisions to "prolong its own life."

Report From Tokyo: Living With Radiation

David Wagner | Posted 08.29.2011 | World
David Wagner

In Tokyo, we continue to face not only the threat of a sudden spike in radiation due to the unstable nature of the Fukushima plant, but also the constant issue of food contamination.

Report From Tokyo: No News Is Good News?

David Wagner | Posted 08.23.2011 | World
David Wagner

It's no surprise that much information received about how the crisis at Fukushima unfolded has been kept away from traditional and social media as long as possible. In the end, however, the truth does come out.

Report From Tokyo: Reading the Tea Leaves

David Wagner | Posted 08.14.2011 | World
David Wagner

Earlier this month, it was reported high levels of cesium were found on tea leaves in Shizuoka. Shortly thereafter, the Shizuoka Prefectural government asked the tea company that reported this to refrain from carrying information on its website.

Ramen Is Racist

Anneli Rufus | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home
Anneli Rufus

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Report From Tokyo: Who to Believe?

David Wagner | Posted 07.27.2011 | World
David Wagner

Despite Japanese government assurances that contaminated water would disperse in the ocean, the truth is that there is a significant, ongoing discharge from the damaged plant and it is having a damaging effect on marine life.

Frightening New Details Emerge As Japan's Nuclear Plant Undergoes UN Probe

AP | MALCOLM FOSTER and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 07.24.2011 | World

TOKYO — A major international mission to investigate Japan's flooded, radiation-leaking nuclear complex began as new information suggested that ...

Report From Tokyo: Left Holding the Bag

David Wagner | Posted 07.22.2011 | World
David Wagner

Each week that passes here brings new revelations about the unstable nature of the nuclear facility at Fukushima as a result of the earthquake and tsu...

Report from Tokyo: A Mindset of Normalcy

David Wagner | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
David Wagner

The best way for Japan to heal is to become an engine of growth again. Respecting the Fukushima Daiichi tragedy can and must lead to a return to a normal life now.

Astoria Characters: The Internationalista

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.10.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

London. Johannesburg and Nairobi. Fort Worth, St. Louis and San Diego. Tokyo and Manhattan. And Astoria. What do they all have in common? Well, let's see... Matthew Peipert.

Tokyo's 'Harvey Milk': First Gay Man Elected In Japan

Posted 06.27.2011 | World

In what is being hailed as a historic first, Tokyo elected its first openly gay male politician to public office Sunday. As the AFP is reporting, ...

PHOTOS: The World's Gaudiest Japanese Host Club

La Carmina | Posted 08.15.2011 | Travel
La Carmina

Mogul Takeshi Aida, owner of the seven establishments, knows what women want. "A lot of our customers are ladies dissatisfied with relationships," he says. "The hosts entertain them. They listen, and make them feel special."

Japan Hit By Second Major Aftershock In A Day

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

April 12, 2011 5:18:41 AM TOKYO, April 12 (Reuters) - A second major aftershock measuring 6.3 rocked northeast Japan on Tuesday, swaying buildi...

Somber Cherry Blossom Festival Begins In Tokyo

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP) - Cherry blossom season has arrived in Tokyo, tinged this year with particular sadness. (Scroll down for photos) The Japan Meteorologic...

U.S. Brings Fresh Water To Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- U.S. naval barges loaded with fresh water sped toward Japan's overheated nuclear plant to help workers who scrambled Saturday to stem...

Japan Death Toll Exceeds 10,000

AP | By SHINO YUASA and TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP) -- The official death toll from Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami passed the 10,000 mark Friday and was still climbing two weeks a...

Japan Reactor Core May Have Been Breached

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japanese nuclear safety officials said Friday that they suspect that the reactor core at one unit of the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear ...

Anxiety In Japan About Radiation In Tap Water

AP | By SHINO YUASA and TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Shops across Tokyo began rationing goods – milk, toilet paper, rice and water – as a run on bottled water coupled with delivery disruptio...

Japan's Fuji, Mountain of My Birth

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

In July and August, an estimated 200,000 people climb Fuji. It's so easy that many make the climb at night to see sunrise from the summit.

The Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: The Aftermath

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Takahashi

This is part two of my reportage on the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, which began with my post, "Hawaii Tsunami, Again." To refresh your memor...

Meatless Monday: A Lesson in a Bowl of Rice

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

We're all connected in ways we can't see, from the tectonic plates to dinner plates.

The Tokyo Syndrome

Adario Strange | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adario Strange

There is the resolute determination to remain in Tokyo no matter what. I will never forget seeing Tokyo going about its business in a slow, orderly, dignified fashion.