Updated Wednesday, September 17, 2014 0:00 am TWN
The first dolphins of the season were slaughtered on Tuesday in the small Japanese town of Taiji, campaigners and a local fishermen's union said, commencing an annual cull repeatedly condemned by animal rights groups.
Buildings in Tokyo shook Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Japanese actress and singer Yoshiko “Shirley” Yamaguchi, who was nearly executed in China at the end of World War II, has died at the age of 94 after a life as dramatic as any of her films.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday was due to host a three-day conference on women in the workforce, as the country grapples with boosting a low female participation rate.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The tiny Japanese community of Mishima was desperate to reverse its shrinking population so officials came up with what they hoped would be a game-changing plan: free cows.
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