On a late January weekday afternoon at a used brand goods store near Tokyo's seedy Kabukicho neighborhood, a man buying a second-hand Birkin, a luxury bag from Hermes, handed the cashier a China UnionPay debit card.
The inspirational words of U.S. President John F. Kennedy from his 1961 inaugural address urging greater citizen involvement will be included in a monument here honoring Uesugi Yozan (1751-1822), the ninth head of the Yonezawa domain.
A 300-millimeter-tall parfait debuts at a cafe in Abeno Ward, Osaka, western Japan, on March 7, 2014, near the 300-meter-high Abeno Harukas skyscraper that fully opened for business the same day. The building is the tallest skyscraper in Japan.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. showed the central control room of the Nos. 1 and 2 reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the media on Wednesday, ahead of the third anniversary of the start of the nuclear crisis on March 11.
Could the fact so many members of the imperial family play a musical instrument explain the harmony that is so evident among them when they are seen in public? Consider this: Emperor Akihito is an accomplished cellist and Empress Michiko is noted for her dexterity on the piano and harp.
Four university students from Japan are undertaking a weeklong tour of the Marshall Islands to share their experience about the nuclear disaster in Fukushima and learn about the Marshallese struggle in the aftermath of U.S. nuclear testing there 60 years ago.
The cooling system at the No. 4 unit spent fuel pool at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant temporarily halted Tuesday after an alert over electrical equipment was issued, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said.