Japan and France plan to hold their first security talks early next year, possibly in the first half of January, to discuss establishing an arrangement under which Tokyo would be notified of exports from France of equipment that could be diverted to military use, Japanese government sources said Wednesday.
Kumamoto Gov. Ikuo Kabashima on Tuesday visited Harvard University near Boston with "Kumamon," the popular black bear mascot of the southwestern Japanese prefecture, to give a lecture on how the cuddly character has helped "maximize the overall happiness" of residents.
There is a "natural" convergence among yoga practitioners in Japan, with those who have practiced it primarily for slimming or health becoming more interested in its spiritual aspects and those who have approached it as a philosophy becoming more actively engaged in physical exercise, according to an experienced yoga instructor.
The Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm, an experimental project by the University of Tokyo and 10 companies, commenced generating electricity Monday through its first wind turbine off Fukushima Prefecture.
Japan moved closer Wednesday to creating a U.S.-style National Security Council as a Diet committee approved a bill to set up the new framework for gathering information and speeding up decision-making in diplomacy and defense.
A huge wall covered with flowers and greenery has been unveiled in an office district of Osaka, western Japan. About 250 people attended an event to mark the completion of the landmark at a high-rise on Tuesday.
This fall, Osamu Shimomura, a Nobel laureate in chemistry known for his research on jellyfish, was on an island in the Seto Inland Sea which he often visited five decades ago to catch another luminous organism -- sea fireflies.