20 Years Since Deadly Tokai Nuclear Accident

20 years since deadly Tokai nuclear accident

Monday marks 20 years since a deadly nuclear criticality accident at a fuel processing plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo.

At the time, it was Japan's worst-ever nuclear accident, leaving two workers dead.

Wednesday Marks 2 Months Since Kyoto Arson Attack

Wednesday marks 2 months since Kyoto arson attack

Wednesday marks two months since dozens of people were killed in an arson attack on an animation studio in Kyoto. Police say it will likely be several months before they arrest the suspect, who's hospitalized with severe burns.

The attack on the Kyoto Animation studio on July 18 left 35 people dead and 34 injured. Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Shinji Aoba on suspicion of arson and murder, among other charges.

One Week On Since Blackout In Chiba

One week on since blackout in Chiba

Life for many people in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, has been worsening since a typhoon caused massive power outages there a week ago.

Typhoon Faxai swept through the greater Tokyo area from September 8 through September 9, leaving up to 640,000 homes in the prefecture without power.

Japan Commemorates 74 Years Since End Of Wwii

Japan commemorates 74 years since end of WWII

August 15 is the day people in Japan commemorate the end of the World War Two and pray for peace. In Tokyo, thousands of people have gathered at a government-sponsored ceremony to remember those who perished in the war.

More than 6,000 relatives and others attended the annual event on Thursday to mourn about 3.1 million Japanese who died in the war.

Japan Marks 74 Years Since End Of Wwii

Japan marks 74 years since end of WWII

People in Japan are observing a solemn anniversary on Thursday. August 15 is the day Japan marks the end of World War Two and prays for peace.

A government-sponsored ceremony will be held in Tokyo to remember about 3.1 million Japanese who died in the war.

Nagasaki Marking 74 Years Since Atomic Bombing

Nagasaki marking 74 years since atomic bombing

Friday marks 74 years since an atomic bomb was dropped over Japan's western city of Nagasaki. At a memorial ceremony in the city, the mayor called on Japan's government to join a UN treaty on banning nuclear weapons.

The ceremony began at the city's Peace Park at 10:40 a.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended, along with survivors of the bombing, known as hibakusha. Families of those who died as a result of the attack also participated.

Nagasaki Marks 74 Years Since Atomic Bombing

Nagasaki marks 74 years since atomic bombing

Friday marks 74 years since an atomic bomb was dropped over Japan's western city of Nagasaki. At a memorial service in the city, the mayor will call on Japan's government to join a UN treaty on banning nuclear weapons.

The service will begin at the city's Peace Park at 10:40 a.m. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will attend, along with survivors of the bombing, known as hibakusha. Families of those who died as a result of the attack will also be at the service.

Okinawa Marks 74 Years Since Wwii Battle

Okinawa marks 74 years since WWII battle

Japan's southern prefecture of Okinawa is commemorating the 74th anniversary of the end of a fierce ground battle during the final stages of World War Two.

Bereaved families and others have been gathering since early Sunday morning at the Peace Memorial Park in the city of Itoman to pay their respects.

Ceremonies Mark Eight Years Since 2011 Disaster

Ceremonies mark eight years since 2011 disaster

People in Japan are attending memorial services to mark eight years since a major earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident hit the northeast of the country.

Hundreds of thousands of lives were changed and many people are still coping with the aftermath.

Lexus Reaches 10 Million Sales Since Its Inception 30 Years Ago

Lexus reaches 10 million sales since its inception 30 years ago

Almost immediately after Matt Farah's famed second-generation LS400 became the million-mile Lexus, the Japanese luxury brand is celebrating another major milestone: Lexus has now sold 10 million vehicles globally.

The Toyota luxury division, whose first car debuted 30 years ago at the 1989 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, famously pursued "perfection" when it came to build quality and ownership experience. The smooth, V8-engined LS400 was quickly followed by smaller additions to the lineup, and in the time Lexus has been around, it has sold a wide range of vehicles, from the Camry-related ES line and Land Cruiser-related SUVs to the LFA supercar.

Stamps Mark 30 Years Since Emperor's Enthronement

Stamps mark 30 years since Emperor's enthronement

Post offices around Japan are selling stamps to mark the 30th anniversary of Emperor Akihito's enthronement.

There are two designs available, both included in sheets of 10 stamps. One image features a crane and a turtle, and the other chrysanthemum flowers. The motifs are based on kimonos worn by the Emperor when he was young.

3 Months Since Hokkaido Quake

3 months since Hokkaido quake

Dozens of people are still living in shelters 3 months after a strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.

On September 6th, people in the town of Atsuma near the epicenter experienced a tremor with an intensity of 7, the highest level on the Japanese seismic scale.