PHOTOS: Portraits of womanhood
In the run-up to the event, Reuters photographers in countries around the globe took a series of portraits of women and their daughters.
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A taste of ramen
A bowl of Kitakata-ramen is served at a ramen shop in Tokyo. Ramen is among the Japanese culinary traditions.
NKorea elections: 0 pct drama, 100 pct mandatory
In this Monday Feb. 24, 2014 photo, North Koreans walk past an election poster that reads: "March 9 is the election of the 13th Supreme People's Assembly, Let's all vote in agreement!" in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
China expresses 'concern' over N. Korea shell fired near passenger jet
BEIJING Yonhap) -- China expressed "concern" on Thursday over North Korea's firing of an artillery shell that happened minutes before a Chinese passenger jet passed through the trajectory of the shell.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Seoul: NK Artillery Launched Near Chinese Flight
South Korean officials are criticizing a North Korean artillery launch that they say happened minutes before a Chinese commercial plane flew in the same area.
The Japan Times
Much more than mere vandalism
Anne Frank's account of the two years she spent hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam during World War II, before ultimately dying in a concentration camp, is one of the most well-known books in Japan.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
S. Korea urges Japan to face history with courage
South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Saturday urged Japan to face up history with courage following the precedent of post-war Germany to patch up the icy relation between Seoul and Tokyo.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
The China Post
Japanese lawmakers' version of the Taiwan Relations Act
On Dec. 15, 1978, U.S. President Jimmy Carter appeared on national television to tell the nation of his decision to establish diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China on Jan. 1 the following year.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Japan's Lawmakers Launch Campaign Against 'Comfort Women' Memorials
A memorial in the American city of Glendale honoring women forced to work as sex slaves by the Japanese army in World War II provoked a conservative backlash in Tokyo A statue of a Korean woman is seen at the Korean Women Memorial in Glendale, California on Jan. 31, 2014.
Books on Holocaust vandalized in Tokyo libraries -NHK World English
Officials of Tokyo public libraries say at least 80 titles, including Anne Frank's "Dairy of a Young Girl" and other books related to World War Two Nazi concentration camps, have been vandalized.
Wall Street Journal
Mt. Gox Disappears From Web in New Bitcoin Setback
As difficulties accumulated at Mt. Gox-until recently the dominant bitcoin trading platform-the wider bitcoin community sought to both distance itself from the Tokyo-based exchange and offer reassurance about the virtual currency's future.
Emirates News Agency
Mohamed bin Zayed stresses the importance of strengthening relations between UAE and Japan
WAM TOKYO, 25th February, 2014 -- His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, has said that relations between the U.A.E. and Japan represent a model for the ever-evolving relationship.
Us Congress report voices concern over Abe's views -NHK World English
A US congressional think tank says comments and actions by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on controversial historical issues could upset regional ties and hurt US interests.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Korea summons Japanese diplomat to protest claims over Dokdo Island
Korea's Foreign Ministry summoned Hisashi Michigami, a senior minister at Japan's embassy in Seoul on Sunday to protest against Tokyo's recent move to advance its territorial claims over Korea's Dokdo Island.
Animal Propulsion Study Reveals How Jellyfish & Other Species Bend The Rules Of Motion
This is a swimming medusa of the hydrozoan jellyfish Clytia hemisphaerica. The contraction of circumferentially oriented striated muscles lead to the typical jet propulsion during jellyfish swimming.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
The China Post
Japan stages rally over disputed islands
Japan held an annual rally on Saturday marking Tokyo's claim to a set of tiny islands controlled by South Korea, further fuelling a long-standing territorial dispute between the two neighbors.
The Globe and Mail
Where does The Globe's food critic eat in Japan?
'Are you going to eat at Jiro?" Whenever I told friends of my upcoming Japanese food trip, the question followed within seconds.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Seoul urges Japan to stop attempts to whitewash wartime sexual slavery
Korean activists hold a rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul on Friday, a day before Japan marks Takeshima Day to stress its claim to the Korean islets of Dokdo.
Anne Frank books torn up in Tokyo
Scores of copies of Anne Frank's Diary Of A Young Girl kept in public libraries across Tokyo have been vandalised, officials said on Friday, sparking alarm amid a rightward shift in Japan's politics.
'The Real Toughness Crew' Full Video
Wes Kremer, Jake Johnson, Evan Smith, Ben Gore, Lee Yankou, and Marius Syvanen spot searching in Japan after a session at the G-Shock contest .