A Japanese national research institute said on Monday that a geological period from 126,000 to 770,000 years ago will soon be called “Chibanian.” The name is based on a stratum discovered in Chiba Prefecture.
A handwritten note by Albert Einstein during his stay in Tokyo in 1922 sold for 1.56 million dollars at an auction in Jerusalem on Tuesday. He scribbled down his theory on happy living on a sheet of letter paper as a tip to a porter.
A tourism promotion video for Miyagi prefecture in northern Japan featuring a well-known model is receiving mixed reviews. Seven assembly women asked the governor on Friday to remove it because of some sexually suggestive scenes.
A record-breaking winning streak by a teenage shogi prodigy ended on Sunday with his first official loss to a 22-year-old opponent. The junior high school student had extended his unbeaten streak to 29 since his pro debut in December, causing a nationwide sensation.
The planned engagement of Princess Mako has triggered a debate on the male-only succession to the imperial throne. After her marriage, the number of imperial family members is expected to drop to 18
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Pearl Harbor with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, paying respects to the victims of Japan’s attack and pledging that his country would never wage war again.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye was suspended on Friday after lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to impeach her over a corruption scandal amid massive street protests.
Fidel Castro, who led the Cuban revolution in the late 1950s that made his Caribbean island a communist state, died on Friday at the age of 90.
Over 3 million Britons have signed a petition for a second referendum after a majority of people voted to leave the European Union on Thursday, which sent shock waves across the world.
US President Barack Obama made a brief but historic visit to Hiroshima to offer respects to the victims of the atomic bomb the United States dropped on the city in 1945.