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  • KISS goes J-pop with tween sensations MCZ at Anime Expo 2015

    KISS goes J-pop with tween sensations MCZ at Anime Expo 2015
    KISS, one of the most visually recognizable bands in the history of music, could easily be thought of as rock's most popular band of cosplayers, which would make its relationship with the Anime Expo and Japanese pop band Momoiro Clover Z not the least bit...
  • 2 dead after man sets himself on fire on Japanese high-speed bullet train

    2 dead after man sets himself on fire on Japanese high-speed bullet train
    A man riding a Japanese high-speed bullet train set himself on fire Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said. At least 26 other people were injured, three seriously, mostly from smoke...
  • Japan's UNESCO heritage bid draws ire over past labor abuse

    Of countless ghostly abandoned factories and mines in Japan, this fortress island near Nagasaki is among the most notorious. It is also a source of national pride. Gunkanjima, or Battleship Island, is one of 23 old industrial facilities seeking UNESCO'...
  • Two dead after man sets self on fire on Japan train

    Two dead after man sets self on fire on Japan train
    A man riding one of Japan's high-speed bullet trains set himself on fire Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, Japanese officials and media reports said. At least nine others were injured, one seriously, mostly...
  • Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in the US

    Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential part of transportation worldwide....
  • Toyota's top female executive resigns after arrest in Japan

    Toyota's top female executive resigns after arrest in Japan
    Julie Hamp, Toyota's most senior female executive, has resigned following her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations, the automaker said Wednesday. Hamp tendered her resignation through her attorneys on Tuesday, and Toyota Motor Corp....
  • Toyota, Nissan, Honda back hydrogen stations for fuel cells

    Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a hydrogen society." Fuel cell vehicles emit no pollution. They run on the power created when hydrogen stored as fuel...
  • Japan police seek motive for self-immolation on bullet train

    Japanese police on Wednesday searched the apartment of the man who set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train, killing himself and another passenger, as officials sought clues to his motive. Investigators identified the man as 71-year-old Haruo...
  • Gushiken at last happy as boxer after Hall of Fame induction

    It was a long fight for Yoko Gushiken to find life after boxing. Or rather, to find his life was all about boxing, after all. It took his induction last month into the International Boxing Hall of Fame - an honor only two other Japanese have received -...
  • 2 dead after man sets self on fire on Japanese bullet train

    A man set himself on fire on a high-speed bullet train in Japan on Tuesday, killing himself and another passenger as the coach filled with smoke, a fire official said. At least 26 other people were injured, three seriously, mostly from smoke inhalation,...
  • Two die as man sets himself on fire aboard Japanese bullet train

    Two die as man sets himself on fire aboard Japanese bullet train
    Two people died on a Japanese bullet train traveling from Tokyo to Osaka on Tuesday when a 70-year-old man poured a flammable liquid over his body and set himself on fire in the first carriage of the train. A woman in her 50s was found dead from smoke...