Mar 05, 2013 03:04 EST
A 75-year-old Japanese man died after 25 hospitals refused to admit him to their emergency rooms 36 times over two hours, citing lack of beds or doctors to treat him, an official said Tuesday.
Dec 15, 2012 05:44 EST
Hundreds of candidates vying for a seat in Japan's parliament made their final pitches to voters Saturday, ahead of an election expected to see the return of the country's old guard.
Dec 14, 2012 23:14 EST
Hundreds of candidates vying for a seat in Japan's parliament are making their final pitches in an election expected to see the return of the country's old guard.
Nov 13, 2012 22:32 EST
Asian champions Japan can move within touching distance of the 2014 World Cup by extending their unbeaten record against Oman on Wednesday, while Iran can leapfrog South Korea in Group A.
Sep 13, 2012 06:28 EDT
Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa has vowed to take better care of himself after being sidelined by a back injury that he said may have been caused by "travel and fatigue".
Sep 12, 2012 04:54 EDT
Playmaker Keisuke Honda has pledged to get his shooting boots on after being chastised by manager Alberto Zaccheroni for failing to score in Japan's 1-0 win over Iraq in a World Cup qualifying match.
Sep 11, 2012 16:08 EDT
Japan strengthened their iron grip on World Cup qualifying Group B Tuesday but mighty Iran were sent spinning to their first ever defeat to outsiders Lebanon.
Sep 06, 2012 12:49 EDT
Mike Havenaar scored the only goal to give Asian Cup holders Japan a 1-0 win over the United Arab Emirates on Thursday in a tune-up game for the World Cup qualifier next week.
Aug 31, 2012 07:42 EDT
Shinji Kagawa will remain frozen out of his favoured central attacking role for Japan despite a flying start in the position for Manchester United, coach Alberto Zaccheroni has indicated.
Aug 31, 2012 06:30 EDT
Japan's Olympic team skipper Maya Yoshida has agreed terms to play for English Premier League Side Southampton, with only the player's entry clearance into Britain outstanding.
Jun 06, 2012 06:44 EDT
Japan's Shinji Kagawa was strongly backed to make an impact for Manchester United on the field as well as off it Wednesday as he prepared to become the English Premier League's most expensive Asian player.
Jun 03, 2012 09:18 EDT
Asian Cup holders Japan beat Oman 3-0 on Sunday in the first match of the final Asian qualifying round for the 2014 World Cup.
May 19, 2012 14:06 EDT
The water supply to tens of thousands of households near Tokyo was cut off Saturday after local checks found it was contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical.
Apr 13, 2012 03:31 EDT
A Japanese "black widow" who killed three men after dating them for their money was sentenced to death on Friday in a case known by the name of the female spider that eats its partner after mating.
Dec 14, 2011 01:12 EST
Naoto Matsumura is tired of being accused of madness for refusing to leave his farm in the shadow of Japan's still-leaking Fukushima nuclear plant.
Dec 06, 2011 15:49 EST
Radiation contamination has been found in a leading brand of Japanese baby formula, most likely fallout from the country's crippled nuclear plant, its manufacturer said Tuesday.
Dec 02, 2011 20:41 EST
Japan's J-League is set for a grandstand finish this weekend with the top three clubs all capable of snatching the title as they head into the last round separated by just two points.
Nov 29, 2011 07:21 EST
Nov 28 - The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Japan for the first time in more than a decade in February and lightweight champion Frankie Edgar told Reuters Tuesday the event will help revitalize mixed martial arts in the country.
Oct 07, 2011 05:10 EDT
TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp will merge two of its wholly owned manufacturing subsidiaries, resulting in the closure of an equipment plant north of Tokyo and the eventual layoff of about 100 contract workers, the company said on Friday.
Sep 11, 2011 21:40 EDT
FUKUSHIMA PREFECTURE, Japan (Reuters) - Even before the March 11 earthquake and tsunami struck knocking out the Fukushima nuclear plant, Aya's life was a struggle.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Area (rank)||3,797.00 km² (39th)|
|- % water||0.5%|
|Population (October 1, 2000)|
|- Population||6,938,006 (5th)|
|- Density||1,827 /km²|
|- Flower||Primrose (Primula sieboldii)|
|- Tree||Keyaki (Zelkova serrata)|
|- Bird||Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto)|
Symbol of Saitama Prefecture
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