Articles by Mari Yamaguchi



Japanese Soldier Surfaces in Ukraine After 60 Years

  • 18 April 06
  • The Associated Press
The veteran, who was posted on Sakhalin Island during the war, plans to visit Japan with his son this week.

Japanese Go Crazy for 'Nerd Culture'

  • 02 February 06
  • The Associated Press
Masa puts his arm affectionately around Konoha's sloping shoulders on the couch in his apartment and gently brushes her hair from her bright blue eyes. Iris stands behind them, decked out in a frilly dress.

Koizumi Bets on Postal Reform

  • 07 July 05
  • The Associated Press
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi staked the future of his government Wednesday on the battle to privatize the massive postal savings system, saying rejection of the package by the upper house of parliament would equal a no-confidence vote.

Japan's Worst Train Crash in 40 Years Kills 52

  • 26 April 05
  • The Associated Press
The train derailed and hit an apartment complex in the west of Japan, a nation known for its impressive safety record.

Politician Knifed to Death in Tokyo

  • 26 October 02
  • The Associated Press
An opposition party lawmaker was stabbed to death in front of his home in Tokyo on Friday, shocking a nation where violence against political figures is rare.

Boxy, Boring Astro Wins Japan Hearts

Schumacher Flops in Practice, Irvine Leads

Report: Japanese Sterilized Women

Report: Japanese Sterilized Women

Hollywood Stars Sell Out to Japan

Tokyo Officials Report More Cancer Drug Deaths

Trader Arrested in Sumitomo Scandal

Hill Cruises Into Formula One Title

Hill Gears Up for Decisive Grand Prix

Cult Guru Refuses to Plea to Murders

Different Style, Views Mark Likely Successor

Schumacher Takes Race, Overall Title

Ex-POWs Seek Japan Apology in Court

Japanese Voters Bash Murayama

Hijacker Says Sorry, Police Probe Motive

Japan: Cult Sympathizer Hijacks Plane

Japan: Cult Sympathizer Hijacks Plane

Sect Leader Charged With Murder

Suspect Also Injured In Nerve Gas Assault

Wartime Prisoners Sue Tokyo

Quake Sparks Building Safety Row