Kawasaki Museum will freeze old records to protect them from mold

A municipal museum in Kawasaki has said it will temporarily freeze its collection of documents and records in…

Fire destroys large parts of Shuri-jo Castle in Okinawa

A fire fueled by high winds destroyed large portions of Shuri-jo Castle, a World Heritage Site of the…

Emperor Naruhito proclaims ascension to the throne

Emperor Naruhito formally proclaimed his accession to the throne on Tuesday in a secular ceremony with…

Fukuoka has display of samurai weapons and armor

A rare Fukuoka exhibit is displaying dozens of swords, armor and other samurai possessions…

Special rice is harvested for the Daijosai, the imperial ascension ritual

Farmers in traditional white kimono have finished harvesting rice that will be used in a…

Historical Letter Recognizes Woman as Samurai Clan Chief

The traditional notion that only men could be samurai was shaken by the discovery of…

A close look at one of Japan's five Ryuseito swords, forged from meteorites

One of the most beautiful blades in Japan is now on display and owes its existence to…

Rare image of feudal era causes discussions among researchers

The discovery of a negative glass plate by pioneer feudal photographer Ueno Hikoma…

Government encourages use of surname first in Roman letters

The government is coordinating the initiative to use the Japanese order "surname first" when the names…

30 Legendary Swords Wielded by Sanada Clan on Display

Legendary swords associated with Sanada clan feudal warlords are on display in a…

Crown Prince and architect Kuma open conference in Kyoto

The opening ceremony of the 25th General Conference of the International Museum Council (ICOM) was held…

Agency seeks larger budget to reduce risk of fire in historic sites

The Cultural Affairs Agency, following the sign of the fire that severely damaged the Cathedral of…

Parade celebrates historic ties between Japanese and Koreans

A commemorative parade of diplomatic missions of the Edo period (1603-1867) from the Korean Peninsula to Japan was…

Belgian anti-racist activist forced to flee after

An anti-racism activist said he was forced to leave the city of Ath, Belgium, in…

Saitama: Museum Inherits Pride of Japan's Silk Industry

A building that used to be a deposit of silkworm cocoons in the Kumagaya factory of…

Emperor expresses deep remorse for Japan's actions during war

Japan marked the 74 anniversary of its surrender in World War II on Thursday, with…

Atomic Bomb Victim Calls for Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Yoshiro Yamawaki, a victim of 85 years of the Nagasaki bomb attack on 1945, appealed…

Nagasaki Marks 74 Anniversary of Atomic Bombing

Nagasaki marked the 74 anniversary on Friday of the American bombing of the city in WWII…

Niigata Temple artwork draws visitors and wrath of the city

Brightly colored paintings of historic - and naked - male figures brought visitors and backgrounds…

Technology brings back to life screens 'Byobu'

When it comes to painting by number, it is no more ambitious than that. A couple…

Study of Philistine genes helps solve the biblical mystery

Goliath the Greek? Human remains of an ancient cemetery in southern Israel yielded precious fragments…