5 Century Cup Found in Osaka

An extremely rare clay cup, dating from the mid-fifth century, with a face with…

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…

Electrical short circuit likely causes fire in Shuri-jo Castle

The October 31 fire that destroyed much of Shuri-jo Castle was probably caused by…

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…

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…

30 Legendary Swords Wielded by Sanada Clan on Display

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

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…

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…

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…

Technology brings back to life screens 'Byobu'

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

Gion Festival starts with the Yamahoko parade

Twenty-three Yamahoko floats, known as “moving museums” because of their…

Study of Philistine genes helps solve the biblical mystery

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

Egypt asks Interpol to trace the relic of Tutankhamun

Egypt has asked the international police agency Interpol to track down a Tutankhamen artifact from…

Japanese collector returns ancient artifacts to Cambodia

Millennial Cambodian artifacts exposed at the home of a Japanese collector for two decades have been returned to…

Okinawa Peace Museum Releases War Testimonials in 7 Languages

The Okinawan Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum translated testimonials from 70 people who…

Tsuyama Railway Museum tells the story of Japanese trains

Old diesel train cars are lined up in a circular house in tsuyama. THE…