Topic: Yamaguchi Prefecture
A supernova first discovered in 1572 has yielded new secrets to astrophysicist Hiroya Yamaguchi, who mapped the leading edge of a 'reverse shock wave' that heats the exploding star fragments as it moves backward, toward the center of the supernova.
Airline tickets are plunging in Japan, as Japanese embrace quick weekend flights to visit friends and family. Three new efficient low-cost carriers have seen growth this year.
In fish-crazed Japan, where eating seafood is a vital part of the nation's culture, conservation groups are working with companies to persuade more Japanese to eat certified, sustainably caught seafood. If they succeed, it could have a significant positive impact on the world's fisheries.
A luxury car pile up Sunday in Japan littered the highway with 13 sports cars, including eight red Ferraris. There were no serious injuries.
12/05/2011 11:01 am
Amid recession woes, some politicians see an opening in a system long tipped toward political families.
07/09/2009 01:00 am