By Hyung-jin Kim The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea will likely fire a suspected long-range missile capable of striking the western United States between April 4–5, a news report quoted a South Korean intelligence officer as saying on March 23.
These were the first words uttered by the crew of the STS-124 shuttle Discovery to members of the International
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has chosen a female astronaut to board the space shuttle Atlantis in 2010, the country’s first mother to go on a space mission, officials said Tuesday, Nov. 11.
TOKYO (AP) — In one of the world’s wealthiest nations, Junpei Murasawa is a poor man.
Shoko Tendo grew up a yakuza’s daughter turned into a juvenile delinquent, then a drug addict, then finally a sturdy writer with a compelling memoir. Being daddy’s girl didn’t shield her from much, and her life bore no resemblance to the Western image of a coddled “mafia princess.” Underneath her walking, talking, I-don’t-care exterior is someone who never knew love, security and stability.
Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese American won the 2008 Nobel Prize in physics on Oct. 7 for theoretical advances that help explain the behavior of the smallest particles of matter.
Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, accompanied by his wife Satomi, visited Seattle to participate in the annual Planetary Congress that took place Sept. 15-19.
ABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Japanese aid worker kidnapped in eastern Afghanistan has been killed, police officials said.
Kazuya Ito, 31, was abducted near the city of Jalalabad early Aug. 26. Japan set up a task force in Kabul to seek his release, according to Japan’s foreign ministry. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.