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Hiroshi Hiyama

Hiroshi Hiyama

    Fukushima: Japan PM pledges greater government involvement
    Fukushima: Japan PM pledges greater government involvement
    Wrapping up a tour of Africa and the Middle East, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said in Qatar on Wednesday that the issue at the crippled...
    Japan picks Shinzo Abe as next prime minister
    Japan picks Shinzo Abe as next prime minister
    Shinzo Abe has been elected Japan's prime minister by the lower house of Parliament after he swept to power on a hawkish platform of getting...
    Japanese scientist unveils 'thinking' robot brain
    Japanese scientist unveils 'thinking' robot brain
    Robots that learn from experience and can solve novel problems -- just like humans -- sound like science fiction.
    Pounding rain fuels radiation fears in Japan
    Pounding rain fuels radiation fears in Japan
    Driving rain on Monday disrupted rescue efforts in Japan and compounded the misery of disaster survivors now fearing radioactive fallout from the...
    N Korean nuclear talks break up in disarray
    N Korean nuclear talks break up in disarray
    Six-nation talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear-weapons programme broke up on Thursday following four days of deadlock, throwing efforts to...
    YouTube agrees to Japanese copyright warning
    YouTube agrees to Japanese copyright warning
    Japanese copyright holders on Wednesday urged YouTube to do more to...
    Toshiba takes DVD war to stores with first new player
    Toshiba takes DVD war to stores with first new player
    The race to set the industry standard for high-definition DVDs swept into Japan's stores Friday as Toshiba put on sale its first next-generation...
    Japan learns of Princess Kiko's pregnancy
    Japan learns of Princess Kiko's pregnancy
    Japan learned on Tuesday that the wife of the emperor's second son is pregnant, throwing a sudden question mark over controversial moves to end...
    Cartoon girls learn to be Japan's latest pop envoys
    Cartoon girls learn to be Japan's latest pop envoys
    On television around the world and even toasted by the Japanese embassy in Washington, Yumi Yoshimura and Ami Onuki, the two 30-something women who...
    Sony announces massive job cuts
    Sony announces massive job cuts
    Sony boss Howard Stringer, under pressure to reverse a slump at the electronics icon, announced 10 000 job cuts on Thursday but renewed his...
    Parliament takes up reforms after Koizumi landslide
    Parliament takes up reforms after Koizumi landslide
    Japan's Parliament went to work on Wednesday on breaking up the massive post office after the landslide election victory of Prime Minister...
    Japan embarks on journey to the centre of the Earth
    Japan embarks on journey to the centre of the Earth
    Japanese scientists are preparing to dig deep inside the Earth for the first time in human history to unlock the mysteries of life in an attempt to...