And they get prosthetic pinkies to replace the tips of the digits they were forced to cut off.
Yahoo sold sold an estimated 12 tonnes of elephant tusks and fashioned pieces of ivory on its Japanese auction site
Some of the bodies found on mystery vessels are believed to be those of North Korean soldiers.
Protests after Japanese star Yui Hatano’s image is printed on Easycard travel cards which can be used on metro and bus routes.
As the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II looms, two would-be suicide pilots described how they prepared to die.
For some, the south is a dream turned sour and they are willing to return to their unhappy home.
Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce company that owns Play.com and Kobo, is the world's biggest online retailer of elephant ivory and whale meat.
Tokue Hosokawa, a breeder in Fukushima prefecture has braved the high radiation levels to care for his animals.
Workers at the front of Japan's clean-up effort battle contamination, stress and alcohol abuse.
The government will spend billions of yen in an attempt to contain and treat contaminated water.