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.
In the major powers, it’s called quantitative easing. In plain terms, it’s printing money. And Japan's prime minister has begun doing it in a big way.
The horrors of Japanese camps are being told but nothing is being said of what followed.
As the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II looms, two would-be suicide pilots described how they prepared to die.
Forays from the central bank into the stock market have sparked a boom in Japan's economy.
Japan has condemned the beheading of journalist Kenji Goto allegedly by the Islamic State group.
An undated video shows a knife-wielding man holding two men captive, threatening to execute them should Japan not pay a $200-million ransom.
China says there is no proof North Korea was behind the Sony cyber attack, and Pyongyang says it will retaliate against the US mainland if need be.
China is holding a day of remembrance, the first of its kind, for the thousands of people killed during the Nanjing massacre in 1937.
The death toll from Japan's worst volcanic eruption in decades has risen to 48 after additional victims were discovered on the ash-covered summit.
Sean O' Toole caught up with award-winning Japanese architect Toyo Ito at the world congress of the International Union of Architects in Durban.
Presentations on earthquake readiness and slum settlement solutions at a global architecture congress have highlighted contributions to human dignity.
The US stressed its commitment to the defense of Japan and stability in the Asia-Pacific region against a backdrop of territorial claims by China.
An activist group says Japanese fishermen have finished killing some 250 dolphins in the biggest roundup it has witnessed in the last four years.
Beijing wants all foreign aircraft passing through its "air defence zone" to identify themselves to Chinese authorities.
The US has positioned itself firmly behind Japan, raising its huge and powerful neighbour's ire.