Most Shared Stories Tagged: Japan

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Japanese city of Kyoto. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with travel writer Don George about his day wandering around the city in search of Japanese wood-block art.

Global Politics

China and Japan play ball

China and Japan don't always display good sportsmanship when their respective sports teams play each other, but Chinese fans were remarkably well-behaved today as their Olympic baseball team was trounced by Japan. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz is Ikeda City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. That's were the very first instant ramen noodle was invented. And today is the 50th anniversary of the instant noodle. To celebrate we speak with Mr. Toshiya Suganuma of Ippudo Restaurant in New York City about what it takes to make a good bowl of ramen.

Business, Finance & Economics

Poverty and poor health

A new report by the World Health Organization focuses on the social factors -- like poverty and unemployment -- that determine people's health. Lisa Mullins speaks with Michael Marmot, chair of the WHO's Commission on Social Determinants of Health.

Sports

Sumo drug scandal

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Chris Hogg in Tokyo about a drug scandal that is rocking the world of sumo wrestling. Two Russian sumo wrestlers have been banned from taking part in the sport after testing positive for marijuana use.