A photo of three pioneering women doctors has been circulating in social media -- but they're not wearing white lab coats. They're wearing culturally significant dress and they represent the first women doctors from their countries, back in the 1800s.
Osunaarashi isn't your typical sumo wrestler. For starters, he's from Giza, Egypt. And second, in the midst of a major tournament in Tokyo, he's fasting for the holy month of Ramadan. Sumo fan Ethan Zuckerman tells us more about Osunaarashi.
There's been a record number of home runs in Japanese baseball this season: 60 percent more homers than this time last year in fact. So many that Japanese players started to wonder, is there something different with the ball? Turns out, there is.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's five-month delay in moving into his official residence has renewed rumors that the building, which has a history of assassinations and violence, is plagued by ghosts. Anchor Marco Werman talks with author Roland Kelts.
A post-Fukushima effort to crowdsource radiation data in Japan has since become the largest source of radiation data in the country. And it's now set to expand to other parts of the world. Catherine Winter reports from Tokyo.
Japan's society has been roiled by the tsunami and disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant. At one credit union, the CEO has decided that it will do its part to help eliminate nuclear power in the country. And he's rewarding his customers who do the same.
Japanese banker Tsuyoshi Yoshiwara hardly fits today's caricature of a greedy, soulless banker. Instead, he campaigns against nuclear power, pays himself a modest salary and says compassion should be his company's key virtue.
Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, renewable energy is surging in Japan. But economic pressures are also helping revive support for nuclear power, leading to an internal tug-of-war over Japan's energy future.