A growing number of K-pop star wannabes are coming from Japan. The influx of Japanese talent is reshaping South Korea's K-pop industry, but comes at a time of increasingly bitter political acrimony between the two countries that has damaged diplomatic ties.
When the group debuted in the mid-2000s, AKB48 was more easily dismissed as a novelty act. But in recent years, the group has expanded into a bona fide musical empire — one that has spread across Asia.
Years before she was born, Nakatani Etsuko's father was poisoned by radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. More than 70 years later, she still worries that she might get sick, too, and she wants the Japanese government to help.
Gonzaga is a favorite to go far in the NCAA basketball tournament. The team is powered by a 21-year-old budding superstar from Japan, who many are predicting to be that country’s greatest basketball player — ever.
The Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners are kicking off the major league baseball season in Japan. This time, the games have an added significance: Ichiro, perhaps the nation's greatest player ever, may be making his final appearance.
Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more about a 16-year-old girl who's about to become Japan's first female professional baseball player. She was drafted by a team from Kobe -- which is the answer to our quiz today.
The financial fraud allegedly committed by Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff has global implications. Today it's emerged that victims of the alleged scheme include some of the world's biggest banks. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
A new poll by Japanese newspaper Yomiuri suggests that the level of Japanese dissatisfaction with the United States is at its lowest since 2000. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out why from Leo Lewis, Tokyo correspondent for the Times of London.
As a global power, Japan is fading, but increasing numbers of people outside the country are opting to learn Japanese. What's fueling the new interest is a growing obsession with Japanese Manga comics and Japanese animation.
Anchor Katy Clark speaks with New York Times journalist Ken Belson about today's bad economic news from Japan. The one-time economic superpower is reporting a record one-month drop in industrial production.
The use of so-called functional foods, is on the rise, especially in China and Japan. Functional foods are those fortified with additional vitamins or minerals. PRI's The World looks at why some countries accept functional foods.
Japan went through 10 years of continual decline in real estate values in the 1990s. Many economists say there are strong parallels between Japan's "lost decade" and America's economy today. The World's Jason Margolis has the story.
New York Times correspondent Ken Belson tells host Marco Werman that corporate culture in Japan has a different standard for accountability. Belser tells the story of one Japanese corporate head who apologized by crying on national television, and begging other companies to hire his employees.