Conflict & Justice

US-Japan custody battle

A custody battle between a Tennessee man and his Japanese ex-wife is highlighting legal differences between the two countries. Japan doesn't recognize international custody. Reporter Akiko Fujita has the story.


Cancer transferred from mother to fetus

A woman in Japan has helped scientists to answer an important medical question; if cancer is transferred from mother to fetus. Doctor Anthony Ford is with the Institute of Cancer Research. He was on the team of scientists studying his case

Arts, Culture & Media

Kit Kat big in Japan

American candy lovers know the Kit Kat bar. But few would recognize the varieties sold in Japan. 200 kinds of Kit Kat bars have been sold in Japan over the years. Akiko Fujita checked out the candy in Tokyo.


Zen archers take aim in Manhattan

Before Zen in the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance there was the original: Zen in the Art of Archery. The book chronicled the story of a German who traveled to Japan to learn Kyudo. Now there's a school in Manhattan. The World's Alex Gallafent has the story.

Global Politics

US and Japan tense over Okinawa

Correspondent Akiko Fujita reports from Japan on the latest tensions over US military installations on the island of Okinawa. The country's new government campaigned on a promise to close a key US base. But that appears unlikely.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz today is Kyoto, Japan. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Nori Akashi and Tomoko Inuishi about the Daikon radish festival in Kyoto.