Archives For Japan

The latest quake struck just west-southwest of Kumamoto-shi and about 8 miles south-southeast of Ueki Major earthquake strikes southern Japan

People still trapped in buildings


Men rescued from remote island after spelling ‘Help’ in palm fronds

U.S. Navy/ABC News

Sakurajima volcano (Japan): new vulcanian explosion this morning

New menu item will only be served in Japan

Bus careened off mountain road

and Pics of Laura Bassett Being Comforted

Laura Bassett, England, World Cup

Cartoonist who chronicled postwar Japan


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Supporters of an annual dolphin hunt in western Japan say hunting for meat is a long-standing cultural tradition, but it has drawn the ire of conservation groups, who claim the hunt is about supplying the aquarium industry. A rare albino dolphin caught last week could fetch as much as $500,000, one conservationist claims. Seth Doane reports. Watch the video by clicking here.