July 23, 2013 A crowd moved quickly Monday to tip a train car enough so that a woman who had fallen on to the tracks could be freed. Eight minutes later, the train was on its way again.
July 18, 2013 Japanese grilled cuisine packs a "one-two punch," says cookbook co-author Harris Salat. He tells NPR's Melissa Block that the techniques emphasize food's natural flavors and focuse on simplicity, while sweet and sour tastes duel for dominance.
June 7, 2013 Hollande made the mistake standing right next to the Japanese prime minister. Elysée officials said: "He is tired."
April 28, 2013 The day marks the end of the allied occupation of the country following its defeat in World War II. The day was an election pledge by the prime minister, who in recent weeks has adopted a more hawkish security stance.
April 10, 2013 Humans were using cookware as early as 15,000 years ago, according to a new analysis of ancient Japanese ceramic pots. Those first meals? Fish soup.
April 1, 2013 The daughter of the nation's 35th president has been talked about as a potential envoy to Tokyo. Now, multiple news outlets say they've been told she's President Obama's choice and is being vetted for the job.
February 20, 2013 Japan says an auxiliary battery was improperly connected to the main battery that overheated, forcing an emergency landing.
October 1, 2012 A new law, which went into effect today, means illegally downloading a song could mean two years in jail.
September 17, 2012 China's state-run media warns of trade retaliation against Japan, following a weekend of anti-Japanese protests across China over Japan's purchase of disputed islands in the East China Sea. As the economic cost of these protests begins to escalate, NPR correspondent Louisa Lim tries to find out exactly who's behind them.
September 15, 2012 A controversy that has lasted decades boiled over this past week, spilling into China's streets Saturday. Thousands demonstrated in one of the biggest protests in Beijing in recent years.
June 15, 2012 Thirteen people died and another 6,000 were injured in the attack on Tokyo's subways by members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Katsuya Takahashi was on the run for 17 years. He allegedly helped one of the attackers flee.
May 17, 2012 The world's third-largest economy grew at a 4.1 percent annual rate in the third quarter. But the boost from rebuilding is expected to wane in coming quarters.