SUWA, Japan Kiyoshi Miyasaka climbs the stone steps of his shrine, autumn leaves crunching under his feet. The Shinto priest, dressed in white, aims an orange leaf blower at a row of cobblestones and clears the path of fallen leaves. | Video
TOKYO Tokyo held a marathon on Sunday as a test case for whether organizers, athletes, and spectators can cope with sweltering temperatures expected during next year's Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games.
LUNDY ISLAND, England A path of trampled grass leads up the hill to St. Helen's, the only church on Lundy Island. Near its doors, a stray lamb nibbles on tufts of tall weeds. From a Gothic tower topped with the English flag, the coastline of Devon is faintly visible to the east, while the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean stretches west, the seas uninterrupted all the way to North America. | Video
TOKYO (This Jan 25 story corrects to specify the three goals cited by Japan Times management for the style change in the December meeting and to revise the description of management's expectations for the relationship to advertising revenue.)
TOKYO, June 20 Surrounded by reporters in March, Tsunekazu Takeda, teary-eyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him, explained his decision to step down as Japan's Olympics chief.
TOKYO Surrounded by reporters in March, Tsunekazu Takeda, teary-eyed and blinking as cameras flashed around him, explained his decision to step down as Japan's Olympics chief. | Video
TOKYO, Jan 25 Early in December, dozens of
journalists and editors from the Japan Times gathered for an
emergency meeting in a glass-walled conference room in their
brand-new 14th floor office.
(This December 21 story was refiled to remove extraneous indefinite article in paragraph 28) | Video
SHIMONOSEKI, JAPAN The road, hemmed in on one side by empty warehouses and the other by a concrete seawall, ends abruptly in a desolate parking lot. Men step out of their cars and into the darkness, then slip behind the sliding doors of a warehouse. Inside, they huddle under floodlights and wait. A clock on the wall ticks to ten past three in the morning. | Video
Tokio Das Leben von Carlos Ghosn war in den vergangenen Jahren eine einzige Reise um die Welt.