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Lafcadio Hearn: The Greek National Poet of Japan

Lafcadio Hearn, a unique figure in international literature, began his life in Greece and spent the rest of his career in Japan.

Tsunami Warning Issued after Powerful Earthquake in Japan

A tsunami warning was issued after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake struck in northern Japan, just off the coast of the region of Fukushima. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake hit 60...

Spiders Native to Asia Expected to Spread Across US East Coast

Researchers at the University of Georgia say the Joro spider, an invasive species native to east Asia, is expected to spread across the US east coast after thriving in Georgia last year. The spider, scientifically known as Trichonephila clavata, has...

Defeated Axis Powers Germany and Japan Rearm After Ukraine Invasion

Germany and Japan, the two main Axis powers defeated in World War II, are now rearming themselves following the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Top Ten Military Powers in the World Right Now

Lists of strongest military forces are appearing in various publications now that Russia's invasion of Ukraine has the world standing on edge

The Japanese Bouzouki Player Who Performs Greek Rebetika

It is not often that you see a Japanese bouzouki player, much less a woman, indulging in her favorite instrument in faraway Kobe in Japan

Stocks Sink After Discovery of New COVID Variant “Omicron”

The discovery of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 sent financial markets into a spiral on Friday, causing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to lose over 1,000 points. Investors panicked following the variants detection in Botswana and South Africa, fearing...

Athens to Get Its First-Ever Japanese Garden

The city of Athens will soon have its first-ever Japanese garden, which will be located in Nereidon Park on Michalakopoulou Street, near the National Gallery. A ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the project, which is part of the...

Threat of Tsunami Abates After 6.1 Earthquake Jolts Tokyo

Japan says that there is no risk of a tsunami after an earthquake measuring 6.1 hit the region of Tokyo on Thursday. The quake, registering a strong 5 on Japan's intensity scale, brought the strongest shaking to Tokyo's central wards...

Japan Sees Surge in Coronavirus Cases; Medical System “Could Collapse”

The head of the Japan Medical Association called on Tuesday for a further expansion of the nationwide coronavirus state of emergency.