Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest, dies at 77

TOKYO – Japanese media reports say the first woman to climb ... "I was the 36th person to climb Everest." Japan's Kyodo News agency said that Tabei scaled peaks in more than 60 countries. Japanese public broadcaster NHK said she continued climbing ... ( read original story ...)

Death from overwork in Japan shows lessons unlearned

TOKYO -- Matsuri Takahashi's dream career at Japan's top ad agency, Dentsu, ended with her suicide as her overtime pushed past 100 hours a month. "I'm emotionless and only wish to sleep," she wrote, exhausted and depressed, in a Twitter post in October ... ( read original story ...)

Powerful earthquake in western Japan knocks out power, injures 7

A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but apparently caused no widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one seriously. The Japan Meteorological Agency ... ( read original story ...)

Strong Quake in Western Japan Knocks out Power, Injures 7

A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but apparently caused no widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one seriously. The Japan Meteorological Agency ... ( read original story ...)