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 ...)

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Japan

Tokyo (CNN)A preliminary 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Friday, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake, which was 6.3 kilometers in depth, hit near Kurayoshi city to the west of Osaka, the USGS said. Almost 80,000 households suffered ... ( read original story ...)

X Japan's Yoshiki: Music saved my life

X Japan are one of Japan's most famous heavy metal rock bands. In the 1980s they helped pioneer the "visual kei" movement associated with brightly coloured hair and flamboyant costumes. But the band's history has been marked with tragedy, including the ... ( read original story ...)