Excavation at the Kori and Heka ruins in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, unearthed about 140 tombs in type called “hokei shukobo“, consisting of rectangular burial mounds.
A fragment of pottery, with Kamegoaka style characteristics, common in north-eastern Japan 3000 years ago was found in Chatan, central part of Okinawa Island.
Archaeologists discovered a hidden chamber in the late 5th-century Inariyama burial mound in Gyoda, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. Experts wonder who was buried inside.
Archaeologists in Osaka, Japan, believe to have found clues about an non-existent Sanada Maru fortress built and used by warlord Sanada Nobushige during the Siege of Osaka (1614-1615).
Two ink paintings were recently found in Japan. The artwork is dated to between the Asuka Period (6th-8th century AD) and Nara Period (early to late 8th century AD).
A special coin was unearthed at the Shari village in Hokkaido, Japan. It dates back 1200 years and suggests contacts between the Okhotsk culture of northern Hokkaido and Japan’s main island of Honshu as early as the ninth century.
Divers surveying the coast of Ainoshima island in Shingu, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, discovered a load of ancient tiles. Experts believe they sunk while being transported to Kyoto.
Specialist analysis of two swords found in an early 6th century tombs in the Shimauchi district, southern Kyushu, Japan, revealed both being historic findings.
Archaeologists found 8 ancient strips of wood adorned with kanji characters among treasures dedicated to the imperial family by Horyuji temple in Nara Prefecture in 1878.