| Jan 25, 2015
| 12:53 AM
A video distributed Saturday on the Internet showed what appears to be a Japanese hostage saying that a fellow Japanese captive had been executed and outlining a new militant demand for his release.
In the video, the hostage, a man identified as Kenji...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 10:56 PM
The deadline to pay a ransom for two Japanese hostages of the Islamic State group or risk their deaths loomed Friday, with no signs of progress on securing their release.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe convened his National Security Council to discuss how to...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:00 AM
If “Godzilla” gives you nightmares, you might want to avoid booking a room at Tokyo’s Hotel Gracery when it opens in late April.
The new property in the Shinjuku district will feature special rooms dedicated to the Japanese movie...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 3:00 AM
For hundreds of thousands of Chinese travelers visiting Japan during the Chinese New Year holiday, the top item on their souvenir lists was headed straight for their bottoms.
Chinese tourists flooded Japan last week, spending an estimated $959 million...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 11:15 AM
Konichiwa, Prince William! The Duke of Cambridge has landed in Japan.
The second in line to the British throne kicked off his trip to the island-nation when he arrived in Tokyo on Thursday and is expected to spend about three days there before...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 11:09 AM
A controversial statue in Glendale's Central Park will stay standing after another judge ruled in favor of the monument dedicated to women forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.
L.A. County Superior Court Judge...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 8:27 AM
Yutaka Katayama, the auto marketing guru who spearheaded Nissan's launch into the U.S. car market and the individual credited by many for the rapid acceptance of Japanese autos by American consumers, has died. He was 105.
Katayama, called "Mr. K" by...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:25 AM
Nearly four years after Japan’s massive March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the country has made “significant progress” toward stabilizing and decommissioning the ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, international nuclear...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 4:30 PM
Half a century ago, the man who built the Broadway department store chain and his wife gave to UCLA their house and the Japanese garden that spilled down the hillside below it near the Hotel Bel-Air. The UC regents, UCLA's governing body, promised to...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:54 AM
Japan emerged from a brief recession in the fourth quarter, but growth was less than forecast, signaling continued problems for the nation's long-struggling economy.
The government reported Monday that total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 7:45 AM
Beginning in the spring, American Airlines will offer nonstop service to Guadalajara, Mexico, and Belize City, Belize, and Japan Airlines will add nonstop service to Osaka, Japan, a route it discontinued eight years ago.
American’s new daily...