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  • Japanese leader 'speechless' over apparent beheading by Islamic State

    Japanese leader 'speechless' over apparent beheading by Islamic State
    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...
  • Japan readies for deadline set by Islamic State for hostages

    Japan readies for deadline set by Islamic State for hostages
    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...
  • Monster view: New Tokyo hotel will feature 'Godzilla' rooms

    Monster view: New Tokyo hotel will feature 'Godzilla' rooms
    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...
  • Chinese media pooh-pooh shoppers' embrace of Japanese toilet seats

    Chinese media pooh-pooh shoppers' embrace of Japanese toilet seats
    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...
  • Prince William kicks off his first visit to Japan with ceremonial tea

    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...
  • Second ruling favors comfort-women statue

    Second ruling favors comfort-women statue
    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...
  • Yutaka Katayama dies at 105; auto exec led Japan's rise in U.S. market

    Yutaka Katayama dies at 105; auto exec led Japan's rise in U.S. market
    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...
  • Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean

    Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean
    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...
  • UCLA, heirs wrangle over fate of a tranquil Japanese garden

    UCLA, heirs wrangle over fate of a tranquil Japanese garden
    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...
  • Japan pulls out of recession, but economic growth disappoints

    Japan pulls out of recession, but economic growth disappoints
    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,...
  • American adds flights to Guadalajara, Belize City; Japan adds Osaka

    American adds flights to Guadalajara, Belize City; Japan adds Osaka
    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...