| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a bit of tough-guy swagger: He hasn't been afraid to ruffle China's feathers by visiting a controversial war shrine and he's pushed to revise Japan's pacifist constitution. Yet he's also become one of Asia's most vocal...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
More than 3 1/2 years after a 50-foot tsunami rushed up the Kitagami River, inundating houses and farms and destroying everything in its path, the road to this city's port remains unusable. Farmland, tainted by a massive influx of seawater, is still being...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:12 AM
Shaking hands but not smiling, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Monday in Beijing on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference in a move aimed at defrosting relations between the two...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:25 PM
It was a perfect fall weekend, with sunny skies and the prospect of colorful autumn foliage. Hundreds of people flocked to Mt. Ontake in central Japan, planning to hike to its volcanic summit.
At 11:52 a.m. Saturday, authorities said, Mt. Ontake erupted...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nation's capital is celebrating the gift of more than 3,000 cherry trees from Japan in 1912. Because of mild weather, the trees, which circle the Tidal Basin, bloomed earlier than usual this year and have passed peak. But...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Japan, South Korea and the United States agreed Thursday on new annual limits on the catch of dwindling young bluefin tuna in an effort to double the population within a decade.
The conservation plan announced by the Western and Central Pacific...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Grab a "bachi" stick to take a whack at a traditional drum, appreciate the bonsai demonstrations and watch martial arts experts.
It's all part of a Japanese culture demonstration at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre.
The two-day event wraps up Saturday...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:02 PM
If you're feeling creatively blocked, try one (or all) of these suggestions and let the inspiration come to you:
MUNDANE: cook/bake; do laundry; re-pot plants; check out a book, from your local library; go for a walk, sans your phone - maybe bring a...
| May 24, 2014
| 3:23 PM
FIFA made an extraordinary decision when it awarded the last World Cup to South Africa, welcoming a nation and a continent to stand center stage under the hottest spotlight in international sports.
And despite a few glitches, the 2010 tournament was a...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This is part three of a five-part series: Top 55 places to go in Southeast Florida.
When it comes to day-trip adventures in Southeast Florida, we wanted to go beyond the obvious – beaches and Walt Disney World – to offer some off-the-beaten-...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Agony is Ivory Coast, tied with the Greeks in stoppage time, needing only to prevent the offensively challenged team that had scratched out one goal all tournament from scoring for a few more minutes.
Ecstasy is Greece, which got that goal on a...