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  • Business events scheduled for the coming month

    All times are Eastern MO WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for January, 8:30 a.m. Eastern; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases...
  • Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince

    Britain's Prince William, on his second day of a four-day trip to Japan, had tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable. Members of the Japanese imperial family...
  • 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...
  • Chelsea signs tire company Yokohama as new jersey sponsor

    Chelsea has signed Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama as its new jersey sponsor in a deal that could be worth more than $300 million for the English Premier League leader. The Yokohama Rubber Company's branding will appear on Chelsea's kit from the...
  • Japan's tug-of-war over World War II statement

    Diplomatically speaking, they may be the most important words Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe utters this year. So much so that he convened a panel of experts this week to advise him on what to say to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World...
  • Prince William starts first Japan visit _ with green tea

    Britain's Prince William had afternoon tea on his first visit to Japan on Thursday, but it was green and served by a master in the Japanese ceremonial art in a traditional tea house. William began his four-day stay with the tea ceremony, an almost sacred...
  • Japan panel discusses PM speech for anniversary of WWII end

    A panel of experts appointed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met for the first time Wednesday to discuss what he should say in a statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, fueling speculation that he may water down previous...
  • 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...
  • Japan's farm minister resigns amid political funds questions

    Japan's agriculture minister stepped down Monday following questions over political funding contributions, the latest in a series of such resignations. Koya Nishikawa resigned as head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries saying he...