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  • Solar plane ready to resume fuel-less around-the-world trip Wednesday

    A solar-powered plane delayed by weather and repair work is ready to resume its around-the-world journey, set to leave central Japan for Hawaii early Wednesday if conditions permit. Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg is flying the plane solo during the...
  • Japan navy drill in South China Sea may lead to larger role

    A tiny military exercise in the Philippines this week may presage something much bigger: the entry of Japan into the tussle for control of the South China Sea. A Japanese surveillance plane and about 20 troops conducted the first of two days of joint...
  • Baseball and softball see Tokyo 2020 as chance to return to Olympics

    Baseball and softball see Tokyo 2020 as chance to return to Olympics
    If baseball and softball hope to return to the Olympics, their best chance might be the 2020 Tokyo Games. On Thursday, the World Baseball Softball Confederation submitted an official proposal asking Japanese officials to have the sports included in...
  • Leaders of SKorea, Japan mark anniversary of normalized ties

    The leaders of South Korea and Japan attended separate ceremonies Monday in their respective capitals marking the 50th anniversary of the resumption of normal ties — small, mostly symbolic moves that could signal an easing of abysmal relations...
  • Philippines holds drills with US, Japan near disputed sea

    The Philippines launched separate naval exercises with the United States and Japan on Monday on an island province facing the disputed South China Sea, displaying its security alliances amid an increasingly tense territorial rift with Beijing. Philippine...
  • Not friends yet, but Japan and South Korea are talking

    Foreign ministers from Japan and South Korea held a rare meeting Sunday on the eve of the 50th anniversary of their countries normalizing relations marred by Japan's colonization and World War II conquest. Yet, the ties between the most important U.S....
  • Japan aims to resume Antarctic whaling later this year

    Japan says it plans to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic later this year, even though the International Whaling Commission says Tokyo hasn't proven that the mammals need to be killed for research. The IWC's Scientific Committee said in a report...
  • Toyota: American exec did not intend to break Japan law

    Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda said Friday he believes an American executive arrested on suspicion of importing a controlled drug into Japan had no intention of breaking the law. Julie Hamp, Toyota's head of public relations and its first...
  • New exhibit offers different perspective on World War II end

    As the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II approaches, a new museum exhibition provides a different perspective on the end of the conflict — one in which Japanese were the victims. That has the potential to upset American veterans,...
  • A guitarist finds connection through music

    A guitarist finds connection through music
    Solo recitals can be the most vulnerable format, especially for guitarists. The balancing act of approximating an ensemble on one instrument and making the music varied and interesting is no task for a dilettante. The 37-year-old guitarist Goh...
  • Japan trade deficit narrows in May on lower oil costs

    Japan's trade deficit narrowed sharply in May from a year earlier because of lower costs for imported oil and gas, but exports also slowed as demand softened in China. The Finance Ministry said Wednesday that the deficit in May was 216 billion yen ($1....