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  • Okinawa governor hopes US will heed base plan protests

    The governor of the southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa said Wednesday that he would head to Washington to convey local objections to a plan to relocate a U.S. air base. A plan set in 1996 would move U.S. Marine Air Station Futenma to a less...
  • Japan economy gathers pace in 1Q as recovery takes hold

    Japan's economy grew at a faster-than-expected 2.4 percent annual pace in the January-March quarter, suggesting a recovery is gaining traction despite persisting weakness in corporate and household spending. About 2 percentage points of the first...
  • Japanese worry over Osprey safety after fatal US air crash

    A fatal crash of a U.S. Marine Corps Osprey in Hawaii has renewed safety concerns in Japan, where more of the hybrid aircraft are to be deployed. Gov. Takeshi Onaga on the southern island of Okinawa said Monday that flights of Ospreys should be suspended...
  • Governor set to lead W.Va. trade delegation to Japan

    Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is heading to Japan this week. A trade delegation led by Tomblin is scheduled to leave on Tuesday to seek new business investments for West Virginia and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the state's development office in Nagoya. The...
  • Volcanic activity closes part of popular Japan hot springs

    Japanese authorities have closed part of a popular hot springs area to the public because of fears a volcano might erupt. Increased earthquake activity at Mount Hakone prompted the Japanese Meteorological Agency to raise the alert level earlier this week...
  • Former comfort woman visits bronze memorial

    Former comfort woman visits bronze memorial
    Adorned in a traditional silk robe, 86-year-old Yong Soo Lee gradually made her way to the bronze comfort-women statue in Glendale’s Central Park with the help of two people at her side. Lee, a former comfort woman, sat down on an empty seat...
  • Commerce secretary on Pacific trade deal: 'It's about market access'

    Commerce secretary on Pacific trade deal: 'It's about market access'
    As U.S. Commerce secretary, Penny Pritzker has spent months trying to sell Congress on giving President Obama fast-track authority to pave the way for a new trans-Pacific trade pact that the White House hopes will cut the hefty U.S. trade deficit with...
  • Japanese culture comes alive at Botanic Garden

    Japanese culture comes alive at Botanic Garden
    Kids will learn about the culture and customs of Japan at the Malott Japanese Garden Children's Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. "We are bringing back our beloved...
  • A dean of Japanese music talks boundaries, John Cage and life with Yoko Ono

    A dean of Japanese music talks boundaries, John Cage and life with Yoko Ono
    When composer Toshi Ichiyanagi arrived at my hotel near Suntory Hall for tea, he apologized for bringing a bag of his recent CDs, since it would add weight to my luggage. He laughed when he said that in halting English. He then smiled contentedly, knowing...
  • New Takata air bag recall brings total to over 33 million

    New Takata air bag recall brings total to over 33 million
    TOKYO (AP) — A massive new recall from Honda of vehicles with Takata air bags Thursday has brought the total recalls for the potentially deadly devices to more than 33 million. Honda Motor Co. recalled an additional 4.89 million vehicles around...
  • Japan's Cabinet endorses bills to allow greater defense role

    Japan's Cabinet endorsed a set of defense bills Thursday that would allow the country's military to operate under a broader definition of self-defense and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion. Hundreds of people...