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  • It's a hoot hanging out with owls at this Tokyo cafe

    TOKYO (AP) — In the U.S., hanging out in a cafe with animals is such an exotic concept that people can't get enough of it. A pop-up cat cafe in New York last year had lines down the block. Online reservations for another Manhattan cat cafe are...
  • Ramen Manichi opens in Little Tokyo: black tonkotsu, gyoza, salaryman lunch

    Ramen Manichi opens in Little Tokyo: black tonkotsu, gyoza, salaryman lunch
    Sure, you can go to Torrance, Gardena or Sawtelle for excellent ramen, but there's something lovely and almost old school about slurping a bowl of the hot noodle soup in Little Tokyo. A thriving Japanese American community for well over 100 years, there...
  • Japanese hostages took different routes to Syrian war zone

    One is an independent journalist who traveled to the Middle East apparently in pursuit of his next big story. The other is seemingly a man adrift, on a quest for a new life after becoming homeless in Japan. The two Japanese men threatened with death...
  • Q&A: A look at Japan in the Middle East and hostage-taking by Islamic State group

    Two Japanese men have been threatened with death by the Islamic State group if their government doesn't pay a huge ransom. A look at hostages and Japan, and its interests in the Middle East: ___ WHO ARE THE HOSTAGES? One seems obsessed with weapons and...
  • Faced with Islamic State group threat to kill hostages, Japan weighs whether to pay ransom

    The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives. Prime Minister...
  • Islamic State threatens to kill Japanese hostages, demands $200 million

    Islamic State threatens to kill Japanese hostages, demands $200 million
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called for the immediate release of two Japanese hostages being held by Islamic State extremists seeking a $200-million ransom. “I strongly demand that they not be harmed and that they be immediately...
  • Japan and Taiwan to host new baseball tournament for top 12 national teams in November

    In a boost for baseball's bid for inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Japan will co-host a new international baseball tournament this year. The launch of the World Baseball Softball Confederation's Premier 12 tournament was announced in Tokyo on Monday...
  • Protests flare as work resumes on U.S. base expansion in Okinawa

    TOKYO Protests flared in Okinawa over the restart of ocean bed surveys in preparation for the expansion of a U.S. Marine Base in the southern Japanese island. Public broadcaster NHK showed workers installing floating barriers off the coast at Henoko,...
  • Japan Cabinet OKs record budget for 2015, raises defense outlays with eye on China

    Japan's Cabinet approved the country's largest ever defense budget on Wednesday, including plans to buy surveillance aircraft, drones and F-35 fighter jets to help counter China's rising assertiveness in the region. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet...
  • Condo construction to overshadow graves of '47 ronin' samurai in Japan, spurring protests

    The "47 ronin" samurai who inspired the long-loved saga of loyalty and honor eulogized in films, books and plays are fighting a new kind of battle in urban Japan. An apartment complex is going up next to the curved tile-roofed Sengakuji temple where...
  • Japan's Cabinet approves record $814 billion budget after tax hike increases revenue

    Japan's Cabinet approved a record 96.3 trillion yen ($814 billion) government budget for the coming fiscal year Wednesday after a tax hike to accommodate rising outlays for social security and defense. Rising revenues following the sales tax increase...