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  • US defense chief warns of al-Qaida gains in Yemen

    America's defense chief said Wednesday that an al-Qaida branch is making "great gains" on the ground amid the chaos in Yemen, and that the U.S. will have to rethink how it prevents the group from launching attacks in the West. Defense Secretary Ash...
  • 'Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi' a paean to Japanese food culture

     'Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi' a paean to Japanese food culture
    If a single theme comes through in the documentary "Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi," it's the importance of presentation in Japanese cuisine. Director Junichi Suzuki might have taken a tip or two from the chefs and experts he interviewed. Jumping among topics,...
  • Live WWII grenades removed from Gary trailer

    Live WWII grenades removed from Gary trailer
    GARY—The property manager at Jordan Mobile Home Park wasn't sure what he'd uncovered Thursday morning when he found what looked like grenades in a vacant trailer. But Cpl. Javier Garza knew immediately. "I saw the cap and pin and I knew they...
  • Godzilla welcomed in Tokyo _ to lure visitors, not to scare

    Fire-breathing, building-stomping Godzilla was welcomed in part of Tokyo on Thursday as a sign of prosperity, not destruction. The irradiated monster was appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Shinjuku ward, known for its down-home bars...
  • Godzilla appointed Tokyo resident and tourism ambassador

    Godzilla appointed Tokyo resident and tourism ambassador
    Godzilla has stomped so many buildings in Japan that the irradiated monster was appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Tokyo's Shinjuku ward. A Godzilla-size head towering 171 feet above ground level was unveiled Thursday at an office of...
  • Japan's emperor prays at WWII battleground on Pacific island

    The emperor of Japan visited a remote Pacific island Thursday to pray for thousands of Japanese and American soldiers who died during the World War II battle of Peleliu. Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko laid bouquets of white chrysanthemum...
  • A subculture of entrepreneurship hatches in Japan

    A subculture of entrepreneurship hatches in Japan
    For years, Japan has been searching for a way to get its economic mojo back, and increasingly it's looking to people like 17-year-old high school dropout Yoichiro Mikami as the answer. In a conformist culture where the socially acceptable road to...
  • AP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress

    Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, no Japanese leaders had been invited....
  • Poll: Americans divided over Japan's military role in Asia

    Seventy years after the U.S. defeated Japan in World War II, Americans are divided over Japan playing a more active military role in Asia — and most Japanese are opposed. The results of a Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday in Washington, D....
  • Traditional matcha tea gets whirled, dusted, infused in US

    More than a thousand years ago, Buddhist monks in Japan began a daily ritual of grinding green tea leaves into powder, mixing it into hot water with a bamboo whisk, then sharing the tea from a single cup. Today matcha in the U.S. is considerably less...
  • Disaster expo shows innovations in thriving Japan industry

    Mankind is powerless to prevent calamities such as typhoons and earthquakes, but in Japan where the devastating 2011 tsunami still looms large, there's a flourishing industry in devising ways to cope with catastrophe. Some of the products on display at...