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  • China suspends TV drama over plot of crotch grenade

    A Chinese television drama got pulled off the air following a public outcry over a plot in which a hidden grenade is pulled from a woman's crotch during an amorous scene. The country's regulating agency — the State Administration of Press,...
  • Japan ups ante in race to boost influence in Asia with cash

    Vying to keep pace with China's rising influence and economic clout, Japan plans to provide $110 billion to help develop roads, ports and other infrastructure in Asia in the next five years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday. Abe announced the...
  • Senators get creative to protect industries in trade debate

    In Congress' roiling debate over trade, one senator calls his efforts to protect the U.S. catfish industry a matter of averting "the dangers of exposure to foreign agriculture drugs." Another senator, trying to help Michigan's auto making industry, talks...
  • Asia-Pacific militaries seek to develop amphibious skills

    Japanese Maj. Gen. Jiro Hiroe turned to numbers to explain to his counterparts from other nations why Japan is developing the skills to move troops from sea to shore: his nation has 6,852 islands and 6,414 of them are uninhabited. "Therefore developing...
  • 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...
  • AmericanWarrior flight honors local WWII veteran

    Bill Karosi was a young man who wanted to fight for his country and signed up with the U.S. Navy in 1943, as soon as he was 18. He served during World War II on the LSM 79, a landing ship in the Pacific preparing for the invasion of Okinawa. An invasion...
  • Island of Pagan opposes plan to use it for Marine invasion training

     Island of Pagan opposes plan to use it for Marine invasion training
    The tiny Pacific island of Pagan is a lost world of deserted black sand beaches, feral pigs and huge fruit bats. Two active volcanoes, one at each end of the spoon-shaped isle, rise over a deep blue horizon. A rusting Zero fighter plane lies near a...
  • Night at the Oasis provides Taste of Japan

    Night at the Oasis provides Taste of Japan
    Food, music and art of Japan were on display Saturday night at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona del Mar as the Newport Beach Sister City Assn. and the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa presented Taste of Japan. The celebration of Japanese culture...
  • Japan's ruling coalition agrees on bills to boost military

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving ahead this week with legislation that would boost the military's international role, in a significant shift of the country's pacifist policies. His ruling coalition reached formal agreement Monday on a package...
  • 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...
  • Japan plans to scale back stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Japan plans to scale back the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the government runs short of money and time, the country's sports minister said Monday. Hakubun Shimomura said a planned retractable roof wouldn't be built in time for the games,...