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  • 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...
  • Japan's recovery weak after 2 years of monetary 'bazooka'

    Two years after launching a bazooka of ultra-lavish monetary easing, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has made only fitful progress toward the goal of the 2 percent inflation rate he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said was needed to jolt the world's No....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • L.A. Phil's YOLA players are goodwill ambassadors near Fukushima

    L.A. Phil's YOLA players are goodwill ambassadors near Fukushima
    A sleek bullet train pulled into a city in northern Japan recently with 15 Los Angeles teenagers aboard. They looked like typical school kids everywhere, in the uniform of T-shirts, hoodies, jeans and sneakers. The city likewise appeared unremarkable,...
  • Cherry blossoms decorate Orchestra Day in Japan

     Cherry blossoms decorate Orchestra Day in Japan
    Tuesday here felt like ground zero for spring. The weather was lovely. Schools were on spring break. Families were everywhere viewing cherry blossoms. The city was white with petals. In Bunkyo, a northern district of Tokyo, the attractions were many....
  • New Trier students head to Japan Bowl

    After capturing top honors in a recent state tournament, three New Trier High School students are heading to Washington, D.C., next week to compete in the National Japan Bowl competition. Last month, New Trier High School Japan Bowl team members Miya...
  • US hopes Japan navy will be more active in Pacific

    Even as Japan remains divided over proposed changes in the role it should play in regional security issues, senior U.S. and Japanese military officers say they hope the Japanese navy may soon be freed up to play a more active role in the Pacific and...
  • US, Japan seek trade deal in advance of Abe Washington visit

    WASHINGTON U.S. and Japanese negotiators are rushing to complete a trade agreement they can unveil during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington later this month, something they hope will pave the way for a broader Asia-Pacific pact involving...