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  • Japan investigates death threats to US Ambassador Kennedy

    Japanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another American envoy, authorities said Wednesday. The calls to the U.S. Embassy targeted Kennedy and Alfred Magleby, the U.S. consul general on the...
  • Strange styles highlight Tokyo Fashion Week

    Strange styles highlight Tokyo Fashion Week
    Most fashion shows bring unique looks that you might not see on your average day walking the streets of your city or town.  But Japanese fashion has always set the bar when it comes to edgy designs. Enter Tokyo Fashion Week, where models showcase some...
  • Threats against U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy probed in Japan

    WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department is working with Japanese authorities after death threats against Ambassador Caroline Kennedy were phoned into the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. "We take any threats to U.S. diplomats seriously," Jen Psaki, State Department...
  • New theme park to be built near military bases in Okinawa, Japan

    New theme park to be built near military bases in Okinawa, Japan
    As part of a surge in theme park construction in Asia, the operators of Universal Studios Japan are planning to building a new theme park in Japan, possibly near U.S. military bases on the island of Okinawa. The news of a new theme park comes only a few...
  • U.S. bombing of Japan justified to end WWII

    On March 9-10, 1945, about 300 B-29s dropped incendiary bombs on Tokyo ("Hellertown High grad flew on Tokyo firebomb raid"), creating a firestorm that killed more than 100,000 people; Nagasaki and Hiroshima had less from the atomic bombs. Critics today...
  • Japanese Prime Minister Abe to visit US next month

    President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) will meet at the White House next month. The date was not immediately announced. Susan Rice, Obama's national security adviser, had previously announced that Abe is one of...
  • Japan trade gap narrows as lower oil prices reduce imports

    Japan's trade deficit narrowed in February, thanks to a plunge in import costs due to lower crude oil prices. It was the 32nd straight month of deficits. The Finance Ministry said Wednesday that the trade deficit fell 47 percent from a year earlier to...
  • Japan investigates death threats to US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy

    Japan investigates death threats to US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy
    Japanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another American envoy, authorities said Wednesday. Tokyo police are investigating calls to the U.S. Embassy threatening to kill Kennedy and similar...
  • Tokyo animal cafes offer urbanites quality time with pets

    Tokyo animal cafes offer urbanites quality time with pets
    Pity the poor office worker. It's midafternoon, and taking a break probably means sneaking off to the vending machine for a soda, or at best slipping out for coffee. But what about those who crave cuddle time with a cat? Or maybe a snuggle session with...
  • First lady won't avoid Cambodia human rights concerns

    Michelle Obama won't avoid Cambodia's human rights record when she visits the southeast Asian nation this week, her final stop on a two-country trip to promote a new U.S. initiative to help millions of girls worldwide attend and complete school, the White...
  • Japanese historians seek revision of U.S. history textbook

    TOKYO A group of Japanese historians will urge publisher McGraw-Hill Education Inc. to change a passage in a U.S. history textbook about women trafficked to Japan's military brothels before and during World War II. The 19 historians will send a booklet...