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  • Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean

    Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean
    Nearly four years after Japan’s massive March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the country has made “significant progress” toward stabilizing and decommissioning the ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, international nuclear...
  • Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

    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...
  • 2 Japanese hostages: How their lives got intertwined

    2 Japanese hostages: How their lives got intertwined
    One is a freelance journalist respected for his reporting on refugees and children in war zones. The other is a man who seems obsessed with guns and went to Syria to train with fighters. Despite their differing backgrounds and passions, their paths...
  • Izakaya Mita brings binchotan and more to Bucktown

    Izakaya Mita brings binchotan and more to Bucktown
    Izakaya Mita brings the true spirit of Japanese izakayas to a Bucktown storefront. Mini-review: Izakaya Mita 1960 N. Damen Ave. 773-799-8677 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start The jury is out on whether Jay Cutler is going to get his act...
  • IOC: Decision on adding new sports for Tokyo Olympics moved back to Aug 2016

    The final decision on which new sports will be added to the program for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics won't be made until August 2016 — a year later than originally planned. Wrapping up a two-day meeting in the Japanese capital, IOC Vice President John...
  • Hostage killings highlight threat, meager options for Japan

    The killing of two Japanese taken hostage by the Islamic State group has violently driven home the high stakes Japan faces and limited options it can muster in such circumstances. It also offers a glimpse into how Japan is struggling to handle the...
  • Japan says it's looking at all possible ways to free hostages

    Japan says it's looking at all possible ways to free hostages
    Japan said Thursday it was considering all possible ways to gain the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with contacts there offered to try to negotiate. The Islamic State group, in a video message seen Tuesday, said...
  • Japan's leader defends handling of hostage crisis

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his policy toward terrorism, as the flag at his official residence flew at half-staff Monday in a mark of mourning for two hostages killed by the Islamic State group. During a long day of parliamentary debate,...
  • Islamic State apparently beheads Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

    Islamic State militants have beheaded a Japanese journalist, according to video released Saturday on the Internet, ending a wrenching drama that has gripped Japan and jolted another close U.S. ally, Jordan. The grisly slaying of Kenji Goto, 47, an...
  • Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, Jordanian pilot

    A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis. Deputy...
  • Japan mourns Goto as caring and courageous reporter

    Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, it was the story of the vulnerable, the children and the poor that drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto. The news of his killing in a video purportedly by Islamic State...