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  • Head of Japan stock exchanges 'ashamed ' over Toshiba woes

    The longtime head of Japan's stock exchange says he is "ashamed" over a recent accounting scandal at electronics and industrial conglomerate Toshiba Corp. Atsushi Saito, CEO of Japan Exchange Group Inc., said Friday he was puzzled by Toshiba's apparent...
  • California rice farmers find Japanese trade negotiators a bit starchy

    California rice farmers find Japanese trade negotiators a bit starchy
    For years Charley Mathews Jr. has exported tons of his best Sacramento Valley-grown rice to Japan, but it grates on him that very little of that has ever ended up on the tables of sushi restaurants or Japanese households. Instead, the Japanese...
  • Constitutional questions grow over Japan PM's military plans

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's pledge to the U.S. to increase Japan's military contribution internationally is facing more questions about potential conflicts with the nation's pacifist Constitution. Opposition lawmakers demanded answers from key...
  • 2 ex-leaders urge Abe to keep Japan's WWII apologies

    Two former political leaders who apologized over Japan's World War II atrocities said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should not water down their words when he marks the 70th anniversary of the war's end. Japanese leaders' war anniversary statements have...
  • Japan economy gains speed, grows at 3.9 pct pace in Jan-Mar

    Japan's economy grew at a faster pace than initially estimated in the January-March quarter on stronger consumer and corporate spending, though economists anticipate slower growth in April-June. The 3.9 percent annualized growth rate announced Monday...
  • At G-7, Japan's energy plan is not all that green

    Japan may find itself the odd man out when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe presents his government's blueprint for combating climate change at this weekend's summit of the world's leading industrialized democracies. The Group of Seven host, German Chancellor...
  • China, Japan hold finance talks stalled amid tensions

    Chinese and Japanese finance ministers held talks Saturday to deepen economic cooperation that had been delayed for about two years over strained relations between the Asian giants. Finance Minister Lou Jiwei and Japanese Deputy Prime Minister and...
  • Japan offers Ukraine aid of $1.5 billion

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has thanked Japan's visiting prime minister for promising $1.5 billion in credit guarantees to aid the country's efforts at reform and redevelopment. Shinzo Abe was visiting the country on Saturday en route to the G-7...
  • Hogan calls maglev ride 'incredible,' says state will seek $28 million grant to study

    Hogan calls maglev ride 'incredible,' says state will seek $28 million grant to study
    Gov. Larry Hogan took a ride Thursday on Japan's high-speed magnetic levitation train and expressed enthusiastic interest in a technology that has been touted as a way to travel between Baltimore and Washington in 15 minutes. During a maglev ride on a...
  • Quest to return WWII photos to Japanese families a reminder of soldiers' sacrifice

     Quest to return WWII photos to Japanese families a reminder of soldiers' sacrifice
    Ten World War II-vintage photos. Black-and-white and sepia-toned shots of bare-chested young soldiers or groups of uniformed men who answered the call of duty for the country they loved in the early 1940s. But most of these soldiers never made it home...
  • Beverly Lowe Daniels, CPS educator and Women's Army Corps veteran, dies

    Beverly Lowe Daniels, CPS educator and Women's Army Corps veteran, dies
    Shortly after graduating from Englewood High School in 1939, Beverly Lowe Daniels enlisted in the Women's Army Corps and was sent to the Philippines, where she helped rebuild villages destroyed by the Japanese during World War II. She was discharged...