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  • 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...
  • Japanese historians seek revision of U.S. history textbook

    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 to the...
  • Debris washing up in Northwest 4 years after Japan tsunami

    Four years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, debris is still washing ashore in Oregon and southwest Washington. Scientists predict it will continue to arrive for at least the next three years. An estimated 1 million tons of tsunami...
  • Disney announces D23 Expo Japan 2015

    Disney announces D23 Expo Japan 2015
    TOKYO -- The Walt Disney Company Japan announced today that it will stage D23 Expo Japan 2015, a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. The Expo will take place over three days from November 6 to November 8, 2015 in...
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    With moments of silence, prayers and memorial events, Japanese last week remembered the massive tsunami that struck the northern Tohoku region on March 11th four years ago, wiping out many coastal communities. Tens of thousands remain displaced, and...
  • UN chief urges Japan, China, South Korea to reconcile

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the leaders of Japan, China and South Korea on Monday to work harder for reconciliation over their wartime past to ensure peace and stability in the region. In his speech in Tokyo marking the 70th anniversary of...