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  • Japan fisherman in post-tsunami town sees hope in 'dream oysters'

    Japan fisherman in post-tsunami town sees hope in 'dream oysters'
    After pulling on his army-green fisherman’s overalls, Hiromitsu Ito crams a cigarette between his lips and guns the throttle on his boat, steering it out into the waters that have sustained and betrayed him. Five minutes offshore, he idles along...
  • Lillian Nakano dies at 86; sought redress for interned Japanese Americans

    Lillian Nakano, a soft-spoken Hawaii native who became a leader in the grass-roots effort that won reparations and an official apology for Japanese Americans incarcerated by the federal government during World War II, died Saturday at Torrance Memorial...
  • Merkel: Facing WW II atrocity key to German reconciliation

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday on a visit to Japan, where bitter disputes mark the country's attempts to define its wartime actions, that Germany was able to return to a respected place in the international society because of its efforts to...
  • China tells Japan to set down historical baggage

    China's foreign minister renewed calls Sunday for senior Japanese leaders to abandon any attempt to water down their nation's guilt over its World War II aggression against China and others. Looking ahead to this year's 70th anniversary of the end of the...
  • 5 killed in stabbing spree in rural western Japan

    5 killed in stabbing spree in rural western Japan
    Five people were killed in their homes Monday in a stabbing spree in rural Japan, police said, in a rare case of major violence in the country. A 40-year-old neighbor of the victims was arrested in connection with the attacks, said Keizo Okumoto, deputy...
  • Oregon family hopes to free daughter jailed in Japan

    An Oregon family is trying to win the release of a young woman jailed in Japan because she shipped in a medication containing amphetamine. Family members in Hillsboro, Oregon, told The Oregonian newspaper (http://bit.ly/1M1Beot) that Carrie Russell, 26,...
  • Prince William gets close look at tsunami disaster in Japan

    Britain's Prince William stood atop a hill in northeastern Japan on Sunday, and stretched below him was barren land known as the "Bay of Destruction," which was swept by a tsunami four years ago. On the last leg of his four-day visit to Japan, William...
  • Prince William evokes Diana memories on Japan tsunami trip

    Britain's Prince William is spending the latter half of his four-day stay in Japan, starting Saturday, in the country's tsunami-ravaged northeast, a visit certain to draw global attention to the stories of survival and continuing suffering in the region....
  • Business events scheduled for the coming month

    All times are Eastern MO WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases personal income and spending for January, 8:30 a.m. Eastern; Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases...
  • Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince

    Britain's Prince William, on his second day of a four-day trip to Japan, had tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable. Members of the Japanese imperial family...
  • Monster view: New Tokyo hotel will feature 'Godzilla' rooms

    Monster view: New Tokyo hotel will feature 'Godzilla' rooms
    If “Godzilla” gives you nightmares, you might want to avoid booking a room at Tokyo’s Hotel Gracery¬†when it opens in late April. The new property in the Shinjuku district will feature special rooms dedicated to the Japanese movie...