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  • Okinawa orders halt to work related to US base relocation

    The governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa ordered a Defense Ministry branch to suspend all work in the area where a key U.S. military air base is to be relocated, in a growing confrontation between the island and the central government....
  • Report: Japan productivity gains key to staving off decline

    Japan's future prosperity will depend on improving its lagging productivity, says a report by McKinsey Global Institute that urges companies to boost their competitiveness by better use of their workers. Japan's population of about 127 million began...
  • Japan audit: Millions of dollars wasted in Fukushima cleanup

    Japanese government auditors say the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has wasted more than a third of the 190 billion yen ($1.6 billion) in taxpayer money allocated for cleaning up the plant after it was destroyed by a March 2011...
  • Don't just eat that ramen: Go to a museum and learn about it

    There are two kinds of ramen in this world. There's the packaged staple of dorm-room cuisine, one of the most processed, industrialized foods ever invented. And then there's the trendy, artisanal, handmade soup that fans line up for hours to try. But...
  • Toyo Ito's architecture beckons a critic to Asia

    Toyo Ito's architecture beckons a critic to Asia
    Jet lag can do strange things to a person. But it wasn't just a mixed-up body clock that had me awake at 3 a.m. during a trip to Japan a few years ago, madly scrolling through online ferry schedules and trying to plot a route by train, boat and taxi to...
  • US veterans return to Iwo Jima for 70th anniversary

    Dozens of aging U.S. veterans, many in their early 90s and some in wheelchairs, gathered on the tiny, barren island of Iwo Jima on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of one of the bloodiest and most iconic battles of World War II. More than 30...
  • S. Korea, China, Japan revive talks after history disputes

    Meeting for the first time in three years, the foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan agreed Saturday to work together to improve ties strained by historical and territorial issues and restore trilateral summit talks among their leaders. Anti-...
  • California overhauling its tsunami evacuation scenarios

    California overhauling its tsunami evacuation scenarios
    Emergency officials will soon be able to make improved tsunami evacuation orders as California writes detailed scenario plans, state authorities said Friday. State officials realized a flaw in existing tsunami evacuation plans during the 2011 Japanese...
  • Travel schedule means Senate leader will miss drought vote

    The leader of the California Senate said Friday that he is traveling to Washington, D.C., and Japan next week and will miss voting on a $1 billion drought-relief package he announced a day earlier. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon announced that he...
  • After history disputes, Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul resume talk

    The foreign ministers of South Korea, China and Japan will meet for the first time in three years this weekend after bitter disputes over history and territory drastically scaled back high-level contacts and even raised security fears. Anti-Japan...
  • US 1st lady gets taste of Japan's ancient culture in Kyoto

    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama was treated to a serene classical Noh performance and then tried taiko drums as she ended her visit to Japan on Friday with a taste of traditional culture in Kyoto, one of the country's ancient capitals. Mrs. Obama viewed...