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  • The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117

    The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday. Misao Okawa died of heart failure and stopped breathing as relatives and nursing home workers stood by her side and praised her for achieving a...
  • Gloomy China, Japan data add to pressure for stimulus

    China and Japan reported gloomy industrial data Wednesday, adding to pressure on leaders of the world's second- and third-largest economies to launch new stimulus. Two surveys showed Chinese manufacturing was weak in March and employers cut more jobs. In...
  • Taiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not now

    Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by...
  • Japan extends sanctions against NKorea for 2 more years

    Japan plans to extend its sanctions against North Korea for two more years when they expire April 13 after failing to get promised updates on an investigation into kidnappings of Japanese citizens decades ago, the government spokesman said Tuesday. "At...
  • Tokyo ward 1st in Japan to recognize same sex marriage

    Fumino Sugiyama will finally be able to marry his girlfriend of four years. He couldn't before, because same sex marriages weren't recognized in Japan, and he is legally a woman. With a landmark vote Tuesday by the assembly of Tokyo's Shibuya ward, the...
  • A Japanese-inspired spring display takes over the Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    A Japanese-inspired spring display takes over the Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
    Spring comes with a celebration of Japanese culture at the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a display now on view for free. This marks the first Japanese-inspired display for the 13,500-square-foot gardens, which feature more than 82,...
  • 4 years after Fukushima, Japan considers restarting nuclear facilities

    On many Friday evenings, 38-year-old Tomo Iwabuchi and six friends can be found on a street corner in Fukushima City, banging drums, chanting and singing. "Zero nukes!" Iwabuchi yells into a microphone as a few pedestrians stride by. "The Fukushima...
  • A subculture of entrepreneurship hatches in Japan

    A subculture of entrepreneurship hatches in Japan
    For years, Japan has been searching for a way to get its economic mojo back, and increasingly it's looking to people like 17-year-old high school dropout Yoichiro Mikami as the answer. In a conformist culture where the socially acceptable road to...
  • YOLA and a musical experiment in Fukushima, Japan

    YOLA has touched down in Soma. And it is not, as might have been expected, the far side of the moon.¬† When 15 student musicians in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles arrived here Thursday, the expectation was to find...
  • AP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress

    Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, no Japanese leaders had been invited....
  • L.A.-area airports add new service to Mexico City and Osaka, Japan

    L.A.-area airports add new service to Mexico City and Osaka, Japan
    Fliers at LA/Ontario International Airport will have new service to Mexico City starting April 6. Aeromexico announced Wednesday it would begin four round-trip flights a week from the Ontario airport. Outbound flights will leave ONT at 1:05 a.m. on...