| Dec 29, 2014
| 12:43 PM
It may have sounded like gunfire, but what caused hundreds of people to scatter at Chicago Ridge Mall over the weekend was apparently the sharp clang of pots or lids at a restaurant, according to police.
Chicago Ridge police Chief Robert Pyznarski said...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Even three years later, high school student Yui Karino can't think about Japan's 2011 tsunami without bursting into tears. The massive undersea earthquake that sent towering black waves into her town engulfed the local elementary school, carrying away her...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 1:39 PM
In the just-released film "Unbroken," as in real life, U.S. Army Air Corps Lt. Louis Zamperini was beaten, starved and forced to work as a slave laborer by his Japanese captors.
Things could have been worse. Like some other war prisoners held by the...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:24 PM
How to make sense of the dispute between Japan and China over some half a dozen uninhabited islets in the East China Sea known as the Diaoyu to the Chinese and the Senkaku to the Japanese?
FOR THE RECORD:
In a Nov. 30 OpEd about...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Among the many horrors of World War II was the Japanese military's peculiar system of sexual slavery, in which women (mostly Korean) were kidnapped or otherwise conscripted to provide sex for Japanese troops as they invaded their way around Asia and the...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 9:34 AM
With the economy limping but no obvious contenders offering a more compelling fiscal strategy, Japanese voters on Sunday gave Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party a fresh mandate to forge on with his reforms, known as Abenomics....
| Nov 30, 2014
| 7:30 AM
As this year's Oscar race goes into the home stretch, Universal is preparing to roll out its top contender, the highly anticipated World War II epic "Unbroken." But as it looks ahead to the movie's wider release worldwide, the studio is facing a...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:33 PM
A U.S. bound-American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo on Wednesday after hitting severe turbulence created by a strong winter storm, with several people taken to hospital for minor injuries.
American Airlines Flight 280,...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 7:05 AM
The article “To Japan, Pearl Harbor is just another battle” (News, Dec. 7) contains two incorrect statements.
The view presented by the museum at the Yasukuni Shrine does not constitute “Japan’s official line on the war”...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:41 PM
By the time my Old Man fell asleep never to reawaken, he had lost his anger with the Japanese.
To be specific, this was the Japan of 1941 that had riled him. He sort of hated the entire nation from the emperor on down. He had hated sampans and saki. He...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:47 PM
U.S. stocks soared close to the symbolic 18,000-point threshold on news of much higher-than-expected job growth last month, underscoring the nation's strengthening economy.
Major equity indexes worldwide also shot up as investors bet that the American...