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  • Japan negotiator: TPP trade deal with US do-able by spring

    A deal between Japan and the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring, a top Japanese trade negotiator said Tuesday. Top negotiators for the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership meet in Hawaii next week. Wendy...
  • Prince William kicks off his first visit to Japan with ceremonial tea

    Konichiwa, Prince William! The Duke of Cambridge has landed in Japan.  The second in line to the British throne kicked off his trip to the island-nation when he arrived in Tokyo on Thursday and is expected to spend about three days there before...
  • Chelsea signs tire company Yokohama as new jersey sponsor

    Chelsea has signed Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama as its new jersey sponsor in a deal that could be worth more than $300 million for the English Premier League leader. The Yokohama Rubber Company's branding will appear on Chelsea's kit from the...
  • Japan's tug-of-war over World War II statement

    Diplomatically speaking, they may be the most important words Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe utters this year. So much so that he convened a panel of experts this week to advise him on what to say to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World...
  • Prince William starts first Japan visit _ with green tea

    Britain's Prince William had afternoon tea on his first visit to Japan on Thursday, but it was green and served by a master in the Japanese ceremonial art in a traditional tea house. William began his four-day stay with the tea ceremony, an almost sacred...
  • Japan panel discusses PM speech for anniversary of WWII end

    A panel of experts appointed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met for the first time Wednesday to discuss what he should say in a statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, fueling speculation that he may water down previous...
  • Second ruling favors comfort-women statue

    Second ruling favors comfort-women statue
    A controversial statue in Glendale's Central Park will stay standing after another judge ruled in favor of the monument dedicated to women forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. L.A. County Superior Court Judge...
  • Yutaka Katayama dies at 105; auto exec led Japan's rise in U.S. market

    Yutaka Katayama dies at 105; auto exec led Japan's rise in U.S. market
    Yutaka Katayama, the auto marketing guru who spearheaded Nissan's launch into the U.S. car market and the individual credited by many for the rapid acceptance of Japanese autos by American consumers, has died. He was 105. Katayama, called "Mr. K" by...
  • Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean

    Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean
    Nearly four years after Japan’s massive March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the country has made “significant progress” toward stabilizing and decommissioning the ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, international nuclear...
  • UCLA, heirs wrangle over fate of a tranquil Japanese garden

    UCLA, heirs wrangle over fate of a tranquil Japanese garden
    Half a century ago, the man who built the Broadway department store chain and his wife gave to UCLA their house and the Japanese garden that spilled down the hillside below it near the Hotel Bel-Air. The UC regents, UCLA's governing body, promised to...
  • Japan pulls out of recession, but economic growth disappoints

    Japan pulls out of recession, but economic growth disappoints
    Japan emerged from a brief recession in the fourth quarter, but growth was less than forecast, signaling continued problems for the nation's long-struggling economy. The government reported Monday that total economic output, or gross domestic product,...