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  • New theme park to be built near military bases in Okinawa, Japan

    New theme park to be built near military bases in Okinawa, Japan
    As part of a surge in theme park construction in Asia, the operators of Universal Studios Japan are planning to building a new theme park in Japan, possibly near U.S. military bases on the island of Okinawa. The news of a new theme park comes only a few...
  • U.S. bombing of Japan justified to end WWII

    On March 9-10, 1945, about 300 B-29s dropped incendiary bombs on Tokyo ("Hellertown High grad flew on Tokyo firebomb raid"), creating a firestorm that killed more than 100,000 people; Nagasaki and Hiroshima had less from the atomic bombs. Critics today...
  • Japan investigates death threats to U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy

    Japan investigates death threats to U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy
    Japanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another American envoy, authorities said Wednesday. The calls to the U.S. Embassy targeted Kennedy and Alfred Magleby, the U.S. consul general on...
  • Japan investigates death threats to US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy

    Japan investigates death threats to US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy
    Japanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another American envoy, authorities said Wednesday. Tokyo police are investigating calls to the U.S. Embassy threatening to kill Kennedy and similar...
  • Tokyo animal cafes offer urbanites quality time with pets

    Tokyo animal cafes offer urbanites quality time with pets
    Pity the poor office worker. It's midafternoon, and taking a break probably means sneaking off to the vending machine for a soda, or at best slipping out for coffee. But what about those who crave cuddle time with a cat? Or maybe a snuggle session with...
  • Disney announces D23 Expo Japan 2015

    Disney announces D23 Expo Japan 2015
    TOKYO -- The Walt Disney Company Japan announced today that it will stage D23 Expo Japan 2015, a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. The Expo will take place over three days from November 6 to November 8, 2015 in...
  • 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...
  • After 4 years, Fukushima nuclear cleanup remains daunting, vast

    After 4 years, Fukushima nuclear cleanup remains daunting, vast
    Neon pink and yellow banners flutter along the roadsides, their gentle flapping breaking an eerie stillness. The houses here are shut tight, the streets are nearly deserted, the fields that once sprouted rice, tomatoes and cucumbers are fallow. Shigeo...
  • 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...
  • Hostage killings highlight threat, meager options for Japan

    Hostage killings highlight threat, meager options for Japan
    The killing of two Japanese taken hostage by the Islamic State group has violently driven home the high stakes Japan faces and limited options it can muster in such circumstances. It also offers a glimpse into how Japan is struggling to handle the...
  • Japan's leader defends handling of hostage crisis

    Japan's leader defends handling of hostage crisis
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his policy toward terrorism, as the flag at his official residence flew at half-staff Monday in a mark of mourning for two hostages killed by the Islamic State group. During a long day of parliamentary debate,...