| May 14, 2015
| 6:14 PM
TOKYO (AP) — A massive new recall from Honda of vehicles with Takata air bags Thursday has brought the total recalls for the potentially deadly devices to more than 33 million.
Honda Motor Co. recalled an additional 4.89 million vehicles around...
| May 12, 2015
| 4:31 PM
A strong earthquake hit Japan on Wednesday in the same region devastated by a major quake and tsunami in 2011. Authorities said there was no risk of tsunami.
The Japan Meteorological Agency put the preliminary magnitude at 6.6, the U.S. Geological...
| May 11, 2015
| 2:40 PM
Food, music and art of Japan were on display Saturday night at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona del Mar as the Newport Beach Sister City Assn. and the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa presented Taste of Japan.
The celebration of Japanese culture...
| Apr 29, 2015
Revelers clad as ninjas, cat-humanoids and warrior princesses filled the 36th annual Hatsume Fair. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens' largest event showcases anime and pop culture. It's become a cosplay confab of sorts.
Short for costume play,...
| May 3, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Opening her laptop, Tomomi Takemoto studies a 70-year-old map of this claw-shaped island, searching for the burial site of her great-uncle, a Japanese infantryman who was killed in one of the Pacific War's bloodiest battles.
Faint printing shows what...
| May 6, 2015
| 7:23 PM
Adorned in a traditional silk robe, 86-year-old Yong Soo Lee gradually made her way to the bronze comfort-women statue in Glendale’s Central Park with the help of two people at her side.
Lee, a former comfort woman, sat down on an empty seat...
| May 2, 2015
| 3:10 PM
Heading home from a weeklong visit to the U.S., Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stopped off Saturday morning for a nostalgic tour of USC, where he was a student in the 1970s.
The brief visit to USC was Abe's final event in the United States before he...
| May 1, 2015
| 10:22 PM
For decades, an uneasy ambivalence marked the relationship between Japan and many Japanese Americans after the Asian nation's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor prompted the community's mass removal from the West Coast and incarceration in desolate compounds....
| Apr 22, 2015
| 2:50 AM
A small drone aircraft containing what was believed to be a minute amount of radioactive cesium was discovered Wednesday morning on the heliport above Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s office.
No one was injured, and Abe was traveling in...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 4:41 PM
A sake toast, red chopsticks and a meal fusing American and Japanese cuisine were planned Tuesday night for guests at a White House state dinner honoring Japan.
A number of Chicago-area residents were to join the Obamas at the soiree, where the decor...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 3:52 PM
Below is a list of expected attendees at tonight’s Japan State Dinner, provided by the Office of the First Lady.
The President and Mrs. Obama
His Excellency Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, and Mrs. Akie Abe
Ms. Chitose Abe Ms. Miki...