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  • US-Japan fail to seal trade agreement before Abe's US trip

    TOKYO U.S. and Japanese officials failed to reach agreement in marathon bilateral trade talks in Tokyo, a setback for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's hopes of arriving for a summit in Washington next week with a pact in hand. U.S. Trade Representative...
  • Northbrook woman shares story of Japanese internment camp

    The tiny woman, hard of hearing and weak of eyesight, stood in front of a crowd of Northbrook Junior High School students, most taller than her, and told of how their government mistreated her before many of their grandparents were born. April 16 was...
  • 1 dead in Taiwan from fire sparked by quake off south Japan

    A strong undersea earthquake struck between Taiwan and southern Japan on Monday, sparking a house fire that killed a person outside of Taiwan's capital and causing Japanese authorities to evacuate some schoolchildren as a tsunami precaution. The quake...
  • Tsunami warning lifted after quake hits south of Japan

    Tsunami warning lifted after quake hits south of Japan
    Japanese authorities issued a warning for a tsunami of up to 1 meter (3 feet) after a strong earthquake struck Monday in the seas south of Okinawa and east of Taiwan. The warning was cancelled just over an hour later. The Japan Meteorological Agency...
  • China: New bank to enhance international finance system

    China's proposed infrastructure bank for Asia is intended to complement, not replace, existing lenders dominated by the U.S. and Japan, a senior Chinese official said Friday. Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao said after a meeting of the Group of 20...
  • Last 2 Raiders give congressional medal to Ohio museum

    The last two "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" presented the group's Congressional Gold Medal for permanent display at a the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Saturday, 73 years to the day after their daring bombing attack on Japan rallied Americans in...
  • Japanese company says its magnetic levitation train set speed record

    A Japanese company said its magnetic levitation train set a speed record this week, reaching 366 mph on a test track.  The Central Japan Railway Co., often called JR Central, said the test run involved  a seven-car "maglev" train on a 26.6-mile track in...
  • Japanese Americans' protests halt auction of internment camp items

    Japanese Americans' protests halt auction of internment camp items
    Nancy Oda's parents had an expression whenever she brought up her family's imprisonment behind barbed wire during World War II. "They said 'shikata ga nai—' it can't be helped," recalls Oda. But Oda, who was born in a relocation camp at Tule...
  • Trade talks in Tokyo get push from 'fast-track' deal in US

    Top Japan and U.S. trade officials plan to meet this weekend, seeking to close gaps over autos and farm trade before Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington later this month. Economy minister Akira Amari announced plans for the talks with U.S....
  • Summons of Japanese media raises complaints of interference

    Japan's ruling party summoned executives from two leading television networks Friday, the latest in a series of actions that opponents say endanger press freedom and intimidate the media. The Liberal Democratic Party's panel on information and...
  • Backlash cancels auction of Japanese internment camp items

    Protests by Japanese-American groups have led an East Coast auction house to cancel a sale of 450 photos and artifacts from World War II internment camps. The move comes after thousands of Japanese-Americans, advocacy groups and supporters posted their...