| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:22 AM
Prayers were offered Friday at Tokyo's largest mosque for two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants who had demanded a $200 million ransom for their release.
Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group posted an online...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 9:29 PM
Japan said Thursday it was considering all possible ways to gain the release of two hostages held by the Islamic State group, as two people with contacts there offered to try to negotiate.
The Islamic State group, in a video message seen Tuesday, said...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:11 AM
Toyota Motor Corp. stayed at the top in global vehicle sales in 2014, taking that auto industry crown for the third year straight, but was less upbeat about this year.
The Japanese automaker sold 10.23 million vehicles, beating out Volkswagen and General...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 10:49 PM
The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives.
| Jan 21, 2015
| 8:51 AM
One is a freelance journalist respected for his reporting on refugees and children in war zones. The other is a man who seems obsessed with guns and went to Syria to train with fighters.
Despite their differing backgrounds and passions, their paths...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 8:48 PM
United States Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia on Sunday, vowing to oppose Russian efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane.
President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:34 PM
The service begins with four loud claps. Two reverends in white robes and black ceremonial caps face each other and chant, alternating between English and Japanese.
Two children quietly chatter to their parents in the back of the church. Several...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:06 PM
To the editor: The notion that the Japanese government denies or downplays history is misleading. Following the stance of the past administrations, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his sincere commitment to face history with humility on numerous...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:08 PM
In a frigid barn near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, members of the Japanese American community looked on with pride Sunday as four of five World War II veterans riding in the 126th Rose Parade each placed a flower on the "Go for Broke" float.
| 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 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...