| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Japan has fallen back into a recession, a continuation of more than two decades of struggles and a warning about the overwhelming challenge of getting an economy healthy again after massive debt and a real estate bubble poison it.
Like the U.S. and...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Japan informed the International Whaling Commission on Tuesday that it intended to resume hunting whales for scientific research next year, a move that conservationists called a defiance of the International Court of Justice ruling that Japan's whale...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Ken Takakura, a quiet, craggy-faced star known for playing outlaws and stoic heroes in scores of Japanese films, has died. He was 83.
Perhaps best known abroad for his role as a police inspector in Ridley Scott's 1989 film "Black Rain," Takakura died...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:13 AM
They have been part of American horticulture — and culture — for nearly 150 years, yet Japanese gardens remain a mystery for many people.
That doesn't have to be the case. According to Tim Gruner, the garden curator/head of horticulture at...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 1:35 PM
If you think of Japan these days, it's probably about cars or video game consoles or maybe even pop culture. (Those clever smiley face symbols and characters that liven up text messages? They're Japanese 'emoji').
What's missing from the conversation...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 1:55 PM
From June 4 to 7, 1942, the U.S. Navy ambushed and then devastated a Japanese strike force near Midway Island. Tokyo's plan to occupy the Hawaiian Islands had relied on seizing that tiny atoll halfway between Asia and North America. On June 7, six...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:22 PM
After a very long period of economic stagnation, Japan had finally begun to turn the corner in 2013. However, the Japanese government recently announced that it has entered back into recession based on the second consecutive quarter of negative economic...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 6:52 AM
Honda failed to notify U.S. safety regulators of 1,729 claims of injuries and deaths related to accidents in its vehicles since 2003, the automaker acknowledged on Monday.
The Japanese automaker said in a statement that its count of underreported...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Darrell Stark, age 92, of Stafford Springs, recently met with U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-2) to talk about his recent trip to Japan. Stark and six other former prisoners of war held by Japan during World War II made the journey as guests of the Japanese...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:28 PM
A super typhoon that currently has winds of more than 150 mph could make landfall in Japan this weekend, making it the second storm to head for the country in recent days.
Typhoon Vongfong on Tuesday was about 750 miles southeast of Okinawa, Japan, and...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:02 AM
After more than two years of intense tension, China and Japan said Friday that they had reached an agreement to improve relations fractured by a territorial dispute and visits by Japan’s prime minister to a controversial war shrine.