| 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 17, 2014
| 8:25 PM
Japan's unexpected fall into recession — the latest stumble for its long-struggling economy — poses another obstacle to the U.S. recovery and demonstrates the problems many key nations still are having regaining their economic footing after...
| 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 18, 2014
| 8:10 AM
With his nation in an unexpected recession, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called early parliamentary elections to seek public backing for a delay in a scheduled tax increase that could worsen economic conditions.
"I’ve made up my...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a bit of tough-guy swagger: He hasn't been afraid to ruffle China's feathers by visiting a controversial war shrine and he's pushed to revise Japan's pacifist constitution. Yet he's also become one of Asia's most vocal...