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  • Japan pulls out of recession, but economic growth disappoints

    Japan pulls out of recession, but economic growth disappoints
    Japan emerged from a brief recession in the fourth quarter, but growth was less than forecast, signaling continued problems for the nation's long-struggling economy. The government reported Monday that total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
  • American adds flights to Guadalajara, Belize City; Japan adds Osaka

    American adds flights to Guadalajara, Belize City; Japan adds Osaka
    Beginning in the spring, American Airlines will offer nonstop service to Guadalajara, Mexico, and Belize City, Belize, and Japan Airlines will add nonstop service to Osaka, Japan, a route it discontinued eight years ago. American’s new daily...
  • Kenji Ekuan dies at 85; designer's works included Kikkoman sauce dispenser

    Kenji Ekuan dies at 85; designer's works included Kikkoman sauce dispenser
    Japanese industrial designer Kenji Ekuan, whose works included such diverse products as a bullet train and the red-capped Kikkoman soy sauce dispenser, has died. He was 85. Ekuan died of a heart problem at a Tokyo hospital early Saturday, according to...
  • Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, Jordanian pilot

    Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, Jordanian pilot
    A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis. Deputy...
  • Netflix plans to expand to Japan this fall in Asian market debut

    Netflix plans to expand to Japan this fall in Asian market debut
    Buoyed by recent better-than-expected subscriber growth, Netflix announced Wednesday that it would expand to Japan this fall. It will be the movie streaming company’s first foray into the Asian market. “With its rich culture and celebrated...
  • Hostage killings highlight threat, meager options for Japan

    Hostage killings highlight threat, meager options for Japan
    The killing of two Japanese taken hostage by the Islamic State group has violently driven home the high stakes Japan faces and limited options it can muster in such circumstances. It also offers a glimpse into how Japan is struggling to handle the...
  • Japan's leader defends handling of hostage crisis

    Japan's leader defends handling of hostage crisis
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his policy toward terrorism, as the flag at his official residence flew at half-staff Monday in a mark of mourning for two hostages killed by the Islamic State group. During a long day of parliamentary debate,...
  • Islamic State apparently beheads Japanese hostage Kenji Goto

    Islamic State apparently beheads Japanese hostage Kenji Goto
    Islamic State militants have beheaded a Japanese journalist, according to video released Saturday on the Internet, ending a wrenching drama that has gripped Japan and jolted another close U.S. ally, Jordan. The grisly slaying of Kenji Goto, 47, an...
  • Marlins land long-time leading man Ichiro for supporting role

    Marlins land long-time leading man Ichiro for supporting role
    Nothing about Ichiro Suzuki suggests "minor signing." He is a 10-time All-Star with a Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player award to accompany 10 Gold Gloves and three Silver Sluggers. Nonetheless, Suzuki – one of the game's top leading men...
  • Mother of Japanese hostage pleads for son's life as deadline nears

    Mother of Japanese hostage pleads for son's life as deadline nears
    The mother of a Japanese hostage believed to be in the hands of Islamic extremists made an emotional appeal for her son’s life Wednesday, hours before a deadline set by his captors was to expire. In a statement read to reporters, Junko Ishido, the...
  • Rutter: Now we remember but without the anger of 1941

    By the time my Old Man fell asleep never to reawaken, he had lost his anger with the Japanese. To be specific, this was the Japan of 1941 that had riled him. He sort of hated the entire nation from the emperor on down. He had hated sampans and saki. He...