| Mar 18, 2015
| 4:57 AM
Japanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another American envoy, authorities said Wednesday.
Tokyo police are investigating calls to the U.S. Embassy threatening to kill Kennedy and similar...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 7:19 PM
TOKYO -- The Walt Disney Company Japan announced today that it will stage D23 Expo Japan 2015, a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. The Expo will take place over three days from November 6 to November 8, 2015 in...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:25 AM
Nearly four years after Japan’s massive March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the country has made “significant progress” toward stabilizing and decommissioning the ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, international nuclear...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 11:20 AM
Neon pink and yellow banners flutter along the roadsides, their gentle flapping breaking an eerie stillness. The houses here are shut tight, the streets are nearly deserted, the fields that once sprouted rice, tomatoes and cucumbers are fallow.
| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:00 AM
After pulling on his army-green fisherman’s overalls, Hiromitsu Ito crams a cigarette between his lips and guns the throttle on his boat, steering it out into the waters that have sustained and betrayed him.
Five minutes offshore, he idles along...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 8:36 PM
Lillian Nakano, a soft-spoken Hawaii native who became a leader in the grass-roots effort that won reparations and an official apology for Japanese Americans incarcerated by the federal government during World War II, died Saturday at Torrance Memorial...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:54 AM
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,...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 3:25 AM
Five people were killed in their homes Monday in a stabbing spree in rural Japan, police said, in a rare case of major violence in the country.
A 40-year-old neighbor of the victims was arrested in connection with the attacks, said Keizo Okumoto, deputy...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 7:45 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:00 AM
If “Godzilla” gives you nightmares, you might want to avoid booking a room at Tokyo’s Hotel Gracery when it opens in late April.
The new property in the Shinjuku district will feature special rooms dedicated to the Japanese movie...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 3:00 AM
For hundreds of thousands of Chinese travelers visiting Japan during the Chinese New Year holiday, the top item on their souvenir lists was headed straight for their bottoms.
Chinese tourists flooded Japan last week, spending an estimated $959 million...