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  • Japan investigates death threats to US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy

    Japan investigates death threats to US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy
    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...
  • Disney announces D23 Expo Japan 2015

    Disney announces D23 Expo Japan 2015
    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...
  • Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean

    Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean
    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...
  • After 4 years, Fukushima nuclear cleanup remains daunting, vast

    After 4 years, Fukushima nuclear cleanup remains daunting, vast
    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. Shigeo...
  • Japan fisherman in post-tsunami town sees hope in 'dream oysters'

    Japan fisherman in post-tsunami town sees hope in 'dream oysters'
    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...
  • Lillian Nakano dies at 86; sought redress for interned Japanese Americans

    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...
  • 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,...
  • 5 killed in stabbing spree in rural western Japan

    5 killed in stabbing spree in rural western Japan
    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...
  • 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...
  • Monster view: New Tokyo hotel will feature 'Godzilla' rooms

    Monster view: New Tokyo hotel will feature 'Godzilla' rooms
    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...
  • Chinese media pooh-pooh shoppers' embrace of Japanese toilet seats

    Chinese media pooh-pooh shoppers' embrace of Japanese toilet seats
    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...