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  • Japanese PM seeks tech innovation in Silicon Valley visit

    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans a swing through Silicon Valley on Thursday, speaking with Stanford University experts about innovation, building relationships with tech firms and investors, and — as head of one of the world's leading car...
  • Japan's Abe honors US deaths in WWII; no apology for sex slaves

    WASHINGTON Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid homage to Americans killed in World War II on Wednesday, but he declined to apologize for his nation's role in forcing up to 200,000 women into sexual slavery during the war. "My dear friends, on...
  • Japanese state dinner surprises with haiku, sake and R&B

    The first White House state dinner in more than a year served up some surprises: a president reciting haiku, toasts using sake instead of champagne and the leader of Japan describing relations between the countries using the words of a popular R&B...
  • 70 years later: The future of the US-Japan strategic alliance

    On Wednesday, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed a joint meeting of Congress a first for a Japanese prime minister and a remarkable symbol of the strength of the relationship between the United States and Japan. Abe spoke to Congress from the very same...
  • The Latest: 'Jersey Boys' serenade guests at state dinner

    10:40 p.m. (EDT) Dinner's over, and the "Jersey Boys" are serenading guests at Tuesday's state dinner for Japan's prime minister at the White House. The cast of the film adaptation of the jukebox musical — a big hit in Japan — is...
  • Obama, Abe declare progress, but no breakthrough, on trade

    President Barack Obama acknowledged Tuesday the challenge he faces winning congressional support for a major Asia-Pacific trade deal that has become a cornerstone of his second term agenda. "It's never fun passing a trade bill in this town," the president...
  • State dinner fare: haiku, R&B _ and chopsticks for the brave

    President Barack Obama's state dinner for the prime minister of Japan offered guests a haiku, some R&B and the specter of chopsticks — for those brave enough to go there. The president welcomed guest of honor Shinzo Abe with a toast over sake...
  • AP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress

    Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress, but Wednesday's speech by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be the first by a Japanese leader. That's striking considering the tight U.S.-Japan...
  • Rubio hopes Japan's Abe addresses 'comfort women' rift

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio warned Tuesday that China is exploiting a rift between Japan and South Korea over World War II "comfort women," and he urged Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to more fully address his country's wartime...
  • Seahawk Wilson, Intel's Krzanich among guests at Abe state dinner

    WASHINGTON Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, "Star Trek" actor George Takei and Intel Corp. Chief Executive Brian Krzanich were among guests from business, entertainment, sports and government invited to join Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...
  • Hundreds protest Japanese leader ahead of California visit

    Hundreds of people protested outside the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco on Tuesday, calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to apologize for his country's treatment of people from other Asian countries during World War II. The protest comes days before...