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  • Typhoon swerves into Japan after killing 2 in Philippines

    A powerful typhoon swerved into southern Japan on Tuesday, battering its southernmost tiny islands with rain and wind after hammering the northeastern tip of the Philippines. At midday Tuesday, Typhoon Noul was over Yakushima, off the coast of the...
  • Typhoon swerves into Japan, leaves 2 dead in Philippines

    A powerful typhoon swerved into southern Japan Tuesday after hammering the northeastern tip of the Philippines, leaving at least two people dead. It was hovering near the southernmost Japanese islands of Amami Oshima, about 1,800 kilometers (1,100 miles)...
  • Okinawa governor hopes US will heed base plan protests

    The governor of the southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa said Wednesday that he would head to Washington to convey local objections to a plan to relocate a U.S. air base. A plan set in 1996 would move U.S. Marine Air Station Futenma to a less...
  • Japan economy gathers pace in 1Q as recovery takes hold

    Japan's economy grew at a faster-than-expected 2.4 percent annual pace in the January-March quarter, suggesting a recovery is gaining traction despite persisting weakness in corporate and household spending. About 2 percentage points of the first...
  • Night at the Oasis provides Taste of Japan

    Night at the Oasis provides Taste of Japan
    Food, music and art of Japan were on display Saturday night at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona del Mar as the Newport Beach Sister City Assn. and the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa presented Taste of Japan. The celebration of Japanese culture...
  • AmericanWarrior flight honors local WWII veteran

    Bill Karosi was a young man who wanted to fight for his country and signed up with the U.S. Navy in 1943, as soon as he was 18. He served during World War II on the LSM 79, a landing ship in the Pacific preparing for the invasion of Okinawa. An invasion...
  • Japanese worry over Osprey safety after fatal US air crash

    A fatal crash of a U.S. Marine Corps Osprey in Hawaii has renewed safety concerns in Japan, where more of the hybrid aircraft are to be deployed. Gov. Takeshi Onaga on the southern island of Okinawa said Monday that flights of Ospreys should be suspended...
  • Japan plans to scale back stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

    Japan plans to scale back the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the government runs short of money and time, the country's sports minister said Monday. Hakubun Shimomura said a planned retractable roof wouldn't be built in time for the games,...
  • Commerce secretary on Pacific trade deal: 'It's about market access'

    Commerce secretary on Pacific trade deal: 'It's about market access'
    As U.S. Commerce secretary, Penny Pritzker has spent months trying to sell Congress on giving President Obama fast-track authority to pave the way for a new trans-Pacific trade pact that the White House hopes will cut the hefty U.S. trade deficit with...
  • Japanese culture comes alive at Botanic Garden

    Japanese culture comes alive at Botanic Garden
    Kids will learn about the culture and customs of Japan at the Malott Japanese Garden Children's Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. "We are bringing back our beloved...
  • A dean of Japanese music talks boundaries, John Cage and life with Yoko Ono

    A dean of Japanese music talks boundaries, John Cage and life with Yoko Ono
    When composer Toshi Ichiyanagi arrived at my hotel near Suntory Hall for tea, he apologized for bringing a bag of his recent CDs, since it would add weight to my luggage. He laughed when he said that in halting English. He then smiled contentedly, knowing...