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  • Japan's secret navy bunker gives glimpse of war's final days

    On a hillside overlooking an athletic field where high school students play volleyball, an inconspicuous entrance leads down a dusty, slippery slope — and seemingly back in time — to Japan's secret Imperial Navy headquarters in the final...
  • Japan's tourism boom lifts economy, but brings headaches

    From the slopes of Mount Fuji to the temple streets of Kyoto, tourists are cramming Japan's prime sightseeing spots, puzzling their way through Tokyo subways, and splashing out cash on cosmetics, sushi and high-tech toilet seats. The cheap yen, easier...
  • Leaders of SKorea, Japan mark anniversary of normalized ties

    The leaders of South Korea and Japan attended separate ceremonies Monday in their respective capitals marking the 50th anniversary of the resumption of normal ties — small, mostly symbolic moves that could signal an easing of abysmal relations...
  • Philippines holds drills with US, Japan near disputed sea

    The Philippines launched separate naval exercises with the United States and Japan on Monday on an island province facing the disputed South China Sea, displaying its security alliances amid an increasingly tense territorial rift with Beijing. Philippine...
  • Not friends yet, but Japan and South Korea are talking

    Foreign ministers from Japan and South Korea held a rare meeting Sunday on the eve of the 50th anniversary of their countries normalizing relations marred by Japan's colonization and World War II conquest. Yet, the ties between the most important U.S....
  • Japan aims to resume Antarctic whaling later this year

    Japan says it plans to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic later this year, even though the International Whaling Commission says Tokyo hasn't proven that the mammals need to be killed for research. The IWC's Scientific Committee said in a report...
  • Toyota: American exec did not intend to break Japan law

    Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda said Friday he believes an American executive arrested on suspicion of importing a controlled drug into Japan had no intention of breaking the law. Julie Hamp, Toyota's head of public relations and its first...
  • Solar plane, ready to go, waiting out weather front in Japan

    The pilot of a solar-powered plane that made an unplanned stop in Japan says his aircraft is now ready to fly but must wait out unfavorable weather, perhaps for up to two months. Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg said Thursday that it could take weeks for a...
  • Toyota's PR chief arrested for suspected drug law violation

    Julie Hamp, Toyota Motor Corp.'s new head of public relations, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of importing an illegal pain medicine into Japan, Tokyo police said. Hamp, an American, was appointed in April as Toyota's first female top executive. She...
  • Volcano erupts in southern Japan, spewing ash high into sky

    Volcano erupts in southern Japan, spewing ash high into sky
    A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 5.6 miles into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate. One person was reported to have suffered...
  • Volcano erupts on small island in southern Japan

    A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, and authorities ordered residents to evacuate the island. Mount Shindake erupted about 10 a.m. in spectacular fashion, spewing towering black-gray clouds into the sky. The Japan...