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  • Expected guests at Japan state dinner

    Below is a list of expected attendees at tonight’s Japan State Dinner, provided by the Office of the First Lady. The President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, and Mrs. Akie Abe Ms. Chitose Abe Ms. Miki...
  • President Obama, Abe declare progress, but no breakthrough, on trade

    President 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...
  • First lady promotes student foreign exchanges

    Michelle Obama said Tuesday that all of America's students should have the opportunity to interact with kids from other countries so they can learn about each other and realize what they have in common, instead of focusing on their differences. The first...
  • Japan PM sidesteps question on apologizing for WWII abuses

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sidestepped a question on whether he would apologize for the sexual enslavement of women by Japan's army during World War II. Abe instead said he was "deeply pained" by the suffering of "comfort women." He was using...
  • Nuclear attack survivors, 70 years later, now fading away

    What a nuclear attack didn't take from them, old age will. Seventy years have passed since the United States shocked the world by dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As nuclear powers gather this week to discuss a...
  • Japan ministers' war shrine visit irks China after Abe talks

    Three Japanese Cabinet ministers on Thursday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, drawing a rebuke from China just a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi Jinping met in a bid to...
  • In US-Japan talks, China is the elephant in the room

    When President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet on Tuesday, a major subtext of their discussions will be the world leader not in the room — Chinese President Xi Jinping. China's rise underlies both the economic and...
  • Japanese police investigate projectile launch near US base

    Japanese police said they were investigating a possible attack on a U.S. Army base near Tokyo after finding a pair of launchers and a projectile Tuesday following reports of explosions in the vicinity. Two iron pipes planted into the ground and aimed...
  • Japan's prime minister focuses on economy and women's issues

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday his administration is trying to improve the status of women in his country as it also seeks to protect women's rights on the international stage. Speaking during a brief appearance at Harvard University on...
  • As trade talks heat up, Obama wants U.S. cars on Japan's streets

    WASHINGTON When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe goes to the White House on Tuesday, he's likely to get an earful on one topic: cars. President Barack Obama has complained recently that the United States isn't selling enough American cars in Japan...
  • Governor to lead W.Va. trade delegation to Japan in mid-May

    A trade delegation led by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is going to Japan in mid-May to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the state's development office in Nagoya. The 15-member delegation includes former Gov. Gaston Caperton. The Nagoya office opened during...