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  • Japan lifts tsunami warnings after magnitude-6.9 quake

    TOKYO Small tsunami waves hit the northeast coast of Japan after a magnitude-6.9 earthquake early Tuesday, weather authorities said, as evacuation orders and alerts were lifted in the region. Up to 20-centimeter-high tsunami waves hit coastal regions...
  • 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,...
  • Kansas' Landen Lucas was immersed in Japanese culture before basketball

    They lived in a Japanese town called Fukui, the days passing in a cozy little home that one might describe as a traditional Uchi the native word for house. There were paper-thin walls and no central heating. There was an American son who would remove his...
  • UCLA, heirs wrangle over fate of a tranquil Japanese garden

    UCLA, heirs wrangle over fate of a tranquil Japanese garden
    Half a century ago, the man who built the Broadway department store chain and his wife gave to UCLA their house and the Japanese garden that spilled down the hillside below it near the Hotel Bel-Air. The UC regents, UCLA's governing body, promised to...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over US base in Japan

    A federal judge in San Francisco dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop construction of a U.S. military base in Japan that it said would harm the Okinawa dugong, an endangered marine mammal related to the manatee. U.S. District Court Judge Edward Chen...
  • US appeals to Japanese business to help push for trade pact

    Japan and the U.S. are moving closer to reaching agreement on market opening measures needed to conclude a Pacific Rim trade pact, a top U.S. envoy said Friday, urging Japanese business leaders to help bridge the last, difficult disagreements. U.S....
  • Business events scheduled for the coming week

    MONDAY, Feb. 16 U.S. stock and bond markets are closed for Washington's Birthday. TOKYO — Release of Japan's fourth-quarter 2014 GDP will show if the world's No. 3 economy remains in recession. Comes a day before a monetary policy meeting by the...
  • Tokyo district mulls plan to recognize same-sex couples

    TOKYO A central Tokyo district could become the first in Japan to give same-sex couples official recognition pending approval by the local government, media reported Thursday. A plan by Tokyo's Shibuya ward to issue certificates stating that couples...
  • Hostage crisis sharpens focus on risks of Japan's business ambitions in Middle East

    Japan's outrage over the slaying of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State group is settling into a heightened awareness of risks associated with the country's pursuit of lucrative energy projects and other economic ties in the Middle East. Tokyo's...
  • 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...
  • Japanese designer behind iconic Kikkoman soy sauce bottle dies

    Japanese industrial designer Kenji Ekuan, whose works ranged from a bullet train to the red-capped Kikkoman soy sauce dispenser as familiar as the classic Coca-Cola bottle, has died, his company said. He was 85. A former monk, Ekuan crafted a tabletop...