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  • Q&A: What's next for Japan economy after exiting recession

    Japan emerged from recession last quarter, but the rebound in the world's third-largest economy was much weaker than economists had forecast. Questions and answers about what's next and the possible implications for global growth. — HOW IS JAPAN'...
  • South Africa protests apartheid column in Japanese press

    South Africa's ambassador to Japan has sent a letter of protest to a conservative Japanese newspaper about a recent column that in essence advocated separate residences for foreign workers modeled on apartheid. The Feb. 11 column in the Sankei...
  • Japan economy makes meek exit from recession

    After stumbling out of recession last quarter, Japan's economy looks set to do something familiar this year: slumber. Helped by higher exports, the country's GDP grew an annualized 2.2 percent in the last quarter of 2014, the government said Monday....
  • 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...
  • Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages

    The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages within 72 hours, demanding a $200 million ransom in a video posted online Tuesday that showed a knife-brandishing masked militant standing over the two kneeling captives. Prime Minister...
  • Japan condemns video purportedly showing Islamic State group beheading hostage Goto

    Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of...
  • Japan special envoy hopeful about release of hostage, Jordanian pilot

    A Japanese envoy in Jordan expressed hope that both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic militants will return home "with a smile on their faces," as criticisms mounted Tuesday over the government's handling of the crisis. Deputy...
  • Japanese speak about shock and sadness as video purportedly shows journalist hostage slaying

    The news of a video purportedly showing the killing of Kenji Goto, a journalist held hostage by Islamic State militants, rushed through Japan early Sunday. Here are some voices and thoughts of ordinary people, Goto's family and officials in a nation...
  • Analysis: Why Japan may still pursue a greater global role despite the hostage crisis

    The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been reminded in brutal fashion that the world is a dangerous place. In a shock to a country that can feel insulated from distant geopolitical problems, two of their own have...
  • 2 Japanese hostages: How their lives got intertwined

    2 Japanese hostages: How their lives got intertwined
    One is a freelance journalist respected for his reporting on refugees and children in war zones. The other is a man who seems obsessed with guns and went to Syria to train with fighters. Despite their differing backgrounds and passions, their paths...
  • It's a hoot hanging out with owls at this Tokyo cafe

    TOKYO (AP) — In the U.S., hanging out in a cafe with animals is such an exotic concept that people can't get enough of it. A pop-up cat cafe in New York last year had lines down the block. Online reservations for another Manhattan cat cafe are...