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  • Summons of Japanese media raises complaints of interference

    Japan's ruling party summoned executives from two leading television networks Friday, the latest in a series of actions that opponents say endanger press freedom and intimidate the media. The Liberal Democratic Party's panel on information and...
  • Japan scrambling warplanes as often as during Cold War era

    Japan's government said Wednesday that the number of scrambles by the country's warplanes has surged in recent years to levels nearly matching the Cold War era amid growing activity by China and Russia in the region. The Self Air-Defense Force...
  • Traditional matcha tea gets whirled, dusted, infused in US

    More than a thousand years ago, Buddhist monks in Japan began a daily ritual of grinding green tea leaves into powder, mixing it into hot water with a bamboo whisk, then sharing the tea from a single cup. Today matcha in the U.S. is considerably less...
  • Plane skids off runway in Japan; about 20 injured

    An Asiana Airlines plane skidded off a runway Tuesday after landing in western Japan, and about 20 people received minor injuries, officials said. Hiroshima airport reported that the aircraft's tail touched the runway while landing, causing some sparks,...
  • Japanese court rejects bid to restart of 2 nuclear reactors

    A court issued an injunction Tuesday ordering two nuclear reactors in western Japan to stay offline, rejecting regulators' safety approval of the reactors' planned restart later this year, a decision that could further delay the government's restart...
  • Amid tensions, Chinese premier meets Japan delegation

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met Tuesday with a Japanese delegation led by ex-Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono, amid halting efforts to reduce lingering tensions between the countries before this year's 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender at the end...
  • Tokyo Olympic organizers add more sponsors for 2020 Games

    Tokyo Olympic organizers have signed up two major Japanese financial institutions as domestic sponsors of the 2020 Games. The addition of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. brings the total number of top-tier...
  • Celebrate spring at the Morikami's Hatsume Fair

    Celebrate spring at the Morikami's Hatsume Fair
    The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is putting its spin on spring at the 36th annual Hatsume Fair this weekend. "We have a lot of freedom with this one. It's not tied to a traditional Japanese holiday," said Samantha Levine, the Morikami's...
  • Japan's Mitsubishi sets sights on niche in aircraft sector

    At a tightly guarded factory in central Japan, Mitsubishi, a maker of the Zero fighter planes of World War II, is launching its MRJ regional jet and aiming to fulfill Japan's long-cherished ambitions to regain status as a major aviation power. The...
  • Disaster expo shows innovations in thriving Japan industry

    Mankind is powerless to prevent calamities such as typhoons and earthquakes, but in Japan where the devastating 2011 tsunami still looms large, there's a flourishing industry in devising ways to cope with catastrophe. Some of the products on display at...
  • 'Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi' a paean to Japanese food culture

     'Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi' a paean to Japanese food culture
    If a single theme comes through in the documentary "Wa-shoku: Beyond Sushi," it's the importance of presentation in Japanese cuisine. Director Junichi Suzuki might have taken a tip or two from the chefs and experts he interviewed. Jumping among topics,...