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  • New exhibit offers different perspective on World War II end

    As the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II approaches, a new museum exhibition provides a different perspective on the end of the conflict — one in which Japanese were the victims. That has the potential to upset American veterans,...
  • 2 ex-leaders urge Abe to keep Japan's WWII apologies

    Two former political leaders who apologized over Japan's World War II atrocities said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should not water down their words when he marks the 70th anniversary of the war's end. Japanese leaders' war anniversary statements have...
  • Constitutional questions grow over Japan PM's military plans

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's pledge to the U.S. to increase Japan's military contribution internationally is facing more questions about potential conflicts with the nation's pacifist Constitution. Opposition lawmakers demanded answers from key...
  • California rice farmers find Japanese trade negotiators a bit starchy

    California rice farmers find Japanese trade negotiators a bit starchy
    For years Charley Mathews Jr. has exported tons of his best Sacramento Valley-grown rice to Japan, but it grates on him that very little of that has ever ended up on the tables of sushi restaurants or Japanese households. Instead, the Japanese...
  • Head of Japan stock exchanges 'ashamed ' over Toshiba woes

    The longtime head of Japan's stock exchange says he is "ashamed" over a recent accounting scandal at electronics and industrial conglomerate Toshiba Corp. Atsushi Saito, CEO of Japan Exchange Group Inc., said Friday he was puzzled by Toshiba's apparent...
  • Japan economy gains speed, grows at 3.9 pct pace in Jan-Mar

    Japan's economy grew at a faster pace than initially estimated in the January-March quarter on stronger consumer and corporate spending, though economists anticipate slower growth in April-June. The 3.9 percent annualized growth rate announced Monday...
  • Hogan calls maglev ride 'incredible,' says state will seek $28 million grant to study

    Hogan calls maglev ride 'incredible,' says state will seek $28 million grant to study
    Gov. Larry Hogan took a ride Thursday on Japan's high-speed magnetic levitation train and expressed enthusiastic interest in a technology that has been touted as a way to travel between Baltimore and Washington in 15 minutes. During a maglev ride on a...
  • Quest to return WWII photos to Japanese families a reminder of soldiers' sacrifice

     Quest to return WWII photos to Japanese families a reminder of soldiers' sacrifice
    Ten World War II-vintage photos. Black-and-white and sepia-toned shots of bare-chested young soldiers or groups of uniformed men who answered the call of duty for the country they loved in the early 1940s. But most of these soldiers never made it home...
  • Beverly Lowe Daniels, CPS educator and Women's Army Corps veteran, dies

    Beverly Lowe Daniels, CPS educator and Women's Army Corps veteran, dies
    Shortly after graduating from Englewood High School in 1939, Beverly Lowe Daniels enlisted in the Women's Army Corps and was sent to the Philippines, where she helped rebuild villages destroyed by the Japanese during World War II. She was discharged...
  • 12 hurt in Japan quake as life returns to normal

    Twelve people suffered minor injuries and businesses returned to normal Sunday after a powerful earthquake near remote Japanese islands shook most of the country the previous night, but it was well beneath the earth's surface and did not trigger a...
  • Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning issued

    A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but officials said there was no threat of a tsunami and that no injuries or damage were immediately reported. The magnitude 8....