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  • Disney announces D23 Expo Japan 2015

    Disney announces D23 Expo Japan 2015
    TOKYO -- The Walt Disney Company Japan announced today that it will stage D23 Expo Japan 2015, a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. The Expo will take place over three days from November 6 to November 8, 2015 in...
  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia

    With moments of silence, prayers and memorial events, Japanese last week remembered the massive tsunami that struck the northern Tohoku region on March 11th four years ago, wiping out many coastal communities. Tens of thousands remain displaced, and...
  • UN chief urges Japan, China, South Korea to reconcile

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the leaders of Japan, China and South Korea on Monday to work harder for reconciliation over their wartime past to ensure peace and stability in the region. In his speech in Tokyo marking the 70th anniversary of...
  • Michelle Obama�looks overseas in final years as first lady

    From the "Let's Move!" anti-obesity campaign to initiatives to boost resources formilitary families and get more students through college, first lady Michelle Obama has focused her agenda on Americans. As her husband's presidency begins to wind down,...
  • AP PHOTOS: Japan's slow tsunami recovery, 4 years on

    Small clusters of survivors, bundled up against a chilly wind, gathered along Japan's northeast coast Wednesday to remember the nearly 19,000 lives lost in the March 11, 2011, tsunami. Four years later, the region is still struggling to recover....
  • After 4 years, Fukushima nuclear cleanup remains daunting, vast

    After 4 years, Fukushima nuclear cleanup remains daunting, vast
    Neon pink and yellow banners flutter along the roadsides, their gentle flapping breaking an eerie stillness. The houses here are shut tight, the streets are nearly deserted, the fields that once sprouted rice, tomatoes and cucumbers are fallow. Shigeo...
  • Monster view: New Tokyo hotel will feature 'Godzilla' rooms

    Monster view: New Tokyo hotel will feature 'Godzilla' rooms
    If “Godzilla” gives you nightmares, you might want to avoid booking a room at Tokyo’s Hotel Gracery¬†when it opens in late April. The new property in the Shinjuku district will feature special rooms dedicated to the Japanese movie...
  • Tokyo remembers devastating, overlooked WWII firebombings

    Japan mourned Tuesday for the 105,400 people killed in a single night 70 years ago, when U.S. B-29 bombers obliterated much of Tokyo in the deadliest conventional bomb attack ever. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bowed in a somber ceremony held in a downtown...
  • Japan fisherman in post-tsunami town sees hope in 'dream oysters'

    Japan fisherman in post-tsunami town sees hope in 'dream oysters'
    After pulling on his army-green fisherman’s overalls, Hiromitsu Ito crams a cigarette between his lips and guns the throttle on his boat, steering it out into the waters that have sustained and betrayed him. Five minutes offshore, he idles along...
  • Lillian Nakano dies at 86; sought redress for interned Japanese Americans

    Lillian Nakano, a soft-spoken Hawaii native who became a leader in the grass-roots effort that won reparations and an official apology for Japanese Americans incarcerated by the federal government during World War II, died Saturday at Torrance Memorial...
  • Merkel: Facing WW II atrocity key to German reconciliation

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday on a visit to Japan, where bitter disputes mark the country's attempts to define its wartime actions, that Germany was able to return to a respected place in the international society because of its efforts to...