| Jun 4, 2015
| 4:43 PM
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...
| May 24, 2015
| 8:54 PM
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...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 1:09 PM
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...
| May 30, 2015
| 10:30 PM
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...
| May 30, 2015
| 7:46 AM
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....
| Apr 19, 2015
| 8:17 PM
Japanese authorities issued a warning for a tsunami of up to 1 meter (3 feet) after a strong earthquake struck Monday in the seas south of Okinawa and east of Taiwan. The warning was cancelled just over an hour later.
The Japan Meteorological Agency...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 6:33 PM
A Japanese company said its magnetic levitation train set a speed record this week, reaching 366 mph on a test track.
The Central Japan Railway Co., often called JR Central, said the test run involved a seven-car "maglev" train on a 26.6-mile track in...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 3:51 PM
Nancy Oda's parents had an expression whenever she brought up her family's imprisonment behind barbed wire during World War II. "They said 'shikata ga nai—' it can't be helped," recalls Oda.
But Oda, who was born in a relocation camp at Tule...
| Apr 15, 2015
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...
| May 17, 2015
| 4:36 PM
The tiny Pacific island of Pagan is a lost world of deserted black sand beaches, feral pigs and huge fruit bats. Two active volcanoes, one at each end of the spoon-shaped isle, rise over a deep blue horizon.
A rusting Zero fighter plane lies near a...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 7:35 PM
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,...