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  • 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....
  • Tsunami warning lifted after quake hits south of Japan

    Tsunami warning lifted after quake hits south of Japan
    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...
  • Japanese company says its magnetic levitation train set speed record

    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...
  • Japanese Americans' protests halt auction of internment camp items

    Japanese Americans' protests halt auction of internment camp items
    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...
  • 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...
  • Island of Pagan opposes plan to use it for Marine invasion training

     Island of Pagan opposes plan to use it for Marine invasion training
    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...
  • '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,...