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  • Godzilla welcomed in Tokyo _ to lure visitors, not to scare

    Fire-breathing, building-stomping Godzilla was welcomed in part of Tokyo on Thursday as a sign of prosperity, not destruction. The irradiated monster was appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Shinjuku ward, known for its down-home bars...
  • Godzilla appointed Tokyo resident and tourism ambassador

    Godzilla appointed Tokyo resident and tourism ambassador
    Godzilla has stomped so many buildings in Japan that the irradiated monster was appointed special resident and tourism ambassador for Tokyo's Shinjuku ward. A Godzilla-size head towering 171 feet above ground level was unveiled Thursday at an office of...
  • Japan's emperor prays at WWII battleground on Pacific island

    The emperor of Japan visited a remote Pacific island Thursday to pray for thousands of Japanese and American soldiers who died during the World War II battle of Peleliu. Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko laid bouquets of white chrysanthemum...
  • Japan's recovery weak after 2 years of monetary 'bazooka'

    Two years after launching a bazooka of ultra-lavish monetary easing, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has made only fitful progress toward the goal of the 2 percent inflation rate he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said was needed to jolt the world's No....
  • New Trier students head to Japan Bowl

    After capturing top honors in a recent state tournament, three New Trier High School students are heading to Washington, D.C., next week to compete in the National Japan Bowl competition. Last month, New Trier High School Japan Bowl team members Miya...
  • 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...
  • Candy artist gives UCF students taste of traditional and modern Japanese food culture

    Candy artist gives UCF students taste of traditional and modern Japanese food culture
    Sugimori "Candy" Miyuki, one of only 15 formally trained Japanese candy artists in the world, demonstrated her craft in front of several hundred UCF students Wednesday at the campus Student Union. Miyuki's appearance, which was presented by 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...
  • L.A. Phil's YOLA players are goodwill ambassadors near Fukushima

    L.A. Phil's YOLA players are goodwill ambassadors near Fukushima
    A sleek bullet train pulled into a city in northern Japan recently with 15 Los Angeles teenagers aboard. They looked like typical school kids everywhere, in the uniform of T-shirts, hoodies, jeans and sneakers. The city likewise appeared unremarkable,...
  • Cherry blossoms decorate Orchestra Day in Japan

     Cherry blossoms decorate Orchestra Day in Japan
    Tuesday here felt like ground zero for spring. The weather was lovely. Schools were on spring break. Families were everywhere viewing cherry blossoms. The city was white with petals. In Bunkyo, a northern district of Tokyo, the attractions were many....
  • US, Japan seek trade deal in advance of Abe Washington visit

    WASHINGTON U.S. and Japanese negotiators are rushing to complete a trade agreement they can unveil during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington later this month, something they hope will pave the way for a broader Asia-Pacific pact involving...