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  • 5 killed in stabbing spree in rural western Japan

    5 killed in stabbing spree in rural western Japan
    Five people were killed in their homes Monday in a stabbing spree in rural Japan, police said, in a rare case of major violence in the country. A 40-year-old neighbor of the victims was arrested in connection with the attacks, said Keizo Okumoto, deputy...
  • Japan lowers estimate of 4Q growth, still escaped recession

    Japan's economy escaped recession last quarter but grew less than first estimated as demand and wages remained weak, the government said Monday. The world's third-largest economy is recovering from a blow to consumer and business spending from a sales...
  • China tells Japan to set down historical baggage

    China's foreign minister renewed calls Sunday for senior Japanese leaders to abandon any attempt to water down their nation's guilt over its World War II aggression against China and others. Looking ahead to this year's 70th anniversary of the end of the...
  • Chinese media pooh-pooh shoppers' embrace of Japanese toilet seats

    Chinese media pooh-pooh shoppers' embrace of Japanese toilet seats
    For hundreds of thousands of Chinese travelers visiting Japan during the Chinese New Year holiday, the top item on their souvenir lists was headed straight for their bottoms. Chinese tourists flooded Japan last week, spending an estimated $959 million...
  • Prince William kicks off his first visit to Japan with ceremonial tea

    Konichiwa, Prince William! The Duke of Cambridge has landed in Japan.  The second in line to the British throne kicked off his trip to the island-nation when he arrived in Tokyo on Thursday and is expected to spend about three days there before...
  • Second ruling favors comfort-women statue

    Second ruling favors comfort-women statue
    A controversial statue in Glendale's Central Park will stay standing after another judge ruled in favor of the monument dedicated to women forced into sex slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. L.A. County Superior Court Judge...
  • Yutaka Katayama dies at 105; auto exec led Japan's rise in U.S. market

    Yutaka Katayama dies at 105; auto exec led Japan's rise in U.S. market
    Yutaka Katayama, the auto marketing guru who spearheaded Nissan's launch into the U.S. car market and the individual credited by many for the rapid acceptance of Japanese autos by American consumers, has died. He was 105. Katayama, called "Mr. K" by...
  • Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean

    Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean
    Nearly four years after Japan’s massive March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the country has made “significant progress” toward stabilizing and decommissioning the ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, international nuclear...
  • Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship

    Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday. The apparent discovery of the...
  • Obama announces new education effort to 'let girls learn'

    Saying every girl "has value," President Barack Obama announced a more focused government effort Tuesday to help tens of millions of girls around the world attend and stay in school. Michelle Obama said she's heading to Japan and Cambodia later this month...
  • Japan negotiator: TPP trade deal with US do-able by spring

    A deal between Japan and the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring, a top Japanese trade negotiator said Tuesday. Top negotiators for the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership meet in Hawaii next week. Wendy...