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  • Strong earthquake shakes northeast Japan, no tsunami risk

    A strong earthquake hit Japan on Wednesday in the same region devastated by a major quake and tsunami in 2011. Authorities said there was no risk of tsunami. The Japan Meteorological Agency put the preliminary magnitude at 6.6, the U.S. Geological...
  • Night at the Oasis provides Taste of Japan

    Night at the Oasis provides Taste of Japan
    Food, music and art of Japan were on display Saturday night at the Oasis Senior Center in Corona del Mar as the Newport Beach Sister City Assn. and the Rotary Club of Newport-Balboa presented Taste of Japan. The celebration of Japanese culture...
  • Morikami Museum celebrates Japanese pop culture

    Morikami Museum celebrates Japanese pop culture
    Revelers clad as ninjas, cat-humanoids and warrior princesses filled the 36th annual Hatsume Fair. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens' largest event showcases anime and pop culture. It's become a cosplay confab of sorts. Short for costume play,...
  • Map may hold key to lost World War II bones at Pacific battle site

    Map may hold key to lost World War II bones at Pacific battle site
    Opening her laptop, Tomomi Takemoto studies a 70-year-old map of this claw-shaped island, searching for the burial site of her great-uncle, a Japanese infantryman who was killed in one of the Pacific War's bloodiest battles. Faint printing shows what...
  • Former comfort woman visits bronze memorial

    Former comfort woman visits bronze memorial
    Adorned in a traditional silk robe, 86-year-old Yong Soo Lee gradually made her way to the bronze comfort-women statue in Glendale’s Central Park with the help of two people at her side. Lee, a former comfort woman, sat down on an empty seat...
  • Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits USC, where he was a student

    Japanese leader Shinzo Abe visits USC, where he was a student
    Heading home from a weeklong visit to the U.S., Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stopped off Saturday morning for a nostalgic tour of USC, where he was a student in the 1970s. The brief visit to USC was Abe's final event in the United States beforeĀ he...
  • Japan leader Shinzo Abe reaches out to Japanese Americans in L.A. visit

    Japan leader Shinzo Abe reaches out to Japanese Americans in L.A. visit
    For decades, an uneasy ambivalence marked the relationship between Japan and many Japanese Americans after the Asian nation's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor prompted the community's mass removal from the West Coast and incarceration in desolate compounds....
  • Drone with radioactive material found on Japanese prime minister's office roof

    Drone with radioactive material found on Japanese prime minister's office roof
    A small drone aircraft containing what was believed to be a minuteĀ amount of radioactive cesium was discovered Wednesday morning on the heliport above Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s office. No one was injured, and Abe was traveling in...
  • President Obama, Abe declare progress, but no breakthrough, on trade

    President Obama, Abe declare progress, but no breakthrough, on trade
    President Barack Obama acknowledged Tuesday the challenge he faces winning congressional support for a major Asia-Pacific trade deal that has become a cornerstone of his second term agenda. "It's never fun passing a trade bill in this town," the president...
  • Chicagoans snare invites to state dinner honoring Japan

    Chicagoans snare invites to state dinner honoring Japan
    A sake toast, red chopsticks and a meal fusing American and Japanese cuisine were planned Tuesday night for guests at a White House state dinner honoring Japan. A number of Chicago-area residents were to join the Obamas at the soiree, where the decor...
  • Expected guests at Japan state dinner

    Below is a list of expected attendees at tonight’s Japan State Dinner, provided by the Office of the First Lady. The President and Mrs. Obama His Excellency Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, and Mrs. Akie Abe Ms. Chitose Abe Ms. Miki...