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  • Honda admits under-reporting serious U.S. accidents since 2003

    Honda admits under-reporting serious U.S. accidents since 2003
    Honda failed to notify U.S. safety regulators of 1,729 claims of injuries and deaths related to accidents in its vehicles since 2003, the automaker acknowledged on Monday. The Japanese automaker said in a statement that its count of underreported...
  • Japan's tax increase provides economics lesson

    Japan's tax increase provides economics lesson
    After a very long period of economic stagnation, Japan had finally begun to turn the corner in 2013. However, the Japanese government recently announced that it has entered back into recession based on the second consecutive quarter of negative economic...
  • Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII

    Breaking the code on a Chicago mystery from WWII
    From June 4 to 7, 1942, the U.S. Navy ambushed and then devastated a Japanese strike force near Midway Island. Tokyo's plan to occupy the Hawaiian Islands had relied on seizing that tiny atoll halfway between Asia and North America. On June 7, six...
  • Re-creating the Japanese garden: Let nature take its course

    Re-creating the Japanese garden: Let nature take its course
    They have been part of American horticulture — and culture — for nearly 150 years, yet Japanese gardens remain a mystery for many people. That doesn't have to be the case. According to Tim Gruner, the garden curator/head of horticulture at...
  • Japan Inc. on the brink

    If you think of Japan these days, it's probably about cars or video game consoles or maybe even pop culture. (Those clever smiley face symbols and characters that liven up text messages? They're Japanese 'emoji'). What's missing from the conversation...
  • Japan plans to resume whaling next year

    Japan plans to resume whaling next year
    Japan informed the International Whaling Commission on Tuesday that it intended to resume hunting whales for scientific research next year, a move that conservationists called a defiance of the International Court of Justice ruling that Japan's whale...
  • Ken Takakura dies at 83; outlaw and hero in Japanese films

    Ken Takakura, a quiet, craggy-faced star known for playing outlaws and stoic heroes in scores of Japanese films, has died. He was 83. Perhaps best known abroad for his role as a police inspector in Ridley Scott's 1989 film "Black Rain," Takakura died...
  • Japan falls into recession as economic fixes fail to do the job

    Japan has fallen back into a recession, a continuation of more than two decades of struggles and a warning about the overwhelming challenge of getting an economy healthy again after massive debt and a real estate bubble poison it. Like the U.S. and...
  • How will Japanese recession affect U.S. recovery?

    Japan's unexpected fall into recession — the latest stumble for its long-struggling economy — poses another obstacle to the U.S. recovery and demonstrates the problems many key nations still are having regaining their economic footing after...
  • With Japan in recession, Abe calls elections in bid to delay tax hike

    With his nation in an unexpected recession, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday called early parliamentary elections to seek public backing for a delay in a scheduled tax increase that could worsen economic conditions. "I’ve made up my...
  • Fumiko Hayashida dies at 103; among first Japanese American internees

    Fumiko Hayashida dies at 103; among first Japanese American internees
    The woman's name was unknown, but the picture of her cradling a sleeping baby girl came to symbolize a troubling chapter in American history. Fumiko Hayashida, a 31-year-old Japanese American from Bainbridge Island, Wash., was photographed in March 1942...