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  • Japan scrambling warplanes as often as during Cold War era

    Japan's government said Wednesday that the number of scrambles by the country's warplanes has surged in recent years to levels nearly matching the Cold War era amid growing activity by China and Russia in the region. The Self Air-Defense Force...
  • 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...
  • Plane skids off runway in Japan; about 20 injured

    An Asiana Airlines plane skidded off a runway Tuesday after landing in western Japan, and about 20 people received minor injuries, officials said. Hiroshima airport reported that the aircraft's tail touched the runway while landing, causing some sparks,...
  • Japanese court rejects bid to restart of 2 nuclear reactors

    A court issued an injunction Tuesday ordering two nuclear reactors in western Japan to stay offline, rejecting regulators' safety approval of the reactors' planned restart later this year, a decision that could further delay the government's restart...
  • Amid tensions, Chinese premier meets Japan delegation

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met Tuesday with a Japanese delegation led by ex-Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono, amid halting efforts to reduce lingering tensions between the countries before this year's 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender at the end...
  • 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...
  • Toyo Ito's architecture beckons a critic to Asia

    Toyo Ito's architecture beckons a critic to Asia
    Jet lag can do strange things to a person. But it wasn't just a mixed-up body clock that had me awake at 3 a.m. during a trip to Japan a few years ago, madly scrolling through online ferry schedules and trying to plot a route by train, boat and taxi to...
  • Japan's Mitsubishi sets sights on niche in aircraft sector

    At a tightly guarded factory in central Japan, Mitsubishi, a maker of the Zero fighter planes of World War II, is launching its MRJ regional jet and aiming to fulfill Japan's long-cherished ambitions to regain status as a major aviation power. The...
  • California overhauling its tsunami evacuation scenarios

    California overhauling its tsunami evacuation scenarios
    Emergency officials will soon be able to make improved tsunami evacuation orders as California writes detailed scenario plans, state authorities said Friday. State officials realized a flaw in existing tsunami evacuation plans during the 2011 Japanese...
  • '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,...
  • Live WWII grenades removed from Gary trailer

    Live WWII grenades removed from Gary trailer
    GARY—The property manager at Jordan Mobile Home Park wasn't sure what he'd uncovered Thursday morning when he found what looked like grenades in a vacant trailer. But Cpl. Javier Garza knew immediately. "I saw the cap and pin and I knew they...