| Apr 25, 2015
| 8:30 AM
Oahu's Japanese history is one of immigration, civil rights, war and commerce. And although no visit to the island is complete without remembering that past (partly by spending time at Pearl Harbor), there is another place to reflect without the crowds...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 7:30 AM
"The very fact that no sabotage has taken place to date is a disturbing and confirming indication that such action will be taken," warned Lt. Gen. John DeWitt of the Western Defense Command of the United States Army in a February 1942 memo calling for...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 5:35 AM
A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record.
Operator JR Central said the train reached 375 miles per hour in a test run on Tuesday, surpassing its previous record of 361 mph set in 2003. The...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 3:05 PM
The tiny woman, hard of hearing and weak of eyesight, stood in front of a crowd of Northbrook Junior High School students, most taller than her, and told of how their government mistreated her before many of their grandparents were born.
April 16 was...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:00 AM
If “Godzilla” gives you nightmares, you might want to avoid booking a room at Tokyo’s Hotel Gracery when it opens in late April.
The new property in the Shinjuku district will feature special rooms dedicated to the Japanese movie...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Pity the poor office worker. It's midafternoon, and taking a break probably means sneaking off to the vending machine for a soda, or at best slipping out for coffee. But what about those who crave cuddle time with a cat? Or maybe a snuggle session with...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 10:56 AM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 3:55 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 7:35 PM
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,...