| Nov 15, 2014
| 8:48 PM
United States Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia on Sunday, vowing to oppose Russian efforts to destabilize eastern Ukraine during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane.
President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:12 AM
Shaking hands but not smiling, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Monday in Beijing on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation conference in a move aimed at defrosting relations between the two...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:02 AM
After more than two years of intense tension, China and Japan said Friday that they had reached an agreement to improve relations fractured by a territorial dispute and visits by Japan’s prime minister to a controversial war shrine.
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a bit of tough-guy swagger: He hasn't been afraid to ruffle China's feathers by visiting a controversial war shrine and he's pushed to revise Japan's pacifist constitution. Yet he's also become one of Asia's most vocal...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 5:25 PM
It was a perfect fall weekend, with sunny skies and the prospect of colorful autumn foliage. Hundreds of people flocked to Mt. Ontake in central Japan, planning to hike to its volcanic summit.
At 11:52 a.m. Saturday, authorities said, Mt. Ontake erupted...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The benefits of trees from their grace and beauty to their gifts of cool, clean air and stress relief are well-known and documented in study after study. Yet as the city grows, it is struggling to hold onto its trees, especially in poorer areas.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 11:28 AM
UPDATE: Costa Rica pulled off its second shock win, defeating Italy 1-0 on a Bryan Ruiz header in the 44th minute.
The Ticos advanced to the second round with the victory and left England disappointed at another World Cup.
England and Costa Rica...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:30 PM
CUIABA, Brazil -- Jackson Martinez netted a second-half double as Colombia completed its group-stage campaign with an unblemished record Tuesday, earning a 4-1 victory over Japan to top Group C with nine points at the Arena Pantanal.
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:50 PM
There was no separating Greece and Japan at the Estadio das Dunas on Thursday as the two sides shared the spoils in a 0-0 stalemate.
The result keeps both nations alive as they remain in the hunt for a second- place finish in Group C, but it also...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 5:17 AM
Grab a "bachi" stick to take a whack at a traditional drum, appreciate the bonsai demonstrations and watch martial arts experts.
It's all part of a Japanese culture demonstration at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre.
The two-day event wraps up Saturday...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 12:02 PM
If you're feeling creatively blocked, try one (or all) of these suggestions and let the inspiration come to you:
MUNDANE: cook/bake; do laundry; re-pot plants; check out a book, from your local library; go for a walk, sans your phone - maybe bring a...