| Jan 25, 2015
| 7:22 PM
Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group.
"We all have one unchanged goal and we will absolutely not give up until the end. And with that faith, we will...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 7:49 PM
Nothing about Ichiro Suzuki suggests "minor signing." He is a 10-time All-Star with a Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player award to accompany 10 Gold Gloves and three Silver Sluggers. Nonetheless, Suzuki – one of the game's top leading men...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:00 AM
After pulling on his army-green fisherman’s overalls, Hiromitsu Ito crams a cigarette between his lips and guns the throttle on his boat, steering it out into the waters that have sustained and betrayed him.
Five minutes offshore, he idles along...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 8:36 PM
Lillian Nakano, a soft-spoken Hawaii native who became a leader in the grass-roots effort that won reparations and an official apology for Japanese Americans incarcerated by the federal government during World War II, died Saturday at Torrance Memorial...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 3:25 AM
Five people were killed in their homes Monday in a stabbing spree in rural Japan, police said, in a rare case of major violence in the country.
A 40-year-old neighbor of the victims was arrested in connection with the attacks, said Keizo Okumoto, deputy...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 12:53 AM
A video distributed Saturday on the Internet showed what appears to be a Japanese hostage saying that a fellow Japanese captive had been executed and outlining a new militant demand for his release.
In the video, the hostage, a man identified as Kenji...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 7:25 AM
Nearly four years after Japan’s massive March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the country has made “significant progress” toward stabilizing and decommissioning the ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, international nuclear...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:54 AM
Japan emerged from a brief recession in the fourth quarter, but growth was less than forecast, signaling continued problems for the nation's long-struggling economy.
The government reported Monday that total economic output, or gross domestic product,...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 4:30 PM
Half a century ago, the man who built the Broadway department store chain and his wife gave to UCLA their house and the Japanese garden that spilled down the hillside below it near the Hotel Bel-Air. The UC regents, UCLA's governing body, promised to...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 7:45 AM
Beginning in the spring, American Airlines will offer nonstop service to Guadalajara, Mexico, and Belize City, Belize, and Japan Airlines will add nonstop service to Osaka, Japan, a route it discontinued eight years ago.
American’s new daily...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:48 PM
The mother of a Japanese hostage believed to be in the hands of Islamic extremists made an emotional appeal for her son’s life Wednesday, hours before a deadline set by his captors was to expire.
In a statement read to reporters, Junko Ishido, the...