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  • Japan working with Jordan, others to free Islamic State hostage

    Japan working with Jordan, others to free Islamic State hostage
    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...
  • Marlins land long-time leading man Ichiro for supporting role

    Marlins land long-time leading man Ichiro for supporting role
    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...
  • Japan fisherman in post-tsunami town sees hope in 'dream oysters'

    Japan fisherman in post-tsunami town sees hope in 'dream oysters'
    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...
  • Lillian Nakano dies at 86; sought redress for interned Japanese Americans

    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...
  • 5 killed in stabbing spree in rural western Japan

    5 killed in stabbing spree in rural western Japan
    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...
  • Japanese leader 'speechless' over apparent beheading by Islamic State

    Japanese leader 'speechless' over apparent beheading by Islamic State
    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...
  • Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean

    Inspectors urge Japan to dump water from Fukushima plant into ocean
    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...
  • Japan pulls out of recession, but economic growth disappoints

    Japan pulls out of recession, but economic growth disappoints
    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,...
  • UCLA, heirs wrangle over fate of a tranquil Japanese garden

    UCLA, heirs wrangle over fate of a tranquil Japanese garden
    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...
  • American adds flights to Guadalajara, Belize City; Japan adds Osaka

    American adds flights to Guadalajara, Belize City; Japan adds Osaka
    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...
  • Mother of Japanese hostage pleads for son's life as deadline nears

    Mother of Japanese hostage pleads for son's life as deadline nears
    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...