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  • Japan economy gathers pace in 1Q as recovery takes hold

    Japan's economy grew at a faster-than-expected 2.4 percent annual pace in the January-March quarter, suggesting a recovery is gaining traction despite persisting weakness in corporate and household spending. About 2 percentage points of the first...
  • Japan's Cabinet endorses bills to allow greater defense role

    Japan's Cabinet endorsed a set of defense bills Thursday that would allow the country's military to operate under a broader definition of self-defense and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion. Hundreds of people...
  • Editorials from around New York

    Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Albany Times Union on ending 'dark money' in New York politics. May 13 In New York, new Senate leadership should lead the way to close a corrupting loophole. Dark...
  • Japan defense export hopes dimmed by latecomer status

    A year after Japan eased a longstanding ban on military exports, barely a trickle of deals has formed for its powerhouse manufacturers who are reckoning with latecomer status in a crowded global industry. Following Japan's defeat in World War II, its...
  • What's for sale as Japan eases military exports rule

    As Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe oversees an increase to the country's military capability, he has also eased a decades-old ban on military exports, enabling defense contractors to expand their markets beyond Japan's Self-Defense Forces. Here are some...
  • Exoskeleton that helps paralyzed walk faces barrier in Japan

    Yuichi Imahata's 9-year-old daughter is thrilled her dad stands tall above her head. It's an experience that is new to her. Imahata, 31, has been using a wheelchair to get around for seven years after a serious spinal-cord injury suffered in an...
  • Japan's ruling coalition agrees on bills to boost military

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is moving ahead this week with legislation that would boost the military's international role, in a significant shift of the country's pacifist policies. His ruling coalition reached formal agreement Monday on a package...
  • Former comfort woman visits bronze memorial

    Former comfort woman visits bronze memorial
    Adorned in a traditional silk robe, 86-year-old Yong Soo Lee gradually made her way to the bronze comfort-women statue in Glendale’s Central Park with the help of two people at her side. Lee, a former comfort woman, sat down on an empty seat...
  • Japan prime minister ends US visit

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ended his weeklong visit to the U.S. with a tour of the University of Southern California, where he was a student in the 1970s. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1GR69Gt ) the brief visit on Saturday...
  • Japan leader Shinzo Abe reaches out to Japanese Americans in L.A. visit

    Japan leader Shinzo Abe reaches out to Japanese Americans in L.A. visit
    For decades, an uneasy ambivalence marked the relationship between Japan and many Japanese Americans after the Asian nation's 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor prompted the community's mass removal from the West Coast and incarceration in desolate compounds....
  • Japan prime minister touts economic synergy with US in visit

    The United States and Japan will work toward strengthened economic ties, including promoting more direct investment in each other's markets and approval of a Pacific trade agreement, officials said Friday. "We must reinforce an economic architecture that...