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  • Japan's emperor prays at WWII battleground on Pacific island

    The emperor of Japan visited a remote Pacific island Thursday to pray for thousands of Japanese and American soldiers who died during the World War II battle of Peleliu. Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko laid bouquets of white chrysanthemum...
  • 5 things to know about White House state dinners

    Guess who's coming to dinner at the White House? Not as many people as you might expect. President Barack Obama has held the fewest number of state dinners since Harry Truman occupied the Oval Office 70 years ago. Obama held seven state dinners during...
  • Japan's recovery weak after 2 years of monetary 'bazooka'

    Two years after launching a bazooka of ultra-lavish monetary easing, Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda has made only fitful progress toward the goal of the 2 percent inflation rate he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said was needed to jolt the world's No....
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Stronger US economy and dollar tighten Latin American ties In Mexico City, an auto parts company expects to ride a resurgent U.S. auto industry to $1 billion in annual revenue by 2016. In Bogota, Colombia, a company that makes plastic water...
  • Nations Obama has honored with White House state dinners

    President Barack Obama has held seven state dinners so far and plans at least two more this year. The list of countries and years the dinners were held: 2009: Then-Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh 2010: Then-Mexican President Felipe Calderon 2011:...
  • Poll: Americans divided over Japan's military role in Asia

    Seventy years after the U.S. defeated Japan in World War II, Americans are divided over Japan playing a more active military role in Asia — and most Japanese are opposed. The results of a Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday in Washington, D....
  • Pentagon chief heads east as US tries to maintain Asia focus

    Islamic extremists grab parts of Iraq and Syria. Yemen slides into civil war. Iran's nuclear program strains U.S. relations with Israel. Ukraine fights Russian-backed separatists. At a time of crisis across the Middle East and beyond, the Obama...
  • 4 years after Fukushima, Japan considers restarting nuclear facilities

    On many Friday evenings, 38-year-old Tomo Iwabuchi and six friends can be found on a street corner in Fukushima City, banging drums, chanting and singing. "Zero nukes!" Iwabuchi yells into a microphone as a few pedestrians stride by. "The Fukushima...
  • A subculture of entrepreneurship hatches in Japan

    A subculture of entrepreneurship hatches in Japan
    For years, Japan has been searching for a way to get its economic mojo back, and increasingly it's looking to people like 17-year-old high school dropout Yoichiro Mikami as the answer. In a conformist culture where the socially acceptable road to...
  • Will meeting of China, Japan and South Korea yield goodwill or more grumbling?

    Will meeting of China, Japan and South Korea yield goodwill or more grumbling?
    For the first time in nearly three years, the foreign ministers of China, South Korea and Japan will meet Saturday for trilateral talks that could pave the way for a new era of cooperation – or prolong festering animosities rooted in the World War...
  • 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,...