Stories tagged: Japan
UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Japan did what no other Asian team had ever done at a World Cup by beating a South American squad on the biggest stage in soccer. The 2-1 victory over …
UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 9:51 p.m.
A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, and at least two people were feared dead.
Wed., June 13, 2018, 8:10 p.m.
A Japanese wife has told police the body she thought was of her missing husband belonged to a stranger after her spouse turned up alive a year later.
UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 10:06 a.m.
The prices that small-operation ranchers in Washington get for their cattle is tied to the global economy, making it about as hard to predict as the prairie rain.
Sun., May 6, 2018, 9 a.m.
Case VanderMeulen’s oldest brother inherited his family’s 100-cow dairy in The Netherlands. So the younger brother came to America and built a fortress of milk that never sleeps.
Fri., May 4, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Ichiro Suzuki has not officially retired from baseball. But his move to the front office of the Seattle Mariners is seen by many in Japan as the beginning of a …
Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:34 p.m.
The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners will play an opening two-game series in Tokyo on March 20 and 21, the fifth time Major League Baseball will start its season in …
UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the U.S. and North Korea are holding direct talks at “extremely high levels” in preparation for a potential summit with North Korean leader Kim …
UPDATED: Sat., April 14, 2018, 7:03 p.m.
Rui Hachimura and Killian Tillie weren’t interested in declaring for the NBA Draft unless they were committed 100 percent.
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:44 p.m.
Takata Corp., the Japanese air bag maker embroiled in a massive global recall, says its acquisition by U.S. mobility safety company Key Safety Systems has been completed and its president …
UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018, 6:57 p.m.
Rui Hachimura provided an answer to one of Gonzaga’s biggest offseason questions. The talented forward announced Sunday he will return for his junior season with the Zags.
Fri., April 6, 2018, 9:58 p.m.
A woman mayor in western Japan protested sumo’s male-only rules Friday in a speech she was forced to make outside of the ring unlike her male counterparts, as controversy over …
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 3:04 p.m.
A dog that United Airlines mistakenly flew to Japan is back with its family in Kansas.
Fri., March 9, 2018, 8:10 a.m.
A Finance Ministry official linked to a scandal involving the wife of Japan’s prime minister has been found dead, the ministry confirmed Friday, and a second official resigned.
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs on the same day that President Donald Trump was expected …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 9:53 p.m.
It was easy to be mesmerized by Rui Hachimura’s post-up buckets, one- or two-dribble moves and midrange jumpers against Saint Mary’s. But it was the other end of the floor …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 4:23 p.m.
Kei Saito, a reserve on Japan’s short-track speedskating team, is the first athlete to test positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 6:01 p.m.
Gonzaga extends television signal to Japan as Rui Hachimura continues to play prominent role on team
Last Thursday’s Gonzaga-San Diego game was the first of four Zag contests to be televised on J Sports in Japan, via an agreement with Root Sports/KHQ through Metta Sport. The …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Japan has a new robot cafe where customers can enjoy coffee brewed and served by a robot barista.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 6:48 p.m.
Leaders of countries in a Pacific Rim trade pact rejected by President Donald Trump are welcoming progress on a final agreement to press ahead without U.S., saying it shows a …
Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 8:11 a.m.
Twelve people, including eight soldiers, skiing on the slopes of a volcano near a famous hot spring resort in central Japan were injured Tuesday by flying rocks during a sudden …
Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 7:51 a.m.
People huddled into an amusement park basement and a subway station in Japan’s capital and others ducked and covered their heads at a community center Monday during a drill based …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 10:58 a.m.
Greeted by sailors and flag-waving residents, a U.S. Navy destroyer damaged in a June collision that killed seven sailors arrived Friday for two years of repairs at a Mississippi shipyard.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Japan’s public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, days after …
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 11:34 a.m.
Tatsuro Toyoda, the former Toyota Motor Corp. president who led the company’s climb to become one of the world’s top automakers, has died. He was 88.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
Japan has announced it is freezing the assets of 19 companies to step up pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons and missile development.
Thu., Dec. 7, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
The head priest of a prominent shrine in Tokyo was ambushed and killed with a samurai sword, apparently by her brother, who then took his own life, police said Friday.
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017
Pearl Harbor Day is Thursday. The following are Spokesman-Review editorials on the attack. Don’t discriminate, Dec. 11, 1942
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
Japan is stepping up patrols and urging local authorities and fishermen to be on the alert after several boats thought to be from North Korea, some carrying dead bodies, were …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
The bodies had been drifting in the Sea of Japan for so long that only bones remained. But investigators in face masks and coveralls found clues inside the battered wooden …