Stories tagged: Japan
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 5:35 p.m.
A Japanese tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into a U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer during a towing exercise, the Navy said.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 2 p.m.
The U.S. Navy said a Japanese tugboat “drifted into” a destroyer during a scheduled exercise Saturday, causing “minimal damage” to the warship and no reported injuries.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 7:46 p.m.
Rui Hachimura’s locker sits in between and space was limited with the spillover from a dozen Japanese media interviewing the Zags’ sophomore forward. A year ago, two Japanese reporters chronicled …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
Talks on a Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to have stalled Friday as Canada balked at a basic agreement worked out in ministerial-level talks …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
Japan’s prime minister said his round of golf with visiting President Donald Trump was a good chance to relax and discuss difficult issues. It also was an opportunity to display …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017
A snowball in hell probably has better prospects than a serious Trump effort at diplomacy, and he may leave empty-handed.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 12:47 p.m.
President Donald Trump struck a hard line against North Korea’s nuclear weapons program Monday and urged Japan to do the same as he closed out two days of talks, dinner …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 10:14 p.m.
President Donald Trump opened his second day in Japan by pushing for stronger, more equitable economic ties between the allies, yet his message in Asia threatened to be overshadowed by …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
A powerful typhoon caused flooding and landslides along the Pacific coast of Japan, killing at least two people before heading out to sea Monday.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Japan’s leader has scored a major victory in national elections that returned his ruling coalition to power in decisive fashion.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 9:46 p.m.
Japanese are voting in a general election that will most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition a majority in parliament.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 7:50 p.m.
Media polls indicate Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win a general election Sunday, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Japan’s industrial standards agency searched offices of metals maker Kobe Steel on Friday as investigations into falsified data on its products widened.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Israel, Hong Kong and Taiwan joined a number of U.S. allies at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to express concerns over a Trump administration executive order that calls on …
Tue., Oct. 17, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
U.S. and Japanese diplomats agreed Tuesday to maximize pressure on North Korea to resolve tensions over its nuclear program, while citing the need to be prepared for the worst if …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
A volcano in southwestern Japan has erupted for the first time in six years and spread ash in nearby cities and towns.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
The Japanese government urged steelmaker Kobe Steel on Wednesday to clarify the extent of manipulation of inspection data on steel, aluminum and other metals used in a wide range of …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 8:56 a.m.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday that his government fully supports the U.S. stance on pressuring North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, with all options on the table.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Just days before Japan’s national election campaign kicks off, all eyes are on Tokyo’s populist governor, a political go-getter and a gambler. Will she jump into the race and try …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
A strong earthquake late Friday shook northeastern Japan off the coast of Fukushima, the region hit by a massive quake and tsunami in 2011 that triggered a nuclear plant meltdown, …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, washing ashore alive in the United States, researchers …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Japan’s House of Representatives was dissolved at the beginning of the extraordinary Diet session convened Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 9:49 p.m.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for a snap election that is expected to be held Oct. 22.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he’ll dissolve the lower house of parliament on Sept. 28 for a general election as he announced an $18 billion economic package.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:18 p.m.
Japan urged international unity Wednesday in pressuring North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, even as another key U.S. ally pushed back against President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has hit off the coast of Japan.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Toshiba’s board signed off Wednesday on selling its computer chip business to a group led by Bain Capital Private Equity, but the deal’s future remains unclear as Toshiba’s U.S. joint …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
North Korea conducted its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile Friday, sending an intermediate-range weapon hurtling over U.S. ally Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean in a launch that …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
South Korea’s military says North Korea fired an unidentified missile from its capital Pyongyang in a continuation of weapons tests following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date …
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
As worrying as North Korea’s nuclear advance is for America, the increasingly realistic threat of an atomic warhead striking a U.S. city might be even more unnerving for South Korea …