Stories tagged: Japan
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
While trade and security were expected to be among the first items Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would broach with President Donald Trump when the two met Friday, another sensitive …
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
Their long weekend mini-summit began with what can only be described as a “bro hug” – initiated by the new U.S. president. Donald Trump greeted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
A remote-controlled cleaning robot sent into a damaged reactor at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant had to be removed Thursday before it completed its work because of camera problems most likely …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 8:31 p.m.
The visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Trump-family-owned Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., this weekend is fraught with ethical problems. Will U.S. taxpayers pay for Abe? …
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 6:20 a.m.
TOKYO – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday reassured two key U.S. treaty allies, South Korea and Japan, that President Donald Trump, who has raised doubts about the value …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
About 70 percent of the Sekisei Lagoon coral reef in Okinawa Prefecture, the largest such reef in the nation, has died, according to the Environment Ministry.
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017
If North Korea can miniaturize their weapons to fit on top of the rocket and control re-entry, they’ll be able to push a button in Pyongyang and wipe out an …
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
Robert Sacre heading to Japan to continue pro career
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 9:39 p.m.
In a historic pilgrimage, the leaders of Japan and the United States took to the hallowed waters of Pearl Harbor on Tuesday to prove that even the bitterest enemies can …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic pilgrimage to the site where a …
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 3:51 p.m.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in Hawaii on Monday to recognize the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 8:56 a.m.
Japan and the U.S. have agreed in principle on details of the scope of American military base workers given immunity from Japanese prosecution under a bilateral agreement, following a murder …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 7:33 a.m.
A huge fire that spread to about 140 buildings in a small city on Japan’s western coast was brought under control Thursday night after authorities called in extra firefighters to …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 2:40 p.m.
Japan’s government announced Wednesday that it will bolster its coast guard capabilities to defend East China Sea islands that China also claims and regularly patrols.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 7:25 a.m.
The U.S. military announced the return to the Japanese government of the largest tract of land in more than 40 years, reducing American-administered areas on the southern island of Okinawa …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 8:56 a.m.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin spent much of their first round of talks at a hot springs resort in western Japan on Thursday …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday at a hot spring in Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:07 p.m.
A U.S. military Osprey aircraft has crash-landed off Japan’s southern island of Okinawa, but its five crew members were safely rescued.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 8:09 a.m.
A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station on Friday, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 2:23 p.m.
Researchers say seawater samples taken from Tillamook Bay and Gold Beach indicate radiation from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, but at extremely low levels not harmful to humans or the environment.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Search and rescue efforts are underway for a Marine pilot who ejected about 120 miles off the coast of Japan on Wednesday.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 3:22 p.m.
President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Japanese telecom and internet conglomerate SoftBank would invest $50 billion in the United States and create 50,000 new jobs, saying that the decision wouldn’t …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Pearl Harbor Day is Wednesday. The following are Spokesman-Review editorials on the attack.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
“Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams wants everyone to stop buying tickets to marine shows. She says it’s the best way to stop the capture and killings of dolphins in …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 8:43 p.m.
Japanese health authorities have confirmed a highly contagious avian flu strain in poultry in two prefectures in northern Japan, with culling of hundreds of thousands of birds starting Tuesday at …
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 1:36 p.m.
An amusement park in southwestern Japan has closed its ice-skating rink after public outrage over the rink’s key feature: 5,000 dead fish frozen into the ice itself.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8:19 a.m.
President-elect Donald Trump is getting acquainted with the traditions of the presidency, and he’s doing OK by one of them: the diplomatic gift exchange.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Japan’s Fukushima region was bracing for another tsunami Tuesday morning, after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the area that was devastated by an enormous earthquake and tsunami more than 5 1/2 …
Mon., Nov. 7, 2016, 10:03 a.m.
Japanese authorities have raided the country’s top advertising agency Dentsu as part of a criminal investigation into the suicide of a 24-year-old employee due to overwork.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 8:18 a.m.
TOKYO – Japan’s estimate of dismantling the Fukushima nuclear plant is ballooning far beyond the utility’s estimate of $19 billion. A government study released Tuesday found decommissioning the Fukushima Dai-ichi …