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Japan knife attack leaves at least 19 dead, many injured

Dozens of people have been killed or injured in a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo, according to news reports.


Japan sees trade surplus in June as imports drop 19 percent

TOKYO – Japan posted a better-than-expected trade surplus in June, as imports fell nearly 19 percent, outpacing a more modest decline in exports. The customs data released Monday showed a …


1 of 2 remaining Doolittle Raiders dies in Montana

One of the last two surviving members of the Doolittle Raiders – who bombed Japan in an attack that stunned that nation and boosted U.S. morale – has died in …


Takata faces criminal complaint filed in Japan

A criminal complaint about a Takata air bag causing injuries in a crash has been filed in Japan, the first such case in this nation related to an unfolding massive …


Japanese boy who went missing in forest found

Police say a boy who went missing after his parents reportedly left him in a forest as punishment six days ago has been found.


In Hiroshima, President Obama honors ‘silent cry’ of bombing victims

President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the “silent cry” of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to …


Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia

President Barack Obama’s mission in Vietnam and Japan is to build stronger economic and security ties with Asian-Pacific allies anxious about the rise of an increasingly muscular China.


G-7 finance leaders seek to reassure on global economy

Finance leaders of major industrial countries meeting in Japan need to find ways to use all the “policy levers” they have to help counter anxiety over global economic prospects, U.S. …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: America should not apologize for Hiroshima

That said, there is a more visceral reason the answer to the second question must be no: Any other answer would defame Americans who endured unimaginable cruelty at Japanese hands.


Amy Goodman: Obama should listen closely in Japan

With each passing year, fewer and fewer survivors of the horrific attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki remain to provide eyewitness accounts.


Obama to visit Hiroshima seven decades after atomic bombing

In a moment seven decades in the making, President Barack Obama this month will become the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima, where the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb …


SpaceX lands rocket at sea 2nd time after satellite launch

For the second month in a row, the aerospace upstart SpaceX landed a rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, this time following the successful launch of a Japanese communications …


U.S. regulators seek more fuel tests from Mitsubishi

The U.S. government wants Mitsubishi Motors to do more real-world tests on its cars to verify gas mileage estimates.


Japanese prototype stealth plane makes first flight

Japan’s first domestically manufactured stealth plane has made its first flight, making Japan one of only a handful of nations with airplane stealth capabilities.


Magnitude 6.5 quake kills 9 in south Japan

Rescuers in southern Japan were searching for trapped residents in at least two dozen collapsed houses after a powerful 6.5 earthquake struck Thursday evening with a force that knocked out …


Japanese military jet carrying 6 airmen missing

A Japanese military jet carrying six airmen disappeared from radar over southern Japan on Wednesday afternoon, and the search has been suspended for the night.


Obama finds common cause on North Korea with China, Asian allies

The United States pledged Thursday to deepen cooperation with allies South Korea and Japan on deterring the North Korean nuclear threat, working to ramp up pressure following worrying provocations. Leaders …


Japan regulators OK costly ice wall at Fukushima plant

Japanese regulators on Wednesday approved the use of a giant refrigeration system to create an unprecedented underground frozen barrier around buildings at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in an attempt …


Coaches, players from Japanese football team visit to WSU to get insight from Leach and watch Cougars practice

While Pac-12 football teams compete every fall for West Coast supremacy, a proxy struggle plays out on the other side of the world.


Report of Fukushima meltdown was delayed, Japan utility admits

The operator of Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant acknowledged Thursday it failed for two months to announce that meltdowns had occurred in the cores of three of the reactors.


Chinese-led investor group to buy the Chicago Stock Exchange

The Chicago Stock Exchange, founded more than a century ago, said Friday that it is being acquired by a Chinese-led investor group.


Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi confusion

TOKYO – As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop …


Seoul, Tokyo threaten to intercept N. Korean rocket debris

South Korea and Japan vowed to shoot down any debris that falls on their territories from a long-range rocket that North Korea plans to fire this month, with Seoul saying …


Gonzaga-Pitt game called at halftime due to unsafe court conditions

The Gonzaga-Pittsburgh season-opening basketball game Friday lasted one half before officials called it off due to unsafe court conditions.


For traveling Zags, it’s time to play basketball

When opening the college basketball season nearly 6,000 miles from home at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Butler in Okinawa, Japan, Xs and Os share time with the bigger picture.


Trip of a lifetime for Gonzaga basketball team

Gonzaga will open the college basketball season with the longest and most unique road trip in program history.


No tricks: Halloween all the rage in Japan as costume play

For the usually reserved Japanese, Halloween has become the perfect excuse to act wild in strange outfits.


Akihito offers ‘deep remorse’ over Japan’s WWII actions

TOKYO – Emperor Akihito expressed rare “deep remorse” over his country’s wartime actions in an address Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of Japan’s World War II surrender, a day after …


Japan can’t keep apologizing for WWII, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says

TOKYO – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that Japan inflicted “immeasurable damage and suffering” on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology, drawing …


Japan leader announces redo for costly Tokyo Olympic stadium

TOKYO – In a major reversal, Japan’s leader announced Friday that the plans for the main stadium for the 2020 Olympics will be redone because of spiraling costs. As a …