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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 …


Early criticism of Jill Ellis turns to awe as U.S. reaches World Cup final

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Two weeks ago, Jill Ellis was anything but a genius. As her U.S. team struggled through group play at the Women’s World Cup, the coach was being …


Aussie coach has advice for defending Japan

EDMONTON, Alberta — Perhaps, Australia coach Alen Stajcic was on to something when he said, “We’re not the Netherlands,” in responding to question regarding how his team might defend against …


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Will history repeat itself? The U.S. women hope not

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women’s World Cup title …


US women react to facing Japan in final

Bring it on. That’s how the U.S. women’s soccer team reacted Wednesday night to learning that Japan would be the opponent in the World Cup final.


World Cup: Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in semi

EDMONTON, Alberta – England defender Laura Bassett was inconsolable as she lay face down on the field, sobbing. Japanese players gathered at the other end of the field in celebration …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Japanese people in Spokane were boycotting the Chinese gambling houses because of the “strained diplomatic relations” between their home countries.


Former Zags Josh Heytvelt, Ira Brown reunite in Japan

Ira Brown has played basketball professionally in Mexico, Argentina, the Philippines and on the USA 3-on-3 team. Josh Heytvelt has had stints in Turkey sandwiched around stops in Italy and …


Gonzaga basketball team to play in Armed Forces Classic in Okinawa

Gonzaga will face Pittsburgh in the Armed Forces Classic next November at a U.S. Marine Corps base in Okinawa, Japan, The Spokesman-Review has learned. The game will likely be the …


Gonzaga basketball team to play in 2015 Armed Forces Classic in Okinawa

Gonzaga will face Pittsburgh in the Armed Forces Classic next November at a U.S. Marine Corps base in Okinawa, Japan, The Spokesman-Review has learned.


South Perry fair, parade Saturday

The South Perry Street Fair and Parade is Saturday, but parade participants can get an early start at decorating their bikes today, at the South Perry Farmers Market in the …


Italy, Uruguay head Groups C and D battles today

Five teams are chasing two places in the knockout stage of the World Cup today. Here are the basic permutations:


World Cup roundup: Mario Balotelli goal gives Italy win over England

The heat and humidity of the jungle made its mark on the first World Cup match to be played in the Amazon rainforest, and so did Mario Balotelli. With players …


Didier Drogba inspires Ivory Coast to FIFA World Cup comeback win over Japan

Didier Drogba came off the bench to inspire Ivory Coast to a 2-1 comeback victory over Japan in a World Cup Group C match on Saturday.


Kennedy picked as envoy to Japan

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he would nominate Caroline Kennedy, a close friend and key political ally, as the next U.S. ambassador to Japan. The daughter of …


Japan suspends wheat imports after GMO discovery

Japan has suspended some imports of U.S. wheat after genetically engineered wheat was found on an Oregon farm. The Agriculture Department announced the discovery of the modified wheat on Wednesday. …


Japan’s whiskies follow Scottish roots

Much of the world, including the United States, spells whiskey with an “e.” The Scottish do not. On those salty, green cliffs, they drink whisky. The Japanese also drink whisky, …