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Strong quake jolts northwest Japan; no major damage reported

A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning along the coast which was lifted about 2


Japan’s charm campaign ready to roll: Golf, sumo await Trump

Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes …


Anti-groping smartphone app highly popular in Japan

A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.


Tokyo’s Olympic Village condos to become apartments

Applications for the post-Games ownership of condominium units used as the Olympic Village during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be accepted from late July.


Ichiro cheered at Tokyo Dome, Mariners top A’s 9-7 in opener

Ichiro Suzuki drew the loudest ovation back home in Japan and Domingo Santana delivered the biggest hit, launching a grand slam that led the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners arrive in Tokyo, a sure sign baseball only days away

Ichiro wore a gray-and-black hat and slipped quickly through the arrival gate at Haneda Airport.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics may become known as the ‘Robot Games’

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using wheelchairs.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Mariners can’t wait to see reaction for Ichiro Suzuki in Japan

The Seattle Mariners are about to experience firsthand what Ichiro Suzuki means to his home country. Suzuki’s return to Japan is one of the big attractions as Seattle and Oakland …


Self-driving train tested on Tokyo line

A self-driving Yamanote Line train went for a test run in Tokyo on Monday morning, as East Japan Railway Co. unveiled its latest technology to the press.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura scores 25 points in Japan’s World Cup victory

Rui Hachimura led the way Monday, scoring 25 points as Japan picked up another huge win, 75-60 over Iran, in the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers. Hachimura, Gonzaga’s 6-foot-8 junior …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Robot makes coffee at new cafe in Japan’s capital

Japan has a new robot cafe where customers can enjoy coffee brewed and served by a robot barista.


Tokyo holds evacuation drill to prepare for North Korean threat

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Tokyo-bound flight live-tweeted by Chrissy Teigen carried 2 unauthorized passengers, TSA official says

A Tokyo-bound flight from Los Angeles that turned back to widespread attention on social media was carrying not one but two passengers unauthorized to be on board, the Transportation Security …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 9:47 p.m.

Typhoon Lan sweeps across Japan; 2 reported dead

A powerful typhoon caused flooding and landslides along the Pacific coast of Japan, killing at least two people before heading out to sea Monday.


Nine months after the Rio Olympics, a new problem emerges: – defective medals

Medals handed out to more than 130 winners at the 2016 Rio Olympics are rusting, chipping or as Agence France-Presse put it, “falling to pieces.”


Fire that spread to 140 buildings under control in Japan

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 …


Supercharged Chicago-to-Tokyo stock trading network in the works

Some of the world’s top trading firms have agreed to build a faster data transmission network between Chicago and Tokyo, according to a person familiar with the matter, a move …


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 …


Mariners seek value for ‘historical’ player

TOKYO – To see Ichiro adored his homeland is a remarkable thing. Which only complicates matters.


Eruption rains ash on parts of Tokyo

TOKYO – A volcano erupted near Tokyo early today, spewing a plume of smoke more than a mile high and raining ash down on parts of the city. There were …