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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Experts ponder why cruise ship quarantine failed in Japan

An extraordinary two-week quarantine of a cruise ship is ending in Japan, and many scientists say it has been a failure.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Fourteen American cruise ship passengers with coronavirus among those evacuated to U.S.

Fourteen Americans evacuated from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the illness but were allowed to board two chartered planes bound for quarantine on U.S. …

Americans who left cruise trade one quarantine for another

A group of Americans cut short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in the port of Yokohama, south of Tokyo, to be whisked back to America.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 10, 2020

China virus cases rise again, 65 more on ship in Japan

China reported a rise in new virus cases Monday, denting optimism that disease control measures including isolating major cities might be working, while the operator of a cruise ship in …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Japan finds 41 more cases on ship as virus alarm doctor dies

Japan on Friday reported 41 new cases of a virus on a cruise ship that’s been quarantined in Yokohama harbor while the death toll in mainland China rose to 636, …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 31, 2020

Former Gonzaga standouts Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke selected for Rising Stars game

Rui Hachimura and Brandon Clarke will be teammates again after both former Gonzaga standouts were selected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge during NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago.

As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

Face masks sold out and officials at airports and train stations checked passengers for fevers as China on Tuesday sought to control the outbreak of a new virus that has …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

A daring escape: Ex-Nissan chief flees Japan ahead of trial

Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn said Tuesday from Lebanon that he was not fleeing justice but instead left Japan to avoid “injustice and political persecution” over financial misconduct allegations during …

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn arrives in Beirut, Lebanon

Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who is awaiting trial in Japan, has arrived in Beirut, a close friend and local media reported Monday.

China, Japan, South Korea meet on North Korea, free trade

Leaders from China, Japan and South Korea reiterated their commitment to ending North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs at a trilateral summit Tuesday that comes against the backdrop of increasing …

Iran’s Rouhani in Japan to meet Japan PM amid nuke impasse

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani renewed his condemnation of the U.S. for withdrawing from a nuclear agreement and asked for Japan’s help in efforts to maintain the deal as the two …

New Belgium Brewing workers back sale to Kirin subsidiary

Employees approved the sale of one of the largest U.S. craft breweries to a subsidiary of Japanese beverage company Kirin in a vote that ended Tuesday, clearing the way for …

Tokyo being billed as ‘Recovery Olympics’ as torch run kicks off this summer in Fukushima

The torch relay for the Tokyo Olympics will kick off in Fukushima, the northern prefecture devastated almost nine years ago by an earthquake, tsunami and the subsequent meltdown of three …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Former Gonzaga center Rob Sacre seeing another side of sports in new role with Bulldogs

The former Gonzaga standout turned the page on his playing career over the summer. Sacre now assists with fundraising in the athletic department at his alma mater while he completes …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Shinto festival carries on centuries-old tradition in Japan

As fireworks light up the winter night, scores of men, women and teenagers crying “washoi, washoi” haul the last of six towering, lantern-covered floats up a small hill and into …

Two Japanese players made available to major league teams

Pair of Japan players now available to major league teams; clubs have until Jan. 2 to negotiate

Pope in Japan says world must rethink reliance on nuclear power

Pope Francis has met with victims of Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and called for the world to rethink its reliance on nuclear power.

Francis fulfills dream, goes to Japan as missionary pope

Pope Francis will fulfill his dream to be a missionary in Japan when he arrives for a three-day visit with two main aims: to appeal for nuclear disarmament and minister …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Fat Tire brewer bought by Kirin in latest Japan craft beer deal

New Belgium Brewing, one of the largest craft beer companies in the United States, agreed to be acquired by a unit of Japan’s Kirin Holdings Co., the latest independent brewer …

Climate change triggers a chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific

The salmon catch is collapsing off Japan’s northern coast, plummeting by about 70 percent in the past 15 years. The disappearance of the fish coincides with another striking development: the …

Rescue efforts underway after typhoon rains flood Japan

Helicopters pluck people from flooded homes as rescue efforts went into full force in wide areas of Japan after a powerful typhoon unleashed heavy rain.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

Typhoon may bring 30 inches of rain, strong winds to Tokyo

A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 30 inches of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan’s Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 7, 2019

U.S. signs limited deal with Japan on ag, digital trade

President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign a limited trade agreement Monday with Japan, a deal that would win back benefits American farmers lost when Trump pulled out of a …

Japan rescues all North Korean fishermen after collision

Japanese authorities said they rescued all of about 60 North Korean fishermen whose boat collided with a Japanese patrol vessel and sank Monday in an area crowded with poachers.

Japan sees NKorea missile, China space activity as threat

Japan raises caution level about North Korea’s missile capability in defense report noting the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denuclearization steps and is able to make miniaturized …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

U.S. signs trade deal with Japan, securing important market for Washington wheat

The Washington wheat industry got its first good news in more than two years Wednesday when President Donald Trump announced a new bilateral trade deal with Japan, which traditionally has …

Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty in Fukushima disaster

A Japanese court ruled Thursday that three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Japan court: TEPCO execs not guilty of Fukushima nuke crisis liability

A Japanese court says three former executives for Tokyo Electric Power Co. are not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns.

Nissan chief hands in resignation, successor to be named

Nissan Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa tendered his resignation Monday after acknowledging that he had received dubious income and vowed to pass the leadership of the Japanese automaker to a new …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer drains seven 3s in Canada’s record-setting win at FIBA World Cup

Canada entered its name in the FIBA World Cup record book Saturday with the help of a couple of former Gonzaga standouts.