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  • Hagel, Chang air differences over disputed islands 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:34 am
  • BEIJING - The defense chiefs of China and the U.S. faced off Tuesday over Beijing's escalating territorial disputes in the region, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, wagging his finger, said China doesn't have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands with no consultation.

  • Australia, Japan agree on free trade deal 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:11 am
  • TOKYO - Japan and Australia have agreed on a free trade deal that both sides say will yield windfalls for their economies.

  • Another jet-search unknown: How much it's costing 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:35 am
  • BANGKOK - It's not a question most governments involved in the hunt for the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 care to answer: How much has the far-flung, month-long search cost?

  • A recovering US is outpacing other major economies 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:04 am
  • WASHINGTON - As a brutal winter yields to spring, the U.S. economy is showing renewed strength just as other major economies appear desperate for help.

  • US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 1:29 am
  • TOKYO - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

  • Hagel: US strongly committed to protecting Japan 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:22 am
  • YOKOTA AIR FORCE BASE, Japan - Against the backdrop of Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean region, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday a key message he will deliver to leaders in Tokyo this weekend is that the U.S. is strongly committed to protecting Japan's security.

  • IOC commission surveys Tokyo 2020 Olympic plans 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:52 am
  • TOKYO - IOC inspectors concluded their first meetings with organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday and said they were impressed with preparations for the games and inclusion of women on the board.

  • Japan-Korea tussle over history spreads to US 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:51 am
  • WASHINGTON - All politics is local, the saying goes. But in some American cities, local politics has gone international, with city governments finding themselves caught in historical disputes between two close U.S. allies: Japan and South Korea.

  • Japan OKs easing of military-related exports 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:37 am
  • TOKYO - Japan relaxed a decades-old ban on military-related exports Tuesday in a bid to expand joint arms development with allies and equipment sales to Southeast Asia and elsewhere.

  • Japan, NKorea hold 1st senior talks in 16 months 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 12:22 am
  • BEIJING - Japan and North Korea started high-level government talks on Sunday for the first time in more than a year that were expected to focus on abductions of Japanese by North Korea decades ago.

  • Obama brings leaders of Japan, SKorea together 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:03 pm
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - President Barack Obama scored a small but significant diplomatic coup Tuesday by bringing together the leaders of key Asian allies Japan and South Korea for their first face-to-face meeting since they both took office more than a year ago.

  • Japan to turn over nuclear material to US 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 5:14 am
  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Japan plans to turn over to the United States more than 700 pounds of weapons grade plutonium and a supply of highly-enriched uranium, a victory for President Barack Obama's efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world.

  • Japan prime minister Abe visits Anne Frank House 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 1:34 pm
  • AMSTERDAM - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid a visit to the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam Sunday, a diplomatic move ahead of a meeting with the leaders of the U.S. and South Korea to discuss North Korea.

  • Japan and North Korea to reopen official talks 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 5:14 am
  • TOKYO - Japan and North Korea will resume government-to-government negotiations later this month for the first time since November 2012.

  • Japan, South Korean leaders could meet next week 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 10:44 pm
  • TOKYO - A big question looms in East Asia as the leaders of Japan and South Korea head to Europe next week: Will they finally meet?