- Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released Updated: Aug-01-15 5:14 pm
TOKYO - The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form.
- IMF's Lagarde: World economy fragile, faces downside risks Updated: Jul-29-15 11:13 am
WASHINGTON - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the world economy is recovering but fragile and "faces some downside risks."
- Tokyo Olympic stadium designer strikes back at critics Updated: Jul-28-15 8:59 am
TOKYO - The architects behind a scrapped plan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium blamed the bidding process and rocketing building costs for the spiraling price tag, striking back at claims that it was because of the design.
- China warns Japan against shirking responsibility for WWII Updated: Jul-23-15 9:18 am
TOKYO - A Chinese envoy on Thursday warned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe not to shirk responsibility for Japan's wartime aggression in his statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the hostilities.
- Japanese officials suggest revising Olympic stadium plan Updated: Jul-16-15 12:50 pm
TOKYO - Japanese political leaders said Thursday the new main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is too costly and called for cost-cutting efforts to reduce the burden on taxpayers.
- Chinese, Japanese diplomats meet in Beijing Updated: Jul-16-15 7:10 am
BEIJING - China's top diplomat met Thursday with the head of Japan's National Security Council for talks expected to touch on a possible summit between the leaders of the countries later this year in Beijing.
- Tokyo Olympic venue shaping up as world's costliest stadium Updated: Jul-15-15 9:13 am
TOKYO - When the dust settles on the marquee venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, it could well be the most expensive sports stadium in the world.
- Events marking 70th anniversary of atomic bombings of Japan Updated: Jul-14-15 11:45 am
TOKYO - The 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be marked with memorial services, peace concerts and art exhibits.