- Japan's Nishikori says left calf is 'feeling pretty well' Updated: Aug-03-15 7:27 pm
WASHINGTON - Kei Nishikori says his injured left calf is healed after taking time off following Wimbledon.
- Son demotes dad in battle for control of S. Korean retailer Updated: Aug-03-15 6:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea - A family battle for control of South Korea's largest retailer has erupted in public after the group's 92-year-old founder was demoted to a powerless role in the business by his youngest son.
- As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young Updated: Aug-02-15 3:22 am
KUNITACHI, Japan - On a recent weekend, an 84-year-old survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bombing retraced his movements on a map: the inferno during his 20-kilometer (12-mile) walk home, the "black rain" of falling radioactive particles and how he felt sick days later.
- China to close Beijing's airports during military parade Updated: Aug-02-15 12:31 am
BEIJING - Chinese authorities have announced they will close Beijing's two airports during a military parade next month to mark the anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II.
- 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.
- IOC hears reports on Rio's dirty water, Tokyo emblem flap Updated: Aug-01-15 7:53 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A day after the high-profile vote which awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games, International Olympic Committee members dealt Saturday with issues affecting the next two Summer Games - severe water pollution in Rio de Janeiro and the fuss over Tokyo's choice of emblem.
- Head of failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox arrested Updated: Aug-01-15 6:28 am
TOKYO - The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.
- Pacific trade ministers fail to reach deal in Hawaii talks Updated: Aug-01-15 1:10 am
LAHAINA, Hawaii - Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.
- 3 ex-TEPCO execs to face criminal charges in nuclear crisis Updated: Jul-31-15 10:44 am
TOKYO - A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
- WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies Updated: Jul-31-15 10:13 am
TOKYO - The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.
- Honda records 20 pct profit rise on yen, despite recalls Updated: Jul-31-15 9:04 am
TOKYO - Japanese automaker Honda reported Friday a 20 percent jump in fiscal first quarter profit on the back of a cheap yen that offset the damage from a massive air bag recall.
- Belgian designer to insist Tokyo changes Olympic logo Updated: Jul-31-15 8:59 am
BRUSSELS - A Belgian designer will approach the IOC and the organizers of the Tokyo Olympics to change the logo of the 2020 Games because it bears too much resemblance to his emblem for the Theatre de Liege.
- Japanese girl's WWII job: waving goodbye to kamikaze pilots Updated: Jul-31-15 2:11 am
CHIRAN, Japan - As young army pilots took off on suicide-attack missions in the closing days of World War II, the schoolgirls in this southwestern Japanese town waved handkerchiefs and branches of pink blossoms.
- Ricketts, Foley to lead Nebraska trade missions to Japan Updated: Jul-30-15 5:26 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Lt. Gov. Mike Foley will travel to Japan in September for back-to-back missions to promote foreign trade and investment, the governor announced Thursday.
- IBM's Watson computing technology learns Japanese Updated: Jul-30-15 7:34 am
TOKYO - The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese.
- Sony quarterly profit up 3-fold on currency gains, sensors Updated: Jul-30-15 3:22 am
TOKYO - Sony said quarterly profit rose threefold as foreign exchange gains and sales of image sensors and Playstation 4 software helped offset declines elsewhere.
- Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick Updated: Jul-30-15 2:58 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up.
- Japan: Militarized islands would expand China influence Updated: Jul-29-15 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON - Japan's top naval officer says the entire South China Sea could fall under China's military sphere of influence if it uses the artificial islands it has built there for military purposes.
- Hiroshima widens lead in J-League to 5 points Updated: Jul-29-15 10:11 am
TOKYO - Sanfrecce Hiroshima widened its lead in the J-League to five points by beating Vissel Kobe 4-0 on Wednesday.
- Nissan's quarterly profit up on cheap yen, US sales growth Updated: Jul-29-15 5:32 am
TOKYO - Nissan's April-June profit jumped 36 percent as the Japanese automaker benefited from a cheap yen and better sales in the U.S. and Europe.
- Tokyo Olympic chief apologizes to IOC over stadium change Updated: Jul-29-15 5:30 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Japanese organizers apologized to the IOC on Wednesday over the scrapping of the original plans for the Olympic stadium and delivered assurances that the new venue will be ready in time for the 2020 Games.
- Nintendo reports profit but no word on new president Updated: Jul-29-15 4:55 am
TOKYO - Nintendo posted an 8.28 billion yen ($67 million) profit for the fiscal first quarter, helped by better sales and a cheap yen, but did not announce a new president to lead the company after the death this month of Satoru Iwata.
- Japan-based advertising firm wins Olympic TV rights in Asia Updated: Jul-29-15 3:56 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The International Olympic Committee has awarded exclusive Olympic broadcast rights in 22 Asia-Pacific countries to Japan-based advertising agency Dentsu Inc.
- Correction: The Bomb story Updated: Jul-28-15 3:05 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - In a story July 27 about a new PBS special called "The Bomb," The Associated Press reported erroneously the author of a 1946 New Yorker essay on the victims of Hiroshima. The essay was written by John Hersey, not John Henry.
- Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half Updated: Jul-28-15 10:13 am
TOKYO - Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies.