- Gamba Osaka advances to quarterfinals of ACL Updated: May-27-15 9:08 am
OSAKA, Japan - Gamba Osaka advanced to the Asian Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over FC Seoul on Wednesday.
- Japan nuclear plant obtains final permit needed to restart Updated: May-27-15 9:07 am
TOKYO - A nuclear plant in southern Japan on Wednesday obtained the final permit needed to restart its reactors, paving the way for it to become the first to go back online under new safety standards introduced after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
- Envoys from S. Korea, US, Japan discuss N.Korean nuke threat Updated: May-27-15 2:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea - The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Wednesday on the need to increase pressure on North Korea and urged the country to engage in serious negotiations on its expanding nuclear weapons program.
- US Open the most democratic of majors Updated: May-26-15 6:36 pm
The names of golf's two oldest championships are similar, and so are the concepts.
- Earthquake shakes buildings in Tokyo but causes no damage Updated: May-25-15 4:50 am
TOKYO - A magnitude-5.5 earthquake rattled Tokyo and its suburbs Monday, shaking buildings and temporarily stopping trains but causing no apparent damage or injuries.
- Artsy coffee chain Blue Bottle brews long queues in Tokyo Updated: May-25-15 3:14 am
TOKYO - Japan, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines that have at times meant a four-hour wait for a cup.
- Japan trade gap returns to deficit in April, more red ahead Updated: May-25-15 3:07 am
TOKYO - Japan posted a trade deficit in April following a single-month's surplus in March, and economists said shortfalls were likely to persist given the weakness of the yen.
- Big spending Guangzhou playing for Champs League survival Updated: May-24-15 7:50 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Guangzhou Evergrande has spent over $100 million since 2010 on Italian coaches like Marcello Lippi and Fabio Cannavaro and on South American talent such as Dario Conca and Ricardo Goulart, so leaving the 2015 Asian Champions League at the second round stage is certainly not part of the plan.
- Company behind giant telescope moves forward amid talks Updated: May-24-15 5:19 pm
HILO, Hawaii - Aside from the ongoing standstill atop Mauna Kea, those behind the Thirty Meter Telescope are moving forward with the $1.4 billion project.
- Haruka Morita-WanyaoLu wins Symetra Classic Updated: May-23-15 9:29 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Haruka Morita-WanyaoLu won the Symetra Classic on Saturday for her Symetra Tour title, beating Canada's Augusta James with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.
- Paderborn, Freiburg relegated from Bundesliga on final day Updated: May-23-15 1:08 pm
BERLIN - Paderborn and Freiburg were relegated from the Bundesliga on the last day of the season Saturday, while Hamburg clinched the relegation playoff spot and Stuttgart stayed up.
- Urawa beats Kashima 2-1 to keep lead in J-League Updated: May-23-15 10:40 am
TOKYO - Urawa Reds tightened its grip on the J-League lead and remained unbeaten by beating Kashima Antlers 2-1 on Saturday.
- 95th time lucky for University of Tokyo baseball team Updated: May-23-15 9:53 am
TOKYO - A Japanese university baseball team finally ended its 94-game losing streak on Saturday, winning for the first time in five years.
- Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations Updated: May-23-15 7:41 am
TOKYO - Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and natural calamities as a result of global warming.
- IMF urges Japan to take 'bold action' on reforms, debt mess Updated: May-22-15 2:05 pm
TOKYO - Japan needs "bold action" on revamping its economy and improving its precarious national finances, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest assessment of the world's third-largest economy.
- Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects Updated: May-22-15 1:16 pm
TOKYO - Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved.
- Osaka, Yokohama picked as 2015 Club World Cup host cities Updated: May-22-15 6:15 am
ZURICH - FIFA says Osaka and Yokohama will be host cities for the 2015 Club World Cup in Japan.
- Japan's first lady visits controversial shrine to war dead Updated: May-22-15 5:23 am
TOKYO - Japan's first lady visited the Yasukuni Shrine honoring the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, this week in a move that risks outraging neighboring countries that suffered under Japan's World War II aggression.
- Taekwondo venue for Tokyo Games under review Updated: May-22-15 5:02 am
TOKYO - Taekwondo could become the latest sport to have its venue moved for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as part of a widening review into plans for the games.
- Coal, medicine, trains top Tokyo's Asia infrastructure plan Updated: May-22-15 4:15 am
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's offer of $110 billion in fresh infrastructure financing for Asia is as much about Japan's agenda for selling its clean coal know-how and other technologies as it is about keeping up with China.
- China, US assert rights after exchange over S China Sea Updated: May-21-15 7:58 pm
BEIJING - China said Thursday it is entitled to keep watch over airspace and seas surrounding artificial islands it created in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, following an exchange in which its navy warned off a U.S. surveillance plane. The United States said its aerial patrolling was in accordance with international law and "no one in their right mind" would try to stop it.
- Hawaiian Airlines to remove Sendai route, blaming weak yen Updated: May-21-15 5:04 pm
HONOLULU - A weak yen and lack of passenger interest have led Hawaiian Airlines to drop service to Sendai beginning in September.
- Japan town to still hunt dolphins after aquariums' rejection Updated: May-21-15 8:31 am
TOKYO - The fishing town of Taiji will not stop its dolphin hunts, the mayor said Thursday, after Japan's aquariums decided to stop buying captured dolphins under international pressure sparked by cruelty concerns.
- Asia-Pacific militaries seek to develop amphibious skills Updated: May-20-15 11:58 pm
HONOLULU - Japanese Maj. Gen. Jiro Hiroe turned to numbers to explain to his counterparts from other nations why Japan is developing the skills to move troops from sea to shore: his nation has 6,852 islands and 6,414 of them are uninhabited.
- Barker named skipper, CEO of Japanese America's Cup team Updated: May-20-15 10:41 pm
Former Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker has been named skipper and CEO of America's Cup challenger SoftBank Team Japan.