- Class folds paper cranes for Fukushima radiation victims Updated: May-04-15 3:38 pm
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - A group of third graders hope to send sisters visiting from Fukushima home to Japan with 1,000 paper cranes that represent wishes for health and good will.
- Urawa Reds beat Gamba Osaka to maintain lead in J-League Updated: May-02-15 6:06 am
SAITAMA, Japan - Zlatan Ljubijankic scored the only goal on Saturday as Urawa Reds beat treble winners Gamba Osaka 1-0 to keep its lead in the J-League standings.
- Japan prime minister touts economic synergy with US in visit Updated: May-01-15 8:05 pm
LOS ANGELES - The United States and Japan will work toward strengthened economic ties, including promoting more direct investment in each other's markets and approval of a Pacific trade agreement, officials said Friday.
- Japan ruling party gears up to revise pacifist constitution Updated: May-01-15 11:29 am
TOKYO - Japan's conservative ruling party is gearing up for a new push to achieve its long-sought goal of revising the country's U.S.-drafted post-World War II constitution. Its first challenge: winning over a divided public.
- Sawa named to Japan squad for Women's World Cup Updated: May-01-15 5:18 am
TOKYO - Homare Sawa was named to Japan's squad for the Women's World Cup on Friday after a one-year injury absence.
- Japan inflation edges up as BOJ keeps policy unchanged Updated: May-01-15 12:43 am
TOKYO - Japan's core inflation rate edged up in March and unemployment eased slightly, according to data released Friday, offering glimmers of promise for the world's No. 3 economy as it struggles to get growth back on track after years of stagnation.
- Japan sees uptick in core inflation in March to 2.2 percent Updated: Apr-30-15 9:13 pm
TOKYO - Japan says its core inflation rate - excluding food prices - edged higher in March to 2.2 percent. But taking into account a tax hike a year ago, prices remain almost flat.
- Apple, IBM, Japan Post team up to improve elderly care Updated: Apr-30-15 3:40 pm
NEW YORK - Apple, IBM and Japanese insurance and bank holding company Japan Post have formed a partnership to improve the lives of elderly people in the country.
- Will Japan funds keep going, or just disappoint again? Updated: Apr-30-15 3:25 pm
NEW YORK - How much longer can the sun shine on Japan's stock market?
- US, Japan miss UN climate change fund deadline Updated: Apr-30-15 12:10 pm
STOCKHOLM - A key U.N. climate fund hit a snag Thursday as major donors including the United States and Japan failed to meet a deadline for converting their pledges of climate aid into signed agreements.
- Japan proposes cutting emissions by a quarter by 2030 Updated: Apr-30-15 11:43 am
TOKYO - Japan is proposing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 26 percent by 2030 amid international efforts to create a new framework for addressing climate change.
- Japan's prime minister announces $1M gift to Smithsonian Updated: Apr-30-15 11:13 am
WASHINGTON - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is announcing a $1 million gift to the Smithsonian's Asian art museums during his visit to Washington.
- China-Russia navies to hold first Mediterranean joint drills Updated: Apr-30-15 9:05 am
BEIJING - The navies of China and Russia plan to hold joint drills in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time in mid-May, China's Defense Ministry announced Thursday, in the latest expansion of the growing informal partnership between the two militaries.
- Sony plays to strengths in games, sensors as it vows revival Updated: Apr-30-15 4:21 am
TOKYO - Once at the leading edge of consumer electronics, Sony Corp. is now more lumbering giant than trend-setter after falling behind competitors such as Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc.
- Why it's hard for Japanese leader Abe to apologize for WWII Updated: Apr-30-15 2:29 am
For some, the "eternal condolences" offered by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for Americans killed in World War II were not enough.
- Japan's Kansai Yacht Club to compete in America's Cup Updated: Apr-30-15 1:30 am
TOKYO - Japan's Kansai Yacht Club has announced its challenge for the 2017 America's Cup.
- Japanese PM seeks tech innovation in Silicon Valley visit Updated: Apr-30-15 1:05 am
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans a swing through Silicon Valley on Thursday, speaking with Stanford University experts about innovation, building relationships with tech firms and investors, and - as head of one of the world's leading car producing nations - popping in on electric carmaker Tesla Motors.
- Yahoo CEO's pay package climbs in 2014 due to stock gains Updated: Apr-29-15 7:25 pm
NEW YORK - The value of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's pay package surged last year, mostly due to gains in the Internet company's stock price that came despite concerns about the overall health of Yahoo's business.
- Yankees pitcher Tanaka out at least a month with tendinitis Updated: Apr-29-15 12:21 pm
NEW YORK - Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is going to be out at least a month because of tendinitis in his right wrist and a mild right forearm strain.
- Toll from quake-triggered Everest avalanche rises to 19 Updated: Apr-29-15 10:56 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - The death toll from an avalanche on Mount Everest triggered by last weekend's massive earthquake in Nepal has risen to 19, including two climbers from the United States and one each from China, Australia and Japan, mountaineering officials said Wednesday.
- LePage to lead trade mission to Japan and China this fall Updated: Apr-29-15 10:29 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage will lead a trade mission to Japan and China this fall.
- Japan's Takeda agrees to pay $2.4 bln in diabetes drug suit Updated: Apr-29-15 4:20 am
TOKYO - Japan's largest drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. said Wednesday it has agreed to pay up to $2.4 billion to thousands of patients and their families over its diabetes drug Actos which has been linked to cancer.
- Japanese state dinner surprises with haiku, sake and R&B Updated: Apr-29-15 3:43 am
WASHINGTON - The first White House state dinner in more than a year served up some surprises: a president reciting haiku, toasts using sake instead of champagne and the leader of Japan describing relations between the countries using the words of a popular R&B classic.
- AP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress Updated: Apr-29-15 12:56 am
WASHINGTON - Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress, but Wednesday's speech by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be the first by a Japanese leader. That's striking considering the tight U.S.-Japan alliance in the 70 years since World War II ended. British, South Korean and German leaders have been invited multiple times. So have two Liberian presidents and a Latvian one - more than 100 invitations overall since the war. So why not Japan? The answers have to do with underlying friction that has been a part of U.S.-Japanese relations and, more recently, frequent changes of Japanese leaders.
- The Latest: 'Jersey Boys' serenade guests at state dinner Updated: Apr-28-15 10:59 pm
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