- 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.
- Japan economy gathers pace in 1Q as recovery takes hold Updated: May-20-15 2:05 am
TOKYO - Japan's economy grew at a faster-than-expected 2.4 percent annual pace in the January-March quarter, suggesting a recovery is gaining traction despite persisting weakness in corporate and household spending.
- Japan plans to scale back stadium for 2020 Tokyo Olympics Updated: May-18-15 8:09 am
TOKYO - Japan plans to scale back the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as the government runs short of money and time, the country's sports minister said Monday.
- Japanese worry over Osprey safety after fatal US air crash Updated: May-18-15 7:40 am
TOKYO - A fatal crash of a U.S. Marine Corps Osprey in Hawaii has renewed safety concerns in Japan, where more of the hybrid aircraft are to be deployed.
- Urawa Reds thrash FC Tokyo 4-1 to widen lead in J-League Updated: May-16-15 9:53 am
SAITAMA, Japan - Urawa Reds thrashed FC Tokyo 4-1 Saturday to widen its lead at the top of the J-League standings.
- FC Tokyo signs 13-year-old Barcelona prospect Updated: May-15-15 3:18 am
TOKYO - Japanese club FC Tokyo has signed 13-year-old prospect Takefusa Kubo from Barcelona.
- New Takata air bag recall brings total to over 33 million Updated: May-14-15 6:49 pm
TOKYO - A massive new recall from Honda of vehicles with Takata air bags Thursday has brought the total recalls for the potentially deadly devices to more than 33 million.
- Japan's Cabinet endorses bills to allow greater defense role Updated: May-14-15 8:31 am
TOKYO - Japan's Cabinet endorsed a set of defense bills Thursday that would allow the country's military to operate under a broader definition of self-defense and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion.
- Japan defense export hopes dimmed by latecomer status Updated: May-13-15 9:32 am
TOKYO - A year after Japan eased a longstanding ban on military exports, barely a trickle of deals has formed for its powerhouse manufacturers who are reckoning with latecomer status in a crowded global industry.
- Table tennis wants Olympic mixed doubles or mixed team event Updated: May-13-15 9:21 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Table tennis is lobbying for the inclusion of a mixed doubles or mixed teams event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
- Toyota, Mazda announce 'long-term partnership' in technology Updated: May-13-15 7:19 am
TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp. and Japanese rival Mazda are expanding their partnership to a long-term one focusing on technologies in the areas of safety and fuel efficiency.
- Tokyo opens bidding for sports to be added to 2020 Olympics Updated: May-11-15 7:35 am
TOKYO - Japanese Olympic organizers opened the application process Monday for sports hoping to be added to the 2020 Tokyo Games.
- No offense to royals: Monkey in Japan keeps name Charlotte Updated: May-08-15 5:10 am
TOKYO - A monkey born in a Japanese zoo will keep its name Charlotte, after all.
- American Airlines debuts new jet aimed for long flights Updated: May-08-15 3:16 am
FORT WORTH, Texas - After years of delay, the world's biggest airline is finally using one of the newest passenger jets.
- 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.
- Japanese police investigate projectile launch near US base Updated: Apr-28-15 1:53 am
TOKYO - Japanese police said they were investigating a possible attack on a U.S. Army base near Tokyo after finding a pair of launchers and a projectile Tuesday following reports of explosions in the vicinity.
- Applied Materials' Tokyo Electron deal ends in DOJ roadblock Updated: Apr-27-15 6:56 pm
SANTA CLARA, California - Applied Materials has called off its $9.4 billion acquisition of Tokyo Electron Ltd. after hitting a regulatory roadblock.
- Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties Updated: Apr-26-15 7:46 pm
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for a weeklong visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo's defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties.
- Man arrested over drone at Japanese prime minister's office Updated: Apr-25-15 4:32 am
TOKYO - Japanese police have arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low-level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister's office to protest the government's nuclear energy policy, officials said Saturday.
- Manfred downplays possibility of big leaguers in Olympics Updated: Apr-23-15 5:59 pm
NEW YORK - Don't expect to see big league baseball players at the 2020 Olympics, even if the IOC reinstates the sport for the Tokyo Games. And new Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says the sport's international governing body should demand a long-term pledge from the International Olympic Committee before agreeing to return.
- Japan ministers' war shrine visit irks China after Abe talks Updated: Apr-23-15 9:19 am
TOKYO - Three Japanese Cabinet ministers on Thursday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, drawing a rebuke from China just a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi Jinping met in a bid to smooth ties.