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Stories with place: Tokyo
  • Blast at Japan's controversial war shrine injures no one 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 11:21 am

    TOKYO - An explosion Monday damaged a public restroom at a controversial shrine in Tokyo that honors Japanese war dead, with police suspecting foul play. No one was injured.

  • Blast at Japan's controversial war shrine injures no one story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 3:46 am

    TOKYO - An explosion Monday damaged a public restroom at a controversial shrine in Tokyo that honors Japanese war dead, with police suspecting foul play. No one was injured.

  • James Lagier, former AP bureau chief, has died 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 5:03 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the bulletin on Robert F. Kennedy's death and overseeing AP's reporting of the 1995 Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,000 people, has died.

  • Park leads South Korea to 8-0 win over US in Premier12 final story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 9:48 am

    TOKYO - Byung Ho Park bolstered his MLB credentials with a three-run homer in the fifth inning as South Korea routed the United States 8-0 Saturday to win the inaugural Premier12 baseball tournament.

  • Tokyo sues Okinawa in US base relocation dispute 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 10:09 am

    TOKYO - The Japanese government took the local government in Okinawa to court Tuesday, launching a legal battle in their longstanding dispute over the planned relocation of a U.S. military air base on the southern island.

  • Foes at war, WWII vets from UK, Japan shake hands 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 8:12 am

    TOKYO - In 1944, the two men were in northeastern India as foes, fighting one of harshest battles of World War II between Japan and Britain. More than 70 years later on Thursday, they shook hands and sipped tea in Tokyo.

  • Japan its own enemy in push to improve cybersecurity story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 9:33 pm

    OKINAWA, Japan - Apart from rogue hackers, criminal organizations or even state-backed cyberwarfare units, Japan's businesses and government agencies are facing a unique cybersecurity foe: themselves.

  • Japan Sports Agency sets goals for Rio, Tokyo Olympics 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 11:36 pm

    TOKYO - The newly formed Japan Sports Agency has set ambitious goals for the nation's athletes at both the Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo Olympics.

  • UCI close to agreement on Tokyo Olympic venue move story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 11:24 am

    LONDON - After months of negotiations, the UCI is nearing final agreement with Olympic organizers on their proposal to move cycling events at the 2020 Tokyo Games to a venue outside the capital to save money.

  • Sushi and culture: Dining with locals on a visit to Japan story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 11:06 am

    TOKYO - Some of my most treasured travel memories involve food. Like the time my husband and I went to what was billed as New Delhi's best rumali roti stall, where we turned the hood of a car into a table so that the extravagantly thin and succulent flatbread could be wolfed down before it cooled. Or the time I introduced my in-laws to a Johannesburg street vendor's vetkoeks, slightly sweet, slightly sour dollops of fried dough.

  • Honda profit up despite hit from Takata air bag recalls 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 9:15 am

    TOKYO - Honda reported a quarterly profit of 127.7 billion yen ($1 billion) Wednesday, up 7 percent from its revised result from the year before, even as costs of a massive recall related to defective air bags dented the boost from healthy sales.

  • Japan, SKorea agree to work to resolve WWII sex slave issue story has photos
    Updated: Nov-02-15 2:45 pm

    SEOUL, South Korea - The leaders of South Korea and Japan resumed formal talks Monday after a 3½-year freeze and agreed to try to resolve the decades-old issue of Korean women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.

  • Long, complicated history behind S. Korea-Japan relations story has photos
    Updated: Nov-02-15 6:42 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - Thousands of years of deeply complicated history bubbled beneath the surface images of handshakes and flashing cameras Monday at the first formal meeting of Japanese and South Korean leaders in 3½ years.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month 
    Updated: Oct-30-15 10:03 am

    All times are Eastern

  • No tricks: Halloween all the rage in Japan as costume play story has photos
    Updated: Oct-30-15 5:40 am

    TOKYO - For the usually reserved Japanese, Halloween has become the perfect excuse to act wild in strange outfits.