- Tokyo wins Little League title, beating Lewisberry 18-11 Updated: Aug-30-15 6:44 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania - Tokyo won the Little League World Series on Sunday, pounding out 22 hits and overcoming an eight-run first-inning deficit to beat Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, 18-11.
- Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills Updated: Aug-30-15 12:28 pm
TOKYO - Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, holding up anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies to the beat of a drum.
- Japan beats Mexico 1-0 at Little League World Series Updated: Aug-29-15 4:35 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania - Yugo Aoki singled for Tokyo's first hit in the seventh inning, and then scored on a fielder's choice to help Japan beat Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, 1-0 on Saturday for a spot in the championship game of the Little League World Series.
- Texan recalls time 70 years ago as POW during WWII Updated: Aug-29-15 1:26 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas - A gold-framed black-and-white photo shows a smiling man in an Army Air Forces uniform, his cheeks still chubby with youth.
- Japan organizers defend designer over logo, deny it's copied Updated: Aug-28-15 12:06 pm
TOKYO - Tokyo Olympic organizers defended a Japanese designer in a logo scandal Friday, denying allegations his design for the 2020 Summer Games was copied from a Belgian theater.
- Japan scales back Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium plans Updated: Aug-28-15 4:11 am
TOKYO - Japan's government has approved a plan to reduce the seating and slash the construction cost of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after public opposition to the initial design.
- Japan reports inflation, household spending soften in July Updated: Aug-28-15 2:16 am
TOKYO - The backdrop to the wild drama in financial markets over the past few weeks is a less dramatic but more daunting reality: the deep-seated challenges for sustaining long-term growth, especially for aging economies like Japan's.
- Japan beats Venezuela, reaches LLWS bracket title game Updated: Aug-26-15 7:05 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania - Tokyo got down to its final strike before tying it in the bottom of the sixth inning with a single, then rallied again to overcame a two-run deficit in the eighth for a 5-4 victory over Venezuela on Wednesday and a berth in the International bracket title game at the Little League World Series.
- Iguodala takes NBA championship hardware to tour of Tokyo Updated: Aug-25-15 9:00 pm
Andre Iguodala has taken his NBA championship hardware to Japan.
- IOC wants Japan's main stadium ready by January 2020 Updated: Aug-25-15 7:44 am
TOKYO - A top International Olympic Committee official urged Japan on Tuesday to speed up the troubled construction of Tokyo's new national stadium for delivery by January 2020, but the Japanese minister in charge of the Games cautioned this may not be possible.
- Explosion at US base in Japan lights up night sky Updated: Aug-24-15 12:34 am
TOKYO - Multiple explosions and a large fire at a U.S. Army depot lit up the night sky in a Tokyo suburb early Monday. No injuries were reported.
- Sinking currencies point to jitters about emerging economies Updated: Aug-21-15 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The damage spans the globe.
- Japan's finance minister warns China on currency moves Updated: Aug-21-15 5:37 am
TOKYO - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said Friday that recent moves by China to allow its currency to depreciate are a concern and could pose problems for Tokyo.
- Hopes high for karate's inclusion for 2020 Tokyo Olympics Updated: Aug-14-15 4:27 am
TOKYO - After 17 years of intensive training, Japanese university karate champion Emiko Kawasaki may be about to realize her lifelong dream and have a chance to compete at the Olympics.
- Sushi showdown: Women challenge one of Japan's male bastions Updated: Aug-13-15 7:01 am
TOKYO - Some jobs in Japan, a nation known for its poor record on gender equality, have been off limits to women for ages. The sushi counter, for one.
- Japanese baseball fans react to Iwakuma's no-hitter Updated: Aug-13-15 3:02 am
TOKYO - Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma's feat of becoming the second Japanese-born pitcher after Hideo Nomo to throw a no-hitter in the U.S. major leagues was splashed on the home pages of sports newspapers and other media websites in his home country, greeting people as they were waking up Thursday.
- Alaska grads bound for teaching jobs in Japan say 'sayonara' Updated: Aug-08-15 7:05 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The group raised their glasses of Alaska-brewed beer in celebration at Tokyo Garden, a restaurant in Midtown Anchorage with decor inspired by the country that the recent college graduates would leave for on a 5:45 a.m. flight the next day.
- China wins right to host 2019 Basketball World Cup Updated: Aug-07-15 6:44 am
TOKYO - With the help of Yao Ming, China won the right to host the 2019 Basketball World Cup.
- Oh pitches baseball; 8 sports bid for spot at 2020 Olympics Updated: Aug-07-15 4:23 am
TOKYO - Baseball called on Japanese home run king Sadaharu Oh, and karate used a live demonstration as eight sports made their case on Friday to be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
- AP Interview: Japan's 'Godzilla' director wants to surprise Updated: Aug-05-15 4:11 am
TOKYO - Radiation-breathing Godzilla destroyed so many cities and fought so many monsters, the original Japanese film series outgrew its budget and audience. So the filmmaker working on the revival will go back to the basics while still looking to surprise.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.