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Stories with place: Tokyo
  • Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:25 pm
  • TOKYO - President Barack Obama is seeking to reassure Japanese leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges to Asia even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere.

  • Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:03 am
  • TOKYO - President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.

  • EXCHANGE: Illinois WWII veteran tells his story 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:19 am
  • BELLEVILLE, Illinois - For nearly 69 years, Frances Corona has wondered how her brother met his fate in World War II.

  • Japan PM sends offering to war shrine 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:16 am
  • TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.

  • Court rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:47 am
  • TOKYO - The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.

  • Japanese Cabinet minister visits Tokyo war shrine 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:04 am
  • TOKYO - A Japanese Cabinet minister on Saturday visited a Tokyo war shrine that honors executed war criminals among others in a move that could reignite tensions with Japan's neighbors ahead of President Barack Obama's Asian tour.

  • Japan, US struggle to bridge gaps over trade pact 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:22 am
  • TOKYO - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and a top Japanese official said Wednesday they still hope to bridge significant differences over opening markets under an ambitious pan-Pacific trade pact.

  • US sailors sue Japanese utility over radiation 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 4:41 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - Nearly 80 U.S. sailors are seeking $1 billion from the Tokyo utility that operates the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, alleging the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission after a tsunami that touched off a nuclear crisis three years ago.

  • Australia, Japan agree on free trade deal 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 7:11 am
  • TOKYO - Japan and Australia have agreed on a free trade deal that both sides say will yield windfalls for their economies.

  • IOC commission surveys Tokyo 2020 Olympic plans 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:52 am
  • TOKYO - IOC inspectors concluded their first meetings with organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Friday and said they were impressed with preparations for the games and inclusion of women on the board.

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 2:06 pm
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  • Japan frees world's longest-held death row inmate 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 11:16 am
  • TOKYO - The world's longest-serving death row inmate was freed Thursday by a Japanese court which found investigators had likely fabricated evidence in the murder case that put the former pro boxer behind bars for nearly half a century.

  • North Korea fires 2 missiles as its rivals meet 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 12:31 am
  • SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles on Wednesday, South Korea and the U.S. said, a defiant challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington that focused on the North's security threat.

  • Fukushima nuke worker life gets recorded as manga 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 5:20 am
  • TOKYO - First off, no one who works at Japan's wrecked nuclear power plant calls it Fukushima Dai-ichi, comic-book artist Kazuto Tatsuta says in his book about his time on the job. It's ichi efu, or 1F.

  • Hanyu aiming to add to Olympic gold at worlds 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 11:18 pm
  • TOKYO - Japanese teenager Yuzuru Hanyu is aiming to add a world title to his Olympic gold medal when the World Figure Skating Championships begin Wednesday.

  • Japanese architect Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Prize 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 8:01 pm
  • NEW YORK - The Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has combined a talent for innovative design and experimental use of everyday materials with extensive humanitarian efforts around the globe, has won the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize.