- Japan says PM will not attend military parade in China Updated: Aug-24-15 3:16 am
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will not attend a military parade in China next week to commemorate the end of World War II, the government's top spokesman said Monday.
- 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.
- Mixed world reaction to Japanese leader Abe's WWII statement Updated: Aug-14-15 11:46 pm
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's statement on his country's actions in World War II drew varied reaction around the world, with criticism from China and South Korea's ruling party and praise from the United States, among others.
- No new WWII apology from Japanese leader Abe; China critical Updated: Aug-14-15 11:13 pm
TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that Japan inflicted "immeasurable damage and suffering" on innocent people in World War II, but stopped short of offering his own apology, drawing criticism from China and South Korea.
- Focus on Japan premier Abe's words in World War II statement Updated: Aug-13-15 6:37 am
TOKYO - What's in a word? As Japan's leader prepares to issue a statement Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, attention is focused on the words he will use - and the ones he won't.
- US Army copter crash-lands on ship off Japan island; 6 hurt Updated: Aug-12-15 7:47 pm
TOKYO - A U.S. Army helicopter crashed while landing on a Navy ship during training off Japan's southern island of Okinawa, injuring six people and damaging the aircraft, officials said.
- 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan Updated: Aug-12-15 9:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Both nations brutalized continents. Both slaughtered and abused tens of millions of people. But while Germany is held up as a paragon of post-World War II reconciliation, Japan is mired in animosity with its neighbors seven decades later.
- Australian in Thailand devotes life to 'Death Railway' POWs Updated: Aug-10-15 2:29 am
NAM TOK, Thailand - Wielding a machete, Rod Beattie slashes at tangled undergrowth and soaring bamboo to expose vistas from one of World War II's iconic sagas. Out of the jungle appear remnants of a railway that cost the lives of more than 100,000 Allied prisoners and Asians enslaved by Japan's Imperial Army.
- Panel praises Japan's postwar economy before Abe speaks Updated: Aug-06-15 3:38 pm
TOKYO - A government panel commissioned by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to review Japan's recent history has praised the country's postwar economic growth and commitment to pacifism but also cited a lack of reconciliation with China and South Korea.
- US tries to reassure Japan after documents reveal spying Updated: Aug-04-15 11:37 pm
WASHINGTON - Working to prevent tension with a treaty ally, Vice President Joe Biden reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the U.S. limits its surveillance of friendly nations, after leaked documents showed U.S. spying on Japanese officials and companies.
- WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies Updated: Jul-31-15 10:13 am
TOKYO - The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.