- China parade draws Putin, but few other major world leaders Updated: Sep-01-15 9:18 am
BEIJING - Russian leader Vladimir Putin, South Korean President Park Geun-hye and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon shine at the top of China's guest list at this week's grand commemorations of the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War II. After them, the wattage gets pretty low.
- 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.
- Gov. Ige says early immigration screening is Hawaii priority Updated: Aug-27-15 6:26 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Thursday it's a top priority for Hawaii that the U.S. be able to process Japanese travelers for immigration and customs before they even get on a plane for the islands.
- Obama expresses regret to Japan's Abe for spying charges Updated: Aug-26-15 9:01 am
TOKYO - President Barack Obama has called Japan's leader to express regret over recent WikiLeaks allegations that the U.S. spied on senior Japanese officials, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
- 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.
- 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.
- Japan emperor offers 'remorse' on WWII surrender anniversary Updated: Aug-15-15 8:11 am
TOKYO - Emperor Akihito expressed rare "deep remorse" over his country's wartime actions in an address Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's World War II surrender, a day after the prime minister fell short of apologizing in his own words to the victims of Japanese aggression.
- 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.
- 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.
- Japan restarts reactor after break due to Fukushima Updated: Aug-12-15 12:59 am
TOKYO - A power plant operator in southern Japan restarted a nuclear reactor, the first to begin operating under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster, and said Wednesday that there has been no major problem so far.
- Japan committed to nuclear power despite Fukushima fiasco Updated: Aug-11-15 10:25 pm
TOKYO - With the pull of a lever, control rods were lifted Tuesday from the reactor core at a plant in southern Japan, ending a ban on nuclear power following meltdowns at Fukushima in the northeast that forced tens of thousands of people to leave their homes, most of them for good.
- Calls to abolish nukes on Nagasaki bombing 70th anniversary Updated: Aug-09-15 12:19 am
NAGASAKI, Japan - The city of Nagasaki marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing Sunday with calls to abolish nuclear weapons and halt the Japanese government's push to loosen restrictions on what its military can do.
- 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.
- Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing Updated: Aug-06-15 12:21 am
HIROSHIMA, Japan - Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Thursday, with Mayor Kazumi Matsui renewing calls for U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to step up efforts toward making a nuclear-weapons-free world.
- 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.