- Ricketts, Foley to lead Nebraska trade missions to Japan Updated: Jul-30-15 5:26 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Lt. Gov. Mike Foley will travel to Japan in September for back-to-back missions to promote foreign trade and investment, the governor announced Thursday.
- IBM's Watson computing technology learns Japanese Updated: Jul-30-15 7:34 am
TOKYO - The IBM Watson super-brainy computing technology, which has helped organize massive data as well as beaten champions on the Jeopardy TV show, is now learning Japanese.
- Sony quarterly profit up 3-fold on currency gains, sensors Updated: Jul-30-15 3:22 am
TOKYO - Sony said quarterly profit rose threefold as foreign exchange gains and sales of image sensors and Playstation 4 software helped offset declines elsewhere.
- Toyota robot can pick up after people, help the sick Updated: Jul-30-15 2:58 am
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task: picking things up.
- Tokyo emblem under scrutiny for resemblance to existing logo Updated: Jul-29-15 9:34 pm
TOKYO - The design of the official emblem for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has come under scrutiny for bearing a striking resemblance to an existing logo
- Japan: Militarized islands would expand China influence Updated: Jul-29-15 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON - Japan's top naval officer says the entire South China Sea could fall under China's military sphere of influence if it uses the artificial islands it has built there for military purposes.
- Hiroshima widens lead in J-League to 5 points Updated: Jul-29-15 10:11 am
TOKYO - Sanfrecce Hiroshima widened its lead in the J-League to five points by beating Vissel Kobe 4-0 on Wednesday.
- Nissan's quarterly profit up on cheap yen, US sales growth Updated: Jul-29-15 5:32 am
TOKYO - Nissan's April-June profit jumped 36 percent as the Japanese automaker benefited from a cheap yen and better sales in the U.S. and Europe.
- Tokyo Olympic chief apologizes to IOC over stadium change Updated: Jul-29-15 5:30 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Japanese organizers apologized to the IOC on Wednesday over the scrapping of the original plans for the Olympic stadium and delivered assurances that the new venue will be ready in time for the 2020 Games.
- Nintendo reports profit but no word on new president Updated: Jul-29-15 4:55 am
TOKYO - Nintendo posted an 8.28 billion yen ($67 million) profit for the fiscal first quarter, helped by better sales and a cheap yen, but did not announce a new president to lead the company after the death this month of Satoru Iwata.
- Japan-based advertising firm wins Olympic TV rights in Asia Updated: Jul-29-15 3:56 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The International Olympic Committee has awarded exclusive Olympic broadcast rights in 22 Asia-Pacific countries to Japan-based advertising agency Dentsu Inc.
- Correction: The Bomb story Updated: Jul-28-15 3:05 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - In a story July 27 about a new PBS special called "The Bomb," The Associated Press reported erroneously the author of a 1946 New Yorker essay on the victims of Hiroshima. The essay was written by John Hersey, not John Henry.
- Volkswagen sold more vehicles than Toyota in first half Updated: Jul-28-15 10:13 am
TOKYO - Volkswagen overtook Toyota in global vehicle sales for January-June, the first time the German automaker has come out top in the intensely competitive tallies.
- Tokyo Olympic stadium designer strikes back at critics Updated: Jul-28-15 8:59 am
TOKYO - The architects behind a scrapped plan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium blamed the bidding process and rocketing building costs for the spiraling price tag, striking back at claims that it was because of the design.
- Japan, South Korea without stars for East Asian Cup Updated: Jul-26-15 11:06 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Asian powers Japan and South Korea have named squads devoid of big names for next month's biennial East Asian Cup, which also features China and North Korea.
- Small plane crashes in Tokyo neighborhood; 3 dead, 3 survive Updated: Jul-26-15 11:56 am
TOKYO - A small plane crashed into a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo on Sunday, killing the pilot, a passenger and a woman on the ground, while three people were pulled alive from the wreckage, officials said.
- Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors to end US production Updated: Jul-24-15 4:41 pm
NORMAL, Illinois - Mitsubishi Motors confirmed Friday that it plans to stop production at its only U.S. factory and sell the plant in central Illinois that has more than 1,200 workers.
- Japan's Nikkei pledges to respect Financial Times culture Updated: Jul-24-15 5:40 am
TOKYO - Nikkei Inc., the Japanese buyer of the Financial Times, pledged Friday to respect the culture of the London-based business daily, while also tapping its digital expertise and global reach.
- Japan's Nikkei lands Financial Times in $1.3 billion deal Updated: Jul-23-15 1:28 pm
LONDON - Japanese media company Nikkei Inc. is buying the Financial Times as part of an 844 million-pound ($1.3 billion) deal with Britain's Pearson PLC.
- China warns Japan against shirking responsibility for WWII Updated: Jul-23-15 9:18 am
TOKYO - A Chinese envoy on Thursday warned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe not to shirk responsibility for Japan's wartime aggression in his statement marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the hostilities.
- Official: Mitsubishi may extend WWII apology to others Updated: Jul-22-15 7:48 am
TOKYO - An outside director of Mitsubishi Materials said Wednesday that the company hopes to apologize to former British, Dutch and Australian World War II POWs, and also reach an amicable agreement with Chinese forced laborers, following a landmark apology to American POWs earlier this week.
- Worries grow about freelance Japanese journalist in Syria Updated: Jul-22-15 2:07 am
TOKYO - Worries are growing about the whereabouts of a freelance Japanese journalist, last heard from one month ago in war-torn Syria, where reporting assignments have become among the most precarious in the world.
- Detroit Mayor Duggan to visit Japan's Toyota City, Tokyo Updated: Jul-21-15 3:17 pm
DETROIT - Mike Duggan will visit Japan on his first international trip as Detroit mayor.
- US Navy commander stresses positives in China relationship Updated: Jul-21-15 8:42 am
TOKYO - The Navy's new commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet sounded a conciliatory note toward China on Tuesday during the last stop of a three-country Asian tour.
- US going to Uzbekistan in Davis Cup playoffs, Swiss vs Dutch Updated: Jul-21-15 7:05 am
LONDON - The United States will travel to Uzbekistan for the first time among some tough away trips in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs in September.