- Obama urges Vietnam youth to tackle climate change Updated: May-25-16 7:08 am
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the country's next generation of leaders for being more conscious of the environment than previous ones and urged them to "do something about" climate change.
- Solar-powered plane's latest leg: Ohio to Pennsylvania Updated: May-25-16 6:23 am
DAYTON, Ohio - A solar-powered airplane has taken off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright on the latest leg of its journey around the world.
- Group of 7 seeks way forward for aging, faltering economies Updated: May-25-16 5:32 am
ISE, Japan - Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations plan to voice unity over fighting terrorism, pandemics and tax evasion at their summit in Japan this week. Finding a consensus on how to breathe life into their sluggish economies is proving more elusive.
- JOC sets up 3-man team to investigate Tokyo 2020 payments Updated: May-25-16 2:51 am
TOKYO - The Japanese Olympic Committee has set up an investigative team to see if there were any illegal payments made to a Singapore firm which have entangled Tokyo's winning 2020 Olympic bid in a bribery investigation.
- Column: McGregor vs Mayweather, a freak show with precedent Updated: May-24-16 5:13 pm
The freak show that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are talking about will almost surely never happen, and for that anyone who would even consider opening their wallet to pay for it should be grateful.
- Best Buy offers weak profit view, says CFO stepping down Updated: May-24-16 5:08 pm
NEW YORK - Best Buy Co. on Tuesday offered a disappointing profit outlook for the current quarter, weighed in part by a recent earthquake in Japan that hurt the availability of some highly profitable products.
- Jeonbuk, Shanghai SIPG into Asian Champions League quarters Updated: May-24-16 5:02 pm
JEONJU, South Korea - Leonardo scored twice as 2006 winner Jeonbuk Motors secured the first spot in the Asian Champions League quarterfinals with a 2-1 win over Melbourne Victory, and Wu Lei's stoppage-time winner against FC Tokyo helped Shanghai SIPG sneak into the last eight on the away goals rule.
- US says flight over Sea of Japan was safe, lawful Updated: May-24-16 12:25 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. says an Air Force reconnaissance flight over the Sea of Japan that triggered a Russian protest was conducted safely and according to international law.
- Obama's Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes Updated: May-24-16 7:21 am
HANOI, Vietnam - By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could end up losing.
- Obama's Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific Updated: May-23-16 11:48 pm
TOKYO - Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific.
- Many Vietnam vets say they support lifting of arms embargo Updated: May-23-16 10:07 pm
CHICAGO - The way Terry Neilen sees it, lifting the ban on U.S. arms sales to Vietnam makes sense in the face of China's growing influence in the region.
- Russia protests US reconnaissance flight over Sea of Japan Updated: May-23-16 6:59 pm
MOSCOW - Russia's Defense Ministry has protested a U.S. reconnaissance flight over the Sea of Japan near the nation's borders, saying it jeopardized air safety in the area.
- Toyota adding 1.6 million vehicles to Takata air bag recall Updated: May-23-16 5:47 pm
DETROIT - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.6 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially faulty front passenger air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan.
- Japan singer in coma after being stabbed 20 times by fan Updated: May-23-16 12:27 pm
TOKYO - A part-time Japanese pop singer is in a coma after being stabbed about 20 times by a fan near a concert site, police said Monday.
- White House: No invite issued to ex-POW for Hiroshima visit Updated: May-23-16 12:04 pm
TOKYO - A U.S. veterans group says an American who was held by Japan as a prisoner of war during World War II will accompany President Barack Obama on his historic visit to Hiroshima this week, but the White House said Monday that no such invitation has been issued.
- VOICES: Daughter's early cancer death haunts A-bomb survivor Updated: May-23-16 9:01 am
TOKYO - A flash in the sky over Hiroshima, Japan, caused a lifetime of ordeal for an elementary school student.
- Japan trade data, factory survey show economy weakening Updated: May-23-16 2:30 am
TOKYO - Japan's economy appears to be weakening as exports fell 10 percent and imports plunged 23 percent in April while a monthly survey of factory managers showed the sharpest deterioration in operating conditions in over three years.
- Nevada program tests flying drones to sniff out radiation Updated: May-22-16 11:34 am
LAS VEGAS - If there's ever a radiological catastrophe in the U.S. like the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, the stewards of the former national nuclear weapons proving ground in Nevada expect to be ready to deploy remote-controlled drones to check for contamination.
- 2nd-oldest known female orangutan dies at Chicago zoo Updated: May-21-16 3:06 pm
CHICAGO - A 54-year-old orangutan named Maggie who was the second-oldest known female of her species has died at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo following weeks of declining health.
- Restored vintage World War II bomber certified to fly Updated: May-21-16 3:03 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A World War II aircraft that took nearly 16 years to restore might be flying over Kansas in the next few weeks after receiving a certificate of airworthiness from the Federal Aviation Administration.
- Obama is off to Asia to boost trade, cooperation Updated: May-21-16 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama departed Saturday on a weeklong, 16,000-mile trip to Asia, part of his effort to pay more attention to the region and boost economic and security cooperation.
- Dutch women beat Peru to qualify for Rio volleyball Updated: May-21-16 10:30 am
TOKYO - The Netherlands beat Peru 25-16, 25-14, 25-17 Saturday to qualify for the women's volleyball tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
- Caio scores twice as Kashima beats Nagoya 3-2 in J-League Updated: May-21-16 10:16 am
TOKYO - Brazilian Caio scored two goals, including the winner, as Kashima Antlers beat Nagoya Grampus 3-2 on Saturday to pull within one point of J-League leaders Kawasaki Frontale.
- G7 takes aim at terrorist financing; rifts on policy remain Updated: May-21-16 7:38 am
AKIU, Japan - The Group of Seven major economies showed a united front on fighting terrorist financing and tax evasion in talks that ended Saturday, but shied away from coordinated action on policies to revive stalling growth.
- Japan officials express heartbreak at death, US man's arrest Updated: May-20-16 10:01 am
TOKYO - Japan's prime minister expressed his "strong indignation" Friday after an American working on a U.S. military base in Okinawa was arrested on suspicion of abandoning the body of a woman who disappeared last month.