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  • Researcher: Children's cancer linked to Fukushima radiation story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 4:26 am

    TOKYO - A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a difference the authors contend undermines the government's position that more cases have been discovered in the area only because of stringent monitoring.

  • Tokyo auto show to highlight 'smart' green cars 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 12:44 am

    TOKYO - The Tokyo Motor Show, opening to the public Oct. 30 at Tokyo Big Sight convention hall, will be packed with futuristic eye-catching vehicles that drive themselves, offer online information in dazzling ways and are so green they are zero-emissions. Taking part with their latest offerings are 160 companies, including automakers, suppliers and motorcycle manufacturers from around the world, but the biggest stars of the Tokyo show are usually the Japanese. There will be 42 "world premiere" vehicles, being unveiled for the first time.

  • Toyota shows self-driving technology being readied for 2020 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 7:21 am

    TOKYO - Toyota unveiled its vision for self-driving cars in a challenge to other automakers as well as industry newcomer Google Inc., promising to start selling such vehicles in Japan by 2020.

  • Japan launches sports agency to boost athletic performance 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 1:49 am

    TOKYO - Japan has launched a new sports agency tasked with improving athletic performance ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

  • Tokyo recommends 5 additional sports for 2020 Olympics story has photos
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:06 am

    TOKYO - Baseball and softball were joined by youth-oriented sports such as surfing and skateboarding as Japanese organizers on Monday recommended five additional sports with 18 events for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

  • When in Tokyo: Course teaches Japanese for business, travel 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 9:28 am

    LIHUE, Hawaii - If you're going to learn a second language, Japanese is going to be the most helpful if you're living in Hawaii.

  • Japan's education minister to quit over Olympic woes 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 10:50 pm

    TOKYO - Japan's education minister, Hakubun Shimomura, has submitted his resignation due to troubles with planning for Tokyo's National Stadium, a main venue for the 2020 Olympic games.

  • Belgian theater drops Japan Olympic logo case 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 6:57 am

    BRUSSELS - A theater in Belgium has dropped a plagiarism legal case over the design of a logo for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

  • Kerber beats Gavrilova to reach Tokyo 2nd round 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 4:10 am

    TOKYO - Germany's Angelique Kerber advanced to the second round of the Tokyo Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday following a 6-2, 6-2 win over Daria Gavrilova of Russia.

  • Police arrest Peruvian after 6 people found slain in Japan 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 8:43 am

    TOKYO - A man who threw himself out a second-story window as police pursued him is being investigated in the slayings of three people inside the house and three more this week in the neighborhood near Tokyo, police said Thursday.

  • Annual Japan video game show opens with record exhibitors 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 4:41 am

    CHIBA, Japan - Japan's annual video game show opened Thursday with a record number of exhibitors, including independent companies and newcomers, a positive sign for an industry that has faced tough competition from games on social media and mobile devices.

  • Japan to step up help for Vietnamese maritime security 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 10:05 am

    TOKYO - Japan said Tuesday it will give Vietnam used boats and other equipment to improve its maritime security capabilities as China asserts its territorial claims in regional seas.

  • Strong earthquake jolts Tokyo; no tsunami risk or injuries 
    Updated: Sep-11-15 9:18 pm

    TOKYO - A strong earthquake shook Tokyo early Saturday morning, knocking books from shelves, but authorities said there was no risk of a tsunami.

  • Japan book seller buys 90 percent of new Murakami release story has photos
    Updated: Sep-10-15 6:37 am

    TOKYO - Best-selling Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami's latest book has gone on sale, with 90 percent of the release claimed by a single buyer.

  • Plans for Tokyo Olympics marred by stadium mess, logo fuss story has photos
    Updated: Sep-09-15 3:50 am

    TOKYO - Japan's ambitions for a trouble-free 2020 Tokyo Olympics to showcase the country's economic revival are facing an unexpected obstacle course as planners lurch from one fiasco to the next.