Japan actor Takakura, known for stoic heroes, dies

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Ken Takakura, a craggy-faced, quiet star known for playing outlaws and stoic heroes in scores of Japanese films…

An awkward handshake between leaders of China and Japan

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An uneasy handshake Monday between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe…

Japanese tourist missing in Canada presumed dead

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Canada police have called off the search for a missing Japanese tourist who was last seen nearly two weeks ago…

China, Japan reach four-point agreement for improving relations

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China and Japan has reaced a four-point agreement that will lay a foundation for improving their bilateral relation…

Beijing condemns Japan PM’s offerings to shrine

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Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Friday to a Tokyo shrine honoring the war dead…

More bodies found at Japan volcano; toll now 36

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Rescuers found five more bodies near the summit of the volcano, bringing the death toll to 36…

Burger King in Japan serves all black burger

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Burger King added black cheese and darkened the other ingredients in the special burger duo added to menus Friday…

China’s envoy to Iceland arrested for espionage

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Ma Jisheng, the Chinese ambassador to Iceland and his wife has been arrested for spying for Japan…

Number of people over 100 years old in Japan hits record high

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Japanese government officials say the number of people aged 100 or older has hit a record high of almost 60,000…

China’s top leaders remember victory over Japan

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President Xi Jinping tended to huge bouquets Wednesday as China commemorated Japan’s World War II surrender…

Shocking reveal: “Hello Kitty” is not a cat

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“Hello Kitty” 40th birthday comes a surprise revelation: Hello Kitty is *not* a cat!…

Japan PM sent prayer note to war criminal ceremony

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honoring more than a thousand World War II-era war criminals which praised their contributions to the country…

111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man

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A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world’s oldest living man…

China, S. Korea blast Japan’s war shrine visits

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China and South Korea reacted strongly Friday to two Japanese Cabinet ministers visiting Yasukuni Shrine…

Japanese girl allegedly decapitates classmate

A 16-year-old Japanese girl is accused of killing a classmate then cutting off her head and hand…

China holds ceremony to mark China-Japan war

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China marked the 77th anniversary of the start of a war with Japan amid rising tensions between Beijing and Tokyo…

Japan World Cup fans clean stadium

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Several unofficial World cup accounts tweeted pics of Japanese fans apparently cleaning up after the match…

Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

Obama kicked off his trip on an informal note, joining Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a famous Tokyo sushi restaurant…

Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors executed war criminals…

Japan increases sales tax

Japan increased its sales tax from 5 percent to 8 percent on Tuesday, first time in 17 years…

Japan whaling future in doubt after court ruling

The International Court of Justice ruled Monday that Japan’s annual hunt in the Antarctic was not really for scientific purposes…

Japan concerned by China’s increased military

Japan expressed concern on Wednesday over the strengthening of the Chinese military announced by Premier Li Keqiang…

Japan shrine still flashpoint 68 years after war

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose hawkish views have raised concerns in the region, did not visit the shrine…

Japan considers making Rising Sun Flag official

Japan is considering to use its old military Rising Sun Flag as its national flag despite its controversy…

Photo Gallery: Japan marks tsunami anniversary

Japan marked the second anniversary Monday of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people…

Japan economy shaky as island spat impacts business

A report by J.P. Morgan, released Tuesday, projected Japanese auto exports to China will crash 70 percent during the October-December period. The export of auto parts will slip by 40 percent…

Diaoyu Islands rift takes toll on Bay Area-Japan tourism

The Diaoyu Island dispute between China and Japan has taken a toll on Japanese tourism. More and more Chinese Americans in the Bay Area have canceled their trip to japan because of the dispute…

Protests over disputed islands continue in China

中國繼續有民眾到日本駐華機構示威,要求日本撤出釣魚島。上海有市民放火燒自己部日本車抗議…

Japan island purchase sparks Chinese anger

中國連續第二日有民眾到日本使領館示威,要求日本撤出釣魚島,他們高叫反日口號,又說要對日本宣戰…

Japan: Island tensions not hurting China ties

日本副首相岡田克也表示,中日兩國就釣魚島的主權爭議在保釣份子煽動下持續升溫,雖然如此,中日兩國的關係並沒有因此受損。