Events

Pope Francis to visit Thailand, Japan in November

Sep 13, 2019

Pope Francis will visit Thailand and Japan in November in a visit expected to highlight his call for complete nuclear disarmament and honor the small Catholic communities in each country

As 1st Asian host, Japan aiming higher at Rugby World Cup

Sep 12, 2019

When Jamie Joseph took on the challenge of coaching Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the former All Blacks player knew there was much more at stake than results on the field

Japan briefs diplomats on Fukushima nuclear water concerns

Sep 4, 2019

Japan has reassured foreign diplomats about the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant's safety amid concerns about massive amounts of treated but radioactive water stored in tanks

Analysis: The US isn't the best team at this World Cup _ yet

Sep 4, 2019

Analysis: The U.S. does not have the best team at this World Cup, though there's still time to make it happen

Great Escape: US gets past Turkey 93-92 in OT; Tatum injured

Sep 3, 2019

Middleton's free throws late in OT save U.S., as Americans top Turkey 93-92 in World Cup; Tatum sprains ankle

Can Tokyo's efficient rail system handle Olympic strain?

Aug 16, 2019

Tokyo's famous and efficient rail system is likely to be stressed during next year's Olympics.

Fukushima nuclear plant out of space for radioactive water

Aug 9, 2019

The utility company operating Fukushima's tsunami-devastated nuclear power plant says it will run out of space to store massive amounts of contaminated water in three years

Japan says export step not aimed at hurting ties with Seoul

Aug 7, 2019

Japan's government spokesman says downgrading of South Korea's trade status is not intended as retaliation for disputes over court rulings ordering Japanese companies pay compensation for their treatment of Korean laborers during World War II

Quake hits northeast Japan; officials say no tsunami danger

Aug 4, 2019

A strong earthquake has struck northeastern Japan, but authorities say there is no danger of a tsunami, and there were no immediate reports of casualties

US says new round of talks with China were 'constructive'

Jul 31, 2019

The White House says U.S. and Chinese envoys have held "constructive" trade talks

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