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Japan marks 69th anniversary of Hiroshima bombing

Japan Hiroshima Anniversary

Japan is marking the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and Mayor Kazumi Matsui called on U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to visit the city to see the scars of the atomic bombing first hand.

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan, US admirals say naval cooperation deepening

A Chinese naval official, right, is given a tour by a Japanese naval official aboard the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force naval ship, JS Ise, Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Hawaii's Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. AP FILE PHOTO

Top U.S. and Japanese admirals say U.S-Japan naval cooperation is deepening as they meet on the sidelines of the world’s largest maritime exercises.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan to unveil review of wartime sex slave apology


Japan is set to unveil Friday a review of evidence that led to its landmark 1993 apology over wartime sex slavery, in a move that threatens to further chill ties with its neighbors.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama: US will defend Japan vs China

The tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese, are part of the territorial dispute between Japan and China. President Barack Obama (inset) affirmed Thursday that the United States would be obligated to defend Japan against China though he asked all sides to resolve the issue peacefully. AP file photo PHOTO

Showing solidarity with Japan, US President Barack Obama on Thursday affirmed that the United States would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over disputed islands but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Snowstorm leaves 19 dead, causes transport chaos in Japan

People take photographs in the snow-covered compound of a temple in Kamakura, near Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.  AP

A severe snowstorm sweeping across Japan has killed 19 people and left more than 1,600 injured, media and officials said Monday, as the extreme weather sparked widespread transport chaos.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »