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February 10, 2016
Japan announces new sanctions on North Korea
Japan announced Wednesday that it will impose new sanctions on North Korea to protest a rocket launch seen as a test of ...
January 15, 2016
IOC asks for transcripts suggesting 2020 Olympic bid bribery
The IOC is ready to examine allegations of possible bribery in the bidding for the 2020 Olympics. The Olympic body said ...
January 15, 2016
Japan ski tour bus in Nagano crash kills 14, injures 27
An overnight bus on its way to a ski resort in central Japan careened off a mountain road early Friday, killing 14 passengers ...
January 04, 2016
Japan's Abe seeks to burnish legacy ahead of election
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, stymied by a still sputtering economy, is seeking to burnish his legacy and shore up ...
December 29, 2015
Relief, anger, indifference over SKorea-Japan sex slave deal
There's relief among South Korean and Japanese diplomats after the two countries announced an "irreversible" settlement of ...
December 28, 2015
South Korea, Japan reach landmark deal on WWII sex slaves
An apology from Japan's prime minister and a pledge of more than $8 million sealed a breakthrough deal Monday in a ...
December 25, 2015
Okinawa sues Tokyo in bid to stop move of US Marine air base
Local authorities on Okinawa sued Japan's central government on Friday in an attempt to stop the relocation of a U.S.
December 21, 2015
Toyota head resigns from Tokyo Olympic committee
The head of Toyota Motor Corp. stepped down Monday as vice president of the organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics ...
December 18, 2015
From diapers to cold feet, a Tokyo disaster survival guide
You're faced with a big disaster, like an earthquake, plus a small one — say, running out of diapers. What can you do? Cut ...
December 16, 2015
Correction: Tokyo 2020 story
In a story Dec. 14 about proposed Olympic Stadium designs, The Associated Press misidentified the president of the Japan ...
December 09, 2015
IOC approves switch of cycling venues for Tokyo Olympics
After months of negotiations, the IOC on Wednesday approved the cycling venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, including the ...
December 08, 2015
Japan launches anti-terrorism unit ahead of summit, Olympics
Japan launched a new counterterrorism unit in an air of secrecy Tuesday, with journalists only allowed to photograph its 24 ...
December 07, 2015
IOC to hear from Rio organizers amid budget cuts, recession
The president is facing impeachment proceedings. The economy is in free fall. The country is reeling from a wide-ranging ...
December 01, 2015
Tokyo government to pay a quarter of Olympic stadium cost
The Tokyo city government agreed Tuesday to foot a quarter of the 158 billion yen ($1.3 billion) cost for the new stadium for ...
November 30, 2015
Japanese whaling fleet set to leave for Antarctic
Japan's whaling fleet will leave Tuesday for the Antarctic for a three-month, scaled-down hunt, the government said, despite ...
November 23, 2015
Blast at Japan's controversial war shrine injures no one
An explosion Monday damaged a public restroom at a controversial shrine in Tokyo that honors Japanese war dead, with police ...
November 12, 2015
Foes at war, WWII vets from UK, Japan shake hands
In 1944, the two men were in northeastern India as foes, fighting one of harshest battles of World War II between Japan and ...
November 04, 2015
UCI close to agreement on Tokyo Olympic venue move
After months of negotiations, the UCI is nearing final agreement with Olympic organizers on their proposal to move cycling ...
October 28, 2015
Volkswagen apologizes for emissions scandal at auto show
A top Volkswagen executive Herbert Diess apologized at the Tokyo auto show Wednesday for the automaker's emissions-cheating ...
October 09, 2015
Baseball qualifying for 2020 Tokyo Games would be tricky
If baseball rejoins the Olympics for the 2020 Tokyo Games, just qualifying for the tournament could be a challenge.