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Hagel: China territorial claims destabilize region
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second from left, poses with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from right, right, before their meeting on May 30 in Singapore. Also joining them are Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, right, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Hagel is in Singapore to attend the 13th Asia Security Summit. (AP Photo/ Pool)
SINGAPORE--Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned an international security conference on May 31 that the U.S. "will not look the other way" when nations such as China try to...
Japanese official says still far apart from U.S. on farm exports
Cattle raised in Shihoro, Hokkaido. Japanese farmers fear their business will be severely affected once tariffs on U.S. farm products are cut. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
WASHINGTON--The United States and Japan still have a way to go in resolving access for U.S. farm exports to the Japanese market as part of Pacific trade talks, a senior...
U.S. spy drones deployed to Misawa base in Aomori
A U.S. Global Hawk surveillance drone arrives at the Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture on May 24. (Yusaku Kanagawa)
The U.S. military is deploying two Global Hawk drones to the Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture, marking the first time that U.S. unmanned surveillance aircraft are stationed ...
U.S. Ambassador Kennedy visits Fukushima nuclear plant
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy listens to a briefing by TEPCO officials at the control room for the Nos. 1 and 2 reactors in the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on May 14. (Pool)
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has gotten a firsthand look inside the Japanese nuclear plant devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Sony to appoint ex-U.S. ambassador Roos to board of directors
John V. Roos (Provided by Sony Corp.)
Sony Corp. named former U.S. Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos as a candidate to become an external board member, the company said May 13.
Backlash against anti-U.S. military activists on rise in Okinawa
Pro-U.S. military supporters hoist a banner behind opponents of the U.S. military presence in Okinawa in front of U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan. (Koshin Shisui)
NAHA--Every morning at around 7 a.m., a dozen Okinawa citizens plant themselves in front of the Oyama gate of U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Ginowan in the prefecture ...
'Doraemon' anime to hit small screens in U.S. this summer with...
(c) Fujiko Pro.・Shogakukan・TV Asahi・Shin-ei・ADK
The English version of the popular Japanese anime “Doraemon” will be aired on the Disney network’s kids’ channel in the United States this summer with minor tweaks to...
Sources: Abe has no intention of limiting collective self-defense...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses the media at a hotel in Brussels on May 7 at the end of his Europe trip. Abe visited Belgium to meet with NATO, EU and Belgian officials. (AP Photo)
The Abe administration does not intend to limit Japan’s collective self-defense measures to specific nations, raising concerns that Japanese troops could be deployed all over ...
EDITORIAL: Abe taking pacifist Constitution away from the people
The original copy of the Japanese Constitution (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan’s Constitution cannot be revised with a simple majority vote in the Diet.
ANIME NEWS: 'Attack on Titan' anime series to air in U.S. from May ...
A scene from "Attack on Titan" ((c) Hajime Isayama, Kodansha/ "Attack on Titan" Production Committee)
The "Attack on Titan" animated TV series will premiere on U.S. cable channel Adult Swim's late-night Saturday programming block Toonami at 11:30 p.m. ET on May 3, U.S....
INSIGHT: U.S. walks tightrope to counter China while maintaining...
Filipinos, wearing facial cutouts of the leaders of the United States and China, protest U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the Philippines in Quezon City outside Manila on April 28. (AP Photo)
The defense cooperation pact reached with the Philippines is a part of Washington’s “pivot to Asia” to counter China, but the United States is still acting cautiously so...
Toyota moving U.S. base from California to Texas
Prius enters Toyota's U.S. headquarters in Torrance, Calif. (AP file photo)
TORRANCE, California--Toyota is making a surprise move from California, announcing it would transfer its U.S. headquarters and about 3,000 jobs from the Los Angeles suburbs to...
UPDATE: Obama declares U.S. obligation to protect Senkaku Islands
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama attend a joint news conference on April 24 at the State Guest House in Tokyo after their summit. (Pool)
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gained major reassurances from U.S. President Barack Obama on April 24 concerning national security, but the two nations could not resolve their...
Obama: Not hopeful North Korea will change soon
U.S. President Barack Obama at the Japanese guard of honor in the Imperial Palace on April 24 (Pool)
U.S. President Barack Obama says he's not optimistic North Korea will stop behaving irresponsibly in the near future.
Senkakus issue to be included in joint statement to be issued...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama shake hands on April 24 at the State Guest House in Tokyo before their summit. (Pool)
The Senkaku Islands issue will be included in the joint statement to be issued on April 24 after the meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting U.S. President...
Abe, Obama to discuss stronger alliance, China at talks in Tokyo
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama meet on the sidelines of a Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg on Sept. 5, 2013. (Pool)
WASHINGTON--Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama will reaffirm their commitment to a strengthened bilateral alliance when the two leaders meet in Tokyo...
DRIFTING ALLIANCE: Crimea crisis shines spotlight on allies'...
Seen in this photo taken during the Group of Seven summit meeting in The Hague on March 24 is Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, third from right, who is seated next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. To Merkel’s right is U.S. President Barack Obama. The Crimea crisis and its impact on the geopolitical situation in Asia were of primary concern during the meeting.  (Pool)
During the Group of Seven summit of leading industrial nations in The Hague on March 24, the Crimea situation was a top priority, but another topic of discussion also dominated ...
Japan, U.S. and Europe compete in 'Final Frontier'
An example of CLARITY technology: A mouse brain dipped in a special solution turns transparent. (Provided by the Deisseroth lab)
"Before and after telescopes, you could see totally different things in the sky. Tools and technologies make it possible to do things we couldn't do before. That's how we can...
U.S. defense chief gets earful as China visit exposes tensions
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan shake hands at the end of a joint news conference at the Chinese Defense Ministry headquarters in Beijing, China on April 8. The defense chiefs of China and the U.S. faced off Tuesday over Beijing's escalating territorial disputes in the region, as Hagel, wagging his finger, said China doesn't have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands with no consultation. (AP Photo)
BEIJING--Tensions between China and the United States were on full display on April 8 as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel faced questions in Beijing about America's position in...
World leaders seen through the brush of George W. Bush
Former President George W. Bush tours his new exhibit, "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy" at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas on April 1. (AP Photo)
WASHINGTON--Portraits painted by former U.S. President George W. Bush of world leaders he encountered during his eight-year presidency go on display April 5 in Dallas at his...