• coronavirus Jul 30, 2021

    Missing Japan? Virtual Tours Come With Shopping, Drinks and Souvenirs

    Tourist attractions and enterprising tour guides are using technology to emulate the look, feel and taste of a trip to Japan.

  • President Nov 17, 2019

    Italy's White Truffle Hunters Worry About Climate Change

    Rising global temperatures are worrying truffle hunters around in the Italian town of Alba, where the most prized specimens can fetch twice the price of gold. This particularly warm October, eight out of 10 white truffles unearthed by Carlo Olivero with his trusty 3-year-old dog Steel were dark, withered and dried out. “They are clearly signs of the temperatures,’’ Olivero...

  • food Oct 13, 2019

    Heavy Rain, Winds Lash Tokyo as Powerful Typhoon Hits Japan

    A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan’s worst in six decades made landfall southwest of Tokyo, with streets, beaches and train stations deserted. Store shelves were bare after people stocked up on water and food ahead of Typhoon Hagibis. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of dangerously...

  • London Aug 27, 2019

    Russia's ‘Better Than Us' Explores the Near Future of AI

    Netflix’s first original series from Russia explores the good and bad possibilities of artificial intelligence in the near future.

  • Japan Jul 18, 2019

    Man Shouting ‘You Die!' Kills 33 at Japan Anime Studio

    A man screaming “You die!” burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans. Thirty-six others were injured, some of them critically, in a blaze that sent people scrambling up the...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 30, 2019

    UN Chief Warns Paris Climate Goals Still Not Enough

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to stop building new coal plants by 2020, cut greenhouse emissions by 45% over the next decade and overhauling fossil fuel-driven economies...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 29, 2019

    Trump Dismisses Carter's Attacks on His Legitimacy

    Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed former President Jimmy Carter’s swipe at the legitimacy of his presidency, calling it nothing more than a “Democrat talking point,” while offering his own digs at the 94-year-old Carter. Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Japan, Trump said he was surprised by the former president’s comments alleging that Russian interference in the 2016...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 28, 2019

    Trump Jokes to Putin: ‘Don't Meddle With the Elections'

    With a smirk, President Donald Trump dryly told Russia’s Vladimir Putin “Don’t meddle with the election,” during the G20 summit in Osaka on Friday, June 28, 2019.

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 28, 2019

    Trump Jokes to Putin: ‘Don't Meddle in the Election'

    President Donald Trump opened his most consequential trip of the year by plunging into a series of high-stakes meetings at an international summit in Japan on Friday by pushing allies on both trade and defense spending. Trump sat first with the G20 summit’s host, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe followed by India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. Talks with German Chancellor...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 8, 2019

    Trade Disruptions, Taxing Tech Companies Are Talk of G-20

    How to reorder the global financial system in an era of trade stand-offs and technological change held the attention of financial officials from the Group of 20 major economies on Saturday. The central bank governors and other financial regulators meeting in this southern Japanese port city flagged risks from upsets to the global economy as Beijing and Washington clash over...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 21, 2019

    Packing His Bags: Trump Plans Jet-Setting Summer of Travel

    Four days in Tokyo. Then it’s off to see Queen Elizabeth before a jaunt to Normandy, France, and perhaps time in Ireland. A return trip to Japan? Why not. And throw in Seoul. Then it’s back to France for President Donald Trump for a summit with world leaders. The homebody president is preparing for a jet-setting summer of travel as...

  • DONALD TRUMP May 14, 2019

    US Targets $300B in Chinese Goods for New Tariff Hikes, But Stocks Broadly Rise

    U.S. officials listed $300 billion more of Chinese goods for possible tariff hikes while Beijing vowed Tuesday to “fight to the finish” in an escalating trade battle that is fueling fears about damage to global economic growth. The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office issued its target list after Beijing announced tariff hikes Monday on $60 billion of American goods in their...

  • DONALD TRUMP Dec 2, 2018

    G-20 Agrees on Trade, Migration, US Goes Own Way on Climate

    Leaders of the world’s top economies agreed Saturday to repair the global trading system as they closed a Group of 20 summit that saw the Trump administration at odds with many allies over the Paris accord on climate change and issues like migration. The joint statement signed by all 20 member nations said 19 of them reaffirmed their commitment to...

  • Japan Sep 7, 2018

    Japan Quake Toll Up to 18 as Rescuers Dig Through Landslides

    The toll from an earthquake that rocked Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido rose to 18 on Friday, and in one small town two dozen people remained unaccounted for after an entire mountainside collapsed on their homes. The region was slowly restoring transport links and power, with lights back in about half of the homes on the island after a...

  • Associated Press Sep 6, 2018

    Big Quake Hits Northern Japan, Leaving at Least 9 Dead, Dozens Missing

    A powerful earthquake Thursday on Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses under torrents of dirt, rocks and timber, prompting frantic efforts to unearth any survivors. At least nine people were killed, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. Officials said at least 366 were injured, five of them seriously, and about 30 people were unaccounted...

  • Japan Jun 18, 2018

    4 Dead, Hundreds Injured by Quake in Osaka in Western Japan

    Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country’s second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck the area early Monday damaged buildings and left many homes without water or gas. The quake also...

  • New York Mar 20, 2018

    New Yorker Arrested in Japan After Cops Find Missing Woman's Severed Head: Police

    A New York man visiting Japan is being held on suspicion of murder after authorities found a missing woman’s severed head in a suitcase where he was lodging, according to reports. Japanese media outlets report Yevgeniy Bayraktar of Mastic Beach was detained after authorities found the woman’s head in the suitcase as well as her arms, legs and torso in...

  • President Dec 21, 2017

    Fans, Idols Bid SHINee Lead Singer an Emotional Goodbye

    Fans weep as the family, South Korean idols and bandmates of SHINee lead singer Kim Jong-hyun lead his coffin out from the funeral parlor at Seoul Asan Hospital in Seoul, South Korea.

  • President Dec 21, 2017

    Popular South Korean Boy Band Member Dies in Possible Suicide

    The lead singer of popular South Korean boy band SHINee died on Monday, police said, in a possible suicide.

  • Japan Nov 30, 2016

    Universal Studios Adding Nintendo-Themed Area

    Get ready to power up. Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, Yoshi and the gang are heading to Universal Studios.

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