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Latest Japan Items
North Korea threatened to mount a powerful nuclear response to upcoming joint U.S.-South Korean military drills, calling the exercises an "unpardonable" provocation on top of wrongly blaming Pyongyang for the sinking of a South Korean warship.
Three big Japanese corporations may join Taiwan in developing cutting-edge broadband technologies that will allow them to jointly tap China's vast telecommunications market, an official said Friday.
A FIFA delegation praised Japan's planning and advanced infrastructure after completing an inspection of the country's bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
A couple was charged with murder Thursday in the fatal stabbing of a movie producer's son who had dated one of the suspects.
North Korea warned the United States and South Korea on Thursday to call off military exercises scheduled for this weekend and to back off any new sanctions against the communist country or risk placing the entire region in danger.
The National Zoo is opening a breeding center for Japanese giant salamanders, making this the first time the species is bred outside of Japan in more than 100 years.
The Obama administration has given in to pressure from China and will not send the aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS George Washington to the Yellow Sea for upcoming naval exercises. The move followed protests from Beijing that a warship group in that area would pose a threat to China.
Michelle Wie has suffered heatstroke during the pro-am of the Evian Masters but should be able to play in the tournament Thursday in France.
Federal health officials are barring new patients from enrolling in a safety study of GlaxoSmithKline's controversial diabetes pill Avandia, a week after a panel of experts ruled that the drug increases heart risks.