Japan

A man looks at his smartphone as he walks past an electronics shop advertising phones from Huawei and Apple in Beijing, Friday, May 24, 2019.
Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo
May 24, 2019 - 8:55 am
By Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Stepping up Beijing's propaganda offensive in the tariffs standoff with Washington, Chinese state media on Friday accused the U.S. of seeking to "colonize global business" with moves against Huawei and other Chinese technology companies. There...
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On Tuesday, Emperor Akihito will abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne -- the oldest continuous hereditary monarchy in the world -- becoming the first Japanese monarch in modern history to do so.
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April 29, 2019 - 9:40 pm
By Julia Hollingsworth, Emiko Jozuka, Will Ripley and Yoko Wakatsuki, CNN (CNN) -- Japan's 85-year-old monarch was born the son of a deity, but he's retiring as the people's Emperor. On Tuesday, Emperor Akihito will abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne -- the oldest continuous hereditary monarchy in...
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Trader Steven Kaplan works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Richard Drew/AP, file
April 22, 2019 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of crude oil surged Monday after the U.S. government moved to further block Iranian oil exports. That helped to lift energy stocks, but losses elsewhere in the market pulled U.S. indexes modestly lower in another relatively quiet day of trading. The Trump administration...
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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2018, file photo, Japan's Emperor Akihito, right, accompanied by Crown Prince Naruhito, walks away after greeting well-wishers when they appeared on the balcony of the Imperial Palace to mark the emperor's 85th birthday in Tokyo.
Eugene Hoshiko/AP Photo, File
March 31, 2019 - 10:07 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The name of the era of Japan's soon-to-be-emperor Naruhito will be "Reiwa," the government announced Monday. Emperor Akihito is stepping down on April 30, in the first abdication in 200 years, bringing his era of "Heisei" to an end. The new era takes effect May 1. The name draws from...
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March 23, 2019 - 8:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio ) -- This is opening weekend for Philadelphia's seasonal Shofuso Japanese House and Garden. James Webster, the interim site manager, says this home and garden is an example of a wealthy Japanese residence from the 17th Century "It was a gift from the Japanese government...
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In this March 14, 2019, photo, Japanese musician Pierre Taki in a police car is sent to a prosecutor's office in Tokyo.
Takuya Inaba/Kyodo News via AP
March 14, 2019 - 9:44 am
By Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japanese entertainment company Sega has cancelled shipments of its video game "Judgment," also known as "Judge Eyes," after one of its actors was arrested on drug charges. The health ministry's drug division said actor and musician Pierre Taki, 51,...
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Coast Guard
March 09, 2019 - 11:04 am
By Junko Ogura, CNN (CNN) -- More than 80 people were injured after a high-speed boat collided with a "marine creature" off the northwest coast of Japan, the country's Coast Guard told CNN. The boat was carrying 121 passengers during the collision, injuring 87 people traveling on the vessel,...
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A sailor and a woman kiss in New York's Times Square, as people celebrate the end of World War II.
Victor Jorgensen/U.S. Navy, File
February 18, 2019 - 11:03 am
UPDATED: 11:55 a.m. By The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where...
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In this Jan. 28, 2019, photo, Kenji Aiba, left, and his partner Ken Kozumi laugh during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo.
Toru Takahashi/AP Photo
February 13, 2019 - 8:40 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Ken Kozumi and Kenji Aiba have held onto a marriage certificate they signed at their wedding party in 2013, anticipating that Japan would emulate other advanced nations and legalize same-sex unions. That day has yet to come, and legally they are just friends even though they've lived...
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This June 25, 2017 file photo shows TK Holdings Inc. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Paul Sancya/AP Photo
February 08, 2019 - 10:19 am
By Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Daimler Vans, Mercedes and Ferrari are recalling about 1.7 million vehicles to replace potentially deadly air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. of Japan. The inflators can hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At...
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