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  • Japan won't change 1993 apology on 'comfort women'

    March 10, 2014 8:23 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan says it won't change its 1993 apology over a system of forced prostitution for its military during World War II, but will continue to re-examine a 20-year-old study on which it was based. Japan has come under fire from Asian neighbors for setting up a team... more »
  • Tsunami warning lifted for strong Japan earthquake

    December 7, 2012 6:01 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted a tsunami warning for the country's northeastern coast. The warning was issued after a magnitude 7.3 quake struck offshore at 5:18 p.m. (0818 GMT) Friday, swaying buildings across much of Japan. There were no immediate reports of serious damage but two people... more »
  • Japan may cancel F-35 order if prices go up

    February 29, 2012 10:14 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan's defense minister says Tokyo may cancel its plans to buy dozens of F-35 stealth fighter jets from the United States in a multi-billion dollar deal if the prices continue to rise or if delays threaten the delivery date. Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka told Parliament Wednesday that... more »
  • Yoko Ono in Japan to show support since tsunami

    July 22, 2011 10:41 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Yoko Ono says on a visit to Japan she wants to give her disaster-stricken homeland a big hug. Ono said in an interview Friday she was deeply saddened by the devasation caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that left more than 20,000 people dead or... more »
  • Japan to halt 3 nuke reactors over quake concerns

    May 6, 2011 7:40 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan's prime minister has told a utility to halt three reactors in central Japan because of safety concerns in the event of a major earthquake. Prime Minister Naoto Kan told a news conference Friday his government asked operator Chubu Electric Power Co. to suspend two running reactors... more »
  • Radiation Near Japan Reactors Too High for Workers

    April 18, 2011 11:22 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - A pair of thin robots on treads sent to explore buildings inside Japan's crippled nuclear reactor came back Monday with disheartening news: Radiation levels are far too high for repair crews to go inside. Nevertheless, officials remained hopeful they can stick to their freshly minted "roadmap" for... more »
  • Japan Quake-Tsunami Death Toll Likely Over 10,000

    March 13, 2011 10:50 AM

    TAGAJO, Japan (AP) - People across a devastated swath of Japan suffered for a third day Sunday without water, electricity and proper food, as the country grappled with the enormity of a massive earthquake and tsunami that left more than 10,000 people dead in one area alone. Japan's prime minister... more »
  • Japan Races to Avert Multiple Nuclear Meltdowns

    March 13, 2011 10:47 AM

    KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) - Japan's nuclear crisis intensified Sunday as authorities raced to combat the threat of multiple reactor meltdowns and more than 170,000 people evacuated the quake- and tsunami-savaged northeastern coast where fears spread over possible radioactive contamination. Nuclear plant operators were frantically trying to keep temperatures down in... more »
  • Japanese Man Saved From Rooftop That Floated to Sea

    March 13, 2011 10:41 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Hiromitsu Shinkawa was pushed out to sea while he clung to the roof of his home after a tsunami swept away his wife. For two days, he drifted off Japan's northeastern coast, trying to get the attention of helicopters and ships that passed by - to no... more »
  • Japan quake causes emergencies at 5 nuke reactors

    March 11, 2011 9:24 PM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath of Friday's powerful earthquake. Thousands of residents were evacuated as workers struggled to get the reactors under control to prevent meltdowns. Operators at the Fukushima... more »
  • Nobel Peace Winners in Japan Argue for Nuke Ban

    November 13, 2010 10:35 PM

    HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) - Nobel Peace Prize laureates including the Dalai Lama are calling for a world without nuclear weapons. They spoke at a somber ceremony in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, where the first wartime atomic bomb exploded 65 years ago. The peace prize winners laid a wreath of... more »
  • Pet monkey put to death after biting child

    February 18, 2010 5:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife officials say they had to put a Lafayette Parish woman's pet monkey to death after it bit a child. It happened last week in Lafayette, according to a news release from the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The 3-year-old girl was at... more »

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