President Trump’s four day visit to Japan an eyeful

U.S. 05/28/19, 13:46

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump wrapped up their four-day visit to Japan on May 27. The president's visit to Japan was meant to advance the U.S.'s partnership with Japan, in joint efforts to work toward a new era of global cooperation and shared prosperity, according to ...

Knife-wielding man attacks schoolgirls in Japan, killing 2

Asia & Pacific 05/28/19, 03:04

A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming "I will kill you!" attacked a group of schoolgirls and adults as he walked toward a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, killing two and injuring 16 before killing himself, officials said Most of the victims were elementary school girls ...

No. 1 Naomi Osaka finally starts her French Open on Day 3

Tennis 05/28/19, 01:50

Naomi Osaka's bid for a third consecutive Grand Slam title finally gets started on Day 3 of the French Open.The No. 1-seeded Osaka never has been past the third round in three previous appearances at Roland Garros.She carries a 14-match winning streak at majors into Tuesday.The Japanese star plays 90th-ranked ...

Man stabs kids at Japan bus stop; at least 19 people wounded

Asia & Pacific 05/27/19, 22:54

TOKYO (AP) — A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming “I will kill you” attacked a group of schoolchildren waiting at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, wounding at least 19 people, including 13 children, Japanese authorities and media said. The victims were lined up at ...

Asian shares up in muted trading after Trump visit to Japan

Business 05/27/19, 22:15

Asian stocks mostly rose in muted trading Tuesday in the absence of major market-driving news on trade negotiations during the visit of President Donald Trump to Japan. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.4% in early trading to 21,274.60, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.6% to 6,490.40. South Korea's Kospi was little ...

Update: Reports say suspect in Japan mass stabbing dead

Asia & Pacific 05/27/19, 21:48

The Latest on a stabbing attack at a bus stop just outside Japan's capital (all times local):11:25 a.m.NHK TV in Japan is quoting police as saying the suspect in a knife attack that wounded at least 19 people at a bus stop just outside Tokyo has died.Police wouldn't publicly confirm ...

Update: North Korea worries linger as Trump leaves Japan

Politics 05/27/19, 19:57

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 11 p.m. President Donald Trump appears to have offered little to reassure Japanese leaders on some of their key worries as he wraps up a four-day state visit. President Donald Trump toasts with Japanese Emperor Naruhito during a State Banquet at ...

New auto giant? Fiat Chrysler wants to merge with Renault

World 05/27/19, 16:12

Fiat Chrysler proposed on Monday to merge with France's Renault to create the world's third-biggest automaker, worth $40 billion, and combine forces in the race to make electric and autonomous vehicles.The merged company would reshape the global industry: it would produce some 8.7 million vehicles a year, leapfrogging General Motors ...

North Korea calls Bolton ‘war monger’ over missile comment

Asia & Pacific 05/27/19, 09:37

North Korea on Monday called U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton a "war monger" and "human defect" after he described its recent tests of short-range missiles as a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions. The statement by an unidentified North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson came as President Donald Trump visited Japan ...

Some Kenyan farmers turn to silk production for cash

Africa 05/27/19, 07:20

A growing number of Kenyan farmers are turning to silk production, in a move away from traditional cash crops such as coffee, maize, sugarcane and cotton.The rearing of silkworms is seen as less affected by a changing climate that has hurt some traditional crops in the East African nation because ...

Update: Trump meets Japan’s Naruhito

Politics 05/26/19, 19:48

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Japan (all times local): 9:40 a.m. President Donald Trump and Japan's monarch Naruhito walked along a red carpet in the courtyard of the Imperial Palace after meeting on Monday. Trump is the first world leader to meet Naruhito since he ascended to the throne on ...

Trump to be first head of state to meet Japan’s new monarch

U.S. 05/26/19, 19:27

President Donald Trump is at Japan's Imperial Palace meeting the new monarch. The president and his wife, first lady Melania Trump are kicking off Monday's formal visit with handshakes and greetings with Naruhito and his wife Masako. President Trump is the first world leader to be meet Naruhito, who ascended to the ...

‘Dorm chef’ still cooking up culinary buzz

U.S. 05/26/19, 10:37

Jonah Reider became an object of media fascination when he opened a sophisticated supper club in his Columbia University dorm that briefly became one of New York City's most coveted reservations.Three years after graduation, the "dorm chef " is still cooking up culinary buzz.His club, Pith, has a new incarnation. ...

Trump watches sumo, but it’s not just a sport in Japan

U.S. 05/26/19, 08:37

President Donald Trump watched sumo wrestling with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday, May 26, becoming the first American leader to do so. Trump, who is on a four-day state visit to Japan, presented a huge custom-made trophy to the winner. Some key facts about sumo, which is deeply tied ...

Melania Trump colors fish with kids at Japan digital museum

Politics 05/26/19, 01:01

Melania Trump was perfectly cool Sunday at an air-conditioned interactive digital museum in Tokyo where she drew a purple fish and had it projected on a digital aquarium on the wall, as she and her host, Japanese first lady Akie Abe, joined dozens of schoolchildren while their husbands played golf ...

Update: Trump tamps down expectations of US-Japan deal

Politics 05/25/19, 19:27

The Latest on President Donald Trump's trip to Japan (all times local): 8:15 a.m. President Donald Trump is tamping down expectations that he'll make significant headway on trade talks during his trip to Japan. Fox News White House Correspondent John Roberts tweets that Trump called him Sunday morning in Tokyo and told him ...

President Trump downplays North Korean missile tests

Politics 05/25/19, 18:08

President Donald Trump is downplaying recent North Korean missile tests, tweeting from Tokyo that they're not a concern for him. Trump says, "North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me." That message appears to contradict Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, ...

Japan welcomes Trump with a charm campaign, golf and sumo

Asia & Pacific 05/25/19, 03:31

Under the threat of potentially devastating U.S. tariffs on autos, Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit. Offering high honors, golf, and the chance to present a "Trump Cup" at a sumo wrestling ...

Update: Earthquake rattles Tokyo before Trump visit

Asia & Pacific 05/25/19, 03:01

The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan. (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A relatively strong earthquake rattled Tokyo just before President Donald Trump's arrival Saturday but there was no danger of a tsunami. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the quake, registering magnitude 5.1, struck in Chiba, just south of Tokyo, at ...

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