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  • Associated Press Nov 23, 2019

    Pope Denounces ‘Evil’ of Nukes as He Fulfills Japan Dream

    Pope Francis denounced the “evil” of nuclear weapons on Saturday as he began a three-day visit to Japan and fulfilled a dream to be a missionary in a land with a rich but bloody Christian past. The pope’s plane landed in the rain in Tokyo, where he received a small welcome at the airport before heading to the Vatican residence...

  • Facebook Nov 22, 2019

    Israel Braces for Bitter Fight After Netanyahu Indictment

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel’s already deadlocked political system and could test the loyalty of his right-wing allies, Israeli commentators said Friday. The serious corruption charges announced Thursday appear to have dashed already slim hopes for a unity government following September’s elections, paving the way for an unprecedented repeat vote in...

  • Donald Trump Nov 10, 2019

    Over 100,000 Greet Japan’s Emperor at Enthronement Parade

    Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako waved and smiled from an open car in a parade Sunday marking Naruhito’s enthronement as more than 100,000 delighted well-wishers cheered, waved small flags and took photos from packed sidewalks. Security was extremely tight, with police setting up 40 checkpoints leading to the parade area. Selfie sticks, bottles and banners — and even shouting...

  • head Jul 24, 2019

    Tokyo Games: Russia Eyes 2020 Olympics After Doping Troubles

    Russia will become a force in the medals table at next year’s Tokyo Olympics despite its current doping problems, the country’s sports minister said Wednesday. Russia won just 19 gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, its lowest count since Soviet days. It was fourth in the medals table behind the United States, Britain and China.

  • head Jul 24, 2019

    1 Year: Tokyo Olympics Unveil Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals

    With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo Olympics open, organizers marked the day by unveiling the gold, silver, and bronze medals that will symbolize the 2020 Games. Thousands of politicians, sponsors, and fans jammed a massive exhibition hall in central Tokyo on Wednesday, piling on speeches, musical interludes, and dancing performances to celebrate the one-year mark. Japanese Prime...

  • emperor Jun 17, 2019

    SDCC 2019: Things to Do Without a Badge at San Diego Comic-Con

    Good news, superhero apprentices! Even if you don’t have a badge for SDCC 2019, there is still so much to experience in the Gaslamp Quarter.

  • actress Jul 7, 2019

    Watch Disney’s First ‘Mulan’ Live-Action Movie Trailer

    Yifei Liu is playing the title character in the movie, which hits theaters in March 2020.

  • United States Jul 7, 2019

    Watch Disney’s First ‘Mulan’ Live-Action Movie Trailer

    Yifei Liu is playing the title character in the movie, which hits theaters in March 2020.

  • Donald Trump May 28, 2019

    Trump in Japan: Pomp and Tense Circumstance

    All the pomp and pageantry in the world couldn’t paper over the tensions between President Donald Trump and Japan’s Shinzo Abe on two of their most pressing issues: North Korea and trade. The president and prime minister tried mightily to minimize their differences during Trump’s four-day state visit to Tokyo, while playing up their close personal friendship and their countries’...

  • Donald Trump May 27, 2019

    Trump Breaks With Abe, Says He’s Not Bothered by NK Missile Tests

    President Donald Trump said Monday he is not “personally” bothered by recent short-range North Korean missile tests and doesn’t believe they violated U.N. Security Council resolutions, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is hosting the president on a four-day state visit full of pageantry and pomp. Trump also continued his attacks against former Vice President and 2020 Democratic...

  • Donald Trump May 26, 2019

    Sumo Diplomacy: Abe Courts Trump With Burgers, Golf, More

    It was a day of sumo-sized diplomacy. Plenty of world leaders have tried to butter up President Donald Trump with flattery and favors. Japan’s Shinzo Abe on Sunday raised the bar for all of them. First Abe treated his friend to a round of golf (with tweeted selfie). Then the prime minister allowed Trump to take center stage at a...

  • Prince May 1, 2019

    Japan’s Naruhito in 1st Speech Vows to Stay Close to People

    Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito inherited Imperial regalia and seals as proof of his succession and pledged in his first public address Wednesday to follow his father’s example in devoting himself to peace and staying close to the people. Naruhito succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne at midnight after Akihito abdicated. In his address to the people, Naruhito formally announced his succession...

  • New York Apr 30, 2019

    Happening Today: Trump Subpoenas, Akihito, Measles, John Singleton, Sports Illustrated

    Here’s what to know for Monday, April 30.

  • Donald Trump Apr 30, 2019

    Emperor Announces Abdication as Japan Marks End of Era

    Japanese Emperor Akihito announced his abdication at a palace ceremony Tuesday in his final address, as the nation embraced the end of his reign with reminiscence and hope for a new era. “Today, I am concluding my duties as the emperor,” Akihito said as he stood in front of the throne, as other members of the royal family and top...

  • King Apr 29, 2019

    Key Questions and Answers About Japan Emperor’s Abdication

    Japan’s 85-year-old Emperor Akihito ends his three-decade reign on Tuesday when he abdicates to his son Crown Prince Naruhito. He’s the first emperor to abdicate in 200 years. Some key questions and answers about the abdication and ascension and other examples abroad:

  • Japan Apr 1, 2019

    Japan Says Name for New Era of Naruhito Will Be ‘Reiwa’

    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. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday the name draws from the 7th century...

  • head Mar 19, 2019

    Japanese Olympic Committee Head Resigns Amid Bribery Scandal

    Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year’s Olympics. Takeda announced Tuesday at the committee’s executive board meeting that he will resign when his term ends in June, and he again denied corruption allegations against him.

  • Donald Trump Jan 12, 2019

    GOP Rejected Obama’s Executive Reach, But Accepts Trump’s

    President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and — relying on what he called his pen and his phone — used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation. Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an even more dramatic end-run around Congress to build his promised border wall with Mexico, many Republicans...

  • director Nov 26, 2018

    ‘Last Emperor’ Filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci Dead at 77

    Italian film-maker Bernardo Bertolucci, who won Oscars with “The Last Emperor” and whose erotic drama “Last Tango in Paris” enthralled and shocked the world, died Monday. He was 77.

  • Donald Trump Jul 16, 2018

    Trump Embraces Longtime US Foe Putin, Doubting Own Intel

    In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean.

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