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NAU cross-country runner cleared for Olympics after DACA status hurdle

A Northern Arizona University track and field athlete who has no immigration status succeeded at securing a special permission from the federal government on Monday to travel to compete in the Olympics Games in Tokyo and return to the U.S.... Read more»

Arizonans in Tokyo: Athletes with local ties to watch in Tokyo Olympics

The United States is sending over 600 athletes to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - the opening ceremonies Friday signified the official start of the much delayed, much anticipated event - and here are the schedules for the 19 Arizonans either born or raised in the state.... Read more»1

The bullet train that could change everything

For years, the Japanese company behind the world’s first and busiest high-speed rail system has been itching to enter the U.S. high-speed rail market, hoping to sell one of the world’s ripest passenger rail markets on its breathtakingly fast Shinkansen bullet trains.... Read more»

War between Japan and China is an accident waiting to happen

After decades of peace, could China and Japan be on the brink of war?... Read more»

US: N. Korean missile launch a failure

The North Korean rocket launch, intended to place a satellite in orbit, was an unambiguous failure, officials in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo all agree.... Read more»

Workers enter Fukushima nuclear plant for first time since explosion

Heavily protected safety workers enter the stricken plant to connect ventilation equipment, exposing themselves to radiation.... Read more»

Opinion

Japan could have avoided this nuclear horror

Why did the only country to endure the mass death and radiation of atomic bombs have to experience the worst peacetime nuclear horror? The evidence against nuclear plants in quake country was there, but it was ignored when constructing the Fukushima Daiichi plant.... Read more»

Post-tsunami, Japan prays for resolution to nuclear crisis

I returned last night from the tsunami zone in northern Japan, where the recovery is underway. The nuclear power plant issue, on the other hand, remains a concern. What we who live in the Tokyo area are wondering is when the reactors will be under control, or if. ... Read more»3

Earthquake off Japan's coast rocks Pacific with tsunami

Japan's biggest quake in modern times ravaged the nation's northeast coast Friday with 30-foot high waves and violent tremors. Waves moving at an estimated 500 miles per hour surged onto the coast of Sendai, a city of roughly 1 million.... Read more»

Analysis: North Korea's well-rehearsed performance

A day after North Korea unleashed a deadly artillery barrage against South Korea, the region is again playing the parlor game of crafting a response to the regime’s idiosyncratic brand of brinksmanship. ... Read more»

Comic books that brainwash North Koreans

Heinz Insu Fenkl, a literature professor at the State University of New York, has cracked one secret to understanding the bizarre regime of North Korea: by reading its comic books.... Read more»

Chilean earthquake

Tsunami: Pacific nations wait, and exhale

TOKYO, Japan – Dozens of countries in the Pacific region spent an anxious 24 hours bracing for massive waves after Saturday’s magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile sent a tsunami coursing halfway around the world.... Read more»5

Comic: Dogsbody

Toyota's white guy

When Congress called Toyota sales guy Jim Lentz in to testify about the car makers problem, one thing came across loud and clear: Tokyo (er, Nagoya) drives... Read more»