May 2, 2016

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Future uncertain for picturesque Japanese village slammed by earthquake

MINAMIASO, Japan — A picturesque mountain village that depended on tourists, university students and retirees faces an uncertain future after last week’s devastating earthquakes in southern Japan: Will they come back? At least 14 people died in Minamiaso, including tourists and students, and the search for three still missing continued Wednesday. The second of two Read More…

Bad news for sushi fans: Outlook grim for bluefin tuna

TOKYO — The latest scientific assessment paints a likely bleak future for the Pacific bluefin tuna, a sushi lovers’ favorite whose population has dropped by more than 97 percent from its historic levels. A draft summary of a report by the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean seen Read More…

No hot food or flush toilets as shelters overwhelmed after Japanese earthquakes

MINAMIASO, Japan — In this mountainous Japanese town known for its hot springs, prized beef and Jersey milk cows, more than 2,000 people have taken refuge from earthquakes at school gymnasiums and community centers, surviving on rock-hard biscuits, cold rice balls and bread. There is no running water to bathe or flush toilets. Many elderly Read More…

At least 42 dead in Japanese earthquake; U.S. forces delivering aid

MINAMIASO, Japan — U.S. airlifts were delivering water, bread, ready-to-eat food and other emergency supplies Monday to a remote area of southern Japan stricken by two powerful earthquakes, as local rescuers searched for 10 people still reported missing. Authorities said at least 42 people died and more than 1,000 were injured in the quakes on Read More…

Nine killed in Japanese earthquake; aftershocks continue

MASHIKI, Japan — A still shocked resident from a town in southern Japan recounted his terror the previous night as he examined the damage Friday from a powerful earthquake that brought down buildings and left nine people dead. “It’s as if all control was lost, I thought I was going to die and I couldn’t Read More…

10 things to know, Monday, April 11

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What most senior official ever to visit Hiroshima delivered John Kerry visits the memorial to the atomic bombing, offering a message of peace and hope for a nuclear-free world seven decades after the U.S. killed 140,000 Japanese. Read More…

Kerry’s emotional visit to Hiroshima represents evolution in U.S. policy addressing atomic bomb

HIROSHIMA, Japan — A gut-wrenched John Kerry said Hiroshima’s horrible history should teach humanity to avoid conflict and strive to eradicate nuclear weapons as he became the first U.S. secretary of state to tread upon the ground of the world’s first atomic bombing. Kerry’s emotional visit Monday to the Japanese city included him touring its Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, April 8

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Why so few Americans have been named in “Panama Papers” Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm at the center of the massive leak scandal prefers Europeans and Latin Americans over U.S. clients. 2. Fishermen caught up in battle Read More…

Kerry visiting Hiroshima takes spotlight at G-7 summit

TOKYO — Next week, Secretary of State John Kerry will become the highest-ranking American government official to visit Hiroshima, where 140,000 Japanese died from the first of two atomic bombs dropped by his country in the closing days of World War II more than 70 years ago. Kerry and the other Group of Seven foreign Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, March 31

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Who’s under fire on abortion Donald Trump is fighting to convince a skeptical Republican Party he can improve his standing among women, even as he takes back an explosive comment about abortion and attacks the credibility of Read More…