By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
No survivors have been found after more than 10 hours of intense search involving six patrol boats, five aircraft and divers. The coast guard said it will continue the search through the night.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says Moscow must be held accountable for "war crimes" in Ukraine. He says Japan will also ban imports of Russian lumber, vodka and other goods, and will prohibit new Japanese investment in Russia.
By Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press
North Korea says it test-fired its biggest-yet intercontinental ballistic missile under the orders of leader Kim Jong Un, who vowed to continue expanding his nuclear arsenal while preparing for a "long-standing confrontation" with the United States.
By Kim Tong-Hyung, Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
The launch, which extended North Korea’s barrage of weapons tests this year, came after the U.S. and South Korean militaries said the country was preparing a flight of a new large ICBM first unveiled in October 2020.
A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan, triggering a tsunami advisory and plunging more than 2 million homes in the Tokyo area into darkness.
By Aamer Madhani, Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida have held their first formal talks as they face fresh concerns about North Korea's nuclear program and China's growing military assertiveness.
By Stephen Wade, Associated Press
The estimated official costs were $13.6 billion, according to organizers. Part of the reduction was because there were no fans — forced by the pandemic — and therefore vastly reduced labor costs.
By Associated Press
Activists from No Coal Japan urged the Japanese government to stop financing coal projects overseas and to phase out coal domestically by 2030.
By Aamer Madhani, Associated Press
Several liberal House lawmakers and activists complain that Emanuel's handling of the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times as he ran away from police, should have disqualified him for consideration for a coveted role.
A joint European-Japanese spacecraft got its first glimpse of Mercury as it swung by the solar system’s innermost planet while on a mission to deliver two probes into orbit in 2025.
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