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Japan marks 7th anniversary of tsunami that killed 18,000
Japanese in Tokyo and along the northeast coast are marking the seventh anniversary of the 2011 tsunami that took more than 18,000 lives and triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant
The Note: Are 'thoughts and prayers' enough after yet another mass shooting?
The TAKE with Rick Klein This isn’t the week anyone thought it would be. All eyes now turn to a tragedy and mourning in a small town in Texas , not the political dramas that were slated to mark the week and dominate headlines. President Donald Trump , who hoped to make his mark on the other side of
Top 5 cultural moments from President Trump's official visit to Japan
Wrapping up the first stop in the president’s grueling five-country swing through Asia, President Trump and the first lady were treated to several Japanese cultural moments over the business of international diplomacy. Trump meets the emperor President Trump and the first lady visited the Imperial
Presidents, emperors and the politics of a bow
President Trump faces a historically thorny diplomatic test Monday when he meets Japanese Emperor Akihito for the first time, an encounter steeped in tradition and state protocol that has tripped up three of the last four American presidents. Trump’s visit to the Imperial Palace will be brief but
Reporter's Notebook: What Globetrotting With Obama Is Really Like
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Suffocating heat, 60 pounds of gear and an all-out 300-yard sprint in a suit. It’s just another day at the office for television producers, camera crews and journalists traveling inside the security bubble with the American president on his week-long trip...
Scenes From A Foreign Trip
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA WARNS RUSSIA (AGAIN): In Japan today President Obama warned more U.S. sanctions on Russia are “teed up and ready to go,” signaling that if Russia does not reverse course in eastern Ukraine it will face additional consequences “in days...
Obama Greets Japan's Emperor, but No Bow This Time
TOKYO – As President Obama’s motorcade rumbled onto the Imperial Palace grounds today for a state visit, the U.S.-Japan bond was evident on the bumper of his U.S.-made limousine. The black Cadillac, shipped in from the United States by Secret Service, donned blue plates with...
Japan Marks 2-Year Anniversary of Triple Disaster
A moment of silence in Japan marked the second anniversary of the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that killed nearly 20,000 people and triggered the country's worst nuclear disaster. At a memorial ceremony in Tokyo today, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko joined victims in attendance, bowing
Cat's Collar Yields Clues in Search for Hacker
The ongoing search for an anonymous hacker who has threatened Japanese schools and cities online took an unexpected twist today after police found a digital memory card containing email riddles from the person, attached to a cat’s collar. Investigators first learned of the feline’s whereabouts...
Japanese Ministers Visit Controversial Shrine, Inflaming South Korea
Two Japanese cabinet ministers visited a controversial shrine honoring the war dead on the 67th anniversary marking the end of World War II, inflaming South Korea at a time of escalating tensions between the two countries. The visits by National Public Safety Commission Jin Matsubara...