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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...
Younger Brother of Former Emperor Hirohito Dies at Age 100
The younger brother of former Japanese Emperor Hirohito has died at the age of 100
Philippine Leader Affirms US Alliance but Wants Troops Out
Philippine and Japanese leaders have acknowledged the importance of their alliances with the U.S., after the tough-talking Rodrigo Duterte said he wants his country to be free of visiting American troops possibly within two years
Japan Princess Misses School for a Month for Health Reasons
A granddaughter of Japan's Emperor Akihito is not feeling well and has missed school for a month
Will He Chew Gum? Japan Wary of Philippine Leader's Visit
The outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte worries his Japanese hosts
Japan Panel Begins to Study Emperor's Possible Abdication
Experts on a government-commissioned panel are meeting for the first time to study how to accommodate 82-year-old Emperor Akihito's apparent abdication wish he expressed in a rare video message
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