TOKYO -- Yutaka Katayama, a former president of Nissan Motor Co.'s U.S. unit who built the Z sports car into a powerful global brand in the 1970s, has died, his son said Saturday. He was 105....

February 21, 2015 - 11:48am

TOKYO — Social media users have embraced a 4-year-old tweet by Kenji Goto as a poignant memorial to the slain freelance journalist....

February 2, 2015 - 2:39pm

TOKYO — Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, the stories of the vulnerable, the children and the poor drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto....

February 1, 2015 - 9:40am

TOKYO — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed....

January 25, 2015 - 8:58am

TOKYO (AP) — China and South Korea reacted strongly Friday to visits by two Japanese Cabinet ministers to a Tokyo shrine that honors the war dead including convicted war criminals, although Japan's prime minister stayed away....

August 15, 2014 - 7:23am

TOKYO (AP) - Paul McCartney is canceling his entire Japan tour because of illness. The former Beatle got a virus last week and canceled several appearances, apologizing online to fans.

May 20, 2014 - 9:27am

TOKYO — Knack was created to be the perfect beast to show off the spectacularly vamped up visual powers of the PlayStation 4 game console. The hero of the game, which is also called "Knack," is made up of 5,000 parts that cluster together and hang in the air to shape its ever-metamorphosing form....

November 4, 2013 - 8:06am

TOKYO - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 7.43 million vehicles in the U.S., Japan, Europe and elsewhere around the world for a faulty power-window switch - the latest, massive quality woes for Japan's top automaker.

October 10, 2012 - 10:24am

TOKYO - A Tokyo court today dismissed Apple Inc.'s claim that Samsung had infringed on its patent - the latest ruling in the global legal battle between the two technology titans over smartphones.

August 31, 2012 - 8:51am

TOKYO - Japanese game maker Nintendo Co. has upgraded its 3DS handheld to sport a screen nearly twice as big as the previous model amid hot competition against smartphones and tablets that are wooing people away from dedicated gaming machines.

June 24, 2012 - 12:27am