Woman in Japan Reclaims Dad, US Identity in 6-Decade Journey

At a public bath in a Yokohama slum in the 1950s, a red-haired girl scrubs her skin with a pumice stone, hard, to try to get the white out. Other kids sometimes taunt her. "American, American." She yells back, "I'm Japanese!" She is told she was abandoned. ( read original story ...)

Osaka inks deal with Nissin

Osaka, 19, said at a news conference in Tokyo that she was happy to be with Nissin as she has eaten the popular Cup Noodle since she was a child. Nissin also sponsors Kei Nishikori, the fifth-ranked player on the men’s ATP Tour. “I hope that Nishikori ... ( read original story ...)

Tokyo hit with first November snowfall in over 50 years

Tokyo residents woke up Thursday to the first November snowfall in more than 50 years. And the Japan Meteorological Agency said it was the first time fallen snow on the ground was observed in November since such records started to be taken in 1875. An ... ( read original story ...)

An Identity Lost in Post-War Japan Took 67 Years to Reclaim

At a public bath in a Yokohama slum in the 1950s, a red-haired girl scrubs her skin with a pumice stone, hard, to try to get the white out. Other kids sometimes taunt her. "American, American." She yells back, "I'm Japanese!" She is told she was abandoned. ( read original story ...)

Hanyu dominates men's short program at NHK Trophy

SAPPORO, Japan - Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu recorded a season-best score to dominate the men's short program at the NHK Trophy on Friday. Skating to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy," the defending champion from Japan stumbled on the landing of his opening quad ... ( read original story ...)