Japan

Instant noodle creator Momofuku Ando honored with Google Doodle

By Thu, Mar 05, 2015 8:48PM UTC

They may not be the healthiest of foods, or the tastiest, but instant noodles are a true worldwide phenomenon and one of Asia’s most iconic and lasting exports. It was fitting, then, that Google honored their inventor Momofuko Ando with his own Google Doodle Thursday.

Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship

By Thu, Mar 05, 2015 7:57PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — A former crew member on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II says he recognizes photos taken of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

World’s oldest person celebrates a day before turning 117

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 6:53PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — The world’s oldest person says 117 years doesn’t seem like such a long time.

Michelle Obama to visit Japan, Cambodia this month

By Wed, Mar 04, 2015 9:46AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will visit Japan and Cambodia later this month, part of a new administration push to educate girls around the world.

Kamaishi among 12 cities named to host 2019 Rugby World Cup

By Tue, Mar 03, 2015 10:22AM UTC

DUBLIN (AP) — The city of Kamaishi, hit hard by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, is among 12 Japanese cities named Monday to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup.