• the food guy May 26, 2022 10:43 pm

    The Food Guy: Japanese Pancakes and Desserts

    Japanese food in Chicago is usually divided into one of two camps: sushi and ramen. But NBC 5’s Food Guy Steve Dolinsky has a couple of other treats in mind, as he wraps up his month-long look at some of his favorite Asian dishes. Gaijin is tucked away beneath the Morgan Street green line stop in the West Loop; the…

  • coronavirus July 29, 2021 11:20 pm

    Missing Japan? Virtual Tours Come With Shopping, Drinks and Souvenirs

    Tourist attractions and enterprising tour guides are using technology to emulate the look, feel and taste of a trip to Japan.

  • President November 17, 2019 3:48 am

    Italy's White Truffle Hunters Worry About Climate Change

    Rising global temperatures are worrying truffle hunters around in the Italian town of Alba, where the most prized specimens can fetch twice the price of gold. This particularly warm October, eight out of 10 white truffles unearthed by Carlo Olivero with his trusty 3-year-old dog Steel were dark, withered and dried out. “They are clearly signs of the temperatures,’’ Olivero...

  • food October 12, 2019 5:10 pm

    Heavy Rain, Winds Lash Tokyo as Powerful Typhoon Hits Japan

    A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan’s worst in six decades made landfall southwest of Tokyo, with streets, beaches and train stations deserted. Store shelves were bare after people stocked up on water and food ahead of Typhoon Hagibis. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of dangerously...

  • London August 27, 2019 4:45 pm

    Russia's ‘Better Than Us' Explores the Near Future of AI

    Netflix’s first original series from Russia explores the good and bad possibilities of artificial intelligence in the near future.

  • Japan July 18, 2019 4:46 pm

    Man Shouting ‘You Die!' Kills 33 at Japan Anime Studio

    A man screaming “You die!” burst into an animation studio in Kyoto, doused it with a flammable liquid and set it on fire Thursday, killing 33 people in an attack that shocked the country and brought an outpouring of grief from anime fans. Thirty-six others were injured, some of them critically, in a blaze that sent people scrambling up the...

  • Donald Trump June 30, 2019 1:36 pm

    UN Chief Warns Paris Climate Goals Still Not Enough

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver of the economy. Guterres is calling on governments to stop building new coal plants by 2020, cut greenhouse emissions by 45% over the next decade and overhauling fossil fuel-driven economies...

  • Donald Trump June 29, 2019 4:51 am

    Trump Dismisses Carter's Attacks on His Legitimacy

    Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed former President Jimmy Carter’s swipe at the legitimacy of his presidency, calling it nothing more than a “Democrat talking point,” while offering his own digs at the 94-year-old Carter. Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Japan, Trump said he was surprised by the former president’s comments alleging that Russian interference in the 2016...

  • Donald Trump June 29, 2019 5:51 am

    Trump Dismisses Carter's Attacks on His Legitimacy

    Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed former President Jimmy Carter’s swipe at the legitimacy of his presidency, calling it nothing more than a “Democrat talking point,” while offering his own digs at the 94-year-old Carter. Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Japan, Trump said he was surprised by the former president’s comments alleging that Russian interference in the 2016...

  • Donald Trump June 28, 2019 8:06 am

    Trump Jokes to Putin: ‘Don't Meddle With the Elections'

    With a smirk, President Donald Trump dryly told Russia’s Vladimir Putin “Don’t meddle with the election,” during the G20 summit in Osaka on Friday, June 28, 2019.

  • Donald Trump June 28, 2019 8:04 am

    Trump Jokes to Putin: ‘Don't Meddle in the Election'

    President Donald Trump opened his most consequential trip of the year by plunging into a series of high-stakes meetings at an international summit in Japan on Friday by pushing allies on both trade and defense spending. Trump sat first with the G20 summit’s host, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe followed by India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. Talks with German Chancellor...

  • Donald Trump June 8, 2019 4:48 pm

    Trade Disruptions, Taxing Tech Companies Are Talk of G-20

    How to reorder the global financial system in an era of trade stand-offs and technological change held the attention of financial officials from the Group of 20 major economies on Saturday. The central bank governors and other financial regulators meeting in this southern Japanese port city flagged risks from upsets to the global economy as Beijing and Washington clash over...

  • Donald Trump May 20, 2019 5:27 pm

    Packing His Bags: Trump Plans Jet-Setting Summer of Travel

    Four days in Tokyo. Then it’s off to see Queen Elizabeth before a jaunt to Normandy, France, and perhaps time in Ireland. A return trip to Japan? Why not. And throw in Seoul. Then it’s back to France for President Donald Trump for a summit with world leaders. The homebody president is preparing for a jet-setting summer of travel as...

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2019 4:25 pm

    US Targets $300B in Chinese Goods for New Tariff Hikes, But Stocks Broadly Rise

    U.S. officials listed $300 billion more of Chinese goods for possible tariff hikes while Beijing vowed Tuesday to “fight to the finish” in an escalating trade battle that is fueling fears about damage to global economic growth. The U.S. Trade Representative’s Office issued its target list after Beijing announced tariff hikes Monday on $60 billion of American goods in their...

  • Donald Trump December 1, 2018 9:05 pm

    G-20 Agrees on Trade, Migration, US Goes Own Way on Climate

    Leaders of the world’s top economies agreed Saturday to repair the global trading system as they closed a Group of 20 summit that saw the Trump administration at odds with many allies over the Paris accord on climate change and issues like migration. The joint statement signed by all 20 member nations said 19 of them reaffirmed their commitment to...

  • Japan September 7, 2018 8:21 am

    Japan Quake Toll Up to 18 as Rescuers Dig Through Landslides

    The toll from an earthquake that rocked Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido rose to 18 on Friday, and in one small town two dozen people remained unaccounted for after an entire mountainside collapsed on their homes. The region was slowly restoring transport links and power, with lights back in about half of the homes on the island after a...

  • Associated Press September 6, 2018 8:02 am

    Big Quake Hits Northern Japan, Leaving at Least 9 Dead, Dozens Missing

    A powerful earthquake Thursday on Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses under torrents of dirt, rocks and timber, prompting frantic efforts to unearth any survivors. At least nine people were killed, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. Officials said at least 366 were injured, five of them seriously, and about 30 people were unaccounted...

  • Japan June 18, 2018 3:03 pm

    4 Dead, Hundreds Injured by Quake in Osaka in Western Japan

    Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country’s second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck the area early Monday damaged buildings and left many homes without water or gas. The quake also...

  • New York March 19, 2018 5:43 pm

    New Yorker Arrested in Japan After Cops Find Missing Woman's Severed Head: Police

    A New York man visiting Japan is being held on suspicion of murder after authorities found a missing woman’s severed head in a suitcase where he was lodging, according to reports. Japanese media outlets report Yevgeniy Bayraktar of Mastic Beach was detained after authorities found the woman’s head in the suitcase as well as her arms, legs and torso in...

  • President December 21, 2017 12:00 pm

    Fans, Idols Bid SHINee Lead Singer an Emotional Goodbye

    Fans weep as the family, South Korean idols and bandmates of SHINee lead singer Kim Jong-hyun lead his coffin out from the funeral parlor at Seoul Asan Hospital in Seoul, South Korea.

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