Photo of manned '"flying car" at Toyota Test Field in Toyota

Japan’s ‘Flying Car’ Gets off Ground, With a Person Aboard

TOKYO — The decades-old dream of zipping around in the sky as simply as driving on highways may be becoming less illusory. Japan’s SkyDrive Inc., among the myriads of “flying car” projects around the world, has carried out a successful though modest test fl...
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Japan Battered by More Heavy Rain, Floods; 58 Dead

TOKYO — Pounding rain that already caused deadly floods in southern Japan was moving northeast Wednesday, battering large areas of Japan's main island, swelling more rivers, triggering mudslides, and destroying...
Photo of Japanese Americans who were incarcerated during World War II after the California Assembly passed House Resolution 77

California Apologizes for Japanese American Internment

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers on Thursday became the first political leaders in the nation's most populous state to apologize for discriminating against Japanese Americans and helping the U.S. government send them to internment camps after Japan bombed Pea...
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US Stocks Tumble Amid Global Sell-Off; Dow Falls 430

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks tumbled following a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan Monday after China announced a sharp rise in cases of a deadly new virus that threatens to crimp global economic growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 each...