Jun 29, 2016

U.S., South Korea, Japan hold first anti-North Korea missile drill

Japan, South Korea and the United States held an unprecedented trilateral missile defense exercise Tuesday, aimed at countering the growing threat from nuclear-armed North Korea, which denounced it as a “military provocation.” The drill in waters off Hawaii came less than a week after ...

Indulging Hawaiian culture, cuisine in Japan

Jun 25, 2016

Indulging Hawaiian culture, cuisine in Japan

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Boasting beautiful beaches and endless sunsets, Hawaii has long been a popular holiday destination for tourists from Japan. According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, more than 1.5 million Japanese visited the volcanic archipelago last year — more tourists than from anywhere else in the ...

May 14, 2016

Hawaiian Airlines to fly from Tokyo to Kailua-Kona on Big Island

Hawaiian Airlines on Friday secured the right to begin flying nonstop between Tokyo and Kailua-Kona, bringing a regularly scheduled direct flight between Japan and the Big Island for the first time since 2010. The U.S. Department of Transportation said it had awarded a new ...

Apr 4, 2016

Center eases tsunami alert over strong quake off Vanuatu

Officials wound back an initial tsunami threat issued after a large earthquake struck off the coast of the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu on Sunday. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the danger had largely passed and canceled an earlier warning of possible tsunami ...