Sep 16, 2014

Abe to visit New York from Monday for U.N. General Assembly

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit New York for five days starting next Monday to attend the U.N. General Assembly, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday. Abe is scheduled to speak during general debate at the assembly’s 69th session and at the U.N. ...

Sep 12, 2014

Son of Japanese 9/11 victim asks world to never forget

Taichi Sugiyama was 3 years old when he lost his father, Yoichi Sugiyama, on Sept. 11, 2001. Now 16 years old, Sugiyama came to New York to ask the world to “never forget.” On Thursday, Sugiyama read aloud names of some of the victims ...

Sep 9, 2014

New York cops to get use-of-force training after chokehold death

New York police officers will get three days of annual training on how to properly use force following the chokehold death of an unarmed man this summer, Commissioner William Bratton said on Monday. The initiative is part of an effort to repair community relations ...

Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

Sep 8, 2014

Joan Rivers remembered at star-studded funeral

Howard Stern delivered the eulogy, Broadway singer-actress Audra McDonald sang “Smile” and bagpipers played “New York, New York” at Joan Rivers’ funeral Sunday, a star-studded send-off that — like the late comedian herself — brought together the worlds of Hollywood, theater, fashion and media. ...

Sep 5, 2014

New York City police to test wearable cameras in coming months

New York City’s police commissioner unveiled body cameras on Thursday that his department will start testing soon, demonstrating the equipment by playing a short video showing a notably good-natured traffic stop from an officer’s perspective. “I’m going to issue you a summons for that ...

Sep 4, 2014

Teen who climbed World Trade Center gets community service

A criminal case against a thrill-seeking teenager who climbed the World Trade Center’s centerpiece tower was closed Wednesday with a community-service sentence he had already completed. After a stunt that spotlighted lapses at one of the nation’s most security-conscious locales, 16-year-old Justin Casquejo did ...

Sep 1, 2014

Disaster-hit brewery to sell sake of hope in U.S.

A sake brewery in Iwate Prefecture that was heavily damaged by the monster earthquake and tsunami three years ago plans to start selling a new product in the United States in September. Intending to convey that the disaster-hit areas in the Tohoku region are ...