Congressional group vows to boost ties with Japan despite TPP exit

Mar 28, 2017

Congressional group vows to boost ties with Japan despite TPP exit

A leader of a U.S. congressional group dedicated to promoting relations with Japan on Monday voiced eagerness to boost bilateral economic ties despite Washington’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal. “Whatever happens with (a possible Japan-U.S. trade deal), we want to make ...

Tillerson calls for new approach on North Korea

/ Mar 16, 2017

Tillerson calls for new approach on North Korea

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Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicated Thursday in Tokyo that Washington is ready to toughen its diplomatic approach toward North Korea, noting the futility of trying to convince it to abandon its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. “It is important to ...

Late-winter snowstorm may damage Washington's cherry blossoms

Mar 14, 2017

Late-winter snowstorm may damage Washington's cherry blossoms

As the northeastern United States braces for the biggest snowstorm of the winter, officials in Washington had other concerns — the fate of the city’s prized cherry blossoms, which draw hordes of tourists every year. “There is no risk for the trees themselves. They’ve ...